Grant Opportunities



2022 ESG Program Application Are Now Available


Homeless Prevention and Emergency Shelters

Allegheny County Department of Human Services (ACDHS)  and the City of Pittsburgh, Office of Management and Budget (City) are thrilled to announce that Applications and Proposals are open for funding available for Homeless Shelters, Homeless Street Outreach and Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Rehousing through the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). 


Application due by 5:00pm EST on Friday, May 13, 2022.



Important Application Dates & Deadlines


April 28, 2022 

2:30 pm


Application content-related questions due to ESGApplication@AlleghenyCounty.us.

These are questions applicants have to clarify programmatic elements, application and proposal elements and budgets that are related to everything except for the technical aspects of how to submit the application.

May 4, 2022

Application related FAQ will be posted on both the City and County websites.

May 13, 2022
5:00 pm


Shelter/Street Outreach and Homelessness Prevention and Rapid Re-Housing Applications due to ESGApplication@AlleghenyCounty.



Frequently Asked Questions

All questions submitted to the City and County by Thursday April 28 about the 2022 ESG Application have been answered in an FAQ document. 

Download the 2022 ESG Application FAQ


If you have more questions, email: ESGApplication@AlleghenyCounty.us.


Application Materials

Every interested applicant should read the 2022 Applications Guidelines and Instructions

After reading this document, you should understand which documents you need to complete.  

Reference materials include


Please read the  special instructions in the "How to Submit an Application" section below when you are ready to submit your application.

If you have questions, contact: ESGApplication@AlleghenyCounty.us.



Submission Instructions

Please name all documents to be included in your submission as "[organization name] ESG Application - [document name]"

Please utilize the document names as listed above under “Application Materials”. If you are submitting two applications (one for HPRRH and one for Shelter/Street Outreach), please submit a separate Zip file per application, noting HPRRH or Shelter/Street Outreach.


Instructions to submit as a Zip file:


  1. Select all documents to be included in submission.

  2. Right click (or comparative option for your OS) on files to be zipped.

  3. Select either "Compress Items" or "Send to..." then "Compressed (zipped) folder"

  4. Attach Zipped folder to the email for submission.

  5. Email complete application to ESGApplication@AlleghenyCounty.us by 5:00pm EST on Friday, May 13, 2022.



Please email ESGApplication@AlleghenyCounty.us.


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Community Development Grants

Public Service Grant: This grant is for 501(c)(3) nonprofits for a wide variety of activities that serve people with low to moderate incomes. Projects typically provide direct services to vulnerable populations. Programs that were awarded grants in previous years include: food pantries, youth summer camps, job training, career services, literacy programs senior programs, and more. This grant is funded by the Community Development Block Grant program. The 2022 application window closed May 6, 2022. For more information go to https://engage.pittsburghpa.gov/2022-public-service-grant.

Neighborhood Economic Development Grant: This grant provides funding to community development corporations to engage in activities that support economic development and neighborhood planning. Past projects have included, but not limited to: neighborhood planning, site assembly, project management for development projects, community outreach for development projects, and business recruitment. This grant is funded by the Community Development Block Grant program. The 2021 application window closed May 14, 2021. 

Emergency Solutions Grant: Provides funding for nonprofits that provide services and shelter to people experiencing homelessness.