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County seeks applicants for housing, community grants

EVERETT — Local non-profits, developers and government agencies are encouraged to apply for an estimated $4 million in federal and local grand funding for projects to benefit low- or moderate-income people or neighborhoods in Snohomish County.

The county’s Office of Housing and Community Development began issuing Notices of Fund Availability (NOFAs) on Monday, Sept. 9, to solicit applications for affordable housing, public facility, infrastructure, and service projects. The funding is expected to be available for the 2014 program year, which begins July 1, 2014. Applications must be received by Oct. 14, 2013.

Applicants interested in receiving grant funding can attend one of four informational workshops:

• Community Development Block Grant service projects: 9:30-10:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in public meeting room 2 on the first floor of the Robert J. Drewel Building (Administration East) on the county campus.

• Emergency Solutions Grant service projects: 10:30-11:30 a.m. Friday, Sept. 13, in public meeting room 2 on the first floor of the Robert J. Drewel Building (Administration East) on the county campus.

• Affordable housing projects: 9:30-11:30 a.m., Monday, Sept. 16, in conference room 6A04 on the sixth floor of the Robert J. Drewel Building (Administration East) on the county campus.

• Public facility and infrastructure projects: 1-3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 16, in conference room 6A04 on the sixth floor of the Robert J. Drewel Building (Administration East) on the county campus.

Interested applicants can find eligibility details and other program requirements in the NOFAs, available online at www1.co.snohomish.wa.us/Departments/Human_Services/Divisions/OHHCD. Applications must be completed and returned to the Snohomish County Human Services Department by 4 p.m. Monday, Oct. 14.

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