County reopens partnership grants for small business
Snohomish County will be accepting applications for small capital projects partnership (SCPP) grants until March 31. The Council sponsored initiative is has been designed as an opportunity to make real differences in the community.
“Every year we see wonderful projects that are assisted with funds from this grant program,” said Council Chair Brian Sullivan.
“This is an excellent way to help fund small projects that might not otherwise be completed,” added Council Vice Chair Stephanie Wright. “It has been a good opportunity for organizations and cities in my district.”
Projects must be submitted by both the applicant group and a public entity as a joint project. SCCP grant projects, said Sullivan, can be greatly successful with proper planning and cooperation between all parties.
"This is a great way for the County to partner with local cities and organizations to help fund community projects," said Councilmember Terry Ryan. "I am glad we are able to continue this program."
Project proposals will be evaluated against criteria including: the application’s completeness, the proposed project’s consistency with funding limitations imposed by the State of Washington for Real Estate Excise Tax (REET) funds, the proposed project’s feasibility and timing to implementation (including any funding and/or permit issues), the level and cost of Snohomish County’s involvement, the availability of matching funds, the availability of in-kind materials and labor, the applicants’ demonstrated success in completing similar projects, and other relevant information demonstrating the proposed project’s value, readiness and benefit.
“It is great to see our County investing in projects that benefit our local communities,” added Councilmember Sam Low.
Grants are issued on a reimbursement basis only. Work on the project must be completed before any grant money will be issued.
Questions regarding the program can be directed to Carol Taber, Office of the Snohomish County Council, at (425) 388-3559 or at Carol.Taber@snoco.org.
Full instructions and all application materials are available at: http://wa-snohomishcounty.civicplus.com/DocumentCenter/View/40439