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More than a million dollars is available for local public-interest organizations to invest in projects that support affordable housing or homeless services.

Interested organizations must submit letter(s) of interest to Skagit County by 3 p.m. Friday, March 3, with full proposal packages due by 3 p.m. Friday, March 31. Proposals are primarily sought for projects such as affordable housing, low-barrier shelter planning, rental assistance and more.

“We believe homelessness should be rare, brief and a one-time event in Skagit County,” said Jennifer Johnson, Skagit County Public Health Director. “We want our community partners to take advantage of this funding opportunity to keep kids, families and vulnerable adults out of the elements.”

Skagit County received the $1.5 million in funding from a variety of federal, state and local resources to provide to qualified organizations experienced in homeless crisis response services. In 2016, the County distributed money to eight local organizations for projects ranging from emergency shelters to rent assistance to services and shelter for homeless youth. 

Find more information about the application process online at

COVID-19 Cases in Skagit County

4,942 Confirmed Skagit Cases
400-409 Total Cases in ZIP 98221

318 Hospitalizations
67 Deaths
44,613 Fully Vaccinated
57,198 Initial Doses Given


379,100 Confirmed Cases Statewide
22,614 Hospitalizations

5,539 Deaths Statewide
2,419,434 Fully Vaccinated
3,368,279 Initial Doses Given

Updated 6 pm, May 5, 2021.

County Map: Confirmed COVID-19 cases by ZIP code in Skagit County. Updated weekly.

Sources: Skagit County Public Health, Washington State Department of Health, New York Times