nd.gov - The Official Portal for North Dakota State Government
Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)

The Emergency Solutions Grant is a federal program designed to provide financial assistance to facilities and programs within North Dakota to identify sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons, as well as those at risk of homelessness, and provide the services necessary to help those persons quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness. 

The Division of Community Services currently awards grant funds directly to emergency/homeless shelters and agencies throughout the state to provide for activities such as operational expenses (utilities, insurances, furnishings/appliances, etc.) and essential services (case management, medical, laundry, transportation, etc.), homeless prevention, rapid re-housing and HMIS (Homeless Management Information System).

The Division of Community Services is responsible for reviewing and ranking applications, reporting to HUD, awarding grant funds and monitoring the recipients for compliance with program rules. The program administrator visits agencies to provide technical assistance and verify expenditures.

Click here to view the ESG/NDHG Training video.

Click here to view the ESG/NDHG Award Training video.

Click here to view the ESG/NDHG Fiscal Training video.

Click here to view the ESG/NDHG Reporting Training video.

2019 ESG-Cares Act

Waivers and Alternative Requirements for the Emergency Solutions Grants

ESG/NDHG Training Certification
Please complete the following fields to certify your mandatory ESG/NDHG training.
* Name 
* Email Address 
* Agency Name 
* I have reviewed and completed all 4 of the ESG/NDHG training videos. 
* Spam Check
Additional Links
2020 ESG PDS
File Size: 639 kb

2020 ESG Application
File Size: 356 kb

2020 Income Limits
File Size: 130 kb

2019 Income Limits
File Size: 127 kb

2020 Fair Market Rent
File Size: 133 kb

2019 Fair Market Rent
File Size: 188 kb

ESG Award Outline
File Size: 319 kb

ESG Interim Rules and Regulations
File Size: 299 kb

ESG Admin Manual
File Size: 20631 kb

Citizen Participation Plan
File Size: 282 kb

2017 ESG Recipients
File Size: 77 kb

2018 ESG Recipients
File Size: 400 kb

2019 ESG Recipients
File Size: 78 kb

Lead-Based Paint Brochure
link off site

Business Development ND Smart Restart