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Notice of Funding Availability for 2019 - 2020 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG)

The Colorado Department of Local Affairs' Division of Housing (DOH) is requesting applications for 2019-2020 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funding to enhance the continuum of comprehensive, housing-focused solutions throughout the State of Colorado in order to; 

1. End homelessness for participants and move homeless families and individuals into permanent affordable housing as quickly as possible. 2. Create a suitable living environment while working with participants to end homelessness. 3. Promote self-sufficiency to prepare participants for independent living. 4. Ensure efficient use of funds and effective program administration.

Changes to this year’s ESG NOFA include: increasing funding availability, clarifying match requirements, and expanding the eligible activities through Bonus Funding.

2019-20 Emergency Solutions Grant NOFA    


This NOFA may award up to a total of $4 million from a combination of U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) ESG funds and the state-funded Homeless Solutions Program (HSP). 

ESG components available for funding include: emergency shelter/street outreach (ES/SO), homelessness prevention/rapid re-housing assistance (HP/RR), and Homeless Management Information Systems (HMIS).

 Eligible activities for Bonus Funding through HSP for ES/SO applicants includes: diversion/rapid resolution, housing navigation/landlord relations, and housing stability/tenancy supports.

  • Letter of Intent due October 4, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. MST 

  • Application due October 18, 2019 at 5:00 p.m. MST

Informational Session Webinar:
September 18, 2019 at 1:00 p.m. MST.
Dial-In Number: (720) 279-0026, toll-free: 1-877-820-7831
Guest Passcode: 819626
Cassy Westmoreland at for Emergency Shelter and Street Outreach (ES/SO) and Bonus Funds questions, LOI, and application submission. 
Gaelyn Coyle-Joseph at for Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-housing (HP/RR) questions, LOI, and application submission.

Annual RFA for the Creation of Supportive Housing 

DOH is continuing its coordinated effort with the Colorado Housing and Finance Authority (CHFA) to increase the production of Supportive Housing (SH), also known as Permanent Supportive Housing, for people experiencing homelessness with special needs. Applicants should respond to this RFA for any SH project that intends to apply to DOH and CHFA for ANY of the following: DOH vouchers, Low Income Housing Tax Credits (LIHTCs), CHFA permanent loans, State Credits, Private Activity Bonds, and/or DOH Development Gap funding. 


  • RFA is used to review all SH projects for any DOH and CHFA resources
  • RFA will also directly award 200 PBVs for the creation of net new SH units
  • Round #1 - Letter of Intent due 1/11/2019; Applications due 2/1/2019
  • Round #2 - Letter of Intent due 5/01/2019; Applications due 6/1/2019

Informational Session Webinar:

December 19, 2018, at 12:30 p.m. MST.

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