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City’s HUD Grant Applications Being Accepted

Louisville Metro Government is now accepting applications from local non-profits for programs or activities funded by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for Fiscal Year 2019  (July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019). HUD-funded grants include the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS (HOPWA).  These grants are administered locally by Louisville Metro Office of Resilience and Community Services (RCS) and guided by a 5-year strategic Consolidated Plan as well as the annual Action Plan.

Resilience and Community Services’ FY19 – FY20 Goals are:

  • End chronic homelessness;
  • End homelessness for families and youth;
  • Serve homeless and low-income persons with HIV/AIDS

CDBG Public Service

CDBG Public Service grants will run from July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019. The average CDBG award equals approximately $40,000. For CDBG Public Service funds, RCS will give preference to applications for activities that include:

  • Increasing case management capacity focusing on transitioning homeless individuals into housing;
  • Connecting homeless families and/or youth to housing and supportive services through outreach;
  • Increasing case management capacity focusing on self-sufficiency; and/or
  • Recruitment of residential property owners and managers to increase access to housing for families and individuals exiting homelessness.

ESG

ESG grants require a 100% match to awarded funds. ESG grants will run from July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019. The average ESG award equals approximately $46,000. RCS will give preference to applications for activities that include:

  • Increasing the number of emergency shelter beds available;
  • Increasing case management capacity focusing on transitioning homeless individuals into housing;
  • Rapidly rehousing homeless individuals and families; and/or
  • Providing outreach to families and/or youth to exit homelessness.

HOPWA

HOPWA grants will run from July 1, 2018 – June 30, 2019. The average HOPWA award equals approximately $180,000. HOPWA funds may be used for activities for individuals with HIV/AIDS which include, but are not limited to:

  • Supportive services;
  • Rental assistance; and/or
  • Short-term payments to prevent homelessness.

CDBG, ESG, and HOPWA sub-recipients will go through competitive funding processes.  Any groups representing persons of low and moderate incomes may request technical assistance from Louisville Metro to help in their preparation of an application for funding.  The method with which to request technical assistance shall be included as part of the request for funding applications.  The funding decision-making process will also be outlined in the request for funding applications.  Once sub-recipients and projects have been approved, Louisville Metro Government will review the list to determine if a technical correction of the information is needed or a substantial amendment is required.

A public meeting for questions will be held at 701 W. Ormsby Ave, 1st floor conference room (Edison Room) on Monday, February 5, 2018 from 10 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. The deadline to submit an application is Monday, February 12, 2018 by 5 p.m.  To gain access to the application, go to https://louisvilleky.wufoo.com/forms/fy-2019-esg-cdbg-and-hopwa-funding-application/.

Applications will be reviewed by an initial internal panel and recommendations will be presented to a larger panel composed of Louisville Metro Council members and outside agencies for approval.  Recommendations will be made for inclusion in the FY19 Louisville Metro budget.

Please submit all questions to Heath Rico-Storey, Grants Contract Coordinator, with the Office of Resilience and Community Services, at (502) 574-5777 or Anthony.Rico@louisvilleky.gov.

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