CARES COVID-19 Funding

In response to combating the effects of COVID-19, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocated special Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds for Entitlement Entities. A full press release of funds from HUD can be found here. 

The City of Everett is a recognized Entitlement Entity under HUD and is listed to receive an award of CDBG funds to allocate towards activities focused on COVID-19. To see the full list of entities receiving CARES CDBG funds, please visit this link. 

Please see the list below for current efforts and information available.  For questions, please contact Community Development Staff. 


Economic Development Relief for public/private small businesses and microenterprises. 

Public Service Relief for public agencies/nonprofits providing COVID-19 relief, with priority given to food and housing security; agencies serving communities of color, immigrant, and non-English speaking persons; and programs that focus on equity. 


The City of Everett is seeking public review and comment on proposed award reallocations for Community Development Block Grant Covid Relief (CDBG-CV) funds.


The City of Everett was awarded additional CDBG-CV Covid Relief funds of approximately $734,857.00. Eligible projects were considered from applications received during the previous application rounds and awarded to organizations that had the ability to spend grant funds within the 2021 program year.

A public hearing and meeting of the City of Everett’s Citizens Advisory Committee was held on September 21, 2021. The Committee recommended that the City Council approve the following projects to receive the available funding:





Food, Staffing & Operational Costs

 $     37,923.93 

Compass Health

Emergency Motel Voucher Program

 $     30,811.00 

Domestic Violence Services

Hotel Vouchers

 $     10,000.00 

Domestic Violence Services

Emergency Housing & Housing Relief

 $     87,287.80 

Hand in Hand

Rental Assistance

 $  189,153.52 


Homelessness Prevention

 $     46,135.20 

Snohomish County Legal Services

Housing Justice Project

 $     60,535.86 

Volunteers of America

Hunger Prevention Program

 $  125,000.00 

Volunteers of America

Rental Assistance & Hotel Vouchers

 $     79,153.76 

YWCA Seattle|King|Snohomish

Rental Assistance & Staffing

 $     68,855.93 


 $  734,857.00 


The Everett City Council will be briefed on the recommended funding amounts at their meeting on October 6, 2021. Council action is scheduled for October 13, 2021 and would approve the funding reallocations and the 2022 Community Priority Needs in the form of a resolution. 

Public Review and Comment:

All interested persons are encouraged to review and comment on the proposed funding recommendations. All public comments must be submitted in writing to Vicki Dorway at no later than 5 p.m. on October 4, 2021. For information on funding allocations and funding sources please visit

The City of Everett is an equal housing opportunity agency. The City will, upon request, provide translators 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.

For information on future CARES funding opportunities, please follow the Community Development NewsFlash.