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Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Vermont Annual Report – State Fiscal Year 2014

Posted September 9, 2014

The 2014 Year End Report for the Emergency Solutions Grant program is now available. Vermont’s Emergency Solutions Grants program, administered by the Vermont State Office of Economic Opportunity, provides a blend of state and federal (HUD) funding to support operations, staffing and homelessness prevention and re-housing assistance at approximately 40 non-profit emergency shelter, transitional housing and prevention programs serving all regions of the state. The State Office of Economic Opportunity works in close partnership with both HUD-recognized Homeless Continua of Care – Chittenden and the Balance of State (i.e., Vermont Affordable Housing Coalition) – to consult on performance measurement, data management and developing coordinated entry and assessment systems within both systems of care. The chart below shows a breakdown of the percentage of this funding used for each program component:



Approximately $1.6 million in state and federal funding was awarded under the Emergency Solutions Grant program. Just over half of funds supported direct service staff, such as case managers or housing counselors. Approximately one-third of funds supported basic shelter operations, such as utilities, rent, building insurance, shelter supplies or basic maintenance. The remaining funds (approximately $300,000) provided client financial or rental assistance such as security deposit, rental or utility arrearages, or short-term rental assistance.

To view the full report, including details on the population served and analysis of performance, click here (PDF file).


Cathedral Square 2012 Annual Report

Posted May 28, 2013

Please see message below from Nancy Eldridge at Cathedral Square announcing  Cathedral Square’s 2012 Annual Report.

“This past year has been full of growth. Thank you. We could not have done it without you – our partners, donors and other supporters.  We hope you enjoy reading about our statewide Support And Services at Home (SASH) initiative, our newest community Thayer House in Burlington, the 80th Anniversary of the Ruggles House Foundation and much more in our 2012 Annual Report – Cathedral Square’s 2012 Annual Report. Vermont is on the forefront of change and we are happy to be a part of it with you.”

View PDF of Cathedral Square’s 2012 Annual Report