FY23 CPF Requests Submitted

CPF REQUESTS SUBMITTED

Rep. Suzan DelBene has submitted funding requests for important community projects in Washington’s 1st Congressional District to the House Appropriations Committee.

Under guidelines issued by the Appropriations Committee, each Representative may request funding for up to 15 projects in their community for fiscal year 2023—although only a handful may actually be funded. Submission to the Committee is not a guarantee of funding. Projects are restricted to a limited number of federal funding streams, and only state and local governments and eligible non-profit entities are permitted to receive funding. Additional information on the reforms governing Community Project Funding is available here.

In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Rep. Suzan DelBene has certified that she, her spouse, and her immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects she has requested.

NOTE: The projects are listed in alphabetical order by subcommittee.


Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies 

Whatcom County Integrated Public Safety Radio System 

$500,000  

Whatcom County Sheriff’s Office: 311 Grand Ave, Bellingham, WA 98225.  

The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would be used to update and replace the public safety radio system for Whatcom County, which has not been upgraded since 1989. In both daily operations and during emergency incidents, including the wounding of two deputies, communications can be unreliable putting both the public, and public safety responders in jeopardy. The age of the equipment, coupled with technology changes, and increasing equipment failures have resulted in a system that is not only incompatible with regional partners, it is outdated and failing. Many areas within Whatcom County do not have adequate, or in some cases any, public safety communications. The public, and public safety responders are at risk. The Whatcom County Integrated Public Safety Radio System Project is an outgrowth of a multiyear effort by Emergency Responders, including Law Enforcement, Fire and Emergency Medical Services, to understand options, costs, and engineering requirements. 

Link to signed disclosure letter here.  

 

Homeland Security  

Emergency Coordination Center – North, Backup Power Generator  

$750,000  

City of Bothell: 21233 20th Ave SE Bothell, WA 98021 

The project would strengthen the emergency response capability of the City of Bothell and the surrounding region. In the City’s Hazard Mitigation Plan, which is a part of the King County Regional Hazard Mitigation Plan Update, Bothell is at risk primarily for earthquakes, severe weather, severe winter weather, floods, and landslides. Currently, the City’s designated Emergency Coordination Center for the north end (ECC-North) lacks a backup power generator, which could prevent the facility from functioning properly in the event of a major disaster and subsequent recovery efforts if power is lost. The backup power generator would provide emergency power to this critical facility to ensure the continuity of government services, preservation of city-wide data, continued city services (e.g., water, sewer, storm water, streets, parks, fleet, and equipment), and a safe shelter location for up to 50 people.  

Link to signed disclosure letter here.  

 

Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies 

Sultan Water Treatment Plant  

$1,000,000 

City of Sultan: 319 Main Street, Sultan, WA 98294.  

The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because building a new wastewater treatment plant for Sultan’s growing residential and commercial population would ensure its ability to keep up with demand. Clean water is essential to accommodate the residential and business growth along with US-2 corridor travelers. Sultan needs to do its part to ensure their water processing plant is current and can manage Sultan’s increasing population.  

Link to signed disclosure letter here.  

 

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies 

Environmental Career Preparedness (EnCAP): Towards a Green Economy  

$811,061 

University of Washington Bothell: 18115 Campus Way NE, Bothell, WA 98011.  

The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would develop inclusive K-16 educational pathways toward environment and sustainability degree programs leading to emerging green economy careers. It presents a unique opportunity to build on a relatively new educational, student-centered, nature-based learning paradigm to create exposure or awareness to diverse experiences and perspectives grounded in applied science and establish long-term educational pathways to support advancement into environmental and sustainability careers. At the state level, the EnCAP project supports current and future needs for new workers with the knowledge, skills, and aptitudes to fulfill new green economy workforce demands. Specifically, this project will increase the social capital of diverse high-school graduates in general and BIPOC communities in particular interested in pursuing an environmental career and of college graduates with the necessary skills to be successful in a 21st century environmentally oriented career. In addition, the opportunity to enlist UWB's diverse undergraduate students as mentors is boundary breaking as, to date, most mentoring programs at the national level enlist mentors from well-educated Caucasian backgrounds to serve in mentoring relationships with underrepresented diverse youth. The EnCAP initiative leverages UWB’s institutional characteristics, including its MSI designation, resources, and diverse student body to deliver inclusive and meaningful environmental education programming that will positively impact the surrounding communities, especially those that need it the most. 

Link to signed disclosure letter here.  

