Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs (DOLA) through its Division of Housing (DOH) and Office of Homeless Initiatives (OHI) is requesting applications from eligible non-profits or local governments throughout Colorado for a portion of ESG-CV funding and 2021-2022 ESG funding.
 

ESG Toolbox

ESG Pay Request Guidance
ESG Pay Request Summary Ex #1 (Most Detailed)
ESG Pay Request Summary Ex #2 (Medium Detailed)
ESG Pay Request Summary Ex #3 (Most Basic)
ESG Employee Timesheet Ex #1 (Detailed Bi Weekly)
ESG Employee Timesheet Ex #2 (Basic Bi Weekly)
ESG Employee Timesheet Ex #3 (Basic Monthly)
ESG Employee Timesheet Ex #4 (One Activity Clock In & Out)

Fiscal Agent Pay Request FAQ
ESG-CV FA Pay Request - Cover Sheet
ESG FA Pay Request - Cover Sheet

Risk Assessment Form

DOH Emergency Shelter Best Practices Spotlight 

Follow-up questionnaire for ESG 101 for Ongoing Technical Assistance Request 

Neighborly Subrecipient User Guide

Previous Webinars

2021 - 11 - Furniture & Staff Considerations & Vaccine Incentives (Recording)

2021 - 11 - Furniture & Staff Considerations & Vaccine Incentives (Slide Deck)

2021 - 10: DOH ESG Office Hours Making ESG Easier to Manage (Recording)
2021 - 10: DOH ESG Office Hours  Making ESG Easier to Manage (Slide Deck)

2021 - 09: DOH ESG Office Hours ESG & ESG-CV Monitoring (Recording)
2021 - 09: DOH ESG Office Hours ESG & ESG-CV Monitoring (Slide Deck)

2021 - 08: DOH ESG Office Hours New Program Notice (Recording)
2021 - 08: DOH ESG Office Hours New Program Notice (Slide Deck)

DOH ESG Office Hours: ESG Documentation and Recording Keeping

Fiscal Agent Webinar
Fiscal Agent Webinar Slides

DOH ESG Office Hours: ESG Eligibility and Activities Webinar

ESG 101 Recorded Webinar
ESG 101 Slide Deck

Best Practices in Street Outreach

Winter Shelter Webinar

Using ESG during COVID and Beyond


ESG Program Objectives:

  • End homelessness by connecting those experiencing or at-risk of homelessness to the appropriate resource as quickly as possible with few, if any, barriers
  • Increase the number and quality of housing resources for homeless individuals and families
  • Operate emergency shelter facilities
  • Provide essential social services for those living outdoors, in emergency shelter, at-risk of homelessness, or in rental assistance programs

The ESG Program is designed to be the first step in a continuum of assistance to prevent homelessness and enable individuals and families experiencing or at-risk- of homelessness to move toward permanent housing.

ESG Policies and Procedures
 

Eligible Grantees

  • Local Governments
  • Continua of Care groups (COC)
  • Homeless service providers
  • Other services providers

Eligible Activities

  • Homeless Assistance including shelter, essential social services, and operating costs of shelters such as maintenance, insurance and rent
  • Rapid rehousing and Homelessness Prevention including financial assistance for rent or utilities, in partnership with COC’s
  • Renovation, rehabilitation, or conversion of buildings for use as an emergency shelter or transitional housing for the homeless

 

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