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) 2023 appropriations bill.
“I am committed to fighting for the people of Washington’s Ninth District and today I am thrilled to announce the 15 community project funding requests that I submitted for consideration in the FY 2023 appropriations bill. These organizations are doing important work in our community to empower the most vulnerable among us and make the Ninth District a better place to live for all residents. The funding will help tackle some of our region’s most pressing challenges including housing, health care, child care, education and workforce development, small business development, and public safety. Importantly, the projects focus on investments in underserved communities, including low-income individuals and families, immigrants, refugees, Black, Indigenous, and people of color, women and children, and seniors.  I am proud to build on the success of my FY 2022 requests to help combat the inequitable access to services and resources facing many communities.
“The appropriations process demonstrates the positive role government can play in our lives by directly investing in the success of communities across the country. I am grateful to the incredible organizations in my district for their work to uplift individuals, families, and neighborhoods and their unwavering commitment to strengthening Washington’s 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 2023 Community Project Funding Requests, including project descriptions, here.
El Centro de la Raza - Pattison’s West Community Campus Property Acquisition - $5.25 Million
Federal Way
Somali Health Board – Somali Community Cultural Innovation Hub - $4 Million
Rainier Valley, Seattle
Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Employment for Women (ANEW) – Pre-Apprenticeship Commercial Driver’s License Program - $675,000
South King County
Plymouth Housing – Eastgate Permanent Supportive Housing and Health Clinic - $1.3 Million
Friends of Little Saigon – Little Saigon Landmark - $4 Million
Little Saigon, Chinatown - International District, Seattle
Low Income Housing Institute – Skyway Affordable Housing and Early Learning Center - $1.5 Million
Skyway (unincorporated King County)
African Chamber of Commerce of the Pacific Northwest – African Business Innovation Center (ABIC) – $2,550,000
Sea Mar Community Health Centers – Kent Medical Clinic and Affordable Housing Mixed Use Facility - $3 Million
Central District Community Preservation and Development Authority (CD CPDA) – McKinney Center Capital Project - $1 Million
Central District, Seattle
Southeast Seattle Senior Foundation – Southeast Seattle Affordable Housing and Home Ownership - $750,000
Rainier Valley, Seattle 
Congolese Integration Network - Washington Refugee Healing Center – $500,000
UTOPIA – Mapu Maia Clinic - $500,000
Public Defender Association – Law Enforcement Assisted Diversion (LEAD) program - $1.5 Million
Chinatown-International District and Southeast Seattle
City of Renton – Logan Place Market - $1.5 Million       
Cowlitz Indian Tribe – Cowlitz Tribal Health Clinic – $2,601,858