Iowa Finance Authority

Emergency Solutions Grant

The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program is a federal program of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development designed to assist people to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis and/or homelessness.

The Iowa Finance Authority manages the Iowa statewide allocation of ESG funds and some cities in Iowa manage additional independent federal allocations.

 Eligible Applicants

  • Units of general purpose local governments (not to include local public housing authorities)
  • Nonprofit service agencies

Please note that individuals may not apply directly to the Iowa Finance Authority for assistance. If you are experiencing homelessness or are at-risk of becoming homeless, there are several programs around the State of Iowa that can offer assistance. We encourage you to contact a local service provider in your area to see what options may be available to you.

Notice ESG Notice

The Iowa Finance Authority approved the 2019 ESG awards. 

View awards

Notice Contact

Amber Lewis | Homeless Programs Manager