Genesee County anticipates receiving an Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program award for the 2020 Program Year (PY), distributed by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) in the approximate amount of $155,193. ESG Program funds are authorized by the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009. Genesee County is inviting non-profit organizations, as described and exempt from taxation under Section 501(c) of Title 26 of the Internal Revenue Code, that have an accounting system and a voluntary board, and practice nondiscrimination, to submit applications for programs that will provide emergency shelter, essential services, and/or homeless prevention activities for homeless or near homeless families, children, youth and individuals.
The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) offers funding to help people regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing homelessness or for homeless prevention activities. Following a review of the distribution of ESG funding in Genesee County in recent years, and the Flint/Genesee County Collaborative Ten Year Plan to End Homelessness, Genesee County ESG funds will be distributed across four (4) eligible categories of the ESG grant: Emergency Shelter, Homeless Prevention, Rapid Rehousing, and Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS).
Applications must be HAND DELIVERED to the Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission (GCMPC), Room 223, 1101 Beach Street, Flint, MI 48502 by 4:00 p.m. local time on Friday, December 6, 2019. Applicants must submit one (1) original of the entire application and three (3) copies without the required attachments. Applications or unsolicited amendments arriving after the closing date will not be considered. Please note that if applying for multiple funding categories, applicants must submit a separate application for each category.
Genesee County Metropolitan Planning Commission (GCMPC)
Community Development Program
Room 223, Genesee County Administration Building
1101 Beach Street
Flint, MI 48502
Damon Fortney, Lead Planner