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Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program




The City of Detroit, through the Planning & Development Department (“P&DD”), received two (2) Federal Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) awards for FY 2012-2013 and FY 2013-2014 from the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD). The combined total for the two (2) grants is $5,337,957.00. Of this amount, the City of Detroit has committed a total of $500,000.00 for implementation of a Coordinated Access Model (CAM) System in the community under a separate Request For Proposals (RFP) cover, and is now seeking to award the sum of $4,320,614.00 to qualified non-profit organizations through this RFP, to deliver “Rapid Re-housing”, “Homelessness Prevention”, “Homeless Services”, “Emergency Shelter” services which includes basic shelter operations, warming centers, and one-time capital upgrades for emergency shelter facilities consistent with grant objectives and regulations. In addition, the City will retain the sum of $400,346.00 for its administrative costs, and will utilize not more than $117,997.00 to support Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) data collection and evaluation services.

The City of Detroit invites qualified, experienced, tax-exempt non-profit organizations possessing at least two (2) years of experience in providing HMIS services, Warming Center or Emergency Shelter services under the Emergency Shelter Grant, now known as the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), to apply for funding consideration.

The City also invites all interested agencies, groups and persons to attend a pre-bid conference concerning the proposed use of the funds as it relates to new HUD rules governing ESG activities.  The conference will be held on Friday, November 8, 2013, at the University of Michigan Detroit Center, 3663 Woodward Avenue, Suite 150, Detroit, Michigan 48201 from 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Proposals must be received by P&DD no later than 4:00 p.m., on Wednesday, November 20, 2013. Proposals delivered by mail must also be received by the due date and time specified. The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Request for Proposal (RFP) and package are available:  ESG Request for Proposal (RFP) please click here and ESG Package please click here.

To download/view the RFP and package you will need the latest copy of Adobe Acrobat Reader.  This software can be downloaded free from Adobe's Website:

 For additional information regarding the Emergency Solutions Grant Program, please call
Planning & Development Department
Neighborhood Support Services Division
65 Cadillac Square, Suite 2300
Detroit, Michigan 48226
Attention: Chidi Nyeche
(313) 224-9224 or (313) 224-9974
Hours:  8:30 am to 4:30 pm  (Monday-Friday)