Use of Federal Funds
The following provides information related to the City of Fort Worth’s use of federal grant funds from the United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD).
Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG-CV2) Change of Use and Change of Scope
The Neighborhood Services Department of the City of Fort Worth is amending its 2019-2020 Action Plan, to revise the use of $306,931.00 in Emergency Solutions Grant funds received to address the Coronavirus Pandemic. Special HUD guidance governing these ESG-CV and ESG-CV2 funds, allows modifications to the use of funds provided information regarding such modifications is posted to the City’s website.
A Change in Use of a total of $110,931.00 in Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act Emergency Solutions Grant Funds (ESG-CV2) will affect two local homeless service providers.
These funds will be reallocated to Tarrant County Homeless Coalition for a Landlord Outreach and Engagement Program ($80,000.00) and to Cornerstone Assistance Network ($30,931.00) to expand their Homelessness Prevention Program.
Additionally, there will be a Change in Scope for a total of $196,000.00 in ESG-CV2 funds provided to the Salvation Army, from this organization’s Rapid Rehousing Program to the Salvation Army Mabee Center Family Shelter for operational expenses.
This will include coverage of the following costs related to providing emergency shelter to homeless families: supplies, food supplies, maintenance, security, contract labor/staff, and Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) software.
Any questions, regarding these reallocations of funds, should be directed to Sharon Burkley, Senior Planner, at 817-392-5785 or at Sharon.Burkley@fortworthtexas.gov
2021 John A. Sasso Award Recipient
The City of Fort Worth was awarded the John A. Sasso award for its efforts in celebrating National Community Development Week in 2021 by the National Community Development Association (NCDA).
The award recognizes efforts to create awareness and celebrate the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Program and the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) Program. NCDA encouraged city government entities to use social media to create awareness of CDBG and HOME projects in their communities. The City of Fort Worth used an informative video to highlight and promote the impact of these programs in neighborhoods.