ESG Program FY 2019 Fact Sheet
The Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program FY 2019 Fact Sheet provides an overview of information related to the program. This document serves as a quick reference.
Changes in ESG Recipient Funding Status: FY 2011 through FY 2020
In order to aid in communities’ planning processes, HUD is posting the Changes in ESG Recipient Funding Status to identify the recipient changes for FY 2019 and FY 2020. Although the dollar amounts of the ESG allocations for FY 2020 are not yet available, it is possible to publish the communities that will/will not receive ESG funding because the allocations are based on the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) formula for the prior year. That is, the FY 2020 ESG allocations are based on the formula used for CDBG in FY 2019.
HUD is providing this chart to make it easy to see the changes in communities that are receiving ESG funding. If your city or county is not listed on the chart, then its status remains the same as in prior years – either it will continue to receive a direct allocation of ESG funding from HUD or it will continue not to.
Please note: If your community or non-profit organization will not be receiving an ESG allocation this year, you should contact your state ESG recipient to see if you can apply for funding under the state program.
This chart is also being released to help communities make decisions about whether to accept the ESG funding in a given year or whether to decline the funds and reallocate them to the state. For example, if a county did not receive ESG funding in FY 2017 and FY 2018, will receive it in FY 2019, but not in FY 2020, that county might decide not to accept the FY 2019 funds.
The ESG Interim Rule, at 24 CFR 576.301, requires states to distribute reallocated funds first to subrecipients in the geographic area in which the metropolitan city or urban county is located. This aspect of the rule is designed to provide some relief to local communities that might not have the capacity to administer the program while ensuring that private non-profit providers in that area still have a chance to receive ESG funds as subrecipients.
Please contact your local HUD field office for any questions about this topic.
For additional information and resources, visit the ESG Program page on the HUD Exchange.