Welfare Info

Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)

Community Planning and Development (CPD)

What is Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)?

The purpose of the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program authorizes HUD to make grants to States, units of general purpose local government, and territories for the rehabilitation or conversion of buildings for use as emergency shelter for the homeless, for the payment of certain expenses related to operating emergency shelters, for essential services related to emergency shelters and street outreach for the homeless, and for homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing assistance.


Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) is administered by Community Planning and Development (CPD).

Program Requirements

ESG funds are awarded via formula to territories, states, metropolitan cities, and urban counties. ESG funds may be used for five program components: street outreach, emergency shelter, homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing assistance, and HMIS; as well as administrative activities.

Application Details

What is the application process for Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)?

For local information about the ESG program in your jurisdiction, contact the state or local government agency responsible for distributing ESG funds. You may also contact your local HUD Field Office.

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How to Apply

Emergency Solutions Grants

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