Hanna announces Emergency Solutions grant award in Clinton County
HARRISBURG, Dec. 22 – State Rep. Mike Hanna, D-Clinton/Centre, announced today that Clinton County received a $200,000 grant from the state’s Emergency Solutions Grant Program (ESG). Funding for this program is administered through the Department of Community and Economic Development.
Hanna said that Clinton County applied on behalf of itself and various area nonprofits, such as the Life Center and the Women’s Center. Specifically, the funds will be used to provide emergency shelter and rapid re-housing services.
"This grant program is essential to Clinton County's hardworking network of non-profits that serve our growing population of unsheltered, chronically homeless citizens,” Hanna said. "This funding will provide many individuals with access to safe lodging and the tools they need to get into permanent housing as quickly as possible.”
The Emergency Solutions Grant is federal grant program that assists with street outreach, shelter, rapid re-housing, homelessness prevention, HMIS and administration. All ESG grants are required to have 100 percent matching funds. Applications for this program were accepted from any general purpose units of local government, including cities, boroughs, and townships, towns, counties, home rule municipalities and communities that desired to apply “on behalf of” other municipalities. Local governments were required to apply “on behalf of” nonprofit organizations.