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
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:
*NEW* The Snohomish County Human Services Department is currently seeking proposals from qualified firms to provide consultation and training services to Department staff regarding transformation into a trauma-informed organization that consistently applies and promotes trauma-informed practices among staff working in teams as well as in relation to subcontractors and direct delivery of services to Snohomish County residents. The intention is to generate organizational change in policies, practices, and culture to support and sustain an environment that nurtures consistent trauma-informed and relationship-based practices across all divisions in the Department; improves employee satisfaction and commitment; increases the strength and consistent delivery of services to and by subcontractors; and ensures that strengths-based, person-centered supports are provided to staff and in the delivery of services directly to the residents of Snohomish County.
There are parallel initiatives within the Human Services Department, county government, and surrounding community around learning and advancing trauma-informed practices. One of the goals of this work is to initiate and expand the cross-fertilization with these entities.
The Request for Proposal instructions and documentation may be found through Snohomish County Purchasing. There is a Question & Answer period open through Thursday, July 25th, 2019 at 3:00 p.m local time. No questions or comments will be addressed after that time. Final proposals are due by 3:00 p.m. local time on Wednesday, August 7, 2019. All questions and proposals must be submitted through the Snohomish County Purchasing Department.
Public Comment Periods and Public Hearings
Long Term Care & Aging
Area Plan on Aging 2020-2023
Snohomish County Long Term Care and Aging, the designated Area Agency on Aging for Snohomish County, develops, in accordance with the Older Americans Act (OAA) mandates, an Area Plan on Aging. Each Area Plan on Aging spans four (4) years and is developed with input from consumers, service providers and other stakeholders and outlines needs, proposed recommendations and mandated programs and services targeted to older adults and individuals with disabilities. The most recent Area Plan on Aging spans the time frame from the years 2016-2019.
This document provides a summary of the public comment sections of the 2020-2023 Area Plan on Aging. There are four (4) sections of the 2020-2023 Area Plan on Aging that the public is invited to comment on. These sections are as follows:
- Prioritization of Discretionary Funds
- Healthy Aging
- Expanding and Strengthening Services and Supports
- Person-Centered Home and Community Based Services
A short description of each section is provided. In (1), The Prioritization of Discretionary Funds section, direction is provided to guide the decision making of Council on Aging members in the event of an insufficiency or an increase in funding for programming funded with discretionary funding. In addition, the programs served under these funds have been prioritized by the Council on Aging (COA). This section was updated by the Snohomish County COA for this Area Plan on Aging.
Sections (2-4) are the Issue Area Themes and each section includes descriptions of programs, areas of focus for these programs and goal setting. These sections were developed in collaboration between Long Term Care and Aging and our Aging Network
Section (2) is on Healthy Aging and includes three areas of focus: Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias, the evidence-based Chronic Disease Health Management Program and Nutrition with a focus on the Congregate Meal Program.
Section (3) is on Expanding and Strengthening Services and Supports that Prevent or Delay Entry into Medicaid Funded Long-Term Services and Supports (LTSS). This section focuses on the Aging and Disability Network, the Family Caregiver Support Program and the Medicaid Transformation Project Demonstration(Medicaid Alternative Care and Tailored Supports for Older Adults Programs).
Section (4) is on Person-Centered Home and Community Based Services and includes two (2) areas of focus: Medicaid Case Management and the Aging and Disability Network.
Public comment on these sections of the Area Plan will be accepted for a period of fifteen (15) business days (Wednesday, August 14, 2019). If you have any comments or questions regarding the Area Plan, please contact Aime Fink, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Thank you, in advance, for taking the time to comment on the Snohomish County Long Term Care and Aging Area Plan on Aging.
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.
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