Public Notices

This page provides information about public comment periods, public hearings, and funding opportunities through the Human Services Department. For additional information about any of these opportunities, please visit the linked page and direct your question(s) to the contact person noted. 

Funding Opportunities


The items below are the Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA), Requests for Proposals (RFP), Requests for Information (RFI), Requests for Qualifications (RFQ), or Requests for Concept Papers (RFCP) currently available within the Human Services Department:
  • *New* The Snohomish County Office of Community and Homeless Services (OCHS) is soliciting Local Applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2017 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program funding round.  Applicants should complete the applicable application according to whether they are applying for a renewal or new project. Funding for new projects will be dependent upon information contained in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA), including the opportunity to apply for bonus projects, and any reallocated funds made available through the local project review process. Applications are due by 4 pm, Wednesday, May 31, 2017.  Please refer to the Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Funding webpage for more information.
  • *New*  Snohomish County announces the availability of an estimated $1.6 million in funds for multi-unit affordable housing rental projects, and for Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO) Operating Support. Funding is available under the HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME) program and the Chemical Dependency and Mental Health (CDMH) program.  Please refer to the Housing Projects webpage for more information. Applications are due by 4 pm, Wednesday May 31, 2017
  • Snohomish County is accepting proposals from qualified applicants to provide Voucher Processing Services. The Voucher Processing Services contractor will process approximately 4,000 vouchers annually and make payments to vendors. Please refer to the Voucher Processing Services RFP webpage for more information. Applications are due by 4:00 PM on Monday, May 8, 2017.
  • Snohomish County is currently accepting applications for Student Support Advocate Expansion and School-Based Co- Occurring Disorder Clinicians Pilot Program. Please refer to the Community Mental Health webpage for more information. Applications are due by 5 pm, Thursday, May 4, 2017
  • Updated: Snohomish County is accepting applications for Rapid Rehousing Programs (RRH). OCHS is reopening the 2017-2019 Requests for Proposals (RFP) for Homeless Housing & Services to accept applications specifically for RRH. The County did not receive an adequate number of RRH applications to meet the needs of unsheltered adults and families in our community. The application deadline is 4:00pm on Monday, March 27, 2017. No applications will be accepted after this deadline. Please refer to the Homeless Housing & Services Funding webpage for more information.
  • Snohomish County announces the availability of funding for a range of homeless housing and services interventions supported by multiple funding sources: Ending Homelessness Program (EHP), Washington State Commerce Consolidated Homeless Grant (CHG) and Emergency Solutions Grant (WA State ESG). The funding period is for two years: July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2019. The application deadline is for 4:00pm on Tuesday, March 14, 2017. No applications will be accepted after this deadline. Please refer to the Homeless Housing & Services Funding webpage for more information.

Public Comment Periods & Public Hearings

  • Draft 2017 Annual Action Plan Affordable Housing & Community Development Snohomish County is seeking public review and comment of the Draft 2017 Annual Action Plan through April 14, 2017 and will hold a public hearing on April 11, 2017.  All interested persons, public agencies, organizations, local governments, and other parties are encouraged to review and comment on the plan and to attend the public hearing.  For additional information and to view the plan, please visit the 2015-2019 Con Plan webpage.
Public Meetings
Many of the programs in the Human Services Department have an advisory board, commission, or council. Please see the Public Meetings webpage for brief information about each group, the schedule, and the contact person for the meeting.