Verdant Approves $ 2.5 Million Funding in Community Health Grants


During the recent Verdant Health Commission funding cycle, the Council of Commissioners approved more than $ 2.5 million in grants. These funds will flow directly to South Snohomish County to meet the health and wellness needs of the community.

The grants listed below will support 14 different multi-year projects or programs managed by 13 organizations, for a total of $ 2.56 million (annual budgets for each project are listed):

  • Cascade Bicycle Club – Let’s Go Edmonds Youth Cyclist and Pedestrian Safety Education Program – $ 50,000
  • Center for Human Services – School-Based Youth Counseling Program – $ 350,000
  • Compass Health – Community Transition Program for Mental Health Support in Collaboration with the South County Community Paramedic Firefighter Program – $ 151,627
  • Edmonds College Foundation – Mental Health Resource & Counseling Center Expansion Project – $ 170,550
  • Edmonds School District – Family Resource Advocates – $ 180,000
  • Evergreen Recovery Centers – Two-Way Integration Treatment Program for Substance Use Disorders (SUD) to Meet Primary Health Care Needs of SUD Patients – $ 354,400
  • Lahai Health – Dental Program for the Uninsured / Underinsured – $ 380,000
  • Lahai Health – Mental Health Program for the Uninsured / Underinsured – $ 79,600
  • Latino Educational Training Institute (LETI) – Program Family Success / Promotora (Community Advocates) – $ 88,800
  • Project Access Northwest – Uninsured / Underinsured Specialized Care Coordination Program – $ 175,000
  • Project Girl Mentorship Program – Immersion Lab for Young Women of Color – $ 157,660 (6 month budget for project expansion)
  • Therapeutic Health Services – Integrated Cognitive Therapy Program for Youth with Concomitant Mental Health and Addiction Needs – $ 186,149
  • UW Bothell, School of Nursing and Health Studies – Behavioral Health Peer Training Program – $ 112,760
  • Washington Kids in Transition – Distribution Center and Expanded Programming for Homeless and Low Income Youth and Families – $ 125,000

“I can’t wait to see these programs in action because I believe they have the capacity to have a real impact on people’s lives,” said Commissioner Bob Knowles, who chairs the Verdant Council of Commissioners. “Many of our residents are currently struggling to access the services they need. On behalf of the Council of Commissioners, I am proud to support these local efforts to reduce barriers to essential services like physical and mental health and in so doing, strengthen our community.

This is the second round of grants approved by Verdant in 2021 for its multi-year health programs. The next window for grant applications in this category is August 16-27, 2021.

“We are grateful to the nonprofits and local organizations that support our residents day in and day out, said Verdant Superintendent Lisa Edwards. “The work of our funding partners requires dedication and passion for the people of South Snohomish County, and we are proud to fund these essential services to meet the needs of our communities.

Verdant will be hosting an online question-and-answer session to learn more about its next opportunity to submit grant applications on July 12 at 2 p.m. ET. Find the link to the meeting and learn more about Verdant grant webpage. In addition to requests for multi-year health programs and projects, Verdant continues to review funding requests that meet the ongoing needs of COVID-19. To be considered for COVID-19 funds, the COVID-19 2021 Concept Paper is available for download at Verdant grant application web page.

Verdant’s Director of Community Impact and Grants, Zoe Reese, is available to answer questions or discuss ideas organizations are considering. To reach Zoe, email [email protected] or call 425-582-8572.

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