ESG-CV RFP 2021
These ESG-CV funds must be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance and to support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts created by coronavirus. Awards will be made for the period of January 2022 – September 31, 2022.
Applications for the ESG-CV Grant will be accepted between Tuesday, November 16, 2021 and 8:00 AM Monday, December 13th. Applications must be emailed to HumanServices@co.yakima.wa.us.
Project Type Categories
Funds may be awarded for projects in the following categories:
Outreach activities funded with ESG-CV must be consistent with CDC guidance related to street outreach and engaging people at increased risk of severe illness when contracting coronavirus, as well as established best practices.
Street Outreach meets the immediate needs of households experiencing unsheltered homelessness by connecting them with emergency shelter, housing, and/or critical health services.
ESG-CV funds may be used for costs of providing essential services necessary to reach out to households experiencing unsheltered homelessness and connect them with emergency shelter, housing, or critical services.
ESG-CV funding for street outreach to respond to COVID-19 may include providing masks, hand sanitizer, and soap to households experiencing unsheltered homelessness; outfitting staff with personal protective equipment; coordinating medical care and other support services; providing transportation for program participants to travel to and from medical care, and other needed services; hazard pay; and providing reasonable incentives to volunteers (e.g. cash or gift cards) who are helping to provide necessary services during the coronavirus outbreak.
ESG-CV funds may be used for costs of providing urgent, non-facility-based care to unsheltered households who are unwilling or unable to access emergency shelter, housing, or an appropriate health facility. To this end, funds may be used for portable hygiene services and the staffing, equipment, supplies and services to clean and maintain these facilities to support households experiencing unsheltered homelessness. Examples include handwashing stations and bathrooms (e.g. porta potties), shower trucks with soap and shampoo, and laundry services including mobile laundry trucks.
Emergency shelter activities funded with ESG-CV should be in alignment with recommended guidance to effectively manage infectious disease within the shelter during coronavirus. ESG-CV funding for emergency shelter to respond to COVID-19 may include providing cleaning supplies; personal protective equipment for staff and program participants; portable hygiene services; volunteer incentives; hazard pay; furnishings such as room dividers and cots; and costs associated with providing transportation for program participants to travel to and from medical care, and other needed services.
Day Shelter means any facility providing daytime shelter with the primary purpose of meeting basic needs for persons experiencing homelessness or connecting them to services. This includes connections to CE, other services, or problem solving to meet the person’s housing needs.
Overnight Shelter means any facility with the primary purpose of providing temporary overnight shelter for persons experiencing homelessness that does not require occupants to sign leases or occupancy agreements. Overnight Shelters provide short-term beds for households.
3. Rental Assistance
Rapid Re-Housing and Homelessness Prevention Assistance includes rent assistance and housing relocation and stabilization services for households experiencing homelessness and households at-risk of homelessness based on the household’s housing status at the time of program entry.
Rapid Re-Housing assistance is available for persons who are literally homeless according to HUD's definition in Household Eligibility.
Homelessness Prevention assistance is available for persons who are at imminent risk of homelessness or at- risk of homelessness according to HUD's definition in Household Eligibility.
ESG-CV may be used to pay for landlord incentives that are reasonable and necessary to assist households in obtaining housing. Grantees may not use ESG-CV funds to pay the landlord incentives an amount that exceeds three times the rent charged for the unit. Landlord incentives can include signing bonuses, security deposits, costs to repair damages, and extra cleaning fees.
Programs wishing to apply must:
- Address at least one of the 5-Year Plan goals.
- Must address identified allowable project types and provide an action plan to deliver services under specified project.
- Must prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance and to support additional homeless assistance and homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts created by coronavirus.
- Must include a budget that with allowable expenses identified within the action plan.
The Human Services Department will host two Information Sessions to answer questions about the application process. Please contact HumanServices@co.yakima.wa.us to be registered for an Information Session. Any other questions about the application can also be directed to this email address.
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Date: December 6, 2021
Date: December 6, 2021