Congresswoman Jayapal is proud to submit the following community based funding requests for consideration to the Committee on Appropriations as the Committee puts together Federal funding for the 2024 Fiscal Year. NOTE: The projects are listed in alphabetical order by project recipient.
$5,000,000 for the Boulevard Park Community Flood Reduction Project, City of Burien
1400 S 124th St, Burien, WA 98168
This project will replace approximately 2,000 linear feet of drainage conveyance infrastructure and install new stormwater detention and water quality improvements. This area has experienced chronic flooding for decades, causing severe flooding for residents. This project will address public health, artificially depressed property values, and poor water quality in the salmon-bearing downstream receiving waters.
$5,000,000 for the Construction of Henderson Street Affordable Housing Project, City of Seattle
1412 S. Henderson St & 8914 14th Ave S, Seattle, WA 98104
Funds will be used to construct about 100 units of affordable housing for low-income families in an environmentally sustainable building. The project will be in South Park with community services and opportunities to receive resources such as health services and food located on the ground floor. This new construction project will help increase the supply of affordable housing and provide critically needed long-term affordable housing in a neighborhood facing a high risk of displacement.
$3,500,000 for Implementation of the Civilian Assisted Response & Engagement Department Pilot Program, City of Seattle
600 4th Ave, 5th Floor, Seattle, WA 98104
Funds will be used to launch a pilot program to establish the Civilian Assisted Response & Engagement Department. The project would redirect non-violent, non-crime related requests for mental health crises and wellness checks to trained staff. This will ensure an appropriate response to public health matters and ease the burden on police officers and firefighters.
$1,825,000 for Capital Repairs of Four Affordable Housing Properties, Community Roots Housing
1505 E. Harrison St, Seattle, WA 98112; 2030 7th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121; 1106 Pike St, Seattle, WA 98101; 2321 4th Ave, Seattle, WA 98121
Funds will be used for capital repairs, including roofing replacements and interior common area projects, at four affordable housing properties across Seattle. The repairs will ensure the long-term viability of the buildings, maintaining 150 units of affordable housing across all four buildings. Repairs will allow these buildings to continue serving low-income families and seniors.
$3,200,000 for the Construction of Affordable Cottage Units, ecoTHRIVE Housing
7956 34th Ave SW, Seattle, WA 98126
This project will construct 27 cottage units for people making less than 50 percent of the area median income. These affordable cottages will be available for homeownership, providing a necessary rung in the ladder into the middle class by providing a step up from emergency housing and a step below market rate. The development will be located near a community center and have easy access to public transportation.
$750,000 for the Wallingford Food Bank Renovation, FamilyWorks
1501 N 45th St, Seattle, WA 98103
Funds will be used for capital improvements, including the remodel and expansion of FamilyWorks’ Wallingford Food Bank, facilitating the growth of critical food access programs. For instance, the renovation will increase FamilyWorks’ capacity to continue its pilot project to address food insecurity for childcare providers and families in Seattle by bringing their mobile food pantry directly to them. This project will allow FamilyWorks to provide essential food access to an additional 550 households and sustain the current use for about 3,900 households annually.
$5,000,000 for the Construction of 20 Affordable Homes at Burien Miller Creek, Habitat for Humanity Seattle-King and Kittitas Counties
515 & 511 S 136th St, Burien, WA 98062
Funds will be used to support construction costs for 20 new homes. Homes will be set aside to serve individuals with an average of 50 percent of the area median income. The development will feature a playground and a community center in a neighborhood that is within walking distance of schools, shops, and services. This new construction project will help increase the supply of affordable housing.
$5,000,000 for Emergency Family Shelter, Mary’s Place
12845 Ambaum Blvd SW, Burien, WA 98146
Funds will be used to rebuild an emergency family shelter for 200 individuals or about 70 families, increasing the supply of shelter beds for families as South King County continues to experience a severe shortage of shelter beds. The shelter will be co-located next to 96 units of permanently affordable housing units. Seventy-seven units will be for those with incomes up to 60 percent area median income (AMI) and those with incomes from 0-30 percent AMI to accommodate Mary’s Place families moving into permanent housing from the shelter. In addition, the new shelter will allow for additional programming, including a focus on preventing homelessness for families.
