MHC Awards 2018 ESG Reciepients

The Emergency Solutions Grant Program supports operation and maintenance expenses of shelters and rapid re-housing and homeless prevention services, including housing search and rental assistance, through shelters and other non-profit organizations. The program is designed to be the first step in a continuum of assistance to enable homeless individuals and families to move toward independent living as well as to prevent homelessness. For FY2018, twenty-two (22) applications were received. Agencies not recommended for funding failed to meet threshold and/or score at least 70 points on the application required to be considered for funding.

Award Federal Fiscal Year 2018 Emergency Solution Grant funds to 14 agencies totaling $2,114,775. See a table of the recipients below:

ProviderAward Amount
Back Bay Mission$200,000
Care Lodge$135,408
Catholic Charities – The Guardian Shelter$150,000
Center for Violence Prevention$135,450
Community Care Network$175,140
Gulf Coast Women’s Center for Non-Violence$131,406
Hancock Resource Center$135,450
Multi-County Community Service Agency$92,100
Open Doors Homeless Coalition$271,050
Recovery House$112,838
Voice of Calvary Ministries$70,027

Recipients propose to use the funds for the following activities

Emergency Shelters$656,967
Street Outreach$135,672
Rapid Rehousing$834,935
Homeless Prevention$343,815
Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)$143,384

Applications were scored based on the following criteria:

  1. Capacity and Experience
  2. Need/Extent of the Problem (Consistency with the Consolidated Plan and meeting the priorities in the Program Focus Area)
  3. Collaboration with Community Partners
  4. Program Evaluation, Performance and Monitoring
  5. CoC Report Card

The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program is authorized by the McKinney-Vento Act, as amended by the HEARTH Act.

To download a list of the FY2018 ESG Award, click here.

To learn more about the MS Home Corporation and its ESG Program, visit:

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