Human Needs Grants

The City of Everett's Citizen Advisory Committee held a public hearing on December 13, 2022 and funding recommendations for 2023 Human Needs funds were made to City Council. Council was briefed on the funding recommendations at the January 18, 2023 meeting with action on February 1, 2023 meeting. 

Please click here for 2023 Human Needs funding recommendations.


For 2023, the City anticipates approximately $550,000 will be available for the Human Needs funding opportunity for programs meeting the basic needs of Everett residents. General funds of $4 per capita and an additional $100,000 of ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) funds have been allocated for Human Needs programs. 

The priorities and elevated priority activities are identified below and were established by the Citizens Advisory Committee on August 16, 2022 and adopted by City Council on September 28, 2022. 

2023 Community Priority Needs

  • Housing
  • Homelessness
  • Public Services
    • Behavioral health and substance abuse prevention/support

More information on the Citizens Advisory Committee can be found at Citizens Advisory Committee.


Human Needs funds are provided to programs that are accessible without regard to ability to pay, as well as programs that are physically accessible, culturally sensitive, linguistically accessible, and non-discriminatory. The City intends to support programs that promote diversity of all types. 

Funds are available on a January 1 - December 31 calendar year.


The City of Everett is an equal housing opportunity agency. The City will, upon request, provide translation for non-English speaking and hearing-impaired residents. The City strives to accommodate individuals with disabilities, please contact Vicki Dorway at (425) 257-7185 or email as soon as possible if special accommodations are needed.

  1. Kembra Landry

    Housing & Community Development Program Manager

  2. Vicki Dorway

    Community Development Specialist
    Phone: 425-257-7185