FY25 Emergency Solutions Grant

Wake NC 507 CoC ESG Timeline

Click the button below to view the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) timeline for the Wake NC 507 CoC ESG local competition.

FY2024-2025 RFA Emergency Solutions Grant Program

Date of Notice: June 18th, 2024

How to Apply

Applications in response to the RFA must be received through email submission (PDF, Zip File) to funding@wakenc507.org by 5 pm on Friday, July 19, 2024.  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, Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) services related to assisting individuals or families that are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless.


The ESG program is authorized by the Stewart B. McKinney Homeless Assistance Act of 1987, Title IV, as amended (U.S. Code: 42 USC 11371 et seq.) Regulations: Code of Federal Regulations at 24 CFR Part 576. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development makes grants to States and units of general local government for eligible program activities. The North Carolina State ESG program is administered by the Department of Health and Human Services, Division of Aging and Adult Services.

Project applicants must apply through the Wake Continuum of Care that is responsible for completing the Regional Application and holding a local competitive process for the community to determine which project applications will be submitted to the ESG office for funding (more to be posted about that soon). The amount that each Continuum of Care is eligible to apply for is the “NC ESG Fair Share” which is determined by the state.

Wake NC 507 Competition Process

The Wake NC 507 CoC Collaborative Applicant will accept applications for ESG funding. The applications will recommend non-profit or local government agencies for funding. Recommended agencies will contract directly with NC DHHS, Division of Aging, for funding or with a Fiscal Sponsor, who will then contract directly with NC DHHS.

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

  • Street Outreach: Meet the immediate needs of unsheltered homeless people by connecting them with emergency shelter, housing, and/or critical health services
  • Emergency Shelter: Intended to increase the quantity and quality of temporary emergency shelters provided to homeless people by supporting the shelters’ operating expenses and essential services.
  • Rapid Re-housing: Move homeless people individuals and families quickly into permanent housing through rental assistance and housing relocation and stabilization services.
  • Homelessness Prevention: Prevent households from becoming homeless through rental assistance, and housing relocation and stabilization services.
  • HMIS / Domestic Violence / Victim Service Provider Comparable Database: Support ESG Subrecipients participation in the NC HMIS / or DV comparable database collection system. Federal law requires that Domestic Violence / Victim Service Provider agencies use Systems Comparable to HMIS rather than the HMIS used by other homeless agencies.

Fair Share & Funding Priorities to keep in mind when considering your LOI and project application:

  • Funds are awarded to CoCs based on the HUD CoC pro-rata formula, NC 507 allocation is $430,938.
  • No more than 60% of a CoC’s available funds may 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).
  • The ESG Program prioritizes organizations that support the Housing First and low-barrier model. Our CoC written standards do require subrecipients to follow these models.
  • The State strongly encourages use of emergency shelter funds to support facilities linked to rapid rehousing programs within a CoC.
  • Rapid Rehousing Services and Rapid Rehousing Financial Assistance should be linked to an emergency shelter or street outreach program.
  • A funding recommendation by the Funding Review Committee is not a guarantee of award to applicants.

Keep in mind the entire CoC allocation is $430,938. Please consider this when submitting your LOI and project application.

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 2024-2025 NC ESG RFA:

Friday, June 14, 10am- 12pm: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/8630877545903242848

Monday, June 17, 1pm- 3pm: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/6022964607679033184

Wednesday, June 19, 10am- 12pm: https://attendee.gotowebinar.com/register/2554584864673601119

Deadline for Submission

All applications must be submitted by Friday, July 19, 2024, at 5:00 pm via email submission (PDF, Zip File) to funding@wakenc507.org   

For additional details, application, and budget forms visit the NC DHHS ESG Grant Opportunities Website.

To Obtain Further Information direct all inquiries to:

Erin Flynn

Continuum of Care Coordinator
Email: eflynn@wakenc507.org

Additional Information

Letter of Interest (LOI)

Date of Notice: May 31st, 2024

The period for Letters of Interest (LOI) submission has now closed.

LOI were due by: June 14th, 2024 at 11:59 PM.

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In the process of administering this program, NC DHHS will make decisions and interpretations regarding regional, fiscal, and project applications. NC DHHS is entitled to the full discretion allowed by law in making all such decisions and interpretations. NC DHHS reserves the right to request additional information from any applicant. NC DHHS reserves the right to reject any and all applications received. NC DHHS 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.

Arrangements will be made to provide technical assistance or review of any or all parts of Wake’s CoC (NC507) application process, details, and obligations in a manner that is effective for persons with disabilities or any person with Limited English Proficiency (LEP).

Se harán arreglos para proporcionar asistencia técnica o revisión de cualquiera o todas las partes del proceso de solicitud, detalles y obligaciones de CoC de Wake (NC507) de una manera que sea efectiva para las personas con discapacidades o cualquier persona con dominio limitado del inglés (LEP).