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Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) Program

Grants to North Carolina Nonprofits and Agencies
to Address and Prevent Homelessness

Agency Type:

State

Funding Source:

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North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) - Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS)

Conf. Date:

08/15/19

Deadline Date:

10/11/19 5:00 PM Receipt

Description:

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Grants to North Carolina nonprofit organizations and local government agencies for programs that help homeless people and families, or those that are at risk of becoming homeless. Funding is intended to be used as part of a system that responds to housing emergencies in an attempt to ensure that homelessness is brief, rare, and one-time. The program supports two primary functions: Emergency Response Activities, including emergency shelter operations and services, as well as street outreach; and Housing Stability Activities including homelessness prevention and rapid re-housing.

Agencies participating in the ESG program and/or receiving ESG funds, are eligible to perform activities under the following components: 

  • Street Outreach
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Rapid Re-Housing
  • Homelessness Prevention
  • NC HMIS / Domestic Violence / Victim Service Provider Comparable Database

For additional information about these components, see:

https://files.nc.gov/ncdhhs/3%20-%20ESG%20FY19-20_Application%20Information_FINAL_0.pdf#page=4

Activities can include:

  • Engaging homeless individuals and families living on the street;
  • Improving the number and quality of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families; 
  • Helping operate emergency shelters; 
  • Providing essential services to emergency shelter residents, 
  • Rapidly rehouse homeless individuals and families, and 
  • Preventing families and individuals from becoming homeless.

No more than 60% of funds can be used for Emergency Response Services (Street Outreach and Emergency Shelter). While there is a maximum percent for Emergency Services, there is no maximum for Housing Stability (Rapid Re-Housing, HMIS, and Targeted Prevention). This means a Continuum of Care / Local Planning Area may choose to apply for the full 60% of Emergency Response funding or use some of that funding for Housing Stability Activities.

 For a chart that shows the funding that each Continuum of Care / Local Planning Area may apply for during the FY19-20 competition, see: https://files.nc.gov/ncdhhs/2%20-%20ESG_Fair%20Share_Explainer_Final.pdf#page=2

GrantWatch ID#:

GrantWatch ID#: 163098

Estimated Total Program Funding:

$4,853,418

Term of Contract:

New contracts with project applicants or fiscal sponsors will be executed by January 1, 2020. Contracts will be effective January 1 – December 31, 2020.

Any organization applying for ESG funds must be fully operational and able to begin incurring costs by January 1, 2020.

Additional Eligibility Criteria:

Non-profit or local government agencies may apply for funding.

The following are eligible sub-recipients for ESG funding:
1. Units of general local government, including metropolitan entitlement communities that receive direct ESG allocations from HUD
2. Private 501 (c) 3 designated nonprofit organizations.

Note: Public Housing Authorities (PHAs) or non-profits established by PHAs are not eligible sub-recipients of NC ESG funds.

Pre-proposal Conference:

All prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the in-person technical assistance sessions below, being offered by the NC ESG Office, to review and discuss the 2019-2020 NC ESG RFA:

Tuesday, August 13, 2019, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.
Buncombe County Administration Bldg.
1st Floor Conf Rm
200 College St
Asheville, NC 38801

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/3045426606909231885

Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 10am-2pm:
Impact Alamance
133 E. Davis Street
Burlington, NC 27215

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/5990933595326033677

Thursday, August 15, 2019, 10am-2pm:
Trillium Health Resources
201 W 1st
Greenville, NC 27858

Registration Link: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/26077517083130637

Pre-Application Information:

Applications in response to the RFA must be received, not postmarked, by 5:00 pm on Friday, October 11, 2019. All applications received by this deadline will be reviewed. Late applications will not be reviewed.

Award decisions will be announced in mid-November.

Timeline:
- July 16, 2019: Public Notice Release
- August 13 – 15, 2019: RFA Instructional Trainings
- October 11, 2019: All Applications Due
- October 14 - November 15, 2019: NC ESG Application Review
- November 25, 2019: Funding Decisions Announced
- December 6, 2019: Agency’s intent to appeal Due
- December 13, 2019: Appeals & Special Consideration Materials Due
- January 3, 2019: Appeal Responses
-January 3, 2019: Contracts Sent Out

Contact Information:

Before starting your grant application, please review the funding source's website listed below for updates/changes/addendums/conferences/LOIs.

If using the United States Postal Service (USPS), mail NC ESG application and supporting documents to:

ESG Homeless Programs Coordinator
DHHS-DAAS
2101 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2101

If using Courier services (such as UPS, Federal Express, etc.) or Hand Delivery:
Kim Crawford
DHHS-DAAS
693 Palmer Drive
Raleigh, NC 27603

Direct all inquiries concerning the RFA to:

Kim Crawford, ESG Homeless Programs Coordinator
Phone: 919-855-4991
Email: kim.crawford@dhhs.nc.org

Chris Battle, ESG Homeless Programs Coordinator
Phone: 919-855-4984
Email: chris.battle@dhhs.nc.gov

Lisa Worth, ESG Homeless Programs Coordinator
Phone: 919-855-4993
Email: lisa.worth@dhhs.nc.gov

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