Harris County Community and Economic Development Department. Emergency Shelter Grant Workshop. Agenda. Overview of HCCEDD Overview of ESG Program Objectives Eligible and Ineligible Activities Recordkeeping & Monitoring Questions & Wrap-up. Service Area. Service Area.
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Emergency Shelter Grant Workshop
Unincorporated Harris County and its 15 cooperative cities.
Deer Park Shoreacres
Galena Park South Houston
Jacinto City Waller
LaPorte West University Place
Houston, Baytown and Pasadena receive their own
community development funds and are not included
in the Harris County service area.
The Emergency Shelter Grant program is designed to be the first step in a continuum of assistance to prevent homelessness and to enable homeless individuals and families to move toward independent living.
The objectives of the ESG program are to:
ESG eligible activities:
Emergency Shelter Conversion:
Conversion means a change in the use of a building to an emergency shelter for the homeless, where the cost of conversion and any rehabilitation costs exceed 75% of the value of the building after conversion.
New Service or Quantifiable Increase
Limitations on Funding
Staff salaries (including fringe benefits) are limited to 10% of the grant.
Recruitment or on-going training of staff strategies to address the following.
Public relations or fund raisingOperating Costs
Includes financial assistance to families who have received eviction notices or notices of termination of utility services if:
Documentation must be:
Organizations must have a procedure that describes:
To ensure the safety of participants fleeing domestic violence situations, ESG-funded organizations are required to:
Records should be:
* According to U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Department (HUD)24 CFR Part 570 and Part 570.208.
ESG funded organizations must establish and maintain:
Records are used to create audits, examinations, excerpts and transcripts. The following have access to records of ESG funded organizations:
The primary mission of monitoring is to ensure that organizations are:
Five steps in a monitoring visit
Senior Program Analyst
(713) 578-2000, ext. (2051)
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