 

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Industries  

HealthPoint Redmond Health Center 

$2,000,000 

HealthPoint: 16225 NE 87th St, Redmond, WA 98052.  

The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will provide quality primary medical and dental care to low-income people who often experience barriers to care. HealthPoint’s new Redmond Health Center will be a 12,000 square foot primary medical and dental care facility located within the Together Center’s mixed-use midrise affordable housing and human services campus in the city of Redmond, Washington. The Together Center will construct affordable housing upon a 49,000 square foot ground floor human services space that will provide job training, senior services, transportation, advocacy services, and counseling, along with medical, dental, and behavioral health services provided by HealthPoint. This clinic will provide 32,000 medical and dental visits to 10,500 low-income patients every year. 

Link to signed disclosure letter here.  

 

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Industries  

Homage’s Transportation Assistance Program 

$250,400 

Senior Services of Snohomish County DBA Homage: 5026 196th St. SW, Lynnwood, WA 98036 

The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would expand transportation options in rural eastern Snohomish County (outside the ¾ mile DART service area), specifically to fill current transportation gaps between Snohomish and Index along US-2 and Monroe to Bothell along WA-522. Many transit agencies find it too expensive to serve this area. Homage’s Transportation Assistance Program (TAP) is a rural transportation program that provides service to older adults and people with disabilities. TAP clients are picked up at their door and delivered to their destination, or if needed, transferred to another transportation provider – DART, Everett Para Transit, or ACCESS. TAP links people to essential services that include healthcare, employment, congregate meal sites, shopping, schools, senior centers, recreation and more. Access to safe and reliable transportation makes a tremendous difference in guests’ lives enabling them to continue living independently. 

Link to signed disclosure letter here.  

 

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Industries  

Landing Shelter and Service Center Expansion Project 

$1,000,000 

Friends of Youth: 13116 NE 132 St, Kirkland, WA 98034. 

The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would allow for the renovation and expansion of the Landing Shelter and Service Center for Young Adults with facilities to provide integrated behavioral health, substance abuse treatment, basic medical care, nutrition, hygiene facilities, and expanded safe, public-health focused shelter capacity. The Landing Shelter and Service Center is the only shelter for young adults experiencing homelessness in the eastern half of King County, an area with a population of 700,000 and two of the ten largest cities in Washington. Providing integrated behavioral health and basic healthcare services on-site will reduce gaps in healthcare for youth and young adults facing homelessness, who currently have a mortality more than ten times that of youth and young adults with housing. Friends of Youth has purchased a new building that will double the number of youth who can be served, and needs funds for renovations to provide therapeutic, safety-oriented counseling offices, a full infirmary for an on-site nurse to provide basic medical care and referrals, a commercial kitchen for proper, nutritious meals, and hygiene facilities. 

Link to signed disclosure letter here.  

 

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Industries  

Mobile Mental Health and Dispatch Services 

$550,000 

City of Monroe: 806 West Main Street, Monroe, WA 98272.  

The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it will fund one dedicated social worker or mental health provider for the Sky Valley area for the period of four years. Funding for this program will work to mitigate the increased impacts from COVID-19 on mental health by enhancing North Sound 211 and providing access to crisis support and mental health clinicians, tied to 211 information sharing and resource specialists. This individual will assist first responders when they encounter an individual experiencing a mental health crisis. The individual would be able to provide front-line mental health services and resource navigation. The individual would also act as a bridge for the client and family members with regards to next steps to ensure that the client gets the care they may need. This is a collaborative proposal from the Cities of Sultan and Monroe. It is expected that this program will serve a variety of clients including individuals experiencing homelessness, individuals that are perceived to be homeless because of current crisis and housed individuals in crisis.  

Link to signed disclosure letter here.  

 

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Industries  

Northwest Indian College Health and Wellness Center 

$2,000,000 

Northwest Indian College: 2522 Kwina Road, Bellingham, WA 98226. 

The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because Northwest Indian College’s Health and Wellness Center serves as an active cultural gathering space that heals the Indigenous spirit of learning through wellness and life balance. Construction of this multipurpose center supports a diverse student body, faculty, and staff represented by 120 Tribes, a multigenerational Tribal community ranging from young children to elders, participants of large Tribal cultural and educational events, and community members who may be facing future needs for staging of large vaccination clinics or gathering during an emergency. The Center’s two key spaces are simple, versatile, and critical to the practice of place-based and co-curricular programming in a setting of intentional wellness. These three spaces are an informal multipurpose gathering space and regulation size open court, a wellness resource classroom with supporting spaces that include ADA restrooms, a hospitality and welcome area, four offices and a storage space, and a covered, outdoor entry that serves as bonus gathering space, especially important during the pandemic. The Center is grounded in Indigenous healing informed programming designed to help students and community members access the resources necessary for Indigenous wellness restoration and Tribal community prosperity. 

