Appropriations

Appropriations

This year, the Senate Appropriations Committee is accepting Congressionally Directed Spending requests. The Senate Appropriations Committee will consider senators’ requests while writing the annual spending bill.  Projects listed here represent those that have been submitted as of July 23th and are not guaranteed to be funded. All projects are listed in alphabetical order by subcommittee. Between now and July 23rd, this page will be updated as additional subcommittee submissions are made.

 

FY 2022 Energy-Water Congressionally Directed Spending Requests

*Signed Financial Certification Letter stating Senator Cantwell and the Senator's family have no financial interests pertaining to any bill available HERE*

The following projects are listed in alphabetical order:



Columbia River Turning Basin Navigation Improvements 

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Army Corps of Engineers 

  • Project Purpose: To conduct a feasibility study of the Columbia River Turning Basin.  

  • Project Location: Cowlitz County, WA

  • Amount Requested: $1,100,000





East Moxee Declining Groundwater

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Bureau of Reclamation

  • Project Purpose: The project will replace the declining groundwater in the East Moxee portion of the Selah-Moxee Irrigation District with Yakima River supplies via a water market.

  • Project Location: Yakima County, WA

  • Amount Requested: $1,420,000





Lake River Dredging 

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Army Corps of Engineers 

  • Project Purpose: Maintenance Dredging of Lake River

  • Project Location Ridgefield, WA

  • Amount Requested: $124,000





North Branch Canal Lining Above Johnson Creek

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Bureau of Reclamation

  • Project Purpose: The project will help implement a long-range plan developed as part of the Yakima Basin Integrated Plan for modernization of the water system, which involves piping and lining to eliminate severe seepage of water from the existing infrastructure. 

  • Project Location: Kittitas County, WA

  • Amount Requested: $1,250,000





Odessa Groundwater Replacement Program – Distribution Systems Design

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Bureau of Reclamation

  • Project Purpose: The project will help with replacing Odessa subarea groundwater supply with Columbia Basin Irrigation Project surface water under the Odessa Groundwater Replacement Program.

  • Project Location: Kittitas County, WA

  • Amount Requested: $2,500,000





Puget Sound and Adjacent Waters Restoration, Spencer Island Restoration Project

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Army Corps of Engineers 

  • Project Purpose: To achieve significant ecosystem benefits by breaching and lowering the dikes to allow more tidal flow to reach the interior of Spencer Island.

  • Project Location: Snohomish County, WA

  • Amount Requested: $5,000,000





Swinomish Channel Dredge 

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Army Corps of Engineers 

  • Project Purpose: To dredge the Swinomish Channel, which is dredged on a three year cycle.

  • Project Location: Skagit County, WA

  • Amount Requested: $2,500,000





Village Development Plan 

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington

  • Recipient Name: US Army Corps of Engineers

  • Project Purpose: This funding would extend The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' effort to identify a suitable location near The Dalles Lock and Dam to construct a tribal village for members of the four Columbia River Treaty Tribes: the Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation; the Confederated Tribes of the Warm Springs Reservation; the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation; and the Nez Perce Tribe. The Flood Control Act of 1950, which authorized the construction of The Dalles Lock and Dam, also authorized the construction of a replacement village to compensate for the loss of tribal villages at Celilo, Oregon, and Spearfish, Washington. These villages were inundated in 1957 when the Corps completed construction of the dam. Continued funding is necessary to identify appropriate sites.

  • Project Location: Wasco, OR 

  • Amount Requested: $1,200,000





Wapato Irrigation Project - Parton Drain Pumping Plant

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Bureau of Reclamation

  • Project Purpose: The project will address water security issues in the lower project area while also addressing water quality concerns and providing climate change resiliency.

  • Project Location: Yakima County, WA

  • Amount Requested: $995,000





FY 2022 Agriculture Congressionally Directed Spending Requests

 

*Signed Financial Certification Letter stating Senator Cantwell and the Senator's family have no financial interests pertaining to any bill available HERE*

The following projects are listed in alphabetical order:



Columbia County Health System

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Bureau of Reclamation

  • Project Purpose: To provide Columbia County with a childcare center.

  • Project Location: Dayton, WA

  • Amount Requested: $500,000





Dylan Jude Harrell, DIPG Foundation

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Dylan Jude Harrell, DIPG Foundation

  • Project Purpose: A community center located in rural Pacific County to serve community members young and old.

