The City of Marysville is accepting grant applications for funding to support response to infectious disease including COVID-19. The City will award nearly $33,000 in Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funds to eligible public service activities that prepare, prevent and respond to the spread of infectious disease.
Application deadline is 4 p.m. Thursday, May 7. Funds will be available in late August. Find more information and the application online at https://www.marysvillewa.gov/434/Community-Development-Block-Grants.
Eligible activities include:
- Grants/loans to support new businesses or business expansion to create jobs and manufacture medical supplies necessary to respond to infectious disease.
- Job training to expand the pool of healthcare workers and techs to treat disease within the community.
- Provide testing, diagnosis, or other services at a fixed or mobile location.
- Provide equipment, supplies, and materials necessary to carry out a public service.
- Deliver meals on wheels to quarantined individuals or individuals who must maintain social distancing due to medial vulnerabilities (must be a quantifiable increase to services currently being provided).
- Rental assistance to those experiencing loss of income/inability to pay rent or mortgage due to COVID-19.
Eligible applicants are:
- Private non-profit organizations that have 501(c)(3) federal tax-exempt status and are registered as non-profit corporations in the State of Washington
- Faith-based organizations in accordance with 24 CFR 570.200 (j)
- Public agencies and city departments
- For-profit entities authorized under 24 CFR 570.201(o)
Activities must be consistent with the City of Marysville 2020-2024 Consolidated Plan.
The city is offering technical assistance to organizations interested in applying. To request technical assistance, please contact Amy Hess, Associate Planner (360-363-8215 or firstname.lastname@example.org) or Chris Holland, Planning Manager (360-363-8207 or email@example.com).
To request the application or Consolidated Plan in an alternative format, please contact the Community Development department at 360-363-8100 (voice) or 800-833-6399 (TDD).