Link to signed disclosure letter here.  

 

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies 

City of Snohomish North Sewer Trunk Line Extension  

$3,750,000  

City of Snohomish: 116 Union Ave, Snohomish, WA 98290 

The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would allow the City of Snohomish to complete the last segments of the north sewer trunk line project. Completing this project would allow for buildable lands to be developed, expand capacity for the sewer system while decreasing maintenance and operations for staff by eliminating two sewer pump stations, and provide the City flexibility to consider options to increase affordable housing. 

Link to signed disclosure letter here

 

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies 

City of Woodinville’s Eastrail Crossing and SR 202 Trestle Widening Project  

$2,500,000  

City of Woodinville: 1701 133rd Ave NE, Woodinville, WA 98072 

The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because the expansion of the roadway under the soon-to-be trail on the trestle is the needed to prepare for the immense density coming to Woodinville and toward which the City has already invested $16.5 million. Additional assistance is needed to fully address deficiencies in this highly congested State Route corridor. The replacement of the trestle would complete a missing portion of the planned 42-mile Eastrail trail system which runs from Renton and Redmond to the south up into Snohomish County to the north. The Eastrail connects to the Redmond Light Rail Station scheduled to open in 2023 and will link to over 175 miles of existing trail networks.  

Link to signed disclosure letter here.  

 

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies  

Ferndale Civic Campus  

$4,000,000 

City of Ferndale: 2095 Main St, Ferndale, WA 98248. 

The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would result in the construction of a new Civic Campus, including a new City Hall, Municipal Court, Council Chambers, public meeting space, and community social service organizations offices on one multi-use civic campus. The project will consist of the construction of a new building to support municipal functions, and the renovation of an existing building, the current City Hall, for community service functions. As proposed, the new structure would be approximately 17,000 square feet and would occupy land already owned by the City of Ferndale. The Ferndale community is one of the fastest growing communities in Northwest Washington and has invested heavily in itself over the previous decade. Existing facilities are no longer capable of supporting current or future city or community functions, and while the City of Ferndale anticipates saving approximately $500,000 per year to support the estimated $15 million project, additional funding at the state and federal level will be necessary to complete the project. 

Link to signed disclosure letter here.  

 

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies 

Redmond Central Connector III (RCC 3)  

$1,100,000 

City of Redmond: 15670 NE 85th St, Redmond, WA 98052. 

The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because the Redmond Central Connector III project (RCC3) will directly connect four cities by finishing the final segment on the east spur of Eastrail – converting a former rail corridor to a comfortable pedestrian and bicycle trail that can be enjoyed by residents of all ages and from many different communities for years to come. The project has brought King County, the East King County cities, Sound Transit, and the local utility Puget Sound Energy together in partnership. When open, the trail will bring residents from the East King County communities closer together as well.  

Link to signed disclosure letter here.  

 

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies 

Snohomish County Food and Farming Center 

$6,127,263 

Snohomish County: 3000 Rockefeller Ave, Everett, WA 98201. 

The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would provide access to resources for the processing, aggregation, distribution, value added production, direct and wholesale sales of locally produced agricultural products. These components were identified by the agricultural community as vital infrastructure for the viability of their farming businesses. The Snohomish County food and farming center will include a year-round indoor farmers market, processing, aggregation and distribution center, along with a commercial kitchen to process and sell local agriculture products. 

Link to signed disclosure letter here.  

 

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies 

20th Street NE and Main Street Improvements  

$2,500,000 

City of Lake Stevens: 1812 Main Street, Lake Stevens, WA 98208 

The project would be a valuable use of taxpayer funds because it would provide the final funding needed to complete the next phase of the Main Street improvements, which includes 1,500 linear feet of safety upgrades, multi-modal paths, street lighting, street trees, ADA compliant ramps, and replacement of an aging and busy intersection with a roundabout. The project would result in improved efficiency and safety for vehicles, transit, freight, and pedestrians. Upon completion, the intersection and roadway improvements will meet the adopted level of service and reduce carbon impacts by including an alternate non-motorized component.  

Link to signed disclosure letter here.