Human Needs Grants

Applications for the 2023 program year are now closed.

Public Notice:

The City of Everett’s Citizens Advisory Committee will hold a public hearing on Tuesday, December 13th at 4:00 p.m. The Committee will meet to review funding application proposals for 2023 Human Needs award allocations. The meeting will include a public hearing, in which a formal funding recommendation will be made to present to City Council at a later time.

PLEASE NOTE, THIS MEETING WILL BE HYBRID WITH AN OPTION OF ATTENDING IN PERSON OR VIRTUALLY. If attending in person, please arrive at the Everett Municipal Building at 2930 Wetmore Avenue no later than 3:50 p.m. – access is locked after this time and we will be unable to accommodate you. Staff will escort attendees to the Hearing Examiner room on the 8th floor. For information on how to attend or view the meeting virtually/remotely, please visit Citizens Advisory Committee.

Public comments will be accepted until 30 minutes before the start of the meeting. Public comments must be submitted in writing to Vicki Dorway at


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. All applications must meet basic evaluation criteria to be considered for funding.

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’s Citizen Advisory Committee held a virtual public hearing on December 14, 2021. The Committee recommended that City Council approve the attached programs to receive funding: 2022 Human Needs Funding RecommendationsOn February 2, 2022 City Council adopted the funding recommendations in the form of a Resolution. 

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