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Via a news release on Wednesday, officials with the City of El Paso announced that they have $2,964,248 in Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) funds available for proposals to establish a permanent community crisis response program for persons experiencing homelessness or are at-risk of homelessness.
“This is an effort to protect El Paso community members most vulnerable during this crisis,” said Community and Human Development Director Nicole Ferrini. “By providing shelter to the homeless, our community has been able to contain the spread of this virus and help build a better future for those in the most need. “
The Community and Human Development Department is releasing a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) and is accepting applications from qualifying non-profit service providers for the ESG-CV Phase II.
Officials say that submitted projects should be geared to support solutions for homelessness, which has been exacerbated by the pandemic, and applications require a partnership between at least two non-profit service providers.
“The intent is to encourage collaborative efforts in response to the crisis and enhance the capacity to advance identified goals addressing homelessness,” program officials added.
An orientation for interested applicants will be held virtually on Wednesday, July 29, at 11:00 a.m. Applications and proposals are due August 21, 2020, by 5:00 p.m.
For more information and the complete NOFA, visit the city’s Community and Human Development webpage.