Aging and Adult Services Grant Opportunities

FY2019 - 2020 RFA Emergency Solutions Grants Program

Division Issuing Notice
Division of Aging and Adult Services

Date of Notice
July 16, 2019

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.

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

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 (herein referred to as Local Planning Area - LPAs). 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, not postmarked, by 5:00pm on Friday, October 11, 2019.  All applications received by this deadline will be reviewed.  Late applications will not be reviewed. 

Please note that each CoC/LPA must submit the following in a 3-ring binder(s) no larger than 2 inches each, tabbed according to the checklist in the RFA:
•    One Regional Application
•    One Project Application for each of the organizations recommended for funding
•    One soft (electronic) copy on a flash drive of the complete application.
    The documents on the flash drive should be in the same order as the hard copy application
    Please be sure to write your CoC/LPA name on the flash drive 

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

If using the United States Postal Service (USPS), mail NC ESG application and supporting documents to: 
ESG Homeless Programs Coordinator
2101 Mail Service Center
Raleigh, NC 27699-2101

If using Courier services (such as UPS, Federal Express, etc.) or Hand Delivery:
ESG Program Coordinator
693 Palmer Drive
Raleigh, NC 27603

RFA Instructional Session and Q&A
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
Wednesday, August 14, 2019, 10am-2pm:
Impact Alamance
133 E. Davis Street
Burlington, NC 27215

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

ESG RFA FY 2019-20 Regional Application
ESG RFA FY 2019-20 Project Application  

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 11, 2019 at 5:00 pm (All applications must be received, not postmarked by, the NC ESG Office, no later than 5:00 pm, October 11, 2019)

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

RFA Application Documents Below