Aging and Adult Services Grant Opportunities

FY2023-2024 RFA Emergency Solutions Grant Program

Date of Notice   June 6, 2023

How to Apply

Applications in response to the RFA must be received through Smartsheet submission by 5 pm on Monday, August, 21, 2023.  All applications received by this deadline will be reviewed.  Late applications will not be reviewed.   


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). 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.


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

RFA Instructional Session and Q&A

All prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend one of the technical assistance sessions below, being offered by the NC ESG Office, to review and discuss the 2023-2024 NC ESG RFA:

Tuesday, June 13, 10am-12pm

Thursday, June 15, 10am-12pm – new applicants only

Tuesday, June 20, 1pm-3pm  

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

Monday, August 21, 2023 at 5:00 pm via Smartsheet submission.  Smartsheet link will be provided at a later date.   

To Obtain Further Information direct all inquiries concerning this RFA to:

Chris Battle

ESG Homeless Programs Coordinator

Phone: 919-675-3067


Lisa Worth

ESG Homeless Programs Coordinator

Phone: 919-605-0085


Alissa Pritchett

ESG Homeless Programs Coordinator

Phone: 919-614-5777


A printable version of this announcement can be found in the attached files.