Military Construction Projects

  • $8,600,000 for the construction of a facility for the 262nd Information Warfare Aggressor Squadron (IWAS) at McChord Air Force Base in addition to classrooms, and multiple computer networks.

Transportation and Housing Projects

  • $1,235,000 for the City of Tacoma to help acquire property for the construction of the Intermodal Center Downtown that will be served by busses, light rail, and commuter rail. The Center will provide essential parking to accommodate increased public transportation utilization, reduce congestion in the city, and facilitate employment growth in the city core.
  • $380,000 for Tacoma Goodwill Industries for construction of a Work Opportunity Center. The Center will house a two-floor Youth Career Development Center to help to improve the education completion, employment opportunity, and career choices of the community's most disconnected persons.
  • $237,500 for the Puyallup Shaw Road Extension Project. Funds will be used to extend Shaw Road North across the BNSF mainline tracks on a grade-separated bridge to a new connection at E Main, providing improved regional freight mobility, greater highway access, and safety.
  • $2,232,500 for Intercity Transit Buses. Funds will be used to purchase eight, hybrid diesel-electric buses to replace aging buses to be used in the Thurston County Public Transportation Benefit Area. The new buses will provide significantly decreased exhaust emissions than the vehicles being replaced and improve fuel consumption by 25-35%.

Interior Projects

  • $500,000 for the Des Moines Downtown Water Infrastructure Improvement Project. Funds will aid the design and construction of water flow improvements that are critical for sustaining the City's growing infrastructure.
  • $1,807,000 for Mt. Rainier National Park Land Acquisition. Funds will help to acquire about 400 acres along the Carbon River within Mt. Rainier National Park to protect forest habitat and a mile of the river which serves as a habitat for salmon.
  • $20,000,000 for the Puget Sound Partnership to prioritize cleanup and restoration of the Puget Sound. Funds will be used to impliment cleanup priorities and measure progress in the Puget Sound's health relating to nutrients, stormwater control and habitat protection.
  • $750,000 the Nisqually National Wildlife Refuge (NWR) Estuary Restoration Program to restore a substantial part of the historic Nisqually estuary and enhance 250 acres of freshwater and riparian habitat.

Energy and Water Projects

  • $150,000 for the Lower Puyallup River Alternatives Study which will evaluate the range of options available to Pierce County and affected jurisdictions to develop new, multi-jurisdictional flood protections that comply with revised Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) mapping standards, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) levee standards and the Endangered Species Act.
  • $3,993,000 for Operation and Maintenance on the Mud Mountain Dam and Fish Passage Facilities at the White River Diversion Dam. Funds will be used for both construction and Operations and Maintenance on the Dam. Funds will also enable the Army Corps of Engineers to meet existing and future fish passage responsibilites on the White River.
  • $100,000 for the Puget Sound and Adjacent Waters Restoration in the Puget Sound Basin of Wash. This program will identify and fund restoration projects in the Puget Sound region. Restoration will benefit the at least 10 species in the region that are listed as threatened, endangered, or candidate for listing under the federal Endangered Species Act.
  • $1,434,000 for the Puget Sound Nearshore Marine Habitat Study which will examine the current and projected nearshore habitat uses and needs of the Puget Sound basin and evaluate how implementation of new large scale management measures can achieve ecological sustainability.
  • $475,750 for Biofuels Research and Development Infrastucture at the Center for Biofuels at the University of Washington. Funds will help the Center for Biofeuls invest in necessary equipment and infastructure upgrades to expand their research capabilities.
  • $1,427,250 for Seattle Science Foundation's blood-brain barrier research. Funds will be used to upgrade and enhance the Seattle Science Foundation's research facility and teleconference center for the more effective and efficient exchange of scientific findings and data with other researchers.
  • $951,500 for Power Grid Reliability and Security research which will examine the problems of and potential solutions for power grid instability, insecurity, and lack of capacity.
  • $1,914,000 for the Duwamish / Green Ecosystem Restoration Project which provides critical enviornmental improvements, including assisting in the recovery of Endangered Species Act federally-listed Chinook Salmon.

Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education Projects

  • $951,000 for the Seattle Cancer Care Alliance. Funds would go toward the development of a state-of-the-art proton-beam therapy center for radiation treatment.
  • $571,000 for the Highline-West Seattle Mental Health Center. Funds will go to help construct a new out-patient mental health center targeted toward low income clients, which will replace an existing facility now located in the flight path of the new third runway at Sea-Tac International Airport.
  • $190,000 for the New Futures Child and Family Program which provides intensive educational support to low-income children and youth who have been identified by their teachers as at-risk of school failure.
  • $262,000 for the Healthcare Northwest Training Partnership. Funds will help the Partnership to provide quality training, on-the-job support, and career development services for over 50,000 workers in the long-term care sector providing home-and community-based services in Washington.
  • $190,000 for the Healthcare Clinical Simulation Lab Project to purchase human patient simulators to equip a functional interdisciplinary clinical simulation lab in Health Careers Center.
  • $238,000 for Aviation High School. Funds will be used be used to acquire laboratory equipment to support its innovative science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) curriculum.

Commerce, Justice, and Science Projects

  • $250,000 for the Rainier Communications Commission Wireless Public Safety and Emergency Response Network in Pierce County. Funds will help to upgrade Pierce County jurisdictions to an 800 Mhz communications system, as recommended by DHS, for seamless communication in the event of natural disasters, emergencies, or terrorist events.
  • $500,000 for the Crystal Judson Family Justice Center Specialized Services. This project will fund the civil legal services and child-focused Stepping Stones program at the Center, the two most requested programs.
  • $1,000,000 for the Pierce County Regional Gang Prevention Initiative. These funds will be used to bring a team of prevention specialists, police, prosecutors, schools, health and community-based organizations together to work collaboratively in Pierce County to identify services needed by gang, drug, and violence-affected youth and their families.
  • $300,000 for the Digital Information Gathering System (DIGS) in King County. Funds will be used to build a wireless data hub that will integrate all 39 city Police Departments and a total of 46 law enforcement agencies in King County/Washington State Homeland Security Region Six.

Agriculture Projects

  • $1,033,000 for Diabetes Awareness and Education. This program offers five educational programs to help participants understand the medical tests that monitor diabetes and to live well with their diabetes by planning meals and being physically active. This is a national program that will be administered in Washington state by WSU.
  • $245,000 for Washington State University to conduct biomass/bioenergy research. Funds will be used to study Aegilops Cylindrica (Jointed Goatgrass) to understand genetic characteristics of this plant and other weedy plants, so that important genetics can be incorporated into plants suitable for biomass production and conversion.
  • $248,000 for regional organic crop production and marketing research. These funds would expand regional organic crop production research and economic and marketing research of organic foods. Funding will assist organic growers to improve their profitability, agronomic performance, and environmental stewardship.
  • $469,000 for the Competitiveness of Agriculture Products in Washington. This ongoing program supports the International Marketing Program for Agricultural Commodities and Trade (IMPACT) at WSU and the Center for International Trade in Forest Products (CINTRAFOR) at the University of Washington. These programs aim to increase the level of agricultural exports from Washington.
  • $307,000 the Pacific Northwest Small Fruits Center to conduct research on berry and grape crops. The Center is a network of Federal ARS and State scientists and industry cooperators from Washington, Oregon, and Idaho who identify priorities and conduct a coordinated research program on berry and grape crops.
  • $2,192,000 to provide a state-of-the-art research facility for Agriculture Research Service Facility (ARS) scientists in Pullman. This facility will strengthen ARS's partnership with WSU in plant sciences and contribute to improvements in laboratories and equipment underpinning this research.