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Mailing Address:

Community Support Services
700 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:

Hal Marshall County Services Center, 2nd Floor
700 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

CSS Communications
704-432-7233

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​​​​April 2015 RFP: Emergency Solutions Grant Fund and Supportive Services Fund

Final Update: Awards Announced​


On April 29, the City of Charlotte, Neighborhood & Business Services Department (NBS) and Mecklenburg County, Community Support Services Department (CSS) released a joint Request for Proposals (RFP) for federal Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) dollars and for housing stability and supportive service dollars respectively.  This coordinated RFP provides a streamlined process for NBS and CSS to review applications and award funding to organizations most qualified to address the target population's needs.  For the purposes of this joint RFP, NBS allocated up to $477,315 in federal ESG funds for these funding priorities: emergency shelter operations & service, homelessness prevention, street outreach, homeless management information services (HMIS) and rapid re-housing.  The availability of funds is for one fiscal year and may be subject to City Council approval.  CSS allocated up to $800,000 in supportive services funds for rapid re-housing.  Funding is for one fiscal year and up to two fiscal years depending on recipient performance, funding availability and the target population served.  
On May 1, potential applicants attended an RFP Information Session hosted by a representative from NBS and CSS.  Twenty-one representatives from various non-profit agencies and service providers attended. 

On May 19, NBS and CSS received 10 responses to the joint RFP. The total funding request for NBS ESG funds was $637,242.  The total funding request for CSS housing stability and supportive service dollars was $488,493. Using a standardized evaluation tool, an evaluation committee comprised of NBS and CSS representatives reviewed the 10 applications with a focus on selecting applicants to receive NBS ESG rapid re-housing rental assistance funds paired with CSS supportive service funds.  Those agencies that demonstrated a strong understanding of the Housing First concept and provided a clear Service Plan received priority ranking.  A second evaluation committee comprised of City, County and non-profit representatives reviewed the 10 applications and selected agencies for the remaining priorities which comprise ESG funding.   

In June 2015, agencies received notification of funding awards.  The funding award allocations are listed in the table by agency and by funding source.  The green highlight is the amount the agency requested from CSS and NBS. The orange highlight represents the amount awarded to the requesting agency by the funders.  The total amount of housing stability and supportive service funding awarded by CSS is $503,673 for rapid re-housing; NBS awarded $477,315 for the priorities which comprise ESG grant dollars. 


​​Recipient​Project​Amount
Supportive Housing CommunitiesRapid Re-Housing for Chronically Homeless IndividualsSupportive Service Dollars total equals $140,000 and ESG award equals $67,812.00
The Salvation ArmyRapid Rehousing ProgramSupportive Service Dollars total equals $140,000 and ESG award equals $110,825.00
Community LinkHousing Stability and Supportive Services ProgramSupportive Service Dollars total equals $223,673.00 and ESG award equals $99,987.00
Charlotte Family HousingSupportive Services for Donated Rental Units
The RelativesStreet Outreach for YouthESG award equals $5,000.00
Urban Ministry CenterStreet Outreach for YouthESG award equals $10,000.00
Friendship CDCMy Sister's House(operations)ESG award equals $8,730.00
Discovery Home CareEmergency Shelter(operations)
Safe AllianceDV shelter(shelter services)ESG award equals $12,512.00
Men's Shelter of CharlotteEmergency Shelter and Rapid RehousingESG award equals $142,424.00
Charlotte Mecklenburg Continuum of CareHMISESG award equals $20,025.00

CONTACTS:

For specific program questions, please contact:

Emergency Solution Grants, Rebecca Pfeiffer at rpfeiffer@charlottenc.gov

Housing Stability and Supportive Services, Jamie Privuznak at Jamie.Privuznak@MecklenburgCountyNC.gov

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Address

Mailing Address:

Community Support Services
700 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

Office Location:

Hal Marshall County Services Center, 2nd Floor
700 N. Tryon Street
Charlotte, NC 28202

MAP

Hours: Mon-Fri 8 a.m - 5 p.m.

Contact

CSS Communications
704-432-7233

Key Initiatives

CSS Key Initiatives