Office of Recovery and Resilience

     Working toward a swift, community-wide recovery from COVID-19

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On January 20, 2020, Snohomish County became the site of the first confirmed COVID-19 case in the United States. Since then, the pandemic has been devastating to communities across our region and country. Small businesses have been forced to close their doors, workers have lost their jobs, and families struggle to pay rent and find affordable and safe child care.

We must transition from COVID-19 response to medium- and long-term economic and community recovery. Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers established the Office of Recovery & Resilience (ORR) to guide the County’s recovery work by ensuring the $160 million in federal American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds the County received is administered quickly and equitably. 

At the Executive's direction, ORR conducted an extensive community engagement effort to hear directly from communities on their needs and priorities for our collective pandemic recovery. This community feedback will guide all remaining ARPA investments.

Review Community Recovery Priorities

Resources for Businesses and Tourism

    1.Access to Capital 

         Small Business Administration (

    2.Finding & Training Talent 


    3.Growing Your Business: Advising, Mentorship, & Research 

         Business Advising in Snohomish County ( 

    4.Information & Best Practices 

         Economic Alliance Snohomish County ( 

    5.Starting Your Business: Access to Lenders 

         Greater Seattle | SCORE

    6.Grant Opportunities for Businesses and Nonprofits 

Resources for Residents and Workers 

    1.Rent Assistance

          Emergency Rental Assistance | Snohomish County Coronavirus Response (

    2.Utility Assistance

          Energy Assistance | Snohomish County, WA - Official Website ( 

    3.Food Assistance 

          Our Food Bank Members | snoco-coalition ( 

    4.Child Care 

          Families - Child Care Aware WA 

    5.Snohomish County Government Jobs 

          Career Information | Snohomish County, WA - Official Website ( 

    6.Employment Opportunities 


    7.Internet Affordability Assistance 

Public Health Resources

    1.Find a COVID-19 Vaccine or Booster 

         How to Get Your Shot | Snohomish Health District, WA ( 

    2.Find a COVID-19 Test 

         COVID Testing Information | Snohomish Health District, WA ( 

    3.Access to All Immunizations 

          Immunizations | Snohomish Health District, WA ( 

    4.Health Insurance 

          Apple Health (Medicaid) coverage | Washington State Health Care Authority

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The pandemic has taken an immense toll on our small business community, and they need our support. Snohomish County and our partners at Seattle NorthCountry encourage you to support our Snohomish County businesses all year long! You can also follow @seattlenorthcountry on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates and ideas.

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  1. Snohomish County Accepting Proposals to Increase Behavioral Health and Substance Use Disorder Treatm

    Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers announced that the County is accepting proposals to expand capacity of behavioral health facilities. The Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA) will distribute funds from the County’s federal American Rescue Plan... Read on...
  2. Snohomish County Accepting Proposals for Child Care Facilities

    Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers today announced that the County is accepting proposals to increase available childcare slots through capital facilities projects for childcare facilities, including Family Home Providers. Read on...
  3. Snohomish County Invests $7.8M of Federal Pandemic Recovery Dollars to Increase Access to childcare

    Includes Training for School-Aged Care Staff to Support Children & Families’ Mental Health & Wellbeing Read on...
  4. Executive Dave Somers Releases Community-Led Spending Proposal for $85 Million in Federal American R

    Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers today put forward his proposal for the County’s remaining $85 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) funds, which are federal dollars designed to address the public health, social, & economic impacts of... Read on...
  5. Snohomish County Invests $1.8 Million of Pandemic Recovery Dollars

    In-Person Resource Hubs Have Helped More Than 1,700 Individuals With Services Ranging From Financial Assistance, Public Benefit Navigation, and Employment Connections... Read on...
  6. Executive Somers Publishes Report Detailing Community Pandemic Recovery Priorities

    Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers today released the Community Pandemic Recovery Priorities Report, which details the outcomes of the four-month pandemic recovery engagement effort the County conducted over the spring and summer... Read on...
  7. Snohomish County Seeks Feedback on Draft Affordable Housing Business Plan

    Today, the Snohomish County Human Services Department announced that their draft Business Plan to Fund Affordable Housing, Behavioral Health Facilities, and Related Services is available for public comment... Read on...
  8. Snohomish County Council Votes to Approve Purchase of Hotels for Bridge Housing with Wraparound Svcs

    The Snohomish County Council voted to approve Executive Dave Somers’s proposal to convert two hotels into bridge housing with wraparound services... Read on...
  9. Snohomish County to Purchase Hotel in South County to Convert to Bridge Housing with Wraparound Svcs

    Facility in Edmonds to Provide 55 New Units of Bridge Housing With Wraparound Services... Read on...
  10. As Part of Ongoing Work to Expand Broadband, Exec Somers Launches Effort - Map Internet Connectivity

    Mapping Study Will Guide Deployment of $5 Million in Snohomish County American Rescue Plan Act Investments to Expand Broadband... Read on...
  11. Snohomish County Purchases First Hotel to Convert to Bridge Housing with Wraparound Services

    Facility in Everett to Provide 74 New Units of Bridge Housing for Unsheltered Individuals... Read on...
  12. Part of Pandemic Recovery Efforts, Snohomish County Partners With Cities to Invest More Than $9M

    American Rescue Plan Act-Funded Projects Include New Shelter Units, In-School Mental Health Supports for Students, and Embedding Mental Health and Social Workers in Emergency Response... Read on...
  13. Future Workforce Alliance Adopts Budget to Support Strategic Priorities

    On June 16, 2022, the Future Workforce Alliance, which serves as the Local Workforce Board for Snohomish County, adopted the Program Year (PY) 2022 budget of $8.5 million that takes effect on July 1, 2022. The budget reflects the strategic priorities... Read on...
  14. Happening Tomorrow: District One Recovery Roadshow Event at Byrnes Performing Arts Center

    The Office of Recovery & Resilience (ORR) in-person pandemic recovery community event is taking place tomorrow, June 23, at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center in Arlington, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.... Read on...
  15. Happening Tomorrow: District Three Recovery Roadshow Event at the Lynnwood Library

    Community Event to Provide Feedback on Federal Recovery Funds for Residents of County Council District Three, Including Edmonds, Lynnwood, and Woodway... Read on...

Questions or Ideas?

The Office of Recovery & Resilience wants to hear from you! Reach out to with your questions, ideas, and needs for Snohomish County’s pandemic recovery. You can also call Snohomish County’s main line at (425) 388-3411 for assistance

You can review our most recent federally-mandated ARPA report here.