Northwest NC 

CoC Funding

Emergency Solutions Grant

CARES Act Funding - Round 2


The Emergency Solutions Grants Cares Act (ESG-CV2) Request for Application information (RFA) was released by the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services on Friday, December 4, 2020. The RFA information and application materials are available at:


The Northwest Continuum of Care (NC 516) is required by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) to coordinate and submit an application on behalf of the Northwest CoC (a Regional Application) for ESG-CV2 funds. The NC DHHS has determined that the Northwest CoC may be eligible to apply for approximately $1,465,859 in ESG-CV funding. This announcement serves as the opportunity for agencies to review the RFA information and agency requirements to apply for funding through ESG-CV.

Timeline for the RFA

  • RFA Instructional Session and Q&A: 

    • All prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the RFA Webinar being offered by the NC ESG Office to review and discuss the ESG-CV Round 2 Funds. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the NC ESG Office for those who are unable to attend.

    • Thursday, December 10, 2020 10:00 – 11:30 am


  • All eligible applicants applying for Crisis Response Activities (Street Outreach or Emergency Shelter) or HMIS related to a funded activity, must submit the completed Project Applications to;, Project Review Committee Chair, by January 15, 2021, 7:59 pm, for review, scoring, and recommendation for ESG-CV funding by the NW CoC.

  • The NW CoC voted to opt out of the Back@Home model. All eligible applicants applying for Housing Stability Activities (Rapid Rehousing or Homelessness Prevention) must submit the completed Project Applications to;, Project Review Committee Chair, by January 15, 2021, by 7:59 pm, for review, scoring, and recommendation for ESG-CV funding by the NW CoC.

  • Project applications selected and notified by the NW CoC for funding recommendations for ESG-CV, must submit final applications to the ESG office, following the RFA submission instructions via Smartsheet, by January 22, 2021 at 5:00 pm.

Eligible ESG-CV Activities:

  • Street Outreach

  • Emergency Shelter

  • Rapid Re-Housing assistance

  • Homelessness Prevention

  • Homeless Management Information System (HMIS)*  

*eligible activity only if in conjunction with another eligible activity


Additional CARES Act Changes

ESG-CV Act funding eliminates requirements for matching funds, local planning, procurement standards, and the cap on Emergency Shelter funding. It also expands Homelessness Prevention eligibility to those below 50% AMI. CARES funding eliminates habitability and environmental review standards for temporary emergency shelters.

Contact Information


Questions concerning the ESG-CV2 RFA and local submission process, may be directed to Lori Watts, the Northwest CoC Project Review Committee Chair at:  or by phone at 828-225-2785 ext. 4409.



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Mail: PO Box 309

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