City's HUD Grant Applications Being Accepted

January 4, 2019

CDBG, ESG and HOPWA grants included

Louisville Metro Government (LMG) is now accepting applications from local non-profits for programs or activities funded by the following U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) grants for LMG fiscal year 2020. (July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020).

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 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 available online.

Resilience and Community Services’ FY20 Goals are:

  1. End homelessness for vulnerable populations;
  2. End homelessness for families; and
  3. Serve homeless and low-income persons with HIV/AIDS

CDBG Public Service

Grant Period: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 
Past Award Average: ~ $40,000.
Activities that will be given preference during application review:

  1. Increasing case management capacity focusing on transitioning homeless individuals into housing;
  2. Connecting homeless families to housing and supportive services through outreach;
  3. Increasing case management capacity focusing on self-sufficiency; and/or
  4. Recruitment of residential property owners and managers to increase access to housing for families and individuals exiting homelessness.

ESG

Grant Period: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 Past Award Average: ~ $46,000
*Important Note*: ESG grants require a 100% match to awarded funds.
Activities that will be given preference during application review:

  1. Increasing the number of emergency shelter beds available;
  2. Increasing case management capacity focusing on transitioning homeless individuals into housing;
  3. Rapidly rehousing homeless individuals and families; and/or
  4. Providing outreach to families to exit homelessness.

HOPWA

Grant Period: July 1, 2019 – June 30, 2020 
Past Award Average: ~ $180,000
*Important Note*: HOPWA funds may only be used for activities for persons with HIV/AIDS. Activities that will be given preference during application review:

  1. Supportive services;
  2. Rental assistance; and/or
  3. Short-term payments to prevent homelessness.

The deadline to submit an application is Friday, February 8, 2019 by 5 pm.  

A public meeting for questions will be held at 701 W. Ormsby Ave, 1st floor conference room (Edison Room) on Monday, January 14, 2019 from 2 - 4 p.m.

 To gain access to the applications, go to:

 All sub-recipients will go through a competitive funding process.

  • Applications will be reviewed by an initial external panel and recommendations will be presented to the Louisville Metro Council for approval.  
  • Recommendations will be made for inclusion in the FY20 Louisville Metro budget.

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 and/or refer to the Louisville Metro Office Resilience and Community Services HUD Subrecipient Grant Application Process Handbook. View the handbook here

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.

Please submit all questions to Ethan Lambert, Grants Coordinator with the Office of Resilience and Community Services, at (502) 574-5375 or ethan.lambert@louisvilleky.gov.

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