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Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act First Allocation

The ESG CARES First Allocation Programming Plan was approved by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs Governing Board on April 23, 2020.

Programming plan presented to TDHCA Board (PDF)

ESG CARES First Allocation funds are allocated by each Continuum of Care (CoC) region. ESG CARES Applicants need to determine in which CoC region they belong so they will know whom to contact to apply for funding.

Continuum of Care Regions Map (PDF)

TDHCA has selected eight ESG CARES Coordinators for the ESG CARES First Allocations available, as listed in the table below. ESG Applicants in those CoC regions should contact the ESG CARES Coordinators for an ESG CARES First Allocation Application. For areas without ESG CARES Coordinators, TDHCA will reach out to the CoC awardees with an offer of ESG CARES First Allocation funding. TDHCA does not anticipate directly accepting ESG CARES First Allocation Applications from nonprofit organizations or units of local governments. Each CoC region is listed below and the regional allocation amounts may be subject to change.

Continuum of Care Region Estimated ESG CARES Regional Allocation ESG CARES Coordinator Contact Information Website
TX-500 San Antonio/Bexar County $1,239,855 South Alamo Regional Alliance for the Homeless Alyssa Gooch,
alyssagooch
@sarahomeless.org
,
(210) 876-0720
https://www.sara
homeless.org/
funding-
competitions/
TX-503 Austin/Travis County $1,079,274 Ending Community Homelessness Organization Lauren Evanoff,
lauraevanoff
@austinecho.org
,
(214) 385-9904
https://www.
austinecho.org/
TX-600 Dallas City & County/Irving $245,1767 Metro Dallas Homeless Alliance Shavon Moore,
Shavon.Moore
@mdhadallas.org
,
(214) 605-0108
http://www.mdha
dallas.org/
TX-601 Fort Worth/Arlington/
Tarrant County
$1,050,982 Tarrant County Homeless Coalition Lauren King,
laurenking
@ahomewithhope.org
,
(817) 509-3635
www.ahome
withhope.org
TX-603 El Paso City & County $453,953 El Paso Homeless Coalition Camille Castillo,
ccastillo.epch
@elp.twcbc.com
,
(915) 843-2158
http://www.epc
homeless.org/
TX-604 Waco/
McLennan County
$298,958 No ESG CARES Coordinator Available. TDHCA will be reaching out to the CoC awardees directly to offer ESG CARES First Allocation funding. n/a
TX-607 Texas Balance of State $7,272,289 Texas Homeless Network Mollie Lund,
mollie@thn.org,
(512) 861-2119
https://www.thn
.org/
TX-611 Amarillo $369,276 City of Amarillo Juliana Kitten,
juliana.kitten
@amarillo.gov
,
(806) 378-3023
http://comdev.
amarillo.gov/
http://comdev.
amarillo.gov/
TX-624 Wichita Falls/Wise, Palo Pinto, Wichita, Archer Counties $260,838 No ESG CARES Coordinator Available. TDHCA will be reaching out to the CoC awardees directly to offer ESG CARES First Allocation funding. n/a
TX-700 City of Houston/Fort Bend, Harris, and Montgomery Counties $2,359,234 Coalition for the Homeless of Houston Concetta Scerbo,
cscerbo
@homelesshouston.org
,
(832) 930-0984
https://www.
homelesshouston
.org
https://www.
homelesshouston
.org
TX-701 Bryan/College Station/Brazos Valley $352,763 No ESG CARES Coordinator Available. TDHCA will be reaching out to the CoC awardees directly to offer ESG CARES First Allocation funding. n/a

Please sign up for our ESG email list for notices about the ESG CARES First Allocation. For programmatic and Application content questions, please email esg@tdhca.state.tx.us, or call Naomi Cantu at 512-475-3975.

2020 ESG Program Annual Allocation Application Documents

The 2020 ESG annual allocation Notice of Funding Availability will be posted online at http://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/nofa.htm when it is approved by the Board. The NOFA will have details on eligible activities, funding amounts, and deadlines.

Guidance on completing an Application is available through 2020 ESG Annual Application Guidance webinar located at https://www.tdhca.state.tx.us/home-division/esgp/video-library.htm.

The 2020 ESG Annual Allocation funding is available within each Continuum of Care (CoC) Region. Applicants should determine in which CoC region they belong so they will know how much is available within their region and whom to contact to apply for funding.

Continuum of Care Regions Map (PDF)

The 2020 ESG Annual Allocation Application Process has two ESG Coordinators, which are organizations that will run a Local Competition on behalf of TDHCA. Applicants in the TX-500 San Antonio/ Bexar County CoC region, and TX-700 City of Houston/Fort Bend, Harris, and Montgomery Counties CoC region are not eligible to apply directly to TDHCA; Applicants in these regions must apply through their ESG Coordinator, contact information for which is below.

Applicants in the other nine CoC regions will apply directly to TDHCA for the 2020 Annual Allocation. Please sign up for our ESG email list for notices about the ESG Application process.

2020 ESG Annual Application Materials

Application Submission Procedures Manual (PDF)

ESG Annual Allocation Application Reference Materials

Fair Market Rents (HUD User website)

Federal ESG Interim Rule, 24 CFR Part 576 (U.S. Government Publishing Office website)

HUD Income Limits >30% (XLS)

Income Determination Training

State ESG Rule, 10 TAC Chapter 1 and 10 TAC Chapter 7 (Secretary of the State website)

Texas Property Code (Texas Constitution and Statutes website)

 

For programmatic and Application content questions, please email esg@tdhca.state.tx.us, or call Naomi Cantu at 512-475-3975.