The CoC's overall goal is to make homelessness brief, rare and non-recurring. We seek to ensure adequate funding for programs that are effective in functionally ending homelessness and providing everyone with the opportunity for safe, decent, and affordable housing options. We work to leverage community resources with State and Federal funding and ensure a region-wide approach to service delivery.
The CoC works with its partners to create cost-effective interventions that enhance system-wide performance. Activities include stabilizing families to reduce the length of time families/individuals experience homelessness, fostering increases to household income, obtaining needed benefits, increasing successful housing placements, and supporting housing retention.
The CoC partners who receive funding through CoC collaborative application efforts must take a "Housing First" approach to service delivery and adhere to the written standards and by-laws approved by the CoC Board.
State and Federally funded partners must actively work to reduce barriers to services and housing. We prioritize services to those who are the most vulnerable and lease likely to access services. The homeless populations we serve have varied needs and increased barriers to housing and include veterans, chronically homeless, unaccompanied youth, families, LGBTQIA, victims of domestic violence, and criminal histories.
Annual Emergency Solutions Grant
The NC Department of Health and Human Services - Division of Aging and Adult Services is the grantee of NC Emergency Solutions Grant funding. Each Continuum of Care is eligible to apply for their fair share allocation of these funds. The ESG grant funds are available for Emergency Shelter Operations, Emergency Shelter Services, Street Outreach, Rapid Re-Housing Financial Assistance, Rapid Re-Housing Services, Homelessness Prevention and Homeless Management Information Systems.
HUD Continuum of Care Competition
Each year, HUD announces their Notice of Funding Availability for the Continuum of Care grant competition. The CoC Grant is a nationally competitive process, funding designated homeless continuums of care for Transitional Housing, Permanent Supportive Housing, Rapid Re-Housing, HMIS, Coordinated Entry, and CoC Planning activities. The Continuum of Care is responsible for review of all new and renewal project applications and scoring them according to performance and alignment with community priorities and HUD goals .
Organizations interested in applying for new Continuum of Care funds must participate as a COC member, have attended at least the minimum number of monthly meetings per the by-laws, and commit to standards of the CoC. Please direct any questions to Judy Herring, Continuum of Care Director.
GRANT APPLICATION SCORECARDS ADOPTED 7/26/2022
The CoC Ranking Committee updated the grant application scorecards in July 2022. The scorecards are reviewed annually and revised as needed to reflect the needs of the community, the priorities of the CoC and changes in the application process.
HUD Supplemental Notice Of Funding Opportunity
The Cape Fear Homeless Continuum of Care received only one letter of intent for this funding opportunity. This nationally competitive competition has specific requirements for programs addressing Unsheltered and Rural Homelessness. Those wishing to review the S-NOFO can click the LINK for more information.
CoC Ranking Committee
HUD Annual CoC Grant Application Cycle 2022
Final Ranking & Funding Recommendations
The CoC Board voted to approve the CoC Ranking Committee recommendations included in the finalized application rankings and funding recommendations shown below on 9/27/2022. Ranking is based on scoring. Funding recommendations are based on the project application information and scoring. The Committee received appeals to the initial scores and rankings and has made its determination considering those appeals. Applications must be submitted to HUD via eSNAPS by COB on September 30th.
CoC HUD ANNUAL GRANT COMPETITION
The Annual CoC Grant Competition Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) was released on August 1st. The timeline for turn around on this grant application is short as applications are due on September 30, 2022.
Following two previous revisions, on Friday, September 2nd, HUD published an update to the DV, Bonus and Planning budget amounts. Please click here to see the revised report for our CoC.
Application Information for Project Applicants:
- The Annual Renewal Demand (ARD) for the tri-county region is $747,677.
- The following includes Tier 1 based on estimated ARD at 95 percent (Section II.B.11.a of the NOFO), CoC Bonus (Section III.B.2.c of the NOFO), DV Bonus (Section III.B.2.h of the NOFO), and CoC Planning (Section V.B.3.f.(9)(a) of the NOFO).
- Tier I - $710,293
- CoC Bonus - $48,817
- DV Bonus - $97,634
- Planning - $29,290
- Returning project applicants may choose to import FY 2021 renewal project application responses; however, this must be requested during your registration of the Renewal Funding Opportunity in e-snaps and is only available if you submitted a project application in the FY 2021 CoC Program Competition. Imported responses must be carefully reviewed to ensure accuracy. See the instrutions for Renewal Project Applicants.
- Projects renewing for the first time, that were previously awarded prior to the FY 2021 CoC Program Competition must complete the entire renewal project application. See the link to instructions below.
- New project applications must be completed in full and in accordance with the new project application components permitted in this year’s Competition. See the instructions for New Project Applications.
- CoC planning applications will only be reviewed if submitted by the CoC’s designated Collaborative Applicant identified in the CoC Applicant Profile in e-snaps.
- Dedicated HMIS projects, renewal and new, can only be submitted by the CoC’s designated HMIS Lead as identified in the CoC Applicant Profile in e-snaps.
Required Application Documents/Forms:
See the approved scorecard for required attachments to the application for scoring.
The 2022 HUD CoC Grant Application Scorecard was last revised 7/21/2022 based on comments received. The CoC Board voted to adopt the scorecard on 7/26/2022.
CoC Board Approves CoC Ranking Committee ESG Application
Final Ranking and Funding Recommendations
The CoC Board approved the CoC's Ranking Committee ranking and funding recommendations on 9/27/2022. Ranking information is available below. The maximum amount of funding available in 2022 for our region is $164,112. The CoC received applications for more than $320,000. The funding recommendations will be presented to the CoC Board at its next meeting. Applications must be submitted to NC DHHS by COB on October 3rd. We appreciate everyone's participation in the application process!!
EMERGENCY SOLUTIONS GRANT ANNOUNCEMENT RELEASED: 7/19/22
NC DHHS RELEASED the Request for Application (RFA) 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 and Adult Services (DAAS), Emergency Solutions Grants (ESG) services related to assisting individuals or families that are homeless or at-risk of becoming homeless.
NC ESG funds are intended to be used as part of a crisis response system using a low barrier, housing-focused approach to ensure that homelessness is rare, brief, and one time. Activities can include:
- Engaging homeless individuals & families living on the street;
- Improving the number and quality of emergency shelters for homeless individuals and families;
- Helping operate emergency shelters;
- Providing essential services to emergency shelter residents,
- Rapidly rehouse homeless individuals and families, and
- Preventing families and individuals from becoming homeless.
The Division of Aging and Adult Service, NC DHHS will accept applications for ESG funding from Continuums of Care (CoC). The applications will recommend non-profit or local government agencies for funding. Recommended agencies will contract with the Cape Fear Council of Governments, the Fiscal Sponsor for our region, who will then contract directly with NC DHHS_DAAS.
The maximum amount of grant funding available to the tri-county region is $164,112. No more than 60% of the funds can be used for Emergency Response Services (Street Outreach and Emergency Shelter). At least 40% of the funds must be used for Housing Stability programs. While there is a maximum percent for Emergency Services, there is no maximum for Housing Stability (Rapid Re-Housing, HMIS, and Targeted Prevention).
ESG Application Tools and Information:
The 2022 ESG Grant Application Scorecard was last revised on 7/15/2022 based on comments received. The CoC Board voted to adopt the scorecard on 7/26/2022.