HOPWA, ESG and CDBG Information

City's Housing and Urban Development Competitive Grant Applications Being Accepted
CDBG, ESG and HOPWA grants included

On January 13, 2022, Louisville Metro Government (LMG) will begin accepting applications from local non-profit organizations for programs or activities seeking funding as sub-recipients to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development grants listed below for LMG fiscal year 2023 (July 1, 2022 – June 30, 2023).

HUD-Funded Grants:

  1. Community Development Block Grant (CDBG),
  2. Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and
  3. Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).

These grants are administered locally by the Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services (RCS). Grant activities are guided by a 5-year Consolidated Plan as well as an annual Action Plan, both of which are available online at https://louisvilleky.gov/government/housing/public-notices-federal-plans-and-project-compliance.

Please note this grant application does not include applying for the federal CARES (Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act) funding, or CARES Act Funding.

As in FY22, RCS seeks to continue to improve upon implementations of recommendations from the 2019 University of Louisville Study: Solving Street Homelessness in Louisville, KY: Improving the Climate of Care for Individuals Experiencing Homelessness. The study may be downloaded here.

The Office of Resilience and Community Service will accept applications for FY23 below listed service categories. In FY22, RCS awarded over $2.8 million of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grant funds to subrecipients, allocating $1,070,800 in Community Development Block Grant; $759,700 in Emergency Solution Grant; $1,067,900 in Housing Opportunities for Persons with Aids (HOPWA).  

FY23 Service Categories

Homeless Services & Outreach – Legal
Homeless Services & Outreach – Medical

Homeless Services & Outreach - Outreach & Other
Day Shelter - All Persons
Day Shelter – Men
Day Shelter – Women
Domestic Violence Services
Homelessness Prevention - Legal Prevention Services
Homelessness Prevention - Other Prevention Service
HOPWA Services
Overnight Shelter Overnight Shelter
Rapid Rehousing and Relocation

**FY23 allocated amounts for services categories may change, RCS will consult with the Louisville Homelessness Continuum of Care (CoC) after HUD allocates funding**

Key Facts

  1. The application link will be available on SurveyMonkey beginning Thursday, January 13, 2022, 5 p.m. To access the application link, click here.
  2. (Update as of Jan. 12, 2022).   Applications Guidelines now posted here.
  3. (Update as of Jan. 13, 2022).  A virtual, mandatory orientation was held via WebEx Thursday, January 13, 2022, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.  Please register for the Webex event:  View recorded meeting here (meeting password: XwHDd7x2)
  4. ​​​​​​​A final public virtual meeting for questions will be held Tuesday, February 1, 2022, 11 a.m. - 12 p.m.

​​​​​​​Join the Feb. 1st public virtual orientation from the meeting link 


Join by meeting number 
Meeting number (access code): 2313 402 1203
Meeting password: ijFcZcip856  
Tap to join from a mobile device (attendees only)  
+1-415-655-0001,,23134021203## US Toll  

Join by phone  
+1-415-655-0001 US Toll  
Global call-in numbers 

5.. The deadline to apply is Thursday, February 3, 2022 by 5:00 p.m. No late submissions will be accepted.


  1. Applicants are strongly encouraged to review the Code of Federal Regulations for the HUD grant that funds the category(ies) for which they apply. If awarded funding, applicants will be expected to meet all relevant regulations. Including, but not limited to:

2 CFR §200, which applies to CDBG, HOPWA, & ESG
24 CFR §570 for federal CDBG regulations
24 CFR §576 for federal ESG regulations
24 CFR §574 for federal HOPWA regulations

  1. Applications are submitted using SurveyMonkey. SurveyMonkey will NOT save partial responses. Applicants CANNOT return to incomplete applications if they exit before completing the entire application. Therefore, applicants are STRONGLY advised to draft responses in a separate program (i.e. Word) then copy/paste each answer into the SurveyMonkey application. If you exit the application before you have completed it, you will need start a new application.
  2. This grant funding initiative is a competitive process. Applications will initially be reviewed by an external panel. Recommendations will then be presented to the Louisville Metro Council for approval. Recommendations will be made for inclusion in the FY23 Louisville Metro budget.
  3. Applicants requesting general non-urgent assistance or inquiries are asked to send a message to [email protected].



Please submit all questions in writing:

Grants Contract Coordinator
Email - [email protected]


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