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Emergency Shelter Grant Program (ESG)


Click here for information on the FY 2010 Emergency Shelter Grant Proposal

Genesee County participates in a HUD funded program known as the Emergency Shelter Grant (ESG) program. This program provides assistance to Genesee County’s homeless and near homeless individuals and families. Like the Community Development Program, Genesee County receives an annual allocation of ESG Program Funding from HUD. These funds are used solely for homeless prevention, operations, or essential services.

The Emergency Shelter Grant Program has been in existence for thirteen years. Genesee County’s allocation of ESG funds over the past four years has averaged about $97,000.00 per year. Over the years we have coordinated our ESG program activities closely with the City of Flint. This is due, in a large extent to the fact that a majority of the homeless service providers are situated within the City of Flint’s boundaries. Past and current recipients of ESG funds have included the YWCA, the Emergency Shelter for Women, the Salvation Army, Genesee Food Bank, GCCAA, the Vista Drop-In Center, North End Soup Kitchen, Spanish speaking Information Center, and REACH. Under this program, funds may be expended for the rehabilitation of homeless facilities, and the provision of operating assistance to those facilities. Funds may also be used to provide direct prevention and essential services to homeless individuals and families.

For More Information, please contact the Genesee County Community Development Program at (810) 257-3010. 

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