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 10 projects in their community for fiscal year 2022 – 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. 

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies 

Expansion of Sauk-Suiattle Recreation Center 


Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe; 5318 Chief Brown Lane, Darrington, WA 98241 

This grant would enable the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe to expand its Tribal Recreation Center in order to construct a larger technology lab with Internet, computers, and print capabilities to Tribal and non-Tribal community members. Currently, the communities of Darrington and the Sauk-Suiattle Indian Reservation have little to no publicly available connectivity options. The Tribe is the only entity in the general community with high-speed, reliable, multi-user connectivity that can enable virtual learning and business activity. The Tribe currently lacks adequate space to host these activities in a safe and clean manner. Due to sustained outages during the Oso Mudslide in 2014, the Tribe implemented a unique microwave Internet connection that should remain intact even if a natural disaster disables traditional land-based communications. When not used for disaster-related connectivity issues, the lab would be available for educational, recreational, and business purposes to the community and students that lack reliable connectivity. 

Link to signed disclosure letter here.


Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies 

Nooksack Clinic and Wellness Facility 


Nooksack Indian Tribe; 5142 Mt. Baker Highway, Deming, WA 98244

This project would provide accessible and trusted one-stop health services to the Nooksack Tribal community. The clinic would be located in a rural northern part of Whatcom County that is designated by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) as a Medically Underserved Area/Population. Currently, the nearest hospital for residents in this community is a 30-minute drive; the nearest clinic has limited services and just one family physician. At its completion, this facility would provide the community with a pharmacy, dental services, optometry, chiropractic services, physical therapy, and behavioral and substance use disorder treatment services. 

Link to signed disclosure letter here.


Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies 

Sky Valley Teen Center 


Volunteers of America Western Washington; 605 1st Street, Sultan, WA 98294

This grant would enable VOAWW to build a new structure to house a teen center and emergency shelter for youth in rural east Snohomish County. This Center would provide wrap-around social services focused on the challenges faced by underserved youth, while also serving as a safe and comfortable place to come when not in school to receive assistance, including food, clothing, tutoring, mental health support, and other social services. Once constructed, the Center would have a service life of over 50 years. Hundreds of teens from rural East Snohomish County would have access to services that they currently have to travel to Monroe or Everett to receive, which is extremely difficult due to limited transportation options. 

Link to signed disclosure letter here.


Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies 

Snohomish County Community-Based Diversion with CHOOSE 180 


Community Leaders Roundtable of Seattle; 1416 SW 151st St, Burien WA 98166 

CHOOSE 180 is partnering with the Snohomish County Prosecutor’s Office to launch their first-ever community-led court diversion for young people in the county, offering youth with select charges a trauma-informed, community alternative to the traditional court process. Their diversion program operates in either 4-week virtual group sessions or in-person group sessions. The programming has been proven to reduce individual’s reengagement with the criminal legal system, resulting in improved outcomes for young people and a reduction in instances of crime and violence. In King County, the program has diverted nearly 3,000 youth and young adult cases in ten years, and 87% of diversion participants do not reengage with the criminal legal system within 1 year of program completion. This project is supported by Snohomish County and City of Snohomish Council Members, Alliance for Gun Responsibility, Cocoon House Snohomish County, WA Office of Juvenile Justice - Alice Coil, Stephanie Wright - Chair Snohomish County Council, Jared Mead - Snohomish County Councilmember, Megan Dunn - Snohomish County Councilmember, Linda Redmond - City of Snohomish Councilmember, Cindy Larsen - Superior Court Judge,  Jimmy Hung - King County Prosecutor’s Office, and Pete Holmes - City of Seattle Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. 

Link to signed disclosure letter here.


Financial Services and General Government  

North Cascades Community Enterprise Program 


Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship; 325 Pine Street, Suite A, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

This funding would enable the Center for Inclusive Entrepreneurship (CIE) to scale up operations in rural Snohomish, Skagit, and Island Counties to provide technical assistance, business classes, and one-on-one training to small businesses and aspiring entrepreneurs in disadvantaged communities. Through a partnership with the Washington State Small Business Development Center (SBDC), CIE provides an on-ramp for entrepreneurs to start or grow small businesses. Last year at CIE’s Port Angeles, WA location, approximately 230 entrepreneurs in the program received business training and 45 entrepreneurs either started a business, expanded operations, or accessed capital.  

Link to signed disclosure letter here.


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

Best Buddies in Washington Inclusion Project for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities 


Best Buddies International, Inc.; 475 Green Way, Friday Harbor, WA, 98250 

Best Buddies is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that creates opportunities for one-to-one friendships, leadership development, and integrated employment for people with intellectual and developmental disabilities (IDD). Community Project Funding in the amount of $61,000 would allow Best Buddies programs to expand to four new schools in the 1st Congressional District, providing opportunities for friendship and leadership development to an additional 100 students with IDD and their typical peers. 

Link to signed disclosure letter here.


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

Snohomish Health District Telehealth and Records Modernization Project 


Snohomish Health District; 3020 Rucker Ave, Ste 206 Everett, WA 98201

This CPF request of $250,000 will allow the Snohomish County Health District to implement an electronic health record system and virtually directed observed therapy for tuberculosis control. Patients and staff would be able to eliminate 1200-2400 miles of travel for the duration of TB treatment. The SHD would also be able to leverage a new telehealth system for other maternal child health and childcare health programs.

Link to signed disclosure letter here.


Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies 

Community Center/Emergency Operations Center 


City of Carnation; 4621 Tolt Avenue, Carnation, WA 98014-1238 

The City of Carnation Community Center and Emergency Operations Center Project will add a critically needed community center and emergency operations center to a planned City Hall project. The Community Center space will be made available for community groups and below market rate rental rates will be offered to not-for-profit Non-Governmental Organizations (NGOs) serving the Washington 1st Congressional District community like: Youth Groups, Snoqualmie Valley Tilth, Snoqualmie Valley Preservation Alliance, and the Tolt Historical Society. 

Link to signed disclosure letter here.


Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies 

Early Learning Center 


Lake Washington Institute of Technology; 11605 132nd Ave NE, Kirkland, WA 98034

Funding for this project will replace portable classrooms used for the Early Learning Center (ELC) at Lake Washington Institute of Technology (LWTech). This will allow LWTech to continue offering high-quality, low-cost childcare for 74 children of college students, employees and residents of the 1st Congressional District community. The ELC is currently housed in portable buildings that have outlived their lifespan and must be replaced; this funding will allow LWTech to implement modern, safe, and accessible classrooms. 

Link to signed disclosure letter here.


Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies  

Mount Vernon Library Commons 


City of Mount Vernon; 208 Kincaid Street, Mount Vernon, Washington, 98273

The Mount Vernon Library Commons project is a MULTI-use infrastructure project located in historic downtown Mount Vernon along Interstate 5. Combining several community needs, this project is a catalyst for economic development in the Cascadia Innovation Corridor along the Interstate 5 corridor between Seattle and Vancouver, BC. This project includes public library services, community center space with commercial kitchen, and structured parking with a public mega charging electric vehicle charging floor, park and ride, and transit stop. 

Link to signed disclosure letter here.