THDA’s Emergency Solutions Grants Program
Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act
Funding Distribution Announcement

August 14, 2020 - Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) has been awarded a special allocation of funding for the Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) authorized under the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act). These special ESG CARES Act funds will be awarded to THDA in two parts:

- Part I of the ESG CARES Act allocation in the amount of $11,148,024

- Part II of the ESG CARES Act allocation in the amount of $22,438,703

Both parts of the ESG CARES Act allocations are to be used to help prevent, prepare for, and respond to the coronavirus pandemic (COVID-19) among individuals or families who are homeless, receiving homeless assistance, to support additional homeless assistance, and/or homelessness prevention activities to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19.

For application instructions and a description of the Part I allocation distribution methodology follow this link: ESG CARES Act Funding

A separate announcement will be provided at a future date to describe the distribution methodology for the Part II funding.

Please continue to send your questions to, or you can call for assistance:

Shay Grier, Homelessness Programs Lead Coordinator . . . . . . . . . . . (615) 815-2114
Jim Conner, Housing Coordinator, Homelessness Programs . . . . . . . (615) 815-2159

ESG 2020 Program Information

2020 ESG Application Forms

ESG 2019 Program Information

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Access the Library of Forms needed to administer the ESG Program

COC Locator Map

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Additional Resources

HUD Guidance
Telling Your Story : A Communications Guide
A great little booklet we've written with tips on how you can effectively publicize the work you're doing within your community. As you increase awareness with the public and local officials, the greater support you will have, and the likelihood of gaining additional funding for future projects increases.
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Need More Information?

If you are interested in learning more about the ESG program, please contact THDA's ESG Coordinator.