The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) provide $4 billion in supplemental funds under HUD's Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV) program to prevent, prepare for and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic. The State of Hawaii Homeless Programs Office (HPO) has received and contracted the entire $10,034,673 that has been designated for the neighbor islands. BTG is utilizing these funds to assist Hawaii’s low-income and most vulnerable households throughout the neighboring island counties of Kauai, Maui, and Hawaii. Existing COVID-19 resources can be accessed through the following links:
On April 3, 2020, HUD began distributing award letters notifying ESG Program recipients of augmented funding authorized by the CARES Act. These additional ESG-CV funds are used to mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 and to prevent, prepare for and respond to COVID-19 among individuals and families who are homeless or at-risk of homelessness. BTG’s two-round allocation totaled $10,034,673. Of this, $9,525,258 (95%) has been allocated to homeless services providers on the neighboring islands to assist low-income households impacted by COVID-19. The remaining $509,415 was allocated to Ka Mana O Na Helu to provide HMIS and administrative activities. Follow the ESG-CV link above to learn more about how BTG is utilizing the funding.
The EHV dashboard offers unprecedented transparency and accountability for this new special-purpose voucher program. The dashboard provides daily updates on leasing, issuances, and unit utilization, and information on voucher awards and funding by PHA. The dashboard showcases EHV data at the national, network, region, field office, state, and PHA level for ease of use by a variety of audiences. The data are sourced from the IMS/PIC and HUDCAPS systems and are refreshed daily. Follow the EHV link above to learn more about how BTG is utilizing the funding.