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Brief Description of this grant opportunity
Welcome to the City of Las Vegas, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) application process for the 2014/2015 Program Year. The ESG Program is administered by the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is authorized by the HUD McKinney-Vento (HEARTH Act), as amended. The purpose of the ESG Program is to provide funding to:
The City is funding three ESG categories: Rapid Rehousing, Homeless Prevention and Shelter Operations. Please review the Application Instructions to ensure your agency is eligible to conduct these activities.
The ESG program funded annually through Congress, provides citizen input in the decision-making process including: conducting focus group meetings to identify community needs, soliciting grant proposals from non-profit organizations, holding public hearings and making funding recommendations to the City Council.
(This link will take you to the application at ZoomGrants.com) All applicants for ESG Program must use this on-line system. No paper applications will be accepted.
Potential applicants for the City of Las Vegas Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program should review the eligibility criteria, program regulations, policies and procedures found in the ESG Application Program Manual .
Further information related to ESG can be found at 24 CFR Part 576
Organizations planning to apply for City of Las Vegas Grant Funding are encouraged to attend one of the application workshops as there are important changes. Please RSVP your attendance at (702) 229-2330.
Technical Assistance Workshops will be held on two separate dates, and at two different locations, please see information below for details.
December 2nd will be held at City Hall in the HR Conference Rooms
December 11th meetings will be held at the Fifth Street School
After the submission deadline, PRNS staff reviews all applications for applicant and project eligibility. Applicants are sent a letter of explanation if the application is ineligible for HOPWA funding. All eligible applications are made available to the Community Development Recommending Board (CDRB) members. The CDRB is a citizen board appointed by Mayor and City Council. The CDRB review the applications and listen to oral presentations (usually in February and early March) in order to assist with funding recommendations, which are provided to Mayor and City Council for final approval at a City Council meeting. The City Council makes the final decision on ESG project allocations, typically in April. The ESG grant funding year runs July 1st through June 30th.
Informal notices of application availability are emailed to individuals and organizations who have requested to be on the Grant release emailing list. Call (702) 229-4912 or email Shawn Bolster - firstname.lastname@example.org to request to be added to the notification list. Formal Notice of the Availability of Funds and release of applications is published in the Las Vegas Review Journal.
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