The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act) amended the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act, including major revisions to the Emergency Shelter Grants program, now the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) program.
The ESG program is designed to identify sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons, as well as those at risk of homelessness, and provide the services necessary to help those persons quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness
Due to major revisions to the ESG program the 2012 ESG application timeline has changed.
KHRC plans to release information on the new timeline for the ESG application and proposed training and planning sessions.
At this time it is important that all existing and prospective ESG applicants become familiar with the changes and new regulations for the Emergency Solutions Grant.
View the final rules for ESG and the updated definition to homelessness. Additional program information can be found at
Download the ESG application