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.

Announcements and Events

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:

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CDBG CV1 and CV3 Public Facilities & Infrastructure Supplemental Application

Snohomish County announces the availability of an estimated an estimated $1,900,000 in Community Development Block Grant CV 1 and CV3 (CDBG) Public Facility and Infrastructure projects (PF&I) projects.  Funding is available under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program.  The funds may be used for projects that are designed to prevent, prepare for, and respond to the direct and indirect effects of the Coronavirus pandemic, and to mitigate future risks .  Applications must be received by 4:00 p.m. on Friday February 17, 2023. Application materials are available on the CDBG Public Facilities and Infrastructure App webpage.

Community Development Block Grant and Affordable Housing Trust Fund

Snohomish County announces the availability of an estimated $2.2 million in funds for affordable housing, public facilities, infrastructure, and Operations & Maintenance.  Funding is available under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) program and the Snohomish County Affordable Housing Trust Fund Operations & Maintenance (AHTF O&M).

The funds may be used for projects that principally benefit low-and-moderate income households. Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday November 4, 2022. Application materials and additional information is available on the Affordable Housing Trust Fund Operating & Maintenance webpage.

Affordable Housing Projects

Snohomish County announces the availability of funds for program year 2023 Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) for affordable housing projects. The funds may be used for projects which principally benefit low- and moderate-income persons and areas. Activities funded must be consistent with the Snohomish County Consortium 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan.  Estimated funding available is $903,697.  Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Friday November 4, 2022. Please refer to the Housing Projects webpage for more information.

Mental Health, Substance Use Disorder Services

Snohomish County Human Services Division of Behavioral Health and Veterans Services is offering an opportunity for behavioral health providers to submit a Letter of Proposal to provide Mental Health and/or Substance Use Disorder Services to low-income adult and/or youth residents in need. Proposals are due by 3:00 PM on Tuesday, July 12, 2022. Additional information and the application is available on the Behavioral Health Request for Proposals and Letters of Interest page.

FY2022 CoC Program Funding Notice

The Snohomish County Office of Community and Homeless Services (OCHS) is soliciting Local Applications for the FY 2022 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program funding round. Currently funded projects (Renewal Projects) are required to submit a Local Application by the Phase 1 deadline: 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 16, 2022. All other projects (New projects, Expansion of Existing CoC projects, CoC Renewal Projects Operating < 1 Year, and YHDP Projects) will be required to submit a Local Application by the Phase 2 deadline, to be announced later.  Additional information is available on the Continuum of Care page.

Continuum of Care

The Snohomish County Human Services Department's Office of Community and Homeless Services (OCHS) is soliciting Local Applications for the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program Funding round. 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 to be made available through the local project review process.  Applications are due by 4:00 pm, Thursday, June 10, 2021 and an Online Application Workshop will be held on Tuesday, May 25, 2021.  Please refer to the Continuum of Care (CoC) Funding web page for more information about the application and how to register for the online workshop.

East County Coordinated Entry Navigation Services

Snohomish County announces a Request for Proposals (RFP) for East County Coordinated Entry Navigation Services. This service is funded by the Ending Homelessness Program (EHP).  Applications are due by 4:00 pm, Thursday, December 31, 2020. Additional information and the application is available on the East County Coordinated Entry RFP page.

Public Comment Periods and Public Hearings

Public Hearings on Community Needs and Program Performance

Snohomish County announces two virtual public hearings related to the planning process for the 2023 program year for affordable housing and community development needs and on program performance for the 2021 program year.  All interested persons, organizations, and local governments are encouraged to participate.  The hearings will be held on Tuesday, December 6, 2022, at 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.  

 

For more information please visit:  

https://www.snohomishcountywa.gov/5645/Consolidated-Plan-for-2020-2024

Public Comment on Draft 2021 CAPER

Snohomish County is seeking public review and comment on the Draft 2021 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (Draft 2021 CAPER) through September 23, 2022.  All interested persons, organizations, and local governments are encouraged to review and comment on the report. 

 

View the report at:  https://www.snohomishcountywa.gov/5645/Consolidated-Plan-for-2020-2024

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.

Draft 1590 Business Plan Feedback Process

A three-pronged process will be undertaken over the next four months to obtain feedback regarding the draft Plan:

  1. A Series of community meetings, which began with one of two meetings with the Housing Affordability Regional Taskforce (HART).
  2. Accepting comments via the HART email (see below)
  3. Accepting comments provided through other channels.

The Human Services Department has engaged a facilitator to lead the feedback sessions as well as a documenter who is compiling the comments and organizing them thematically into a report which will be prepared by the end of September 2022.  The report will be incorporated as an attachment to the final draft of the Business Plan. A narrative regarding how the themes are being addressed in the final draft Plan along with an explanation of the rational will also be provided. The final draft Plan will be presented to Council at a meeting or meetings determined by the County Council in fall 2022.