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ESG Application is Now Open! 
The competitive application funding round for the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) program is now open. The deadline to submit an application for consideration is Monday, July 10, 2017, at 11:59 p.m. ET.
The application guidelines and sample scoresheet is available on KHC's website under Specialized Housing, Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) . Applicants should carefully review these documents prior to completing the application as they both provide specific information on what is expected and how applicants will be scored.

Applicants must register and complete the application using the Kentucky Housing Corporation (KHC)
Universal Funding Application (UFA) system. As a first step in the application process, applicants must complete and submit the KHC Capacity Scorecard through the UFA system. Applicants must submit the completed Capacity Scorecard by June 23, 2017.

As stated in previous eGrams, this competitive application round is for a two-year funding cycle, 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. The next competitive application process is anticipated to occur in 2019.
In preparing for the ESG application, applicants should thoroughly review the ESG Policy Manual.
If you have any questions, please contact the Housing Contract Administration (HCA) Help Desk.

Application Fee
An application fee is not required for this competitive application. Please disregard the green "Pay Fees" icon when working in the ESG application within the UFA. 
Save the Date! 
The Kentucky Balance of State (BoS) Continuum of Care (CoC) will conduct a series of regional CoC meetings in June and July. Below are the dates and locations that have been confirmed at this time. Details about locations and dates, not listed below, will be included in future eGrams. The meetings are open to the public and all are welcome. A map of the regions is included on KHC's website under Specialized Housing, Continuum of Care.

All CoC and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funded agencies are required to send one representative to one of the meetings. While attending your local meeting is ideal, you are welcome to attend a meeting in another region, if the date is more convenient.

The meetings will take place as follows:

Region 1
Wednesday, June 28, 2017
1 p.m. CT
Pennyroyal Mental Health Center Regional Office
3999 Fort Campbell Blvd.
Hopkinsville, Kentucky 42240

Region 2
Thursday, June 29, 2017
10 a.m. CT
Economic Justice Institute
2109 Old Louisville Road
Bowling Green, Kentucky 42101

Region 3

Region 4
Thursday, June 22, 2017
10 a.m. ET
Ashland-Boyd County Library, Main Branch
1740 Central Avenue
Ashland, Kentucky 41101

Region 5

Region 6
Tuesday, June 27, 2017
10 a.m. ET
Location TBD

If you have any questions, please submit a request or call toll-free in Kentucky at 800-633-8896 or 502-564-7630, extension 446; TTY 711. 
VAWA Implementation: Emergency Transfer Plans Required by June 14, 2017
VAWA applies to: HOME, ESG, COC, and HOPWA funding sources.
HUD released a final rule in regards to Violence Against Women Reauthorization Act of 2013: Implementation in HUD Housing Programs. This new rule became effective December 16, 2016, and applies to all the funding sources listed below. All partners receiving funds through one of the programs listed must implement The Emergency Transfer Plan requirement by June 14, 2017. 
If you have a project with one of these funding sources please read the applicable rules that have been updated to include the VAWA requirements. Partner agencies are responsible for, and HCA quality assurance staff will be monitoring for compliance on, the implementation and adherence to VAWA-related requirements after the effective date.
COC, ESG, and HOME TBRA Toolkits have been updated and HUD's Model Emergency Transfer Plan is included as a required form. Please refer to the program rules for the funding your agency receives to ensure you complete the Emergency Transfer Plan as applicable. If you have questions, please submit a request through the  HCA Help Desk.

In general,  all HUD projects must follow  24 CFR part 5, Subpart L - Protection for Victims of Domestic Violence, Dating Violence, Sexual Assault, or Stalking.  

In addition, there are specific changes to each of the following program rules: 
KYHMIS Annual Invoice Process Reminder
In late June, all agencies in the Lexington Continuum of Care (CoC) and the Balance of State (BoS) CoC who use the KYHMIS database will receive an Annual Invoice for User Licenses from KHC. The Louisville CoC will process their own invoices for their member agencies. The KHC invoice will reflect the number of users currently activated in the system. All agencies are reminded of their responsibility to review the number of licenses and make any necessary adjustment recommendations to the KHC Kentucky Homeless Management System (KYHMIS) staff. Send a HCA Help Desk ticket with details on the increase or decrease in the number of licenses needed for the upcoming fiscal year and the names of the persons holding the licenses. KHC will use the number of users in the system to generate the Annual Invoice.
Annual Invoices will be sent from the online  PNC Payment System in an email to the designated agency contact person. All agencies are reminded of their responsibility to enroll in the PNC Payment System, to enter their banking information so electronic payment may be made, and to confirm the appropriate contact person who should receive the emailed Annual Invoice. Payment of the Annual Invoice must be made by electronic deposit through the PNC Payment System. Paper checks will no longer be accepted and, if received by KHC, will be returned to the agency uncashed.
Please contact the HCA Help Desk with any questions or call 502-564-7630, extension 446.
KYHMIS BoS Trainings Online! 
In an effort to improve efficiencies, the KYHMIS new user training for the 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, extension 446; TTY 711.
Ribbon Cutting in Booneville, Kentucky
Partnership Housing Inc. recently finished building a new home for Owsley County resident, Ms. Barrett. Davey King, managing director for Housing Contract Administration, represented KHC at the ribbon cutting ceremony held in Booneville, Kentucky, on June 2, 2017.

Housing development is economic development. KHC
proudly  allocated $300,000 in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) and Appalachian Regional Commission (ARC) funds for the construction of home buyer units in the Milltown Subdivision. These funds in combination with other resources from many partners who attended this event, brought well over half a million dollars to Owsley County for this phase of development. The deployment of these funds helps to increase employment in the county, expand the property tax base, build community pride, and spurs economic growth.

HOME funds help buyers, like Ms. Barrett, realize the dream of owning a home. These are important programs that are invested in Kentucky families and strengthen our communities. 

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