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HUD No. 20-142
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Wednesday
September 9, 2020

HUD PROVIDES FLEXIBILITIES FOR EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANTS PROGRAM CARES ACT FUNDS
Department working with states and local units of governments to aid vulnerable populations amid outbreak


WASHINGTON - United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Secretary Ben Carson today provided the additional requirements and flexibilities for the $3.96 billion provided to states and units of local government for the Emergency Solutions Grants Program under the CARES Act (ESG-CV). The Notice details the requirements for the additional ESG-CV funds provided to communities to help prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

ā€œPresident Trump and the Department have been working hard since the onset of this pandemic to ensure that localities are properly equipped with the funding and resources necessary to keep the American people safe,ā€ said Secretary Carson. ā€œThese flexibilities allow local governments to tailor CARES Act funds to the unique needs of their community. Through President Trumpā€™s leadership we are making significant headway in combatting this invisible enemy and returning the country to economic prosperity.ā€

Key flexibilities and requirements found in the notice:

  • New eligible activities for ESG-CV funds and annual ESG allocations used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, including new types of temporary emergency shelters and landlord incentives.
  • Discretion beyond what is permitted in the ESG regulations for ESG-CV funds and annual ESG allocations used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to coronavirus, including paying for hotel costs for individuals currently being assisted by ESG or CoC programs as necessary to quarantine or isolate.
  • Extending the obligation deadline for recipients, and establishing revised expenditure deadlines for ESG-CV funds.

For more information on HUD's COVID-19 response, including requirements for ESG-CV funds, please visit the website.

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