Community Resource Center & Temporary Housing Management in the Carnegie Building Request for Proposals (RFP) 

The Snohomish County Office of Community and Homeless Services (OCHS) is requesting proposals from qualified agencies to operate a Community Resource Center and provide temporary housing to adults experiencing mental health and/or substance use disorders who come into contact with the criminal justice system. These facilities may serve individuals being diverted from the Snohomish County Jail as well as individuals being released from the Jail to ensure successful reintegration into the community. Snohomish County plans to utilize an existing historic facility, the Carnegie Building, located on the main Snohomish County Campus in downtown Everett to provide these services to community residents.

  • The main floor of the building will house a variety of services provided by various qualified agencies and managed by a Resource Center Site Manager located on site.
  • The downstairs floor of the same building will offer secure, temporary housing for up to 90 days for approximately 20 individuals as needed. The housing will provide diversion from the Snohomish County Jail and to support re-entry into the community for individuals being released from the Jail who are experiencing homelessness. The selected service provider shall manage and operate the housing and other related functions as needed which may include the provision of security; snacks; hygiene services; janitorial services; and/or laundry services. This area of the facility is to be operated 24 hours each day, 365 days per year.

Program Funds Overview:

Funding for this Request for Proposals (RFP) is made available through Snohomish County from 1/10 of 1% Sales Tax Funds for Mental Health and Chemical Dependency funds (Sales Tax): The funds utilized for this program are collected through the use of a sales tax option that was passed by the State Legislature in 2005, Omnibus Mental Health and Substance Abuse Act (E2SSB 5763). Effective December 2008, Snohomish County Council passed Ordinance 08-154 “Authorizing a Sales and Use Tax to Provide for Operation or Delivery of Chemical Dependency or Mental Health Treatment and Therapeutic Court Programs and Services.” These funds are intended to serve residents who are in need of or currently receiving services through the public mental health and/or the chemical dependency treatment system or were recently engaged in these services.

Eligible Applicants:

Governmental entities, for-profit organizations, and private non-profit organizations that have received 501(c)(3) federal tax exempt status from the U.S. Internal Revenue Service (IRS) and are registered as a non-profit corporation in the State of Washington are eligible to apply. Faith-based organizations may not restrict client participation based on required religious affiliation or services. Snohomish County will not accept proposals from individuals.

Multiple Requests for Proposals:

There are two (2) individual RFP components. An organization applying for both components must submit a separate application for each. There are no limitations on the number of proposals in which a given organization may be listed as a partner provided the organization is not listed as the lead entity for more than one proposal for each component.

Submission Deadline: All proposals are due by Friday, August 5, 2016 at 3:00PM.

RFP Documents:

Organizations are encouraged to attend the application information session. If additional assistance is needed, staff is available to answer questions regarding the application requirements via phone or email, please email Debbi Knowles or call at (425) 388-7116.

An application information session will be held on Thursday, June 30, 2016, 11:00AM to 12:00PM, at the Snohomish County Government Campus, Robert Drewel Administration Building, First Floor, Room 2, East Side, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett. Applicants are strongly encouraged to attend. Please contact Debbi Knowles, by phone (425) 388-7116 or email Debbi Knowles if you have questions. 

ADA Notice

The County strives to provide access to all members of the public. Reasonable accommodations will be made for persons with disabilities to provide the information in the application materials in an alternate format upon request. Please email Marion Dal Pozzo or call at: 425-388-3052 (phone); (email), TTY 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384 (voice), 1-800-833-6388 (text).