CDBG-CV2 Close Out

Snohomish County, as lead agency of the Snohomish County Urban County Consortium, encourages all interested persons, public agencies, organizations, local governments, and other parties to review and comment on the outcomes of supplemental Community Development Block Grant Coronavirus (CDBG-CV2) funds and to attend a public hearing.


The Snohomish County Consortia are partnerships between Snohomish County and the cities and towns in the county for the receipt of federal funds as an urban County, under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs.

The Federal Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security Act (CARES Act) and the U.S. Department of Housing & Urban Development (HUD) awarded $38 million in CDBG Coronavirus (CDBG-CV2) funds to the state CDBG program at Commerce. Of that, $10 million of the CDBG-CV2 funds were allocated to urban CDBG entitlements to expand and extend CDBG-CV1 activities administered by urban CDBG entitlements, to address COVID-19 and financial need.

The Consortium was eligible for $956,671 in CDBG-CV2 funds and prepared an application to Commerce.  Snohomish County received CDBG-CV1 funds directly from HUD and the proposed use of CDBG-CV2 was to extend and expand CDBG-CV1 programs already preventing, preparing for, and responding to the coronavirus. 

Summary of Proposal

The CDBG-CV2 funds were proposed to be allocated to Workforce Snohomish for the Covid-19 Recovery Employment Training Project.  A total of $841,678 in CDBG-CV2 funds were used to support existing efforts to prepare for, respond to, or prevent the coronavirus by providing comprehensive employment training services to assist households experiencing homelessness, and households with incomes at or below 80% of area median income experiencing housing instability.

A total of $26,026 in CDBG-CV2 funds were used by Snohomish County, the grant recipient and lead agency of the Snohomish County Consortium, to undertake required CDBG-CV2 grant planning and administration activities.

Public Comment Period Open

Written comments must be submitted no later than 4 p.m. on Friday, August 18, 2023, to Cathy Butler via e-mail at, or via mail at:

Snohomish County Human Services Department

Housing & Community Services Division

3000 Rockefeller Ave, M/S 305

Everett, WA 98201.

Comments received will be taken into consideration before the close out is finalized. 

Snohomish County will hold a virtual public hearing to provide information on the outcomes of the proposal, to obtain resident views, and to respond to questions.  Both oral and written comments will be accepted at the hearing:

When:      Friday, August 18, 2023 at 9:00 AM

Where:    Join Zoom Meeting:

Call-in: 253-215-8782

Meeting ID: 863 1751 3873

Passcode: 430414

ADA Notice

Snohomish County strives to provide access to all members of the public.  Reasonable accommodations will be made to enable persons with disabilities to fully participate in the virtual public hearing, to submit a comment, and to make the proposal available in an alternate format upon request. Please contact Cathy Butler by email at, by phone at 425-388-3958, or by TTY at 711 or 1-800-833-6384 for voice or 1-800-833-6388 for text.

Foreign Language Interpreters

Foreign language interpreters for the public hearing are available upon advance request when a substantial number of non-English speaking residents can reasonably be expected to participate.  To request an interpreter, please contact Cathy Butler at least one week in advance of the hearing by email at or by phone at 425-388-3958.