Emergency Solutions Grant Program

The Department of Community and Economic Development (Department), Center for Community and Housing Development, is anticipating receiving funding through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development for the Emergency Solutions Grant. The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (Pub.L. No. 111-22) provides funding for Emergency Solutions for the Commonwealth to address the needs of homeless people through services in Rapid Rehousing, Street Outreach, Homelessness Prevention and Emergency Shelters. The focus is to help individuals and families to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness, or both.

The Department will accept applications from any general purpose units of local government, including cities, boroughs, townships, towns, counties, home rule municipalities and communities that wish to apply on behalf of other municipalities. Priority will be given to nonentitled jurisdictions; however, the Department will consider funding applications received from all eligible government jurisdictions previously listed. Nonprofits are eligible applicants or grantees to the extent the project will address a demonstrated regional need.

The guidelines and period of application are open from February 18, 2020, through March 27, 2020. A fully executed application with all applicable attachments must be submitted to the Department through the Electronic Single Application only by 5 p.m. on Friday, March 27, 2020. Applications received during this window of time will be considered for funding. Hard/paper copies will not be accepted. The application is located on the Department’s web site at https://dced.pa.gov/programs/emergency-solutions-grant-esg/.

A preapplication webinar will be conducted on February 27, 2020, at 10 a.m. to review the guidelines. Use the following link to register for the webinar: https://tinyurl.com/v4d67kt.

A copy of the guidelines and application may be obtained by download from the Department’s previously listed web site. A hard copy may be requested by persons with a disability who wish to submit an application in accordance with the stated provisions and who require assistance with that application. Persons who require copies of this notice in an alternate format (large type, Braille, and the like) should contact Megan Snyder, 4th Floor, Commonwealth Keystone Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, (717) 787-7404, TDD (717) 346-0308 to discuss how the Department may best accommodate those needs. Copies of the application may also be viewed at any of the Department’s regional offices. The following is the listing of the Department’s regional offices and the counties they serve:

Regional Offices

Southeast
Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia Counties

Department of Community and Economic Development
200 South Broad Street, 11th Floor
Philadelphia, PA 19102
(215) 560-5822

Northeast
Bradford, Carbon, Clinton, Columbia, Lackawanna, Luzerne, Lycoming, Montour, Pike, Schuylkill, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne and Wyoming Counties

Department of Community and Economic Development
2 North Main Street
Pittston, PA 18640
(570) 963-4571

Lehigh Valley
Berks, Lebanon, Lehigh, Monroe, Northampton, Snyder and Union Counties

400 North Street, 4th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 877-8481

Central
Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Fulton, Huntingdon, Juniata, Mifflin, Perry and York Counties

Department of Community and Economic Development
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, 4th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 720-7386

Southwest
Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Blair, Butler, Cambria, Fayette, Greene, Indiana, Somerset, Washington and Westmoreland Counties

Department of Community and Economic Development
301 5th Avenue, Suite 250
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 565-5002

Northwest
Cameron, Centre, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest, Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Venango and Warren Counties

Department of Community and Economic Development
100 State Street, Suite 205
Erie, PA 16507
(814) 871-4241

Main Office
Center for Community and Housing Development
400 North Street, 4th Floor
Commonwealth Keystone Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 787-5327

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