RCS Grants and Compliance

Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services (RCS) administers local and federal grant funds that support programs and services that benefit our community in a number of ways. External dollars allow RCS to extend existing services, introduce new programs, pursue innovative concepts, and expand our reach. 

When funds are available for grants, RCS will publish a NOFA on this public website. The notice will identify what funds are available, eligible criteria, how to apply, and other key facts. Visit the NOFA page.



HUD-Funded Grants: RCS accepts competitive grant applications annually from local non-profits for homeless prevention, emergency shelter, street outreach, and case management services through ESG, HOPWA, and CDBG.
  • Community Development Block Grant (CDBG),
  • Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and
  • Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).
For more info, visit the HUD-Funded Grants page.


External Agency Funding: RCS' External Agency Funds (EAF) are awarded annually to nonprofit organizations offering programs or services in Louisville/Jefferson County that align with our mission, strategic goals, and focus areas. For more information, visit the EAF page.


As a community, Louisville addresses homelessness in a coordinated and comprehensive manner. In early 2019, Louisville Metro Government began allocating funding to start the Metro-funded Homeless Initiatives to provide low-barrier shelter options, storage, and street outreach. For more information, visit the Homeless Initiatives Funding page.


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RCS’ Grants and Compliance Division is charged with compliance and monitoring of grants CDBG, ESG and HOPWA programs as well as Metro EAF grants housed within our agency.  Stay tuned to this webpage for forms, trainings and other resources to assist our grantees.

External Agency Funds (EAF) and Housing & Urban Development (HUD) respectively require a panel comprised of community and topic experts to review grant applications and recommend funding for the upcoming fiscal year. Applications are currently closed; however, we encourage you to view the application page to learn more about the process for the upcoming application period in Fall 2023.


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