HUD Relaxes a Spending Deadline for Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG)
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) is relaxing one of the deadlines in Notice CPD-21-08 for recipients to spend the CARES Act's Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG-CV), which can be used to provide urgent assistance to households experiencing homelessness during the COVID-19 pandemic.
“HUD recognizes the extremely difficult circumstances recipients are working under and have been working under since the start of the pandemic in 2020. We also appreciate how hard recipients have worked to serve our most vulnerable citizens during this critical time. Therefore, in accordance with HUD’s discretion regarding the March 31, 2022, expenditure deadline, HUD has determined it will not recapture funds from recipients who do not meet that deadline,” the department said in a letter to recipients. “HUD is currently considering whether it is necessary to establish a later deadline to replace the March 31, 2022, deadline for expending 80% of each ESG-CV grant. HUD is also considering whether it is necessary to establish a new overall ESG-CV expenditure deadline that is later than the current September 30, 2022, deadline.”
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