Ten community projects included as part of the House of Representatives’ appropriations legislation
WASHINGTON — U.S. Representative Pramila Jayapal (WA-07) announced today that she successfully secured an additional $4.1 million in Federal funding for key projects across the Seattle-area. This includes money for all 10 of the community-based funding requests that she fought for on behalf of Western Washington. The new funding is part of the Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations legislation, a robust package that will now move through the House of Representatives.
“I am deeply proud to announce that all 10 of the important community-based projects that I fought for on behalf of our Seattle region have been successfully included in the House’s appropriations legislation,” said Congresswoman Jayapal. “This is a critical step towards bringing home millions of additional Federal dollars that will increase affordable housing and green energy, advance education and the arts, promote racial and economic justice, support Tribal communities and protect our natural environment, and reduce gun violence. I look forward to moving this legislation forward and continuing to advocate on behalf of these projects and other urgent investments throughout our community.”
The $4.1 million in Federal funding announced today is split between the following 10 community-based projects that are located across Washington’s Seventh Congressional District:
- $700,000 for the United Indians of All Tribes Foundation’s Northwest Native Canoe Center
- $400,000 for the City of Seattle’s Renewable Energy Home Heating Conversions
- $300,000 for the City of Burien’s Enhanced Youth Services
- $322,000 for Oceans Initiative’s Targeted Acoustic Startle Technology (TAST) at the Ballard Locks
- $275,000 for the Neighborhood House’s WIOA Employment Program
- $750,000 for Plymouth Housing Group’s Pacific Apartments Rehabilitation
- $300,000 for Restorative Justice for Youth in South King County
- $210,000 for Path with Art’s Arts Recovery Project
- $550,000 for the University of Washington’s Institute for Protein Design (IPD) Instrumentation
- $300,000 for Seattle Repertory Theatre’s renovations
For more information on the 10 projects, click here.
Today’s announcement comes just weeks after exciting news that the House had voted to approve $20 million for five Seattle-area transportation and infrastructure projects. Representative Jayapal fought to secure the critical funding for these community priorities as part of the INVEST in America Act, which is now in the Senate before going to President Joe Biden’s desk to be signed into law.
Last month, Representative Jayapal also announced that she had helped secure $11.2 million in federal funding for the West Seattle Bridge. The Department of Transportation awarded the Infrastructure for Rebuilding America (INFRA) Grant following months of continued advocacy by the Congresswoman that included meetings with Secretary Pete Buttigieg and other administrative officials.
For full details about the 10 community-based projects, click here.