ESG Program Guides, Tools, and Webinars

Guides, tools, webinars, and other resources are provided to assist Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program grantees and program partners in designing and implementing their programs.

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Tools and Templates

ESG Checklist of Requirements for the Homelessness Portions of Consolidated Plan Annual Action Plan

This checklist, which focuses on the homelessness-related sections of the Annual Action Plan, can assist recipients in drafting an accurate and complete submission in accordance with the regulations. Please note that only the elements of the Annual Action Plan specifically related to homelessness planning and ESG are included in this checklist.

Date Published: December 2012

Checklist of Requirements for the ESG Substantial Amendment to the FY 2011 Annual Action Plan (Appendix B)

This outline is provided as a checklist to ensure an accurate and complete submission of the substantial amendment in accordance with the details of the Notice of the FY 2011 Substantial Amendment Process for Recipients of ESG Program Funds.

Date Published: March 2012

Guidance

ESG Minimum Habitability Standards for Emergency Shelters and Permanent Housing

This document explains when minimum habitability standards for permanent housing funded under the Rapid Re-housing and Homelessness Prevention components of ESG apply. Accompanying this document are checklists, which offer an optional format for documenting compliance with the appropriate standards.

Date Published: April 2014

Consolidated Plan in IDIS Desk Guide

This manual provides instructions on how to use the Consolidated Plan Template in IDIS Online.

Date Published: August 2013

ESG Program Components Quick Reference Guide

This guide highlights the five program components for the ESG Program and provides a list of corresponding ESG activities for each component.

Date Published: June 2013

ESG Rent Reasonableness and Fair Market Rent

This resource provides an explanation of Fair Market Rents and rent reasonableness requirements in the ESG Program Interim Rule and describes how to determine and document compliance with each.

Date Published: June 2013

Applicable Requirements for Rental Assistance and Housing Relocation and Stabilization Services Matrix

This matrix is designed to provide ESG recipients and subrecipients with a quick reference for assessing which ESG standards apply when providing rental assistance or housing relocation and stabilization services under the Rapid Re-Housing or Homelessness Prevention components of the ESG Program.

Date Published: March 2013

Rapid Re-Housing: ESG vs. CoC Guide

This document summarizes the significant similarities and differences in the eligible costs and programmatic requirements for rapid re-housing assistance administered under the CoC Program and the ESG Program.

Date Published: March 2013

ESG Checklist of Requirements for the Homelessness Portions of Consolidated Plan Annual Action Plan

This checklist, which focuses on the homelessness-related sections of the Annual Action Plan, can assist recipients in drafting an accurate and complete submission in accordance with the regulations. Please note that only the elements of the Annual Action Plan specifically related to homelessness planning and ESG are included in this checklist.

Date Published: December 2012

Emergency Solutions Grants State Recipient Consultation with Continuums of Care

This document is intended to provide State agencies responsible for administering the ESG Program with a range of suggestions on how to approach required consultation with both local and “Balance of State” CoCs.

Date Published: September 2012

Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Assistance: A Comparison of HPRP and ESG Requirements

This document compares selected program requirements under the Rapid Re-Housing and Homelessness Prevention components of the Emergency Solutions Grants Program and HPRP.

Date Published: August 2012

The Homeless Definition and Eligibility for SHP, SPC, and ESG

This document provides a high-level overview of eligibility for the Supportive Housing Program, Shelter Plus Care Program, and Emergency Solutions Grants program by Category of Homelessness.

Date Published: May 2012

Checklist of Requirements for the ESG Substantial Amendment to the FY 2011 Annual Action Plan (Appendix B)

This outline is provided as a checklist to ensure an accurate and complete submission of the substantial amendment in accordance with the details of the Notice of the FY 2011 Substantial Amendment Process for Recipients of ESG Program Funds.

Date Published: March 2012

Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) FY 2011 Substantial Amendment Process and Other Related Information

This Notice advises the public of the award amounts and spending restrictions on the second allocation of FY 2011 ESG funding.

Date Published: January 2012

Criteria and Recordkeeping Requirements for Definition of Homelessness

This two-page document provides a high-level overview of the homeless definition by outlining the criteria for defining homelessness and the recordkeeping requirements based on four categories under which individuals and families may qualify as homeless.

Date Published: January 2012

Criteria for Definition of At Risk of Homelessness

This one-pager provides a high-level overview of the criteria for defining individuals and families who may qualify as at risk of homelessness under three categories, including: 1) individuals and families; 2) unaccompanied children and youth; and 3) families with children and youth.

Date Published: January 2012

Webinars

CAPER Webinar for ESG Recipients and Subrecipients

This webinar focuses on how to prepare, complete, and submit the ESG-only portion of the CAPER using the eCon Planning Suite in IDIS while providing context to better understand the “transition” CAPER and HUD’s expectations for its completion.

Date Published: January 2014

How to Generate HUD’s Revised ESG CAPER: Tips for HMIS System Administrators and ESG Recipients Webinar

This webinar reviews the data collection and reporting requirements for the ESG CAPER.

Date Published: January 2014

Building the Bridge: HPRP to ESG Webinar

This webinar applies lessons learned from HPRP to the implementation of ESG.

Date Published: May 2012

At Risk Status and Income: Recordkeeping Requirements Webinar for ESG Grantees

This webinar describes recordkeeping requirements for the At-Risk of Homelessness Definition and Income.

Date Published: May 2012

Homeless Status: Recordkeeping Requirements Webinar

This webinar is the first in a two-part series on documentation. It describes recordkeeping requirements for the Final Rule of the Definition of Homelessness.

Date Published: March 2012

Substantial Amendment Process for the Second Allocation of the FY 2011 ESG Funds Webinar

The webinar also provides an overview of the key requirements associated with expending the second allocation of FY 2011 Emergency Solutions Grants funds and calculating the expenditure limit for emergency shelter and street outreach activities.

Date Published: January 2012

General Program Requirements for ESG Webinar

This webinar provides an overview of program requirements for the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program.

Date Published: January 2012

Determining Homeless and At-Risk Status, Income and Disability Webinar

This webinar will provide a comprehensive introduction to HUD’s Homeless Definition Final Rule and the new at-risk of homelessness definition included in the Emergency Solutions Grants Program Final Rule.

Date Published: December 2012

Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program Components and Activities Webinar

This webinar reviews the Emergency Solutions Grants program including the five components, eligible costs and activities, and key program requirements.

Date Published: November 2011

Changes to Consolidated Plan Regulations in the Interim ESG Rule Webinar

This webinar provides an overview of key changes to the Consolidated Plan regulations in the Interim ESG Rule.

Date Published: November 2011

Introduction to the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program Webinar

This webinar provides a general overview of the Emergency Solutions Grants program including information on the purpose of ESG, the five components of ESG and their eligible costs, program requirements, and grant administration.

Date Published: November 2011

Emergency Solutions Grants Program: Preparing for HMIS Participation Webinar

This webinar was designed to assist CoCs in understanding and implementing the steps necessary to prepare ESG recipients and subrecipients for meeting HMIS participation requirements.

Date Published: October 2011