Congresswoman Kim Schrier, M.D. (WA-08) announced today that the final four of her requested Community Project Funding (CPF) priorities have been included in the House Labor & Health and Transportation & Housing initial funding bills. In June, Rep. Schrier announced that six of her requested CPF priorities were included in the Interior and Agriculture initial funding bills. With today’s news, Rep. Schrier had all 10 of her priorities included in the House Appropriations’ bills, totaling $9,727,730 funding for 8th District projects. The bills will be considered on the House floor later this month.
“I am so happy that I could go to bat for the 8th District by including these important projects in this year’s government funding bill,” said Rep. Schrier. “Community Project Funding provides the opportunity to directly identify projects that are most important for our district and state. Local governments and nonprofits know our communities’ needs best, and that is why I went directly to them for recommendations about what our federal budget should prioritize. I am especially grateful to my Advisory Board for their dedication to our district and for prioritizing such tremendous projects. I’m thrilled that all 10 of my requested projects received funding. This is a testament to just how much the projects will benefit their communities, and I will keep pushing to make sure they are included in the final funding package.”
In March, Rep. Schrier announced that her office would gather project suggestions from throughout the 8th district for consideration in the new Community Project Funding federal initiative. Rep. Schrier’s office received almost 80 projects and an independent advisory board made recommendations on the top projects to be submitted to the Appropriations Committee.
The four projects included in the Labor HHS and THUD funding bills are:
- Auburn Consolidated Resource Center, Auburn, WA
- The funding would be used for the design and construction of the Consolidated Resource Center to build out facilities to provide health, dental, mental health, and substance abuse services
- Awarded: $500,000
- School-based Health Clinic at Graham-Kapowsin High School, Graham, WA
- The funding would be used to construct a school-based health clinic to support the medical, dental, and behavioral health needs of approximately 3,500 students and staff on the Graham-Kapowsin High School campus, which is co-located with a middle and elementary school.
- Awarded: $2,000,000
- A Place for Alice, Leavenworth, WA
- The funding would be used for housing that will be preserved as affordable through a land trust designation. Additionally, these funds will support the construction or rehabilitation of a playground, sports fields and a pool. Lastly, it will support the development of a youth pilot program for construction apprenticeship.
- Awarded: $941,340
- Senior Hub Facility Improvements, Enumclaw, WA
- The funding would be used for revitalization of South East Rural Senior HUB/Enumclaw Senior Center. The program has grown from simply a daily meal, to a robust variety of programs and services that serve a growing aging population. With these grant funds, the program can make needed physical structure and safety improvements to better meet the needs of clients including Earthquake Structural improvements, replacement of outdated window glass, and safe and ADA accessible entry/exits.
- Awarded: $700,000
More information about the projects and the CPF process can be found here: https://schrier.house.gov/services/appropriation-request
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