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2016-2017  Emergency Solutions Grant, Transitional Housing Program, & Homelessness Prevention Program Application

The Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), Transitional Housing Program (THP), and Homeless Prevention Program (HPP) are collectively referred to as the ETH Program.  ESG is Federally Administered by the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).  HUD awards ESG funding to the State of Wisconsin Department of Administration Division of Energy, Housing, and Community Resources (DEHCR) to distribute to eligible applicants.  HPP and THP are State of Wisconsin funding sources. 


ESG and HPP funding are combined and allocated to one lead applicant in each HUD or local continuum of care (COC).  The lead applicant and sub-recipient applicants may apply for this funding under six different project types: administration, emergency shelter, homeless management information systems (HMIS), homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing, and street outreach. Each HUD or local continuum of care decides how to best divide funding between project types and applicants by considering local needs and project performance.


THP funding is allocated to each of Wisconsin’s four HUD Continua of Care.  Each HUD Continuum of Care is responsible for distributing funds to eligible sub-recipients as they best determine.

The application is due Friday, May 6, 2016.

SUBMIT: ONE (1) ELECTRONIC COPY of each section by Friday, May 6, 2016 to   Both the Budget and the Match forms must be submitted in EXCEL.   Either WORD or PDF is acceptable for all other sections.  Attachments to the Application do not need to be submitted electronically. 


ONE (1) PAPER COPY of your application postmarked or hand delivered by 4:00 PM on Friday, May 6, 2016 to:

(Via US Postal Service):

ETH Application
c/o Ellen Hildebrand
Division of Energy, Housing, and Community Resources
PO Box 7970
Madison, WI 53707-7970

(Via Hand Delivery):

ETH Application
c/o Ellen Hildebrand
Division of Energy, Housing, and Community Resources (5th Floor)
Department of Administration
101 E. Wilson
Madison, WI 53703



ETH Application

Please read the ETH Application Instructions carefully before beginning an ETH application.  Any questions about the ETH Application can be sent to



ETH Application Instructions

Example Payment Request Form

  • This example form is referred to in the ETH Application Instructions, and is intended to help applicants understand how the ETH budget will be structured in the 2016-2017 grant year. 


2016-2017 ETH Allocation Table

ESG/HPP Funding Formula Explanation


Consolidated Budget & Match

ETH Consolidated Budget

  • All ESG and HPP funding requests must be included in the Consolidated Budget chart.

ETH Consolidated Match

  • All consolidated applications must list each match source on the Consolidated Match chart.  All match besides HPP match must also be documented in an attachment to be counted as match.


ESG/HPP Project Type Applications

Lead Applicant

Emergency Shelter OR Grandfathered In ESG Transitional Housing


Homelessness Prevention

Rapid Re-Housing

Street Outreach



Continuum Performance *Newly required this year*

Continuum Performance

System Performance Data

  • This excel document includes the data used in the ESG/HPP Funding Formula on the first tab, and additional system performance data received from the Institute for Community Alliances on the second tab.


Transitional Housing Program Application

Transitional Housing Program



Application Attachments

Environmental Review Forms OR Environmental Review Exemption Form

ETH Certifications

Certification from a Local Unit of Government (for new projects only)

Certification of Local HUD Continuum of Care (see your HUD COC for more information)

Written Standards

Termination Procedures

Documentation of Match