Office of Recovery and Resilience

     Working toward a swift, community-wide recovery from COVID-19

Come in were open
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. Over the last two years, 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.

As we head into the third year of the pandemic, 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 pandemic relief the county received is administered quickly and equitably. 

Snohomish County will focus on three key areas for recovery investments:

  • Housing, homelessness and behavioral health supports
  • Economic recovery for businesses, tourism, & workers
  • Youth, family, & senior supports including child care, food assistance, & case navigation 
Below you can find available resources to help you, your businesses, and your family recover from the lasting economic and social effects of the pandemic.

Resources for Businesses and Tourism

    1.Access to Capital 

         Small Business Administration (

    2.Finding & Training Talent 


    3.Growing Your Business: Advising, Mentorship, & Research 

         Business Advising in Snohomish County ( 

    4.Information & Best Practices 

         Economic Alliance Snohomish County ( 

    5.Starting Your Business: Access to Lenders 

         Greater Seattle | SCORE

Resources for Residents and Workers 

    1.Rent Assistance

          Emergency Rental Assistance | Snohomish County Coronavirus Response (

    2.Utility Assistance

          Energy Assistance | Snohomish County, WA - Official Website ( 

    3.Food Assistance 

          Our Food Bank Members | snoco-coalition ( 

    4.Child Care 

          Families - Child Care Aware WA 

    5.Snohomish County Government Jobs 

          Career Information | Snohomish County, WA - Official Website ( 

    6.Employment Opportunities 


    7.Internet Affordability Assistance 

Public Health Resources

    1.Find a COVID-19 Vaccine or Booster 

         How to Get Your Shot | Snohomish Health District, WA ( 

    2.Find a COVID-19 Test 

         COVID Testing Information | Snohomish Health District, WA ( 

    3.Access to All Immunizations 

          Immunizations | Snohomish Health District, WA ( 

    4.Health Insurance 

          Apple Health (Medicaid) coverage | Washington State Health Care Authority

Come in were open

The pandemic has taken an immense toll on our small business community, and they need our support. Snohomish County and our partners at Seattle NorthCountry encourage you to support our Snohomish County businesses all year long! You can also follow @seattlenorthcountry on Facebook and Instagram for regular updates and ideas.

Plan Your Outing
  1. Snohomish County Seeks Feedback on Draft Affordable Housing Business Plan

    Today, the Snohomish County Human Services Department announced that their draft Business Plan to Fund Affordable Housing, Behavioral Health Facilities, and Related Services is available for public comment... Read on...
  2. Snohomish County Council Votes to Approve Purchase of Hotels for Bridge Housing with Wraparound Svcs

    The Snohomish County Council voted to approve Executive Dave Somers’s proposal to convert two hotels into bridge housing with wraparound services... Read on...
  3. Snohomish County to Purchase Hotel in South County to Convert to Bridge Housing with Wraparound Svcs

    Facility in Edmonds to Provide 55 New Units of Bridge Housing With Wraparound Services... Read on...
  4. As Part of Ongoing Work to Expand Broadband, Exec Somers Launches Effort - Map Internet Connectivity

    Mapping Study Will Guide Deployment of $5 Million in Snohomish County American Rescue Plan Act Investments to Expand Broadband... Read on...
  5. Snohomish County Purchases First Hotel to Convert to Bridge Housing with Wraparound Services

    Facility in Everett to Provide 74 New Units of Bridge Housing for Unsheltered Individuals... Read on...
  6. Part of Pandemic Recovery Efforts, Snohomish County Partners With Cities to Invest More Than $9M

    American Rescue Plan Act-Funded Projects Include New Shelter Units, In-School Mental Health Supports for Students, and Embedding Mental Health and Social Workers in Emergency Response... Read on...
  7. Future Workforce Alliance Adopts Budget to Support Strategic Priorities

    On June 16, 2022, the Future Workforce Alliance, which serves as the Local Workforce Board for Snohomish County, adopted the Program Year (PY) 2022 budget of $8.5 million that takes effect on July 1, 2022. The budget reflects the strategic priorities... Read on...
  8. Happening Tomorrow: District One Recovery Roadshow Event at Byrnes Performing Arts Center

    The Office of Recovery & Resilience (ORR) in-person pandemic recovery community event is taking place tomorrow, June 23, at the Byrnes Performing Arts Center in Arlington, from 6:00 – 7:30 p.m.... Read on...
  9. Happening Tomorrow: District Three Recovery Roadshow Event at the Lynnwood Library

    Community Event to Provide Feedback on Federal Recovery Funds for Residents of County Council District Three, Including Edmonds, Lynnwood, and Woodway... Read on...
  10. Happening Tomorrow: District Five Recovery Roadshow Event at the Evergreen State Fairgrounds

    Community Event to Provide Feedback on Federal Recovery Funds for Residents of County Council District Five, Including Gold Bar, Index, Lake Stevens, Monroe, Snohomish, and Sultan Read on...
  11. Happening Tomorrow: District Four Recovery Meeting at Mountlake Terrace City Hall

    Community Event to Provide Feedback on Federal Recovery Funds for Residents of County Council District Four, Including Bothell, Brier, Mill Creek, and Mountlake Terrace... Read on...
  12. Executive Somers Announces Countywide Engagement Plan for Federal Recovery Investments

    Executive Dave Somers today announced that the Office of Recovery & Resilience (ORR) and partners are launching a countywide engagement effort to guide investment strategies for the county’s $160 million American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) allocation... Read on...
  13. $5 Million In Pandemic Recovery Investments to Support Small Businesses, Entrepreneurs, and Tourism

    Snohomish County Executive Dave Somers today announced $5.2 million in American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) investments to support pandemic recovery efforts for small businesses, entrepreneurs, and tourism... Read on...
  14. Executive Somers Appoints Kara Main-Hester to Serve as Chief Recovery and Resilience Officer

    Executive Dave Somers has appointed Kara Main-Hester, Ph.D., to serve as the Chief Recovery and Resilience Officer for Snohomish County. Main-Hester currently serves as the Deputy Director of the Snohomish County Office of Recovery and Resilience (ORR)... Read on...
  15. Snohomish County Authorizes Affordable Housing Effort

    The Snohomish County Council today authorized using the authority granted in HB 1590 to increase the stock of affordable housing in Snohomish County... Read on...

Questions or Ideas?

The Office of Recovery & Resilience wants to hear from you! Reach out to 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

You can review our most recent federally-mandated ARPA report here.