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ESG funds available for nonprofits

Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division has received funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Emergency Solution Grant (ESG) to help not-for-profit 501(c)(3) agencies respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

The funds – which were authorized by the Coronavirus, Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act – include $211,000 for prevention, $89,600.80 for street outreach, and $311,000 for rapid rehousing. They must be used to prevent, prepare for and respond to the coronavirus pandemic among individuals and families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance, and to support additional homeless assistance to reduce the impacts of COVID-19.

All programs must serve the entire county and comply with the Commission on Homelessness for Volusia and Flagler Counties’ written standards. Use of Volusia County ESG funding is prohibited in Flagler County.

For more information about eligible uses and to receive an application, contact Edina Toth at 386-736-5955, ext. 12908; 386-564-0387; or etoth@volusia.org. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14.

CDBG funds available for local governments and nonprofits

Volusia County’s Community Assistance Division has received funds from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) – Coronavirus Program to help local governments and not-for-profit agencies 501(c)(3) respond to the coronavirus pandemic.

The funds – which were authorized by the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act – include $315,000 for public facility improvement and $215,000 for emergency shelter operations. They must be used to serve clients or groups that are presumed to be low- or moderate-income. Groups include abused children, battered spouses, elderly persons, severely disabled adults, homeless persons, illiterate adults, persons living with AIDS and migrant farmworkers.

These funds may not be used by the cities of Daytona Beach, Port Orange and Deltona because they receive their own allocations from the Community Development Block Grant program.

For more information about eligible uses and to receive an application, contact Brittany Louis at 386-564-0549 or blouis@volusia.org. Applications will be accepted until 5 p.m. Friday, Aug. 14.

– Community Information Specialist Pat Kuehn

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