$3,570,000 for the Seattle Additive Manufacturing Lab & Community Experiential Learning Space, Northeastern University Seattle
401 Terry Ave N #103, Seattle, WA 98109
Funds will be used for the acquisition of 11 pieces of additive manufacturing equipment at the Seattle Additive Manufacturing Lab & Community Experiential Learning Space. The facility will be used for research and technical workshop applications for secondary and postsecondary students, local organizations, and businesses. It will also serve as a workforce development location. The project will increase knowledge and experience using this technology, filling a current workforce skill gap. This gap will only increase in the coming years as additive manufacturing is capitalized on to address supply-chain concerns.
$2,360,000 for the Zero Emission Drayage Truck Charging Program, Northwest Seaport Alliance Project
Pier 46, 401 Alaskan Way S, Seattle, WA 98104
Funds will be used to construct charging/fueling infrastructure for zero-emission heavy-duty trucks at the Port of Seattle. This will reduce diesel particulate emissions in near-port communities experiencing significant health disparities, support the vitality of two regional manufacturing/industrial centers and many small and medium-sized businesses, and set the stage for a zero-emission drayage fleet by 2050. In the Seattle and Tacoma areas near marine terminals, diesel exhaust presents the greatest public health risk of all toxic air pollutants. This project will benefit near-port communities such as the Duwamish Valley, South Park, and Georgetown and port workers by reducing the health impacts associated with diesel exhaust.
$2,523,000 for the University Branch Seismic Structural Upgrades, Seattle Public Library
5009 Roosevelt Way NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Funds will be used for seismic retrofits of the library. The upgrades will increase the seismic performance of this public library facility, which serves a large population of residents—including underserved communities. The retrofits will better equip the facility to provide essential functions after an earthquake, like community sheltering and staging. It will also ensure an earthquake-safe facility during its routine and year-round community services, including serving as a cooling/heating center during extreme weather.
$3,500,000 for Advanced Nano and Quantum Systems, University of Washington
4045 Mason Rd, University of Washington, Seattle, WA 98105
Funds will be used to acquire “workhorse” pieces of equipment that are critical to carry out research and product development at the Washington Nanofabrication Facility (WNF). The WNF is the largest publicly accessible cleanroom in the Pacific Northwest. This project provides critical equipment to carry out research and development in semiconductor technology, quantum information systems, materials science, nanotechnology, bioengineering, medicine, and renewable energy. The project will help ensure technological and economic competitiveness in fields of national importance, including semiconductors, quantum information systems, personalized health care, and sustainable energy.
$800,000 for the Vashon Maury Community Food Bank, Vashon Maury Community Food Bank
17928 Vashon Hwy SW, Vashon, WA, 98070
Funds will be used for the acquisition and renovation of a food bank. Currently, the food bank provides free grocery services to about 240 households per week. As demand increases, Vashon Maury estimates serving up to 2,000 islanders annually. This project will help the food bank meet increased demand and ensure access to food on an island with limited access to services and growing income disparity. Further, the new facility will make it easier for the food bank to collaborate with partner agencies and provide easy access to social services.
$5,000,000 for the University Family YMCA Redevelopment, YMCA of Greater Seattle
5003 12th Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98105
Funds will be used for facility upgrades to produce a full-service YMCA in the University District. It will provide support to families, housing units for homeless youth, a large community space, drop-in childcare, a teen center, and expanded academic and leadership programs. Over 200 young people will receive housing, employment support, and treatment for mental health and substance issues annually. This growth will give seniors places to socialize, youth and teens a place to learn, and families a supportive system.
$3,000,000 for the Construction of a Youth Workforce Development Center, YouthCare
1534 Broadway Ave, Seattle, WA 98122
Funds will be used to support capital improvements to build a 27,000-square-foot youth workforce development center in Capitol Hill. It will be co-located with 89 units of low-income housing. The center will be a hub for job training, career development, and educational credentials for young people who have experienced homelessness and housing stability. Additional services will include advanced sector-focused career training programs in construction, customer service, and healthcare—industries facing worker shortages. This will provide young people in Seattle with economic security, housing stability, and secure futures while also building a robust workforce for the region.