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Join Congressman Adam Smith and other local experts for a panel discussion on mobile crisis response programs. These programs partner first responders with mental health professionals to better respond to community members who are experiencing a mental health crisis. Mobile crisis response programs enhance public safety, deliver better outcomes for community members, and reduce strain on the resources first responders expend on responding to these calls.

When: Wednesday, August 30, 6:00 - 7:00 PM PT
Where: Virtual

Congressman Smith will be joined by:

  • Michelle McDaniel, CEO of Crisis Connections
  • Jon Ehrenfeld, Mobile Integrated Health Program Manager at Seattle Fire Department
  • David Fagerholm, Senior Clinic Manager at Sound Mental Health

Please register for the event here.

You can pre-submit questions for the panelists here

Earlier this year, Congressman Smith and his colleague, Congressman Brian Fitzpatrick (R-Pa.) introduced the 911 Community Crisis Responders Act, which would create a grant program for states, tribes, and localities to create and expand mobile crisis response programs. Learn more here.

Contact our office if you are in need of translation services or other accommodations. 

We hope to see you there. 

The Office of Congressman Adam Smith hosted an informational webinar on the Ninth District Congressional App Challenge.

When: Thursday, August 24, 3:00 - 4:00 PM PT
Where: Virtual 

The Congressional App Challenge is a competition aimed at encouraging middle and high school students to learn how to code by creating their own applications. The challenge is intended to highlight the value of computer science and STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) education. The House of Representatives knows how crucial these skills are and wants to encourage students to engage in these fields.

During the webinar, we provided an overview of the competition and had our 2022 winner and judges share their experiences and recommendations. 

Below you can find resources and recording of the webinar, including presentation materials. If you have any questions, please contact the Grants Director at jena.yang@mail.house.gov

The Office of Congressman Adam Smith and the Small Business Administration (SBA) hosted an informational webinar focused on securing R&D funding for small businesses. 

When: Wednesday, August 2, 10:00 - 11:30 AM PT
Where: Virtual 

The informational session featured several guest speakers, including:

  • Melanie Norton, Deputy District Director, Small Business Administration- Seattle District
  • Erick Page-Littlefield, SBIR/STTR Acting Director and Program Manager, Small Business Administration
  • April Richards, SBIR Program Manager, Environmental Protection Agency
  • Eileen Chant, SBIR/STTR Outreach Program Manager, Department of Energy
  • Kate Hoy, SBIR/STTR Program Manager, Washington PTAC/APEX
  • Richard Giersch, Executive Director, Life Science Washington Institute
  • Lindsay Pino, CTO and Co-Founder, Talus Bioscience
  • Dave Lanning, Senior Engineer, Forest Concepts LLC
  • Andrew Peters, Director, River Connectivity Systems

The speakers gave overview of the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) programs and provided information about how to apply, local resources, and technical assistance. 

Below you can find resources from our grants workshop, including presentation materials. If you have any questions, please contact the Grants Director at jena.yang@mail.house.gov