Now Accepting Applications for the Emergency Solutions Grant CARES Act (ESG-CV) Funding

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The Indiana Housing and Community Development Authority (IHCDA) released a grant application for the second round of CARES Act Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) for rapid rehousing, shelter, and outreach efforts. This grant application can be found on the IHCDA Public Notices’ page.

ESG-CV Rapid Rehousing, Shelter, and Outreach (RSO) Application: IHCDA is accepting applications from organizations for rapid rehousing, shelter operations, and/or street outreach (RSO) efforts due to an increased need for services due to the COVID-19 pandemic. These special ESG-CV funds are to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance; and to support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. For example:

  • Rapid re-housing funds can be used to assist individuals affected by COVID-19 b providing short-term rental assistance and services that assists them in obtaining housing quickly, increasing self- sufficiency, and staying housed.
  • Shelter Operations funds can be used to support emergency shelters that are experiencing increased demand for their services during the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Street Outreach funds can be used to engage unsheltered people to connect individuals with emergency services and other services to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

Click here to access the ESG-CV Application

Applications for these funds will be available during the late fall/winter months between November and March. Use of the funds are available through September 30, 2022. Applications can be accepted at any time during the month and must be received by the following dates:

  • November 30, 2020, at 5:00 PM ET
  • December 31, 2020, at 5:00 PM ET
  • January 29, 2020, at 5:00 PM ET
  • February 26, 2020, at 5:00 PM ET
  • March 26, 2020, at 5:00 PM

Additional information can be found in the grant application. Decisions should be made and communicated to subrecipients within 14 business days. For questions on either ESG-CV opportunity, please contact Kristin Garvey, Community Services Grants Manager at:

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