The State of Alabama received a total award of $40,459,786 in three separate allocations from the US Department of Housing and Urban Development under the CARES Act.
The State has submitted a plan to HUD for the distribution of these funds. Under the State Plan, all 67 counties, including Jefferson and Mobile which are entitlement counties, as well thirteen entitlement cities, will be awarded a predetermined amount of CV funds based on their populations upon submission and approval of grant applications.
A list of eligible activities includes facilities for COVID testing and vaccinations; facilities of isolation beds; equipment; rental, mortgage and utility assistance; assistance to food banks and food pantries; job creation and business assistance; and other facilities and services that will promote the goal of preventing, preparing for, and responding to the spread of infectious diseases such as COVID.
The Emergency Solutions Grant-CV (ESG-CV) Program is funded by HUD through the Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act).
ESG-CV funds are to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and other infectious diseases among persons or families who are homeless or receiving homeless assistance.
The state has been approved to receive a total of $23,237,004 in two separate allocations. ESG-CV funds may be used to provide essential services to both sheltered and unsheltered homeless persons. ESG-CV funds will also provide limited rental and utility assistance to mitigate the impacts of the coronavirus.
The Housing Opportunities for Persons with AIDS-CV (HOPWA-CV) Program is funded by HUD through the CARES Act.
The State has been approved to receive $365,910 in COVID funds. HOPWA-CV funds are to be used to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the COVID-19 pandemic and other infectious diseases among persons and their families who are living with HIV/AIDS.
HOPWA-CV funds are available to assist individuals residing in all 67 of Alabama’s counties. Eligible services include short-term rent, mortgage and utility assistance, leasing, supportive services, and operating costs for housing facilities.
Consumers who meet HOPWA eligibility criteria and who have an ongoing emergency need for assistance that is directly related to the COVID-19 pandemic will be eligible for these services.