Emergency Solutions Grants Program - Street Outreach
Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA)
The Emergency Solutions Grants program, formerly the Emergency Shelter Grants Program, is a competitive grant that awards funds to private nonprofit organizations, cities, and counties in the State of Texas to provide the services necessary to help persons that are at-risk of homelessness or homeless quickly regain stability in permanent housing. The ESG program is funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) and is administered by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA) in the State of Texas.
The ESG funds for FY 2015 can be utilized for the following purposes:
- Engage homeless individuals and families living on the street;
- Improve the number and quality of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families;
- Help operate these shelters;
- Provide essential services to shelter residents and street outreach for the homeless;
- Rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families; and
- Prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless.
- The rehabilitation or conversion of buildings for use as emergency shelter for the homeless;
Friendship of Women (Lead Agent): Emergency Shelter & Homeless Prevention
Brownsville Literacy Center: Street Outreach
Catholic Charities: Homeless Prevention
Ozanam Center: Emergency Shelter & Rapid Rehousing
For more information: http://www.tdhca.state.ts.xu/