Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program

In support of the Campaign to End Homelessness in Michigan, changes to the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program promote Housing First through prevention and rapid re-housing activities. Therefore, at a regional and community level it is essential for all working with those in poverty and homelessness to recognize the proven need to move from a shelter based program to a Housing First program where prevention and rapid re-housing are key.


Policy and Procedures


NOFA 2017-2018
Application 2017-2018
Clickable Application 2017-2018


Pre-application Entry Guide
Recertification Process Guide
Recertification System Guide (Applicant Portal)

MATT 2.0 Guides

Partnership Profile User Guide
Adding Staff to Partnership Profile User Guide
Grantee ESG Application Guide
Grantee ESG FSR User Guide
Grantee Amendment Guide

CLIENT FILE FORMS (For All Emergency Solutions Grants)

GRANT MANAGEMENT MATERIALS (For All Emergency Solutions Grants)

Accounting Certification Form
Cost Allocation Plan Model
Conflict of Interest Certification
Consumer Satisfaction Survey
Expense Detail Worksheet
Financial Status Report Worksheet
FSR Billing and Reporting Policy
Housing Plan (Hard Copy)
Memorandum of Understanding
Monitoring Reports - Fiduciary
Monitoring Reports - Sub-Grantee
Monitoring Checklist
FSR Timesheet Example
FSR Grant Management Cover Sheet Spreadsheet
ESG Monitoring Protocol

RESOURCES (For All Emergency Solutions Grants)

ESG Guidance: SROs, Efficiency Units, Mobile Homes/Trailers - Effective April 1, 2014
Homeless Definition
2016 Utility Allowance Schedule - Effective April 1, 2016
2017 Utility Allowance Schedule - Effective January 1, 2017
2016 ESG Income Limits - Effective March 28, 2016
Fair Market Rent - Effective December 11, 2015
Fair Market Rent - Effective October 1, 2016
Policy Bulletin #2 - Fair Housing
Policy Bulletin #3 - Lead Paint
Fair Housing Policy Template
State Schedule of Travel Rates