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Posted on: July 14, 2017

City now accepting Emergency Solutions Grant applications


The City of Savannah is accepting project applications under the Emergency Solutions Grant pursuant to the authority of the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act amended by S896, the Homeless Emergency Assistance And Rapid Transition to Housing (HEARTH) Act of 2009 for the following allowable programs:

  • Emergency Shelter: Essential Services to homeless persons in emergency shelters and operating costs of emergency shelters.
  • Homeless Prevention: Housing relocation, stabilization, and short/medium term rental assistance to keep persons at risk of homelessness from becoming homeless.
  • Street Outreach: Outreach, engagement, and provision of essential services for unsheltered homeless persons.
  • Homeless Management Information System (HMIS): Eligible costs for HMIS participants.


Who May Apply: Eligible Savannah-Chatham County Homeless Continuum of Care non-profit organizations and/or partner agencies with one or more of the allowable programs listed above.

Application Deadline: by 5:00 p.m. on Monday, August 14, 2017. Submit two (2) copies of your applications to the City of Savannah Community Planning & Development Department at 2203 Abercorn Street (corner of 38th), Savannah, GA 31401. ONLY hard copy applications will be accepted. Late applications will be rejected. Applications are available for pick-up and on-line at

Application Work Session: ESG Application Work Session will be held from 2:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. July 20, 2017 in the Community Planning & Development Conference Room.

EQUAL OPPORTUNITY STATEMENT: The City of Savannah, Georgia does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, or disability in employment or provision of services. If you are unable to attend and wish to provide input, please submit your comments in writing to Patricia Waye, Management Services Coordinator of Community Planning and Development, Post Office Box 1027, Savannah, Georgia 31402. For further information, contact the Department of Community Planning & Development 2203 Abercorn Street. Telephone: (912) 651-6520 TDD: 651-6520. The location is handicap accessible and language interpreters are available at the Savannah Chatham Metropolitan Police Department for the LEP population.

If you would like to attend the Work Session and need the services of a language interpreter or interpreter for the deaf, please call Mrs. Patricia Waye at 651-6520 (TDD: 651-6520) so that arrangements can be made.

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