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 guides all remaining ARPA investments.


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2023 Recovery Performance Report

Each year, the United States Treasury mandates that all jurisdictions that receive ARPA funding compile a performance report detailing the strategies and impacts of their recovery programs. Snohomish County’s 2023 Recovery Performance Report details the significant progress we have made to develop and implement ARPA-funded programming that meets the needs of our most impacted communities. 

  1. Happening Tuesday: Information Session for the Small Business Innovation Assistance Program

    An information session for the Snohomish County Small Business Innovation Assistance program is taking place this Tuesday, Feb 13 at Everett Community College. SBIA provides technical assistance services coupled with access to grants to help Snohomish... Read on...
  2. Snohomish County Invests Nearly $3 Million in Food Bank Coalition to Address Food Insecurity

    Executive Dave Somers today announced that Snohomish County has invested nearly $3M in the Snohomish County Food Bank Coalition. In total, the County’s investments have supported the distribution of nearly 26.5M pounds of food. This investment... Read on...
  3. Snohomish County Invests $1.5 Million in Digital Equity and Broadband Access

    Executive Dave Somers announced that Snohomish County is investing $1.5 million of its federal American Rescue Plan Act allocation into a digital equity initiative operated by Sno-Isle Libraries. This funding will increase the capacity... Read on...
  4. Snohomish County Celebrates First 44 Graduates of the Small Business Innovation Assistance Program

    Executive Dave Somers announced that Snohomish County and Ventures are celebrating the first 44 graduates of the Small Business Innovation Assistance (SBIA) program. SBIA provides technical assistance services coupled with microgrants... Read on...
  5. Snohomish County Invests $4.3 Million in Workforce Development and Job Pathways Programs

    Executive Dave Somers today announced that Snohomish County is investing $4.3 million in seven workforce development and job pathways programs. The seven awarded projects provide enhanced employment training and/or address challenges ... Read on...
  6. Snohomish County Funds the Creation of Nearly 360 New High-Quality, Affordable Child Care Slots

    County Administering $7.6 Million in Federal Pandemic Recovery Funding to Six Organizations Five of Six Funded Projects Located in Extreme Child Care Deserts; All Serve Primarily Low-Income Families Read on...
  7. Snohomish County Launches COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard to Show Investments & Impacts of Funding

    Executive Dave Somers today publicly launched the County’s COVID-19 Recovery Dashboard, which allows users to learn more about the County’s pandemic recovery programming, including investment areas, impacts, and the geography & demographics of those... Read on...
  8. Executive Somers Announces $6.5 Million Investment in Youth Mental Health and Wellness

    Executive Dave Somers today announced a $6.5 million investment to expand mental health services for young people. This includes increasing the number of qualified mental health professionals, developing community-driven programs, & addressing challenges Read on...
  9. Happening Wednesday & Thursday: Information Sessions for Snohomish County Small Business Innovation

    Two information sessions for the Snohomish County Small Business Innovation Assistance (SBIA) program are taking place this Wednesday and Thursday. SBIA provides technical assistance services coupled with microgrants to help... Read on...
  10. Executive Somers Announces $8 Million for Five Projects That Increase Behavioral Health Capacity

    Funded Projects Will Allow a Minimum of 440 New Individuals to be Served Each Year; Increased Capacity Could Serve Thousands... Read on...
  11. Snohomish County Awards $500,000 in Pandemic Recovery Grants to 21 Arts & Culture Organizations

    Executive Dave Somers today announced that Snohomish County is awarding $500,000 to 21 arts and culture organizations. The Arts and Culture Recovery Grants fund organizations so they can continue activities that support public benefit and enhance... Read on...
  12. Snohomish County Announces $6 Million Funding Opportunity for Workforce Recovery Programs

    Executive Dave Somers today announced that Snohomish County is accepting applications for a $6M Workforce Recovery Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The Workforce Recovery NOFA will fund projects that provide enhanced employment training and... Read on...
  13. Snohomish County Uses Federal Funds to Help Hundreds of Households at Risk of Foreclosure

    Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers & Treasurer Brian Sullivan, with the support of the County Council, allocated $400,000 in federal American Rescue Plan Act funding to provide foreclosure assistance to families disproportionally impacted by COVID-19 Read on...
  14. Snohomish County Launches Program to Help Small Businesses Recover from Pandemic and Incentivize New

    Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers announced today that the County is partnering with Ventures to launch the Small Business Innovation Assistance program. SBIA will provide a full toolkit of technical assistance services coupled with microgrants... Read on...
  15. Snohomish County Awards a Total of $500,000 to Two Community Organizations

    Executive Dave Somers announced that Snohomish County has awarded a total of $500,000 to Korean Community Service Center & The Clearwater School to operate Youth and Family Resource Centers in South County. Resource Centers provide individualized svcs... Read on...

Questions or Ideas?

The Office of Recovery & Resilience wants to hear from you! Reach out to SnohomishCounty.Recovers@snoco.org 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.