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Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program

The Emergency Solutions Grants program (ESG) is a federal grant program of the U.S Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), awarded annually to the City of Canton, designed to assist individuals and families from the City of Canton to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness. The City of Canton re-grants the federal dollars to agencies with programs that serve residents of the City.

HUD-Emergency Solutions Grants Program

The City of Canton 2024 ESG Annual Funding Competition is now closed

If you are interested in receiving information regarding upcoming funding opportunities, please consider becoming a HCCSC Member. As a Member you will receive an email directing you to this webpage with the current funding opportunities.

View more ESG competition information on the City of Canton website. 

Funding Priorities

Funding priorities for ESG are determined by the Homeless Continuum of Care of Stark County (HCCSC) based on local gaps/needs and driven by the City of Canton’s priorities.


Agencies applying must actively participate in the Homeless Continuum of Care of Stark County (HCCSC). Interested applicants will also be required to abide by the local Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) policies and procedures E.1 through E.6 and Coordinated Entry policies and procedures D.1 through D.8 if awarded.

Application Process

The ESG Application Period typically opens in November and closes in December. Interested agencies can access the ESG grant application and local application guidance on the City of Canton website. Applications must be submitted to Marcie Bragg of the Stark Housing Network.

Review Process

The City of Canton collaborates with HCCSC to set priorities and review applications for ESG funding. Specifically, HCCSC’s Recipient Approval and Evaluation Committee reviews all ESG applications each year and makes recommendations to the HCCSC Board of Directors regarding which programs should receive ESG funding. The HCCSC Board of Directors reviews the Committee’s recommendations and either approves or amends them to formulate its final recommendations. The Board’s final recommendations are then forwarded to the City of Canton.

Available Funding Areas

ESG funds can provide funding for:

  • Street outreach
  • Emergency shelter
  • Homelessness prevention
  • Rapid re-housing
  • Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)

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