Snohomish County is accepting applications for an estimated $3 million in behavioral health facilities development projects through the Behavioral Health Capital Fund Notice of Funding Availability (NOFA). The NOFA seeks projects that improve, preserve, or create behavioral health capacity, with a focus on new capacity. This is the first funding opportunity to come from the County’s Housing & Behavioral Health Capital Fund, which will preserve and construct emergency housing, permanent supportive housing, and affordable housing, alongside investments in behavioral health facilities.

The County Council approved the Housing & Behavioral Health Capital Fund investment plan in December 2023. The Capital Fund was developed by Executive Dave Somers in collaboration with the Council and community leaders. It earmarks a substantial investment of approximately $114 million over five years to create 550 new affordable housing and permanent supportive housing units along with 150 units of emergency bridge housing and expanded behavioral health resources.

“Across our community, there is consistent agreement around the need to expand affordable, high-quality behavioral health capacity serving all parts of the county. To address that need, Snohomish County continues to advance holistic, comprehensive efforts to address issues related to behavioral health and substance use,” said Executive Somers. “These new local funds will help us take a step forward in increasing behavioral health capacity, and I encourage eligible organizations to apply.”

Snohomish County Human Services is encouraging nonprofit, for-profit, local governments, and federally recognized tribes to review the NOFA and submit applications. Projects must be located in Snohomish County and prioritize Snohomish County residents. Proposed projects are required to be undertaken by an agency that is licensed as a Behavioral Health Agency by the State of Washington. New capacity is a priority and will receive additional points.

The application is open through October 31, 2024. Interested applicants are required to attend one of four virtual application workshops via Zoom:

  • May 1, 2024, at 2:00 p.m.
  • May 7, 2024, at 9:00 a.m.
  • August 20, 2024, at 9:00 a.m.
  • August 27, 2024, at 2:00 p.m.

Details of eligibility, workshop dates and times, and other program requirements are available in the applications materials.

For additional information, interested applicants may contact Robei Broadus, Supervisor, Housing and Community Development at 425-388-7454 or [email protected].

The Snohomish County Human Services Department helps all persons meet their basic needs and develop their potential by providing timely, effective human services and building community. The Housing & Community Services Division administers a wide range of programs that provide affordable housing, community development, and related services to low-income and homeless persons.