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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 12-1166



Emergency Solutions Grant Program

[42 Pa.B. 3617]
[Saturday, June 23, 2012]

 The Department of Community and Economic Development (Department), Center for Community Financing, is anticipating receiving funding through the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) for the Emergency Solutions Grant. The Homeless Emergency Assistance and Rapid Transition to Housing Act of 2009 (HEARTH Act), enacted into law on May 20, 2009, consolidates three of the separate homeless assistance programs administered by HUD under the McKinney-Vento Homeless Assistance Act into a single grant program, and revises the Emergency Shelter Grants program and renames it as the Emergency Solutions Grants program (program). The change in the program's name, from Emergency Shelter Grants to Emergency Solutions Grants, reflects the change in the program's focus from addressing the needs of homeless people in emergency or transitional shelters to assisting people to quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing a housing crisis or homelessness, or both.

 The Department will accept applications only from county governments that received Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Program funding from the Department in Fiscal Year 2009 and from the cities of Philadelphia and Pittsburgh. Priority will be given to nonentitled jurisdictions; however, the Department will consider funding applications received from all eligible government jurisdictions listed previously. One copy of the application may be submitted to the Department's Customer Service Center, 4th Floor, Commonwealth Keystone Building, 400 North Street, Harrisburg, PA 17120 in accordance with the Department's single application requirements. A hard copy of the fully executed application must be sent to the Department Customer Service Center at the address listed previously and a copy sent to the appropriate regional office. The application window will open on June 23, 2012, and close at 5 p.m. on July 13, 2012. Applications received prior to or after these dates may not be considered for funding.

 Guidelines and application kits may be obtained by download from the Department's web site at A hard copy of the kit may be received by contacting the Department's Center for Community Financing, at (717) 787-5327 or the Department's regional offices. A copy may also be requested by persons with a disability who wish to submit an application in accordance with the provisions stated herein and who require assistance with that application, and persons who require copies of this notice in an alternate format (large type, Braille, and the like) should contact Ed Geiger, 4th Floor, Commonwealth Keystone Building, Harrisburg, PA 17120, (717) 787-5327, to discuss how the Department may best accommodate their needs.

 The following is the listing of Department regional offices and the counties they serve:

Regional Offices

Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery and Philadelphia  Counties

Department of Community and Economic Development
801 Market Street, Suite 6106
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 560-2083

Berks, Bradford, Carbon, Lackawanna, Lehigh,
 Luzerne, Monroe, Northampton, Pike, Schuylkill,
 Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Wayne and
 Wyoming Counties

Department of Community and Economic Development
409 Lackawanna Avenue
3rd Floor, Oppenheim Building
Scranton, PA 18503
(570) 963-4571

Adams, Cumberland, Dauphin, Franklin, Lancaster,
 Lebanon, Perry, York, Bedford, Blair, Cambria,
 Centre, Clinton, Columbia, Fulton, Huntingdon,
 Juniata, Lycoming, Mifflin, Montour, Northumberland,
 Snyder, Somerset and Union Counties

Department of Community and Economic Development
Commonwealth Keystone Building
400 North Street, 4th Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 720-7302

Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Butler, Fayette, Greene,  Indiana, Washington and Westmoreland Counties

Department of Community and Economic Development
301 5th Avenue, Suite 250
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
(412) 565-5002

Cameron, Clarion, Clearfield, Crawford, Elk, Erie, Forest,  Jefferson, Lawrence, McKean, Mercer, Potter, Venango  and Warren Counties

Department of Community and Economic Development
100 State Street, Suite 205
Erie, PA 16507
(814) 871-4241

Main Office
Center for Community Financing
400 North Street, 4th Floor
Commonwealth Keystone Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
(717) 787-5327


[Pa.B. Doc. No. 12-1166. Filed for public inspection June 22, 2012, 9:00 a.m.]

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