City's HUD Grant Applications Being Accepted

January 11, 2021

CDBG, ESG and HOPWA grants included

On January 13, 2021, 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 2022 (July 1, 2021 – June 30, 2022).

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.

As in FY21, 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.

RCS will accept applications for FY22 based on service categories. Below is a list of the categories RCS is seeking to fund. Service category amounts are projections. Category amounts may change after HUD allocates funding, in consultation with the Louisville Homelessness Continuum of Care (CoC).

FY22 Service Categories

Currently Homeless Services & Outreach – Legal, $30,000 (ESG)
Currently Homeless Services & Outreach – Medical, $110,000 (ESG)
Currently Homeless Services & Outreach - Outreach & Other, $118,500 (CDBG)
Day Shelter - All Persons, $31,700 (ESG)
Day Shelter – Men, $234,000 ($117,000 CDBG, $117,000 ESG)
Day Shelter – Women, $56,300 ($28,900 CDBG, $27,400 ESG)
Domestic Violence Services, $79,600 (ESG)
Homelessness Prevention - Legal Prevention Services, $18,000 (CDBG)
Homelessness Prevention - Other Prevention Services, $83,700 (CDBG)
HOPWA Services- $830,378 (HOPWA)
Overnight Shelter – Family, $168,100 (ESG)
Overnight Shelter – Other, $274,100 (CDBG)
Rapid Rehousing and Relocation- $236,200 (ESG)

Key Facts

  1. The application link will be available on SurveyMonkey beginning Wednesday, January 13, 2021, 5 p.m. To access the application link, click here.
  2. The Application Guidelines may be downloaded here, beginning Wednesday. January 13, 2021, 5 p.m.
    The FY22 HUD Sub-recipient Budget Template is attached here.
  3. There was a virtual, mandatory orientation via Webex Friday, January 15, 2021.  Click here for a recording (Enter recording passwordQqnhnNy6)
  4. A final public virtual meeting for questions will be held Monday, February 8, 10 -11:30 a.m. Please email Nancy Griffin ([email protected] ) if you’d like to attend the final public virtual meeting.
  5. The deadline to submit an application is Friday, February 12, 2021 by 5:00 p.m. No late submissions will be accepted.

Tips:

  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 FY22 Louisville Metro budget.
  3. Any applicants representing persons of low and moderate incomes may request technical assistance from Louisville Metro to help resolve issues in their preparation of an application for funding. Applicants seeking technical assistance are asked to either send a message to [email protected], or call Nancy Griffin at 502.574.5777.
  4. Please submit all questions in writing to Nancy Griffin, Grants Contract Coordinator, Office of Resilience and Community Services, (502) 574.5777, [email protected].

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