EHP & Washington Families Fund

Snohomish County Human Services Department, in partnership with Building Changes, is requesting proposals for services supportive of self sufficiency among families experiencing and at risk of homelessness. These services are being sought in connection with the Investing in Families initiative of the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

  • All contracts administered by the Snohomish County Human Services Department require prior execution of the current Basic Terms and Conditions
  • View questions and answers from the Proposers' Conference (held Monday, April 11, 2011) with additional answers to questions submitted after the conference
2011 Application for EHP & WFF Funds
The following RFP is being issued by the county in collaboration with Building Changes to address three of the five pillars of the family homelessness strategy identified in the Snohomish County Investing In Families Strategic Plan:
  1. Prevention
  2. Coordinated Entry
  3. Rapid Housing
These services will be provided to the 75 families participating in the Investing in Families Pilot Project described in the Snohomish County Investing in Families Implementation Plan, as refined in this RFP. Both plans are available at the Workforce Development Council webpage. Specifically, proposals are being sought for the following service components:
  • Coordinated Entry Specialist
  • Housing Resource Specialist and Interface with Navigator
Proposals are required to demonstrate that they will result in progress towards or achievement of Self Sufficiency, using Self Sufficiency Outcomes and Self Sufficiency Scales that are explained in the Self-Sufficiency Matrix.

Application Submission & Due Date
Applications must be received by Friday, April 22, 2011, no later than 4 p.m. Proposal area documents are listed below. The Ending Homelessness Program Application Review Committee and Building Changes will rate proposals and make funding recommendations to the county. Final awards are contingent on fund availability. The county and Building Changes reserve the right to reject any or all proposals.

Applications can be delivered in person to:
Division of Housing and Community Services
Snohomish County Human Services Department
Receptionist station on the Lower Level of the Drewel Building (Administration East) Oakes entrance (download map of county government campus).

Please do not attempt to deliver to the fourth floor or to the Energy Assistance receptionist.

Or mailed to (Applicants are strongly encourage to mail early to avoid missing the deadline - applications received after the April 22 deadline will not be accepted):
Division of Housing and Community Services
Snohomish County Human Services Department
Attention: Jeffrey D. Watson, Division Manager
3000 Rockefeller Ave, M/S 305
Everett, WA. 98201-4046

Technical Assistance & Pre-Application Meetings
The Proposers' Conference is scheduled for Monday, April 11, from 3:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. in Conference Room 6A02, sixth floor, Snohomish County Campus, Robert J. Drewel Building (3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, Washington). Attendance is strongly recommended. A written summary of the questions and answers arising from this conference will be available on Wednesday, April 13, 2011.

Required Proposal Documents
For additional information, please contact Housing and Community Services Division Manager Jeffrey Watson at 425-388-7116, or Office of Housing, Homelessness, and Community Development Grants Analyst Lindsey Legaspi at 425-388-7374.

ADA Notice
Reasonable accommodations will be made to provide the text of these documents in an alternate format upon request. Snohomish County facilities are accessible and the county strives to provide access to all members of the public. Sign-language interpreters, large print, and audiotape 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 notify the contact persons above at least one week in advance if accommodations are required.