​Monroe County Filing Proposal for FY 2022 Emergency Solutions Grant Funds from
 the Pennsylvania Department of Community and Economic Development
The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania, through the Department of Community and Economic Development (DCED), has received funding for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program from the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). The ESG program is authorized under the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH), enacted into law on May 20, 2009.  DCED is making ESG funds available to units of local governments for eligible homeless activities.


            The Monroe County Commissioners desire to apply for ESG Program funds from DCED to provide homeless services, including Rapid Rehousing, Homelessness Prevention, Street Outreach, Emergency Shelter and Administration, or on behalf of other entities (Family Promise of Monroe County, Salvation Army East Stroudsburg, Women’s Resources of Monroe County, Stroudsburg Weslyan Church, and Resources for Human Development/Street2Feet) to provide homeless services. Proposed projects that meet the ESG interim rule requirements at §24 CFR 576 are eligible to receive these funds.


The Monroe County Grants Manager, on behalf of the Monroe County Commissioners, is authorized and directed to execute an ESG Program application for $1,110,663 from the PA Department of Community and Economic Development with a community match of $1,110,663 for a total of $2,221,326.93. If you have any questions or comments before the grant submission on June 10h, please contact Jennifer Strauch at 570-517-3129 or jstrauch@monroecountypa.gov.