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​Charlotte-Mecklenburg Continuum of Care Request for Applications


The Charlotte- Mecklenburg Continuum of Care (Coc) is charged by the NC Department of Health and Human Services (NC DHHS) to submit a community-wide application for Emergency Solution Grant (ESG-CV) funds. The Charlotte-Mecklenburg CoC is eligible to apply for $1,699,277. Agencies can now submit project applications for this funding, which was made available through the CARES Act in response to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Qualified agencies must serve residents of Mecklenburg County, utilize a Housing First Approach, be prepared to use or currently use the Homeless Management Information System to record client data, or participate in the CoC's Coordinated Entry system.

Eligible projects include:

  • Street Outreach
  • Emergency Shelter
  • Rapid Re-Housing assistance
  • Homelessness Prevention
  • Homeless Management Information System (or comparable database if Domestic Violence Provider)
    *eligible activity only if in conjunction with another eligible activity

Projects must be ready to proceed in July 2020.

ESG funded projects are designed to:

  • 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


Step 1: Review the NC DHHS funding announcement, which includes allowable activities.

Step 2: All Interested agencies are encouraged to attend an informational webinar hosted by NCDHHS to be held on Thursday, June 25, 2020 from 12:30pm-2pm.

RFA Instructional Session and Q&A - All prospective applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the RFA Webinar offered by the NC DHHS ESG Office on June 25, 12:30 - 2 p.m., to review and discuss the ESG-CV Round 1 Funds. The webinar will be recorded and posted on the NC ESG Office for those who are unable to attend.

Step 3:

Step 4: An ad-hoc Ranking Committee made up of five CoC Governing Board members will review applications and make recommendations for funding.

Agencies that are not recommended 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 application process. 

All applications must be submitted as directed in Step 3 AND also be sent to by 5 p.m. on Friday, July 10, 2020. 

Additional information about ESG activities and requirements can be found at the HUD Exchange, Emergency Solutions Grant Program website -

For questions contact Erin Nixon or Branden Lewis, CoC Collaborative Applicant staff, at or by phone at 980-314-8923.

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