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ESG Application Coming Soon
Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC) anticipates opening a competitive application funding round for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program in early May. Notification of funding availability and the application process will be published in upcoming KHC eGrams.
Potential applicants should be aware that KHC intends to establish a two-year funding cycle beginning with this impending application round, whereby projects that are awarded funding in 2017 will be eligible for renewal in 2018 without a competitive application process so long as certain minimum thresholds are met and funding is available from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Under this plan, the next opportunity to apply for ESG funding would be in 2019.
KHC reserves the right to open a competitive funding round in 2018 if certain conditions occur such as additional funding becoming available from HUD or projects funded in 2017 electing not to renew in 2018. This proposed two-year funding plan is included in the  Draft 2017 Consolidated Action Plan  , which is currently available on KHC's website for review and public comment. For more information about how to submit public comment, refer to the article in this eGram titled "Public Comment Period."
While awaiting the release of the ESG application guidelines, potential applicants should refer to the HUD Exchange ESG page   and the ESG section of the HCA Help Desk for more information. 
Coordinated Entry Notice of Funding Availability
KHC is seeking applicants from the Kentucky Balance of State Continuum of Care (KY BoS CoC) to implement coordinated entry projects funded through KHC's 2015 and 2016 Continuum of Care (CoC) Supportive Services Only (SSO) grant from the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for coordinated entry. Application guidelines are available on KHC's website, under Specialized Housing, Continuum of Care.

As part of HUD's CoC program competitive application process, KHC was awarded $125,488 each year for program years (PY) 2015 and 2016. Through this funding opportunity, KHC anticipates funding 3-5 projects ranging between $20,000 and $50,000 per PY. The number of approved projects and the award amounts will be dependent upon the number of applications received and the amount of funds requested.

The purpose of this funding opportunity is to provide seed money to build capacity within prioritization areas. Due to the limited amount of funds available through this grant, it is not possible for each prioritization area within the BoS to receive funding. Applicants volunteering to serve as the lead agency for a prioritization area and who propose projects that will serve its full prioritization area will receive higher points in the application scoring than those projects not serving as the lead and/or not serving a full prioritization area.

Applicants are required to submit applications through KHC's Universal Funding Application (UFA) no later than 11:59 p.m. on Friday, April 28, 2017
New ESG, COC, and HOME TBRA toolkits Available on HCA Help Desk
Effective April 5, 2017 - projects using ESG, COC and/or HOME TBRA must use documents from the new toolkits.
  1. Please take time with your staff to go over the toolkits thoroughly. Compliance will be monitoring for use of the new forms
  2. There are new mandatory forms in some of the toolkits. Below is a list of some of the new mandatory required forms:
    • ESG, COC and HOME TBRA now have VAWA required forms included with each toolkit and agencies will be responsible for following VAWA requirements.
    • COC now has new mandatory Chronically Homeless forms
    • COC now has new mandatory "Client Service Plan & Tracker for COC" forms
  3. The General Authorization to Release form HCA 139 is now a sample form. This form can still be used in some cases, however, this form should not be used for any client who is or has experienced an event qualifying under VAWA. VAWA requires specific authorization rather than general authorization. To obtain specific authorization for information needed on a toolkit form, please have the client sign the authorization release statement included at the top of each form needing authorization.
  4. Links for updated HMIS forms have been included in each toolkit
  5. There have been numerous updates throughout the toolkits; some are very noticeable and some are not.  Please discard any previous versions of toolkits documents and use only documents included in the updated versions, even if the forms look the same.
If you have any questions related to the new toolkits, please contact the HCA Help Desk
KYHMIS Invoices for New Users
Kentucky Homeless Management Information System (KYHMIS) user fee invoices were sent out April 3, 2017, to agencies who have added new users since January 1, 2017. Invoices must be paid through the KHC Payment Center, using your KYHMIS provider ID and zip code. Paper checks will no longer be accepted and will be returned to the agency. Late fees will be added to unpaid invoices on Monday, May 1, 2017.

If you have any questions, please submit a Help Desk request or call toll-free in Kentucky at 800-633-8896 or 502-564-7630, extension 446; TTY 711. 
KYHMIS BoS Trainings Online!
In an effort to improve efficiencies, the KYHMIS new user training for BoS is now offered online via the HCA Help Desk , under KYHMIS Training Documentation, Videos. These training videos can be accessed at any time for your convenience. Due to the new capabilities of the online training, in-person trainings will no longer be offered. Information needed to complete the homework assignments and gain access as a new user to KYHMIS can be found within the training segments.

For current users who wish to fulfill refresher training requirements, at this time, you will also access the same online training videos. Once you view the videos, credit will be given for this requirement.

If you have any questions, please
submit a request  or call toll-free in Kentucky at 800-633-8896 or 502-564-7630, ext. 446; TTY 711.
Public Comment Period
The 2017 Consolidated Annual Action Plan for Kentucky's Block Grant Housing Programs is available for public comment through Monday, May 8, 2017.

The Consolidated Action Plan is the Commonwealth's application and distribution plan for the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), Office of Community Planning and Development (CPD) Programs (HOME, ESG, CDBG, HTF, and HOPWA). Kentucky Housing Corporation and the Department for Local Government are the agencies responsible for submission of the plan to HUD.

Kentucky has drafted the annual Consolidated Action Plan and is receiving written comments to obtain public input. Written comments will be accepted and where applicable, will be incorporated into the document. The Consolidated Action Plan covers the time period of July 1, 2017 to June 30, 2018.

The Draft 2017 Action Plan is available for review online at
KHC's website, under Resources, Planning Documents, Consolidated Plan. Please send written comments to Bernadette Hillman, KHC, 1231 Louisville Road, Frankfort, Kentucky 40601; or email  

DO NOT REPLY-This is an unmonitored email address. 


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