Aging and Adult Services Grant Opportunities

Emergency Solutions Grant - 2020-2021 Annual Grant

Division Issuing Notice
Division of Aging and Adult Services - DHHS

Date of Notice
August 17, 2020

The purpose of this Request for Application (RFA) is to solicit applications from non-profits and local units of government who are interested in providing the NC Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS), Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) services related to assisting individuals or families that are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless. 

The North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services (NCDHHS) through it's Division of Aging and Adult Services (DAAS) will administer North Carolina's Non-Entitlement ESG funds.  NCDHHS is seeking proposals for up to $4.9 million in ESG funding for homeless service providers in North Carolina to assist in responding to homelessness in North Carolina subject to availability and appropriation of the funds.  

NC ESG funds are intended to be used as a part of a crisis response system using a low barrier, housing focused appraoch to ensure that homelessness is rare, brief and one time.  Activities can include:

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


The Division of Aging and Adult Service, NC DHHS will accept applications for ESG funding from Continuums of Care (CoC) and Balance of State CoC Regional Committees. The applications will recommend non-profit or local government agencies for funding. Recommended agencies will contract directly with NC DHHS, Division of Aging and Adult Services, for funding or with a Fiscal Sponsor, who will then contract directly with NC DHHS_DAAS.

How to Apply
Applications in response to the RFA must be received by 5:00pm on Friday, October 16, 2020.  All applications received by this deadline will be reviewed. Late applications will not be reviewed.  

Please see the application for a complete list of all information that must be submitted.

Please note:  Although the application deadline is Friday October 17, you may submit your completed application(s) at anytime prior to the deadline.   

RFA Instructional Session and Q&A

All prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the in-person technical assistance webinar sessions below, being offered by the NC ESG Office and NCDHHS, to review and discuss the ESG annual application:

ESG FY20-21 ESG RFA webinar:     (September 2nd recording of ESG FY20-21 information Sesson)

In the process of administering this program, NC DHHS-DAAS will make decisions and interpretations regarding regional, fiscal, and project applications. NC DHHS-DAAS is entitled to the full discretion allowed by law in making all such decisions and interpretations. NC DHHS-DAAS reserves the right to request additional information from any applicant. NC DHHS-DAAS reserves the right to reject any and all applications received. NC DHHS-DAAS reserves the right to amend, modify, or withdraw provisions contained in this application that are inconsistent or in conflict with state or federal laws or regulations. All applications for NC ESG funding become the property of NC DHHS-DAAS. 

Deadline for Submission
Friday October 16 at 5:00 pm (All applications must be received via the link by that time unless otherwise authorized)

How to Obtain Further Information
Direct all inquiries concerning this RFA to:

Chris Battle
ESG Homeless Programs Coordinator
Phone: 919-855-4984

Lisa Worth
ESG Homeless Programs Coordinator
Phone: 919-855-4993

Application Documents Provided Below