Northwest NC 

CoC Funding

Announcement from the Northwest Continuum of Care (NWCoC), NC-516

FY 2021 Continuum of Care Program

Competition is Now Open as of August 18, 2021

  • FY 2021 HUD CoC Program Competition NOFO is published and can be accessed at FY21 Continuum of Care Competition

  • The NC-516 estimated Annual Renewal Demand (ARD) is: $340,246.  Additional funding for a CoC Bonus Project is $34,260, DV Bonus is $102,780.  CoC Planning is $20,556. Please refer to the link above for specific requirements for available funding.

  • The Project Applications are available online in e-snaps beginning Thursday, August 19, 2021 and can be accessed at 

  • The NC 516 Consolidated Application deadline is Tuesday, November 16, 2021 at 8:00 PM.  NC-516 plans to post the Consolidated Application and Project Priority Listing containing the Project Applications by Friday, November 12, 2021 to ensure CoC       gets early submission points.

The Electronic Application in e-snaps became available Thursday, August 19, 2021 for Project Applicants to begin work on their Project Applications.  Project Applications for all new, renewal, bonus funds, and CoC Planning projects must be submitted in e-snaps on or before Friday, October 15, 2021 at 8:00 PM EDT to allow adequate time for review and ranking by the CoC.


New and Renewal Project Scorecard

Submitted Project Applications will be reviewed and written notification regarding whether project application(s) will be included as part of the CoC Project Priority Listing Submission to all project applicants no later than Wednesday, October 27, 2021 by 5:00 PM EDT. Project Application Approval/Denial/Ranking and Appeals will be accepted Thursday, October 28th and Friday, October 29th with Appeals Decisions sent to Project Applicants no later than Tuesday, November 2, 2021 by 5:00 PM EDT. Approved Project Applicants are expected to have submitted their final project application in e-Snaps by Tuesday, November 2, 2021 by 8:00 pm EDT.

All parts of the 2021 CoC Consolidated Application will be posted and available to the community for inspection by verbal or written request to the Collaborative Applicant:  Tina Krause c/o Hospitality House at 338 Brook Hollow Road, Boone, NC  28607, 828-264-1237,  Arrangements will be made to provide and review any or all parts of the CoC Consolidated Application in a manner that is effective for persons with disabilities and persons with Limited English Proficiency (LEP).

All agencies interested in applying for a new project may notify the Collaborative Applicant:  Tina Krause, NWCoC Chair of their interest in submitting an application for further information or technical assistance. 

To be eligible to apply for a new project, the applicant/agency must:

  1. Be an active CoC member or commit to attending monthly meetings and serving on at least one committee and commit to working on the CoC Application,

  2.  Agree to any reporting requirements and use of either HMIS or comparable database for victim service applicants,

  3. Complete the online Project Application in e-snaps and submit it to the CoC by Friday, October 15, 2021 for review and ranking by the CoC on the Priority Listing, and

  4. Be responsible for any match requirement.

Additional information can be found at CoC Program Competition | / U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) or you may contact Tina Krause at or at 828-264-1237.

Northwest North Carolina Continuum of Care (NC 516)

Emergency Solutions Grant FY 2021-22

Request for Proposals


Final Project Applications due by Friday, September 10, 2021 by 5:00 pm.

Regional Application due October 1, 2021 by 5:00 pm

The Northwest North Carolina Continuum of Care (NC 516, serving Watauga, Ashe, Avery, Wilkes, Alleghany, Mitchell and Yancey counties) 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 on behalf of the NW Continuum of Care. Agencies that wished to apply for ESG funding for eligible activities were requested to submit a Letter of Intent (LOI) by Friday, July 23, 2021, but an LOI was not required to submit a Project Application for consideration. The NC 516 Regional Application must be submitted to the ESG Office by Friday, October 1, 2021 by 5:00 pm. Any agency requesting ESG funding for eligible activities must submit a complete Project Application for an eligible activity by Friday, September 10, 2021 by 5:00 pm, to be considered for the NW CoC Regional Application submission.

This announcement serves as the opportunity for agencies to apply for funding through the FY 2021-22 ESG funding competition. Projects must meet all requirements and be ready to proceed with ESG funded activities by January 2022.


Information about ESG activities and requirements can be found at HUD Exchange, Emergency Solutions Grant Program: and at NC DHHS


RFA Application Documents on the NC DHHS_DAAS Grant Opportunities website located at:

· Engage homeless individuals and families living on the street;
· Help operate emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families;
· Provide essential services to shelter residents;
· Rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families; and
· Prevent families and individuals from becoming homeless
· 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


The amount that each Continuum of Care / Local Planning Area is eligible to apply for is the “NC ESG Fair Share”. Northwest CoC Fair Share for FY 2021-22 is $123,626 in funding. No more than 60% of total funds of the Fair Share for NC 516 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, Targeted Prevention and HMIS). This means NC 516 may choose to apply for the full 60% of Emergency Response funding or use some of that funding for Housing Stability Activities. The chart below shows the funding that NC 516 may apply for during the FY 2021-22 competition and the proscribed limits for each category.


ESG Fair Share: NC 516       Emergency Services (60% max.)         Housing Stability (40% min.)

            $123,626                                   $ 74,176                                            $ 49,450



Agencies that:
· Serve persons residing in NW 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 Domestic Violence Provider).


THE NC ESG Office is offering returning sub-recipient applications for the 2021-2022 ESG annual allocation for agencies who were awarded funding in the 2020-2021 ESG allocation.  The amount requested can be up to the amount funded in the 2020-2021 award. A returning sub-recipient application is required but does not guarantee selection or recommendation for the Regional Application by the Northwest Continuum of Care or an award of funds in FY 2021-22.


All Project Applications must be received electronically by Friday, September 10, 2021 by 5:00 pm.  Project Applications submitted after the deadline will not be reviewed or considered. Incomplete Project Applications may not be considered for funding. Agencies that are not recommended for funding will be provided a written explanation for the reason(s) for not being recommended and will be offered support and technical assistance to improve deficiencies identified during the letter of interest/application process. Agencies have the right to appeal funding recommendation decisions by submitting a formal written letter within 2 business days of being notified by the Project Review Committee of the NW CoC which will respond in writing within 5 business days of receipt of the agency’s written appeal.

ESG Project Applications for NC 516 and required attachments must be sent electronically by Friday, September 10, 2021 by 5:00 pm to: 

Lori Watts

Vice-Chair NC-516, Northwest NC Continuum of Care

Mailing Address:  723 East Main Street, North Wilkesboro, NC  28659

O 828-225-2785 ext. 4409 or 1-800-893-6246 x 4409; F 828-412-4096