The Charlotte-Mecklenburg Continuum of Care (CoC) is charged by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) to submit a community-wide application for Emergency Solution Grant (ESG) funds. The CoC anticipates that NC DHHS will allow the Charlotte-Mecklenburg CoC to apply for approximately $506,479 in this competition.
This announcement serves as the opportunity for agencies to submit a Letter of Interest (LOI) to express their interest in submitting a project application through this ESG funding competition. The LOI packet can be found via this link.
Eligible ESG Activities
Street Outreach: Essential Services related to reaching out to unsheltered homeless individuals and families, connecting them with emergency shelter, housing, or critical services, and providing them with urgent, non-facility-based care. Eligible costs include engagement, case management, emergency health and mental health services, transportation, and services for special populations.
Emergency Shelter: Essential Services, including case management, childcare, education services, employment assistance and job training, outpatient health services, legal services, life skills training, mental health services, substance abuse treatment services, transportation, and services for special populations; and Shelter Operations, including maintenance, rent, repair, security, fuel, equipment, insurance, utilities, food, furnishings, and supplies necessary for the operation of the emergency shelter. Where no appropriate emergency shelter is available for a homeless family or individual, eligible costs may also include a hotel or motel voucher for that family or individual. Renovation of shelters is also an eligible activity.
Rapid Re-Housing Assistance: Housing relocation and stabilization services and/or short-and/or medium-term rental assistance as necessary to help individuals or families living in shelters or in places not meant for human habitation move as quickly as possible into permanent housing and achieve stability in that housing.
Homelessness Prevention: Housing relocation and stabilization services and short-and/or medium-term rental assistance as necessary to prevent the individual or family from moving to an emergency shelter, a place not meant for human habitation, or another literally homeless situation.
Homeless Management Information System (or comparable database if Domestic Violence Provider). *eligible activity only if in conjunction with another eligible activity: ESG funds may be used to pay for the costs of participating in and contributing to the HMIS designated by the Continuum of Care for the area.
Information about ESG activities and requirements can be found via this link at HUD Exchange, Emergency Solutions Grant Program.
All LOIs must be submitted electronically no later than 5pm on Monday, August 31, 2020 to firstname.lastname@example.org. LOIs submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed.
Questions may be directed to Branden Lewis at email@example.com or by phone at 704-975-9177.
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Branden Lewis is a Management Analyst for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Continuum of Care (CoC). Branden serves as the community staff lead for the Charlotte-Mecklenburg CoC. Branden’s role is to coordinate program activities outlined in the HUD CoC Program Interim Rule with a primary focus on the HUD COC Notice of Funding Availability, ESG Grant Application process and CoC Governance.