Emergency Solutions Grant

The Emergency Solutions Grant program replaced the Emergency Shelter Grant program in 2012. The City is not a direct ESG grantee, receiving its ESG funding from HUD through the Tennessee Housing Development Agency.

THDA has allocated $161,250 to Murfreesboro for 2019-2020. The following agencies have subrecipient agreements with the City to provide homeless services.
  • The Salvation Army
  • Domestic Violence Program
  • Housing, Health & Human Services Alliance of Rutherford County (H3ARC)
  • The Journey Home - for Coldest Nights
  • Doors of Hope

Eligible uses for ESG funds include Emergency Shelter operations, Street Outreach, Homeless Prevention, Rapid Re-Housing and expenses related to operating the local Homeless Management Information System (HMIS).


Tennessee Housing Development Agency (THDA) has notified the City of Murfreesboro that it may receive an Emergency Solutions Grant of $150,000.00 for the period of July 1, 2020 to June 30, 2021. The City must submit an application to THDA for the Set-Aside funding.

Applicant organizations must be active members of H3ARC and must commit to entering client data in the Continuum’s Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) unless exempted by federal statute or regulation. All agencies receiving Emergency Solutions Grant funding are required to submit periodic reports directly to THDA.

Agencies that choose to apply directly to THDA for funding are not precluded from applying to the City for ESG funds.

Interested organizations are strongly encouraged to carefully review the THDA’s ESG Policy and Procedures Manual.