Continuum of Care Funding Goals

Provide adequate funding for programs that are effective in ending homelessness and preventing it from recurring

Encourage reduction in barriers to services and housing, including prioritization of those who are the most vulnerable and lease likely to access services

Serve populations with specific needs and increased barriers to housing including: veterans, chronically homeless, youth and families, and victims of domestic violence

Create cost-effective interventions that seek to enhance system-wide performance by reducing the length of time homeless, increase income and benefits, increase housing placement and retention, and leverage community resources and funding


HUD Continuum of Care Competition


Through the McKinney Vento Act and it’s re-authorization with the HEARTH Act, HUD provides funding for homeless assistance and housing. On July 14th, 2017, HUD released the annual CoC Notice of Funding Availability which begins the Continuum of Care grant competition.

The Tri-HIC is eligible to apply for renewal funding and new projects based on the total amount awarded in the FY16 competition plus an additional permanent housing bonus based on our region’s federally determined Pro-Rata Need.

The Tri-HIC Governance Charter designates organizations as eligible to apply for HUD CoC Grants if they have attended at least 75% of Tri-HIC meetings in the most recent calendar year, and 75% of CoC Grant Committee meetings during the last grant competition. New project applications must also show that they are meeting a need in the community.

The FY2017 HUD CoC Grant Competition is CLOSED!


The Preliminary Pro-Rata Need for Tri-HIC is $700,907. The Annual Renewal Demand (amount of funds allocated in FY16 to all projects) is $648,502, and the amount available for a Bonus Project is $42,054.

The Tier 1 amount is $609,592 and the Tier 2 amount is $80,964.

To view the projects that the CoC is submitting for funding in the FY17 competition and priority listing, click here: FY17 Project Priority Listing.submitted 9.22.17

To view the CoC’s Collaborative Application, describing the ongoing efforts and partnerships at work in preventing and ending homelessness in the region, click here: NC 506 Collaborative Application.draft.9.22.17. This application will be open for public comment and suggestions until 2pm Monday 9/25/17 at which time the CoC will consider any feedback and submit the final version to HUD for consideration. Please provide any comments or feedback by e-mail to the CoC Administrator at [email protected]

Please contact the CoC Administrator for more information or to be included in the CoC Competition mailing list.

To view the scorecards used to evaluate new and renewal applications click Scorecardv3.

To view the Tri-HIC Ranking, Review and Reallocation Policy (approved 8/1/17) click Tri-HIC FY17 Reallocation Plan.

To view the Tri-HIC’s 2016 Collaborative Application click FY16 Collaborative app

Emergency Solutions Grant


The Tri-County Homeless Interagency Council is eligible to apply for federal funding, administered by the state of North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services through the Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG). The ESG grant can cover costs related to services for the homeless, including emergency shelter operations and services, street outreach, homelessness prevention, rapid re-housing, coordinated entry, and operation of homeless management information system.

The 2017-2018 NC ESG Competition is Open! The RFA instructions can be viewed by clicking: A_FY17_ESG_Application_Instructions_9.12.17.

Tri-HIC is eligible to apply for $151,039, with no less than 40% of funding going toward rapid re-housing and HMIS, and no more than 60% of funds allocated to emergency shelter operations and services.

Tri-HIC has an open application process for ESG funds, with priority given to organizations that have been previous grant recipients and those who seek to further the CoC funding goals. All project applications must have a housing first/low barrier approach to services. Any organization interested in submitting an application that has not been a grantee previously must present their proposal at the Tri-HIC meeting on October 3rd at 9AM at Trillium Health Resources. Please contact the CoC Administrator for the full ESG RFA application package. The deadline to submit an application package for review is Thursday 10/26 at 12pm. The package must be complete and submitted in the tabbed format indicated in the application instructions.