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
Public Hearings on Community Needs and Program Performance
Snohomish County announces two virtual public hearings related to the planning process for the 2024 program year for affordable housing and community development needs and on program performance for the 2022 program year. All interested persons, organizations, and local governments are encouraged to participate. The hearings will be held on Thursday, December 14, 2023, at 9:00 am and 5:00 pm.
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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:
MEDICAID TRANSFORMATION PROJECT (MPT) CASE MANAGEMENT
Snohomish County Human Services is soliciting responses from organizations interested in providing Medicaid Transformation Project (MTP) Case Management to eligible clients aged 55 and over residing in Snohomish County. The primary goals of MTP are to: 1) help individuals remain at home; 2) prevent or delay a transition to a nursing home, assisted living, or long-term care facility; and/or 3) reduce the utilization of more costly Long-Term Care Services & Supports (LTSS). A mandatory Letter of Intent to apply is due by 9:00 AM PST on Monday, December 11, 2023. Please refer to the Long Term Care and Aging Request for Proposals webpage for more details.
HOME Investment Program Funding
Snohomish County announces the availability of an estimated $1.1 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds for the development of affordable multi-unit rental housing capital projects. Applications are due by 4 p.m. on Monday, November 20, 2023. There will be an Application Workshop on October 26, 2023, at 11:00 am. Please refer to the Housing Projects webpage for more information.
Affordable Housing, Public Facilities, Infrastructure, and Services Funding
Snohomish County announces a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for an estimated $2.7 million in funds for affordable housing, public facilities, infrastructure, and services. Funding is available under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), Community Development Block Grant - Coronavirus (CDBG-CV), Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG), and local Ending Homelessness Program (EHP). Funding must be used for projects that principally benefit low-and moderate-income households. Applications must be received by 4 p.m. on Thursday, November 9, 2023. Please refer to the Applications for Available Funds web page for more information.
Housing Development Projects RFP
Snohomish County announces the availability of an estimated $1.2 million in HOME Investment Partnerships Program (HOME) funds, and an estimated $833,379 under the Chemical Dependency and Mental Health (CDMH) program. Funds may be used for the development of affordable multi-unit rental housing capital projects, homeownership development projects, shelter capital projects (CDMH only), and for organizational support for non-profit housing developers that qualify as a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO). Applications are due by 4:00 p.m. on Friday, September 29, 2023. Please refer to the Housing Projects webpage for more information.
Family Math Curriculum RFP
Snohomish County is pleased to announce a Request for Proposal (RFP) has been issued for a Family Math Curriculum to be implemented with children and families enrolled in Snohomish County ECEAP sites. The Family Math Curriculum with be grounded in cultural understanding and will include professional development opportunities for staff, family engagement events and activities, and math materials appropriate for use in preschool classrooms and by families at home with their children. Contract begins October 2023 and runs through June 30, 2024 with a budget up to $80,000. Submittals are due by 3:00 pm on Monday, August 14, 2023. Additional information is available on the ECEAP Request for Proposal page.
FY2023 CoC Program Funding Notice
The Snohomish County Office of Community and Homeless Services (OCHS) is currently soliciting Local Applications for Phase 2 of the FY 2023 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program funding round for the following types of projects:
- New Projects
- Expansion of Existing CoC-funded Projects
- YHDP (CoC) Renewal or Replacement Projects (non-competitive)
All Local applications for New Projects, Expansion Projects, and YHDP Renewal and Replacement Projects must be received by the deadline: 4 p.m. on Friday, August 11, 2023.
Interested applicants are strongly encouraged to attend the Online Application Workshop. At a minimum, applicants must attend either the Online Application Workshop or a Technical Assistance Session prior to application submission. Please see the Local Application for more information on this requirement. Additional information is available on the Continuum of Care page.
SDG Homelessness Prevention Services Funding for By and For Organizations
The Snohomish County Office of Community and Homeless Services (OCHS) is accepting applications for the System Demonstration Grant (SDG) Homelessness Prevention Services Funding for By and For Organizations. The completed application will be due by Tuesday, June 6, 2023, no later than 4:00 pm (regardless of the manner submitted). This funding is intended to assist households who are at risk of homelessness to maintain or obtain stable housing and avoid homelessness. This opportunity is for By and For Organizations in Snohomish County that wish to provide homelessness prevention services such as temporary rent payments, arears, utility payments, and housing-focused case management. By and For Organizations are defined by the Washington State Department of Commerce (the source of the funding) as organizations that “are operated by and for the community they serve”. You can find additional information about this RFP on the By and For Organizations website, including application materials and Zoom links to the three upcoming Application Workshops.
Homeless Housing & Services RFP
Snohomish County is accepting applications for Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) funding. OCHS is reopening the 2023/2024 Requests for Proposals (RFP) for Homeless Housing & Services to accept applications specifically for the Essential Needs component of HEN Program funding. The County did not receive any applications for HEN funding. The application deadline is 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. No applications will be accepted after this deadline. Please refer to the Homeless Housing and Services Funding webpage for more information.
Public Comment Periods and Public Hearings
Public Comment Period on Snohomish County 2024-2027 Draft Area Plan on Aging
Snohomish County Aging & Disability Services (ADS) is the designated Area Agency on Aging (AAA) for Snohomish County. As part of ADS, the Long-Term Care & Aging (LTCA) Unit develops an Area Plan on Aging every 4 years to help guide the work of the AAA. The public comment period for the Snohomish County 2024-2027 Draft Area Plan on Aging is October 2, 2023 – October 17, 2023. For more information, please visit the Long-Term Care & Aging webpage.
Public Comment open for the DRAFT 2022 CAPER
Snohomish County is seeking public review and comment on the Draft 2022 Consolidated Annual Performance and Evaluation Report (Draft 2022 CAPER) through September 25, 2023. All interested persons, organizations, and local governments are encouraged to review and comment on the report. View the report on the Consolidated Plan for 2020-2024 web page.
Proposed Substantial Amendment - Open for Public Comment.
Snohomish County is seeking public review and comment on a proposed substantial amendment to the 2023 Annual Action Plan through October 2, 2023. All interested persons, organizations, and local governments are encouraged to review and comment. For more information and to view the proposed amendment please visit the Consolidated Plan for 2020-2024 web page.
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:
- A Series of community meetings, which began with one of two meetings with the Housing Affordability Regional Taskforce (HART).
- Accepting comments via the HART email (see below)
- 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.
- View the draft 1590 Business Plan (PDF)
- View the 2022 Point in Time Count Summary (PDF)
- To provide a guided response, complete the Business Plan Questionnaire (PDF) and send via email to: HART@snoco.org
- To provide general comments, feedback, or if you have questions about the Business Plan and/or feedback process, please send via email to HART@snoco.org