Community Development Block Grant and Emergency Solutions Grant
The Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program is a flexible program that provides communities with resources to address a wide range of unique community development needs. The CDBG entitlement program allocates annual grants to larger cities and urban counties to develop viable communities by providing
decent housing, a suitable living environment, and opportunities to expand economic opportunities, principally for low- and moderate-income persons.
The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program is designed to improve the quality of existing emergency shelters, make available additional emergency shelters, help meet the cost of operating emergency shelters, and provide essential social services to homeless individuals. The ESG
program ensures that the homeless have access not only to safe and sanitary shelter but also to supportive services and other kinds of assistance needed to improve their situations. The program is also intended to reduce homelessness through the funding of preventive programs and activities.