Ending Homelessness Program (EHP)

Reallocation of 2015 CHG Funding (added 2/24/2015)
Snohomish County is re-allocating 2015 Consolidated Homeless Grant (CHG) Ending Family Homelessness (EFH) funds. Funds must be used for households on Temporary Assistance for Needy Families (TANF).  Projects must follow the CHG Guidelines, and coordinate assistance through the existing process for the EHP Program.  The CHG funding is in addition to the current EHP RRH funds.  

It is anticipated that approximately $173,508 may be awarded for the remainder of the 2015 calendar year. The County expects contracts to start in May 2015. Funds must be expended by December 31, 2015.

To apply, please fill out the Rapid Rehousing (RRH) portion of the 2015-2017 EHP RFP Application and attach the CHG EFH Coversheet. An applicant may apply for both EHP and CHG EFH funds in the same RRH proposal. 2015-2017 Notice of EHP Funding Availability & Request for Proposals
Snohomish County announces a Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) for activities funded with Ending Homelessness Program (EHP) dollars for Tailored Services projects for the following services: Adult Life Skills, Domestic Violence Services, Legal and Dispute Resolution Services, and Youth Coordinated Entry and Prevention Services.

Announced simultaneously are separate Requests for Proposals (RFP) for Targeted Prevention and Rapid Rehousing, and for Services Attached to Transitional Housing for Youth and Services Attached to Permanent Supportive Housing.

Availability of Funds
The EHP program has a two-year application cycle. Applicants will apply for Program Years (PY) 2015 and 2016 funding. PY2015 begins July 1, 2015, and ends June 30, 2016. PY2016 will begin July 1, 2016, and end June 30, 2017. Contracting will be done on an annual basis, and project implementation and performance will be a consideration for the second year of funding.

For PY2015, it is anticipated that approximately $1.5 million may be awarded. In the applications submitted, PY2016 funding should be assumed to be similar to PY2015; but actual amounts will be announced in spring 2016. 

Pre-Application Workshop
A pre-application workshop will be held on Friday, February 20, 2015, on the Snohomish County Campus (3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, Washington), First Floor Public Hearing Room 2, Drewel Building (Administration East), from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. 

Required Application Documents
Additional Documents 
An Application Checklist is provided for the applicant’s reference but is not to be submitted with the application.

Application Submission & Due Date
One paper original, one paper copy, and one electronic copy of the application must be received by 4:00 p.m., Monday, March 9, 2015. Late applications will not be accepted. Applicants are strongly encouraged to hand deliver applications to the Human Services Department, as specified below, to avoid missing the deadline due to mail delivery. Submit electronic copies to OCHS.Mailbox@co.snohomish.wa.us.

Applications can be delivered in person to:
Office of Community and Homeless Services
Snohomish County Human Services Department
Receptionist station on the Lower Level of the Drewel Building (Admin East) Oakes entrance (Map).
Please do NOT attempt to deliver to the 4th floor or to the Energy Assistance receptionist.

Or mailed to (Applicants are strongly encouraged to mail early to avoid missing the deadline):
Office of Community and Homeless Services
Snohomish County Human Services Department
Attention: Lindsey Legaspi (NOFA) or Leila Copeland (RFP)
3000 Rockefeller Ave, M/S 305
Everett, WA 98201

For additional information regarding the NOFA, email Lindsey Legaspi, Human Services Program Manager, or call 425-388-7374. For additional information regarding Requests for Proposals, please email Leila Copeland, Human Services Program Manager, or call 425-388-7303.

To learn more about Everyone at Home Now: A 10-Year Plan to End Homelessness by 2016, please visit the Everyone at Home Now website and preview the report. Please visit the Workforce Snohomish website for information on the Investing in Futures (IIF) Initiative

ADA Notice
Snohomish County facilities are accessible. The county strives to provide access to all members of the public. Please notify the ADA contact person at least one week in advance for public meetings or hearings if accommodations are required. Sign-language interpreters, large print, and audiotapes are available upon request. Foreign language interpreters are also available upon request where a substantial number of non-English speaking residents can reasonably be expected to participate. Please contact Lindsey Legaspi at 425-388-7374 (voice) or 425-388-3700 (TDD).