2020 Community Development Block Grant / Emergency Solutions Grant / Homeless Assistance Program

* Emergency Food & Shelter Grant Program (EFSP) is posted at bottom of page

APPLICATION and GUIDELINES


The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) and Homeless Assistance Program (HAP) application is in seven (7) sections. You will need to download one of the Application Forms to include with Section 4. These sections can be downloaded and printed out separately. **Note** This application's formatting may be a little different from the hard copy's formatting, please feel free to contact our office if you have any questions or to request an original copy.

 ACROBAT READER and MICROSOFT WORD FORMAT
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** PLEASE NOTE - We are extending the deadline for funding applications to FRIDAY, APRIL 24, 2020 at 4:15pm. **


CDBG/esg/hap APPLICATION

Click on the separate sections to download them.
 
2015 Montgomery County Housing Inventory Chart
   

STEP 1

Read Sections 1 - 7 below. For technical assistance, our staff is available at (610) 278-3540.

  • Section 1 - General Introduction.
  • Section 2 - Programs.
  • Section 3 - Definitions.
  • Section 4 - Eligible Activities. Read the description of the eligible activities then download the one most appropriate Application Form below for your project.
  • Section 5 - Certifications and Assurances. Must be submitted with application
  • Section 6 - Application Instructions and Required Forms. Must be submitted with application. Download "Application Cover Sheet", appropriate "Sources and Uses Form" and "Detailed Project Cost Form" to be submitted with application.
  • Section 7 - Other Program Requirements.

STEP 2

Determine the Priority Need for your application and the Priority Level. Priority Needs and Priority Levels are located in the FY 2015 - 2019 Consolidated Plan Section SP-25 Priority Needs - 91.215(a)(2) on pages 114 through 123.   
 


STEP 3

Choose one of the Application Forms most appropriate for your chosen Priority Needs. Include this completed Application Form in Section 4 of the application.

Application Forms
(One of these to be added to Section 4 of the application)   
    


STEP 4

Click on the link below to view maps displaying Census Tracts, Block Groups, and low and moderate income data for your municipality. 

HUD Web App

Click above image on Low- and Moderate-Income Summary Data page to open the mapping application.



STEP 5


Verify data from the Census Block Group map with data from the HUD LMISD spreadsheet linked here: 
    

STEP 6

Review entire application. Refer to Section 6 page 1 for instructions and required forms. Use Checklist of required documents on the bottom on the "Application Cover Sheet" Section 6 page 2 to determine completeness of your application. 

TRAINING SESSIONS SCHEDULE 

EMERGENCY FOOD & SHELTER GRANT PROGRAM (EFSP)

PHASE 37 & SUPPLEMENTAL CARES ACT EMERGENCY FOOD & SHELTER GRANT PROGRAM (EFSP)

The EFSP program is for nonprofit organizations to provide mass shelter to homeless individuals and families within the national and local guidelines, and to agencies for food assistance, emergency rent, mortgage and utility assistance. The Montgomery County Office of Housing and Community Development administers the EFSP program through the Your Way Home (YWH) Montgomery County Continuum of Care Governance Team, which also serves as the EFSP Local Board for the Montgomery County jurisdiction.

EFSP funds are made available through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security/Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The U.S Department of Homeland Security/FEMA announced the Phase 37 Montgomery County EFSP funding allocation on May 1, 2020 in the amount of $338,141 and a supplemental CARES Act allocation of $482,092.

Applications are due to the Montgomery County Office of Housing & Community Development by 12:00PM, FRIDAY MAY 22, 2020. 

Phase 37 EFSP Application 

Supplemental CARES Act EFSP Application

For more information, please call: (610) 278-3540.