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Public meetings set Dec. 12, 13 for community needs grants


Community members are invited to public meetings in December to provide feedback on Snohomish County’s community needs and the performance of grant funding in 2012 for community projects.                                                                                                                    

Snohomish County, in conjunction with 19 local cities and towns, receives approximately $4 million in federal funds each year under the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG), HOME Investment Partnerships (HOME), and Emergency Solutions Grant (ESG) programs.  The grant funds help support local affordable housing, public facility, infrastructure, and service projects that benefit low-to-moderate income people and neighborhoods in Snohomish County.

 A five-year plan guides grant spending and establishes goals based on community needs. Each year, Snohomish County must develop an Annual Action Plan for use of the grant funds. The county is currently accepting feedback on its 2014 Annual Action Plan, which will cover the period between July 1, 2014, and June 30, 2015.

Community members are invited to provide feedback at meetings scheduled for 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 12, and 10 a.m. Friday, Dec. 13.  Both meetings will be located in Public Meeting Room 2 of the Robert J. Drewel Building (Admin-East), 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett.

Written comments are accepted and should be sent to Sue Tracy at or Snohomish County Human Services Department — OHCD, 3000 Rockefeller Ave M/S 305, Everett, Washington 98201.

For more information, to request a reasonable accommodation, or to request a foreign language interpreter, contact Sue Tracy, Human Services Department at 425-388-3269 or at


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