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:
FY2023 CoC Program Funding Notice
The Snohomish County Office of Community and Homeless Services (OCHS) is currently soliciting Local Applications for Phase 1 of the FY 2023 Continuum of Care (CoC) Program funding round for the following types of projects:
- Standard Renewal Projects (currently receiving CoC funding and operating for at least one year)
- Renewal Operating Less than One Year Projects (currently receiving CoC funding and operating less than one year or recently awarded CoC funding for the first time in FY2022 and have not yet begun operating)
All Standard Renewal Projects and Renewal Operating Less than One Year Projects are required to submit a Local Application by the deadline: 4 p.m. on Thursday, June 15, 2023. All other projects (New projects, Expansion of Existing CoC funded projects, and Youth Homelessness Demonstration Program (YHDP) projects) will be required to submit a Local Application by the Phase 2 deadline, to be announced later. Additional information is available on the Continuum of Care page.
SDG Homelessness Prevention Services Funding for By and For Organizations
The Snohomish County Office of Community and Homeless Services (OCHS) is accepting applications for the System Demonstration Grant (SDG) Homelessness Prevention Services Funding for By and For Organizations. The completed application will be due by Tuesday, June 6, 2023, no later than 4:00 pm (regardless of the manner submitted). This funding is intended to assist households who are at risk of homelessness to maintain or obtain stable housing and avoid homelessness. This opportunity is for By and For Organizations in Snohomish County that wish to provide homelessness prevention services such as temporary rent payments, arears, utility payments, and housing-focused case management. By and For Organizations are defined by the Washington State Department of Commerce (the source of the funding) as organizations that “are operated by and for the community they serve”. You can find additional information about this RFP on the By and For Organizations website, including application materials and Zoom links to the three upcoming Application Workshops.
Homeless Housing & Services RFP
Snohomish County is accepting applications for Housing and Essential Needs (HEN) funding. OCHS is reopening the 2023/2024 Requests for Proposals (RFP) for Homeless Housing & Services to accept applications specifically for the Essential Needs component of HEN Program funding. The County did not receive any applications for HEN funding. The application deadline is 4:00 pm on Tuesday, May 9, 2023. No applications will be accepted after this deadline. Please refer to the Homeless Housing and Services Funding webpage for more information.
Public Comment Periods and Public Hearings
Proposed Substantial Amendments - Open for Public Comment.
Snohomish County is seeking public review and comment on proposed substantial amendments to the 2019 and 2022 Annual Action Plans through May 24, 2023. All interested persons, organizations, and local governments are encouraged to review and comment. For more information and to view the proposed amendment please visit the Consolidated Plan for 2020-2024 web page.
Proposed Substantial Amendment to the 2019 Action Plan
Snohomish County is seeking public review and comment on a proposed substantial amendment to the 2019 Annual Action Plan through Thursday, May 18, 2023. All interested persons, organizations, and local governments are encouraged to review and comment. For more information and to view the proposed amendment please visit the Consolidated Plan for 2020-2024 website.
2023 Draft Annual Action Plan is Open for Public Comment
Snohomish County is seeking public review and comment on the Draft 2023 Annual Action Plan through April 24, 2023. A virtual public hearing will be held on April 6, 2023. All interested persons, organizations, and local governments are encouraged to review and comment. For more information please visit the Consolidated Plan for 2020-2024 web page.
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.
Draft 1590 Business Plan Feedback Process
A three-pronged process will be undertaken over the next four months to obtain feedback regarding the draft Plan:
- A Series of community meetings, which began with one of two meetings with the Housing Affordability Regional Taskforce (HART).
- Accepting comments via the HART email (see below)
- Accepting comments provided through other channels.
The Human Services Department has engaged a facilitator to lead the feedback sessions as well as a documenter who is compiling the comments and organizing them thematically into a report which will be prepared by the end of September 2022. The report will be incorporated as an attachment to the final draft of the Business Plan. A narrative regarding how the themes are being addressed in the final draft Plan along with an explanation of the rational will also be provided. The final draft Plan will be presented to Council at a meeting or meetings determined by the County Council in fall 2022.
- View the draft 1590 Business Plan (PDF)
- View the 2022 Point in Time Count Summary (PDF)
- To provide a guided response, complete the Business Plan Questionnaire (PDF) and send via email to: HART@snoco.org
- To provide general comments, feedback, or if you have questions about the Business Plan and/or feedback process, please send via email to HART@snoco.org