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Posted on: April 23, 2020

City grant applications open for disease response

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 ahess@marysvillewa.gov) or Chris Holland, Planning Manager (360-363-8207 or cholland@marysvillewa.gov).

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). 

Information and grant application
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