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Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program

About ESG

The Emergency Solution Grant (ESG) Program assists people to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness.

The annual competition for State ESG funds is facilitated by the Texas Department of Housing and Community Affairs (TDHCA), however, units of local government (cities, counties, and territories) may apply to the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) independently if they choose. Communities which have a city, county or territory ESG recipient may apply under a local competition under that ESG Recipient. Recipients then subgrant their ESG funds to provide: Emergency Shelter, Street Outreach, Rapid Re-housing, and Homelessness Prevention activities in their communities.

ESG Resources


ESG Local Competition One Pager 

Federal ESG Interim Rule 

State ESG Rule (Texas Administrative Code – Office of Secretary of State Website) 

ESG Resources Page 

ESG Q&A Webinar Materials: 

State Emergency Solutions Grant THN as the TX BoS CoC Local Coordinator

Texas CoC Map 

Q&A Powerpoint Only 

ESG Interim Rule 

ESG Q&A Document 

2019 ESG Local Competition Application Materials

TX BoS CoC Program Year 2019 ESG Recommendations 

Tie Breaker Webinar

Random Number Assignment 

THN’s (TX BoS CoC) Application Submission Procedures Manual Revised 7/8/2019 at 3:45 pm 

Google Form for Application Submission Revised 6/21/2019 at 2:00 pm

Volume 1 – Threshold (Excel Sheet)

Volume 2 – Uniform Scoring Criteria Revised 7/2/2019 at 11:40 am 

Volume 3 – Street Outreach (Excel Sheet)

Volume 4 – Emergency Shelter (Excel Sheet)

Volume 5 – Homeless Prevention (Excel Sheet)

Volume 6 – Rapid Re-housing (Excel Sheet)

Volume 7 – TX BoS CoC Narrative Revised 6/21/19 at 2:15 pm (Excel Sheet)

Attachment A: CoC Consultation (PDF)

Attachment B: Written Standards Certification (PDF)

Attachment C: Termination Policy (PDF)

Attachment D: ESG Applicant Certifications Revised 6/24/2019 at 1:00pm

Attachment E: Counties/Cities that received ESG funds in 2018-2019 (PDF) *Information Only – do not submit with application 

Attachment F: Local Government Approval of Shelter Activities Revised 6/20/19 at 7:20 am (PDF)

Attachment G: TX BoS CoC Collaboration Form Scoring Criteria (PDF) *Information Only – do not submit with application 

Attachment H: ESG Expectations Form Revised 6/21/2019 2:19pm (PDF)

Attachment I: CoC Collaboration (PDF) – Revised 6/27/2019 4:08pm *use as self-scoring form

Attachment J: ESG Local Competition Timeline (PDF) *Information Only – do not submit with application

Attachment K: Grievance Appeal Form (PDF) *Information Only – do not submit unless submitting a grievance appeal via email

Independent Review Team Training 

Independent Review Team Quiz