Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) Application

Snohomish County announces the availability of funds for Program Years 2024 and 2025 Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) projects. The funding available is currently estimated to be $225,035 for each year.

The purpose of the ESG program is to assist households quickly regain stability in permanent housing after experiencing homelessness or a housing crisis. Activities funded must be consistent with the Snohomish County Urban County Consortium Housing and Community Development 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan and Homeless Housing Prevention & Response System Strategic 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.

Pre-Application Workshop

Interested applicants are encouraged to attend the Pre-Application Workshop on Wednesday, October 11, 2023 at 10:30AM on Zoom.


Join Zoom Workshop:

Call In:

  • 1-253-215-8782
    • Meeting ID: 889 1330 7939

Application Information Session Questions & Answers

The Snohomish County Office of Community and Homeless Services held a Pre-Application Workshop on Wednesday, October 11, 2023, from 10:30 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The questions and answers provided during the Workshop are posted below. 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. 

Application Deadline

The application deadline is Thursday, November 9, 2023 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. 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.

County Contacts

If you have any questions, would like a paper copy of the application, or wish to schedule a pre-application technical assistance appointment, please email Sam Scoville or call 425-388-7265.

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 three (3) days 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 email Sam Scoville, 425-388-7265, TTY: 7-1-1 or 1-800-833-6384 (voice) or 1-800-833-6388 (text).

Language Interpreters

Language interpreters are also available upon request where a substantial number of non-English speaking residents can reasonably be expected to participate. Please email Sam Scoville, 425-388-7265.