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Northwest NC-516 
CoC Funding

Northwest North Carolina Continuum of Care (NC 516)
Emergency Solutions Grant
Request for Letters of Intent

FY 2024-25 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Program

Letters of Intent from Providers for ESG funds due Friday, June 7, 2024, by 5:00 pm

The Northwest North Carolina Continuum of Care (NC 516) is charged by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) to submit a community-wide application (a Regional Application) for Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) funds annually. Agencies that wish to apply for ESG funding for eligible activities are requested to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) by Friday, June 7, 2024, by 5:00 pm.

An LOI is not required to submit an ESG project application but is encouraged. Any agency interested in requesting ESG funding for eligible activities is asked to submit a Letter of Intent indicating which activity or activities they intend to apply for in the ESG Request for Applications. This announcement serves as the opportunity for agencies to ask questions, receive guidance, and consult with NC 516 Lead on the requirements of ESG funding in advance of the annual RFA process and the Northwest ESG Regional Application submission for FY 2024-25.

Information about ESG activities and requirements can be found at HUD Exchange, Emergency Solutions Grant Program www.hudexchange.info/esg/ or at the NC DHHS page at
https://www.ncdhhs.gov/divisions/aging-and-adult-services/nc-emergency-solutions-grant

An agency must have operating funds to pay ESG eligible expenses and request reimbursement
from the NC ESG Program 45 days after the last day of the billing month.

ELIGIBLE ESG ACTIVITIES:
· Street Outreach
· Emergency Shelter
· Rapid Re-Housing
· Homelessness Prevention
· Homeless Management Information System (HMIS) or Comparable Database*
*an eligible activity only if in conjunction with another eligible activity funded by ESG

The NC DHHS will allow the Northwest CoC to apply for approximately $120,002 based on funding availability for FY 2024-25. The due date for the final Northwest CoC Regional Application submission is August 26, 2024 by 5:00pm.

ORGANIZATIONS THAT CAN SUBMIT A LETTER OF INTENT:
· Serve persons residing in the Northwest CoC Geographic Service Area (Alleghany, Ashe, Avery,
Mitchell, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey counties);
· Utilize a Housing First Approach (Housing First is a model of housing assistance that prioritizes rapid placement and stabilization in permanent housing that does not have service participation requirements or preconditions-such as sobriety or a minimum income threshold);
· Is prepared to utilize or already utilizing the Homeless Management Information System to record client level data (or an HMIS comparable database if a Victim Service Provider).

SUBMISSION INSTRUCTIONS
All Letters of Intent may be sent electronically or by mail by Friday, June 7, 2024 by 5:00pm to:

Lori Watts
Vice-Chair NC-516, Northwest NC Continuum of Care
Lori.Watts@vayahealth.com

Mailing Address: 825 Wilkesboro Blvd NE, Lenoir, NC 28645 | O 828-225-2785 ext. 4409 or 1-800-893-6246 x 4409; F 828-452-3743

Please share with other agencies who may be interested in submitting a 2024-25 application for Emergency Solutions Grant this request for Letters of Intent.

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