WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) today announced the 15 Community Project Funding requests he submitted to the House Appropriations Committee for consideration in the Fiscal Year (FY) 2024 appropriations bill.

The requested funding would go towards 15 community projects across the Ninth District, which will make great strides for affordable housing, public transportation, criminal justice and public safety, mental and behavioral health care, workforce and education, small business, economic empowerment, and more. 

“The appropriations process is an important way to send federal dollars back to our districts and make investments that will strengthen our communities. The 15 community projects I am announcing today for consideration in the FY 2024 appropriations bill will serve individuals and families in our region who need our support – from survivors of sexual assault, to people reentering the community from incarceration, to immigrant and refugee communities – and will invest in some our region’s most pressing challenges including housing, transportation, economic opportunity, and public safety. I am thrilled to submit these projects for consideration, and I will push to get this funding across the finish line to advance the incredible work of these organizations and strengthen the Ninth District.” 

See below for the full list of Rep. Smith’s Community Project Funding requests. Submitting projects to the House Appropriations Committee is the first step in the process and does not guarantee they will be funded. 

Find more information about the FY 2024 Community Project Funding requests, including project descriptions, here

Abu Bakr Islamic Center – Wadajir Residences & Souq – $4 million
Africatown Community Land Trust – Walker Street Homes – $1 million
Central District
Arc of King County – Arc Legacy Center: Access to Affordable Housing and Services for Individuals with Disabilities – $2 million
Cham Refugees Community – Cham Community Center –$2.25 million
Rainier Valley
City of Bellevue – Digital Equity for Affordable Housing – $1.5 million
City of Federal Way – Downtown Civic & Community Space – $2.5 million
Federal Way
City of Renton – Monroe Avenue Northeast (NE) Stormwater Quality Treatment and Infiltration Facility – $2.5 million
City of SeaTac – Airport Station Area Pedestrian Improvement Project – $4.5 million
City of Seattle – Civilian Assisted Response & Engagement (CARE) Department – $3.5 million
Filipino Community of Seattle – Filipino Community Village 2 – $4 million
Rainier Valley
Indian American Community Services – IACS Community Center – $4 million
King County Sexual Assault Resource Center – Technology and Data Project to Benefit Survivors of Sexual Assault – $790,000
King County, district-wide
Sound Transit – South Renton Transit Center – $3 million
Weld Seattle – 1426 Jackson Reintegration Resource Center – $4 million
YMCA of Greater Seattle – Severson House Renovations (transitional housing) –$750,000