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7/2/2020 - NOTICE-Seeking Applications for the 2020 Emergency Solutions Grant - Coronavirus

The Emergency Solutions Grant is a federal block grant authorized by subtitle B of the McKinney-Vento Homelessness Assistance Act and is administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The primary focus of this grant program is homelessness prevention and facilitation of permanent, stable housing. Additionally in 2020, due to the Corona Virus Pandemic additional monies are being allocated to the ESG grant program.

HUD awards grant funds to the State of Kansas Housing Resource Corporation (KHRC) and they, in turn, award funds to local recipient agencies, via the local municipality in which the agencies operate. In order to be considered for these grant funds, the City of Salina, working closely with the local agencies, prepares and submits a consolidated grant application on behalf of the sub-award recipient agencies. The City of Salina has been successful in applying for and receiving grant awards for the Emergency Solutions Grant for the past 20 years. These funds directly benefit individuals and families in our community.

To learn more about eligibility and how to apply as a local agency, visit the City’s homepage ( and click the “2020 Emergency Solutions Grant – Corona Virus (ESG-CV)” link under the “Featured Items” tab. There you will find application materials, guidelines, and additional information.

Application materials are due by 5pm on July 10th. Application Materials should be submitted to Applications will be reviewed and notification sent regarding application status by 5pm on July 15th.

Questions about the grant and how to apply can be directed to or (785) 309-5745.