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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.
For specific program questions, please contact:
Emergency Solution Grants, Rebecca Pfeiffer at
Housing Stability and Supportive Services, Jamie Privuznak at