Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Application

 Snohomish County announces the availability of funds for 2016 and 2017 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) projects. The funding available is currently estimated to be $178,059 for each year.
 ESG funds may be used for homeless assistance and are intended to help improve the quality of existing emergency shelters for the homeless, make additional shelters available, meet the costs of operating these facilities, rapidly re-house homeless individuals and families, and provide essential services to them. Activities funded must be consistent with the Snohomish County Urban County Consortium Housing and Community Development 2015-2019 Consolidated Plan.

The application provides information and instructions for private nonprofit organizations interested in applying for these funds. Please refer to the HEARTH Continuum of Care Program and Emergency Solutions Grant Program Local Standards for detailed information about on eligible components and activities and requirements.

ESG 2016-2017 Application Documents
Pre-Application Information Session
Interested applicants are encouraged to attend the pre-application workshop on Thursday, October 8, 2015, from 2:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. at:

Snohomish County Government Campus (Map)
Robert Drewel Administration Building (Administration East)
 Sixth Floor, Conference Room (6A04)
3000 Rockefeller Avenue in downtown Everett

The ESG Application Information Session Questions and Answers provided during the Pre-Application Information Session will be posted here following the session. Any future updates or changes to this document will be posted here with an adjusted posting date. Please check back regularly to make sure that you have the most recent version.

ESG Pre-Application Workshop Q&A  (added 10/14/15)
  Application Deadline
The application deadline is Tuesday, November 10, 2015, no later than 4 p.m (regardless of the manner submitted). No applications will be accepted after this deadline. Electronic copies should be submitted to OCHS.applications@co.snohomish.wa.us.  If unable to submit electronically, signed project proposals maybe delivered in-person or mailed.  Mailed applications must be posted in time to be received by the deadline.

 For additional information or to arrange an individual pre-application conference, please contact Human Services Specialist Leila Bettys at 425-388-7303.

ADA Notice
The county strives to provide access to all members of the public. Snohomish County facilities are accessible. If additional accommodations are required, please notify the ADA contact person at least one week in advance of the workshop. In addition, reasonable accommodations will be made to provide the information in this application in an alternative format upon request. Please contact Leila Bettys at 425-388-7303, TTY 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384 (voice) or 1-800-388-6388 (text).

Foreign language interpreters are also available upon request where a substantial number of non-English speaking residents can reasonably be expected to participate. Please contact Leila Bettys at 425-388-7303 for more information.