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

ESG Policy and Procedures

2018-2019 NOFA & APPLICATION MATERIALS

NOFA 2018-2019
Application 2018-2019
Exhibit One 2018-2019
Pay for Performance Report Guidance

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

OTHER REQUIRED FORMS

HUD Equal Access Rule Fact Sheet

GRANT MANAGEMENT MATERIALS

Cost Allocation Plan Model
Conflict of Interest Certification
Consumer Satisfaction Survey
FSR Billing and Reporting Policy - Effective January 1, 2018
Housing Plan (Hard Copy)
Memorandum of Understanding
Monitoring Packet - Fiduciary
Monitoring Packet - Sub Grantee
Monitoring Client File Checklist
ESG Timesheet Example

New – Emergency Shelter Monitoring Guide
New – Minimum Standards for Emergency Shelter

RESOURCES

Fair Market Rents – Effective October 1, 2017
Fair Market Rents – Effective October 1, 2018
Income Limits – Effective April 1, 2018
Travel Rates – Effective January 1, 2018
Utility Allowance Schedule – Effective January 1, 2018
Utility Allowance Schedule – Effective January 1, 2019

MEMORANDUMS

2018 Memorandums

As you may know, cases of fraud in the use of state and federal housing dollars are not uncommon. Fraud prevention and detection is a part of every agency's responsibility. In an effort to prevent fraud, MSHDA is asking all agencies using ESG to have an active Fraud Policy that works to prevent fraud and addresses how fraud will be handled if it occurs.

Please visit the following websites to help develop your own Fraud Policies and Guidelines and once completed, please provide to each staff member and to your MSHDA Homeless Assistance Specialist.