Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program


The Missouri Housing Development Commission (MHDC) is responsible for administering the Missouri State Allocation of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program funds. These funds are provided through a federal grant from the HUD under the ESG program, as amended by the Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act), the Missouri Department of Social Services under the Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF) Program, and from other funding sources as they become available. A NOFA and Allocation Plan are issued for funding annually.

The Commission approves the ESG NOFA annually. Please visit the MHDC NOFA page to review ESG NOFA, Allocation Plans, Received and Approved Lists.

FY 2023 Funding

2023 NOFA

2023 Allocation Plan

2023 Applications Received

2023 Approvals

FY 2023 Application Forms

Grant Application Interface

2023 Application Guidance 

Agency Budget Form

Match Form


2023 ESG Desk Guide

2023 Application Training Slides

2022 ESG Funded Training Recording 

2022 ESG Application Training Recording

2022 ESG Desk Guide

Grant Administration Forms

MHDC-100 Direct Deposit Form

MHDC-101 Authorized Signature Card

MHDC-107 CoC Attendance

MHDC-113 Street Outreach Engagement Tracking Form

ESG-200 Program Guideline Certification

ESG-210 Match Certification

ESG-212 Expense Detail Report Form

ESG-214 Certificate of Continuing Capital Expenditure Compliance

Client File Forms

MHDC-103 Self-declaration of Income Form

MHDC-112 Employer Verification

MHDC-114 Consent and Homeless Certification

ESG-201 Income Eligibility Worksheet

ESG-204 Receipt of Assistance

ESG-205 Habitability Standards for Emergency Shelter

ESG-205 Habitability Standards for Permanent Housing

ESG-206 Rent Reasonableness and Fair Market Rent Certification

ESG-207 Lead Screening Worksheet

ESG-208 Property Owner Lead Certification Form

ESG-209 Recertification Form

FY2022 Fair Market Rates

ESG 30% HUD Income Limits

Documents and Templates

Homelessness Prevention Standards

Rapid Rehousing Standards

Street Outreach Standards

Emergency Shelter Standards

VAWA Lease Addendum


ESG Rental Assistance Agreement

HUD Exchange – Limits on Rental Assistance

Homeless Definition Record Keeping Requirements and Criteria

ESG Rent Reasonableness and FMR Resource

Determining Income

At Risk of Homelessness Definition Criteria

2021 Close Out Addendum