  • Project Location: Ilwaco, WA

  • Amount Requested: $2,500,000





Port Angeles Food Bank

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Port Angeles Food Bank

  • Project Purpose: This request would help provide the funding to add a commercial kitchen to offer prepared foods. This will provide more choices, including ready-to-eat meals for vulnerable clients who may not be able to prepare meals on their own.

  • Project Location: Port Angeles, WA

  • Amount Requested: $500,000





Stevens County Land Services

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Stevens County, Land Services

  • Project Purpose: To fund the construction of a floodplain in order to reduce flood hazards, enhance habitat, and promote viable agriculture

  • Project Location: Chewelah, WA

  • Amount Requested: $624,000





Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Sauk-Suiattle Indian Tribe

  • Project Purpose: The project would expanding the Sauk-Suiattle Tribe’s Recreation Center to provide a computer lab with Internet capability to assist not only the Tribe and its members, but also members of the Darrington community.

  • Project Location: Darrington, WA

  • Amount Requested: $210,000




FY 2022 Commerce, Science, Justice, and Related Agencies Congressionally Directed Spending Requests

 

*Signed Financial Certification Letter stating Senator Cantwell and the Senator's family have no financial interests pertaining to any bill available HERE*

 

The following projects are listed in alphabetical order:

 



Bellevue Community Crisis Assistance Team (CCAT) Program

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: City of Bellevue

  • Project Purpose: To launch the City of Bellevue’s Community Crisis Assistance Team (CCAT)

  • Project Location: Bellevue, WA

  • Amount Requested: $915,000





City of Vancouver’s Police Camera Program

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: City of Vancouver

  • Project Purpose: To fund the City of Vancouver’s Police Camera Program to purchase body cameras and dash cameras. 

  • Project Location: Vancouver, WA

  • Amount Requested: $1,500,000





Community Policing Crisis Intervention Team (CPCIT)

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: City of Longview 

  • Project Purpose: To provide funding for the City of Longview’s Longview Police Department to hire two (2) mental health professionals as part of their Community Policing Crisis Intervention Team (CPCIT) program.

  • Project Location: Longview, WA

  • Amount Requested: $291,885





Whatcom County Integrated Public Safety Radio System

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Whatcom County

  • Project Purpose: To complete and fully fund Whatcom County’s outdated Public Radio System which will benefit and improve safety for law enforcement, first responders and the community.

  • Project Location: Whatcom County 

  • Amount Requested: $300,000

 






FY 2022 Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development Congressionally Directed Spending Requests

*Signed Financial Certification Letter stating Senator Cantwell and the Senator's family have no financial interests pertaining to any bill available HERE*

The following projects are listed in alphabetical order:



20th Street NE and Main Street Improvements

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: City of Lake Stevens

  • Project Purpose: To provide critical safety upgrades to an aging and problematic intersection in the City of Lake Stevens, WA. 

  • Project Location: Lake Stevens, WA

  • Amount Requested: $2,000,000



32nd Street Underpass Project 

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: City of Washougal 

  • Project Purpose: To undertake final design and permitting for a new underpass at 32nd Street along the BNSF railroad crossing, including cost estimates for the proposed construction. 

  • Project Location: Washougal, WA

  • Amount Requested: $1,600,000



Aberdeen US-12 Highway-Rail Separation Project

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: City of Aberdeen

  • Project Purpose: To construct a grade separation over the rail line to allow for the closure of three at-grade crossings to provide safe, unimpeded, rail-separated access between US-12 and the commercial district. 

  • Project Location: Aberdeen, WA

  • Amount Requested: $2,080,000



Commerce Street Tunnel Battery Electric Buses (BEB) Charging Station

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Pierce Transit 

  • Project Purpose: To purchase a conductive Battery Electric Bus (BEB) charging station within the Commerce Street transit bust layover tunnel. 

  • Project Location: Lakewood, WA 

  • Amount Requested: $1,250,000



Electric Bus Replacement of Diesel Vehicles 

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Everett Transit 

  • Project Purpose: To replace 2 diesel buses with 2 electric buses 

  • Project Location: Everett, WA

  • Amount Requested: $2,600,000



Fishing Wars Memorial Bridge 

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: City of Tacoma 

