City’s HUD CARES Act supplemental COVID-19 Grant applications being accepted

June 5, 2020

CDBG-CV, ESG-CV, HOPWA-CV and FY21 HOPWA carryforward grants included

Louisville Metro Government (LMG) is now accepting competitive applications for supplemental subrecipient funding from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) related to the coronavirus pandemic. HUD’s COVID-19 Cares Act funding sources include Community Development Block Grant (CDBG-CV), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA-CV and FY21 HOPWA carryforward).

These grants are administered locally by Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services (RCS).

All agencies wishing to apply are invited to attend an orientation on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, 2- 3:30 p.m. which will be held online through Webex.  RSVP for this orientation here

The funding is open to non-profits providing homelessness services in Jefferson County and housing/stability services for people with HIV/AIDS, within the metropolitan statistical region. The agencies must be in good standing with the Metro Revenue Commission. Important details will be found in the CARES Act Supplemental HUD Funding Grant Application Guide.

The purpose of the CARES Act funding is to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19), including the economic impact of the pandemic, among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance, to support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19. HOPWA-CV funding should be utilized to maintain operations and for rental assistance, supportive services, and other necessary actions in order to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus.

Funded services categories include:

1. Homeless Services

May include: transportation, emergency shelter operating expenses, case management, housing navigation, transportation, storage, technology and devices to assist case managers. May also include temporary shelter not provided within existing shelter system, i.e. hotel/motel vouchers, college dormitories, etc. for shelter overflow.

2. Homeless Prevention

May include:  transportation, hotel/motel, temporary housing, rent and mortgage payments, utility assistance, payee services, prevention of subsidized tenants from returning to homelessness. Additionally, eviction court case manager, services for youth (18-24) at-risk of homelessness due to COVID-19.

3. Re-Housing Services

May include:  Persons currently experiencing homelessness, relocation services.

4. Housing Services for Persons with HIV/AIDS

May include:  Permanent Housing Placement (PHP), Short-term Rent, Mortgage and Utility assistance (STRMU), Tenant Based Rental Assistance (TBRA), and Hotel/Motel (HM) Voucher for persons with HIV/AIDS.  Additionally, Supportive Services for Persons with HIV/AIDS.  May include: Legal and auxiliary services.

The deadline to submit an application is Friday, June 19, 2020 by 5 p.m.


  • Applications will be completed online via Survey Monkey.
  • Applications will be reviewed by an Independent Panel.
  • There is no match requirement for this funding opportunity.
  • Grantees will be required to provide program reporting and financial reporting to RCS.
  • If necessary, additional application opportunities may be announced by RCS.

An in-depth handbook, “CARES Act Supplemental HUD Funding Grant Application”, is available to assist in application completion (see links below). Applicants are strongly encouraged to read this document in its entirety.

Important links:

  • To access the CARES Act Supplemental HUD Funding Grant Application Guide, click here.
  • To access the online application via survey monkey, click here.
  • Application to the Budget Template:  click here
  • Applicants are encouraged to review the text of the CARES Act, here, and all HUD guidance offered on the subject, available here.
  • To access LMG’s 5-Year Consolidated Plan and Action Plan, click here.
  • To RSVP for the application orientation session via WebEx on June 10, 2- 3:30 p.m., click here.

Please submit all questions to Nancy Griffin, Grants Contract Coordinator with the Office of Resilience and Community Services, at [email protected].