City's HUD Entitlement Funds Applications Being Accepted
CDBG, ESG and HOPWA grants included
Louisville Metro Government Office of Resilience and Community Services (RCS) is now accepting applications from local non-profits for programs or activities funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for FY18 (June 1, 2017 - June 30, 2018). HUD-funded grants include the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA). These grants are administered locally by RCS and guided by a 5-year strategic Consolidated Plan as well as the annual Action Plan. These additional funds are as a result of a reallocation of obligated funds and supplemental support from HUD. These funds are to be considered one-time, non-recurring grants for use during FY18. Resilience and Community Services’ FY18 – FY20 Goals are:
- Preventing homelessness for families and youth;
- End homelessness for families and youth;
- Serve homeless and low-income persons with HIV/AIDS
CDBG Public Service
CDBG Public Service grants will run from no later than Jan. 1, 2018 – June 30, 2018. All funds must be expended by June 30, 2018. For CDBG Public Service funds, RCS will give preference to applications that will provide legal assistance to resolve warrants for minor criminal charges pending against formerly homeless clients that are in case management. RCS intends to award one (1) grant of $14,190. Funds may be used for activities which include, but are not limited to:
- Employment services (e.g. job training)
- Child care
- Health services
- Substance abuse services (e.g. counseling and treatment)
- Fair housing counseling
- Education programs
- Services for homeless persons
ESG grants require a 100% match to awarded funds. ESG grants will run from no later than Jan. 1, 2018 – June 30, 2018. ESG supplemental grants may be used until June 30, 2019. RCS intends to award five (5) grants of $59,000 each. The number and amount of awards are subject to change if needed. For ESG funds, RCS will only consider applications for programs related to:
- Rapidly re-house homeless families and youth; and/or
- Preventing families and youth from becoming homeless.
HOPWA grants will run from no later than Jan. 1, 2018 – June 30, 2018. All funds must be expended by June 30, 2018. RCS intends to award two (2) grants of $55,000 each. The number and amount of awards are subject to change if needed. HOPWA funds per the annual Action Plan may be used for activities for individuals with HIV/AIDS which include, but are not limited to:
- Supportive services;
- Rental assistance; and/or
- Short-term payments to prevent homelessness.
CDBG, ESG, and HOPWA sub-recipients will go through competitive funding processes. Any groups representing persons of low and moderate incomes may request technical assistance from Louisville Metro to help in their preparation of an application for funding. The method with which to request technical assistance shall be included as part of the request for funding applications. The funding decision-making process will also be outlined in the request for funding applications. Once sub-recipients and projects have been approved, Louisville Metro Government will review the list to determine if a technical correction of the information is needed or a substantial amendment is required.
A public meeting for questions will be held at 701 W. Ormsby Ave, 1st floor conference room (Edison Room) on Sept. 20, 2017 from 2- 3 p.m. The deadline to submit an application is Fri., Sept. 29, 2017 by 5 p.m. To gain access to the application, visit https://louisvilleky.wufoo.com/forms/fy-2018-additional-hud-funding/.
Applications will be reviewed by an initial internal panel and recommendations will be presented to a larger panel composed of Louisville Metro Council members and outside agencies for approval. Recommendations will be made for inclusion in the FY18 Louisville Metro budget.
Please submit all questions to Andrew Bates, Policy and Advocacy Planning with RCS, at 502/574-8019 or Andrew.Bates@louisvilleky.gov.