Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program

The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) provides federal funds to assist individuals and families to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness. ESG funds five program components:

  • Street outreach
  • Emergency shelter
  • Homelessness prevention 
  • Rapid re-housing assistance 
  • Data collection via Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

Notice of Funding Availability

Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds are provided by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in order to assist individuals and families to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness.  

 
The application period for 2018 funding is closed. Please check back in November 2018 for information on the 2019 application period. The 2018 application and workbook below are for reference use only.
 

ESG Written Standards 

The City of Colorado Springs has developed written standards for providing assistance with Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) funds. These standards were created in coordination with the Pikes Peak Continuum of Care (PPCoC) which includes nonprofit and for profit homeless service providers inclusive of health, mental health, and substance abuse providers, local, state and federal government representatives, businesses and corporations, philanthropic organizations and individuals, and persons currently or having formerly experienced homelessness within the CoC geographic area. These written standards are subject to periodic updates.

ESG Written Standards (Updated April 2017)