Homeless & Human Services Grants
Through ACED’s Community Development Block Grant Funding and its Emergency Shelter Grant Funding, the Division awards contracts to many nonprofit agencies which provide essential services to Allegheny County’s vulnerable populations. The Division also oversees such contracts.
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Allegheny County Economic Development and the City of Pittsburgh, Department of City Planning wish to announce that applications are available for the 2013 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program. These applications can also be used for any ESG funding that may become available through the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development (PA-DCED).
The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program provides funding to: (1) engage homeless individuals and families living on the street; (2) improve the number and quantity of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families; (3) help operate these shelters; (4) provide essential services to shelter residents; (5) rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families, and (6) prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless. All agencies awarded funds will be required to participate in the Homeless Management Information System (HMIS). Below are the ESG eligible components.
Under the Street Outreach component, Essential services related to reaching out to unsheltered homeless individuals and families connecting them with emergency shelter, housing, or non-facility based care.
Under the Emergency Shelter component, funds may be used for: Providing essential services, including services to special populations, to homeless families and individuals in emergency shelters, Renovating emergency shelter buildings and operating expenses. Because these costs are focused on emergency shelter, a transitional facility will only be eligible to receive Emergency Solutions Grants funds for these costs if:
It meets BOTH of the following criteria under the new emergency shelter definition:
- Its primary purpose is to provide a temporary shelter for the homeless in general or for specific populations of the homeless; and
- It does not require occupants to sign leases or occupancy agreements
Under the Homeless Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing component, funds may be used for rental assistance and housing relocation stabilization services and Housing Quality Inspections Services and Rent Reasonableness analysis. Families assisted under the homelessness prevention component must have an income below 30% of Area Median Income.
To receive an application, contact Tammy Pifer, Allegheny County Economic Development at (412)350-1197 or by e-mail at email@example.com or Elizabeth Daniels-Totten, City of Pittsburgh, Planning Department at (412)-255-0740 or by e-mail @ firstname.lastname@example.org. The application(s) are also available online at www.city.pittsburgh.pa.us/cp or www.economic.alleghenycounty.us
Applications must be submitted to Elizabeth Daniels-Totten, City of Pittsburgh, Department of Planning, 200 Ross Street, 2nd floor, Pittsburgh, PA 15219. Applications are due on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 no later than 3:30 p.m. Postmarked dates do not meet the deadline.