New Jersey to receive $2,490,981 in Emergency Solutions Grant Funding

16 communities share prevention funding

HUDOn November 15, 2011, the US Department of Housing and Urban Development released the interim rules for the new Emergency Solutions Grant Program.  The new program replaces the old Emergency Shelter Grant Program and provides more flexible funding to focus on prevention and rapid re-housing activities. 

Sixteen (16) entitlement communities within the state of New Jersey will receive an additional $2,490,981 in Emergency Solutions Grant Funding to fund homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing activities in the community.  To view the full list of 2nd round Emergency Solutions Grant funding click here

In addition to the release of the interim rule for the Emergency Solutions Grant Program, HUD has also released the final rule on the definition for homelessness as well as the documentation requirements.   To view the final rule on the homeless definition click here.

HUD will be hosting Webinar Trainings on the new Emergency Solutions Grant Program November 15, 2011 from 3:30 – 5:00 and Thursday November 17, 2011 from 3:30 – 5:00.  In addition, the National Alliance to End Homelessness will host an ESG webinar on Tuesday November 29, 2011 from 1:00 – 2:30.  Communities are encouraged to participate in the upcoming webinars.  To register for the HUD webinars click here.  To register for the National Alliance to End Homelessness webinar on the ESG program click here.

Please be on the look out as Monarch Housing Associates continues to publish summaries and analysis of the new Emergency Solutions Grant Program regulations and the Homeless Definition over the next few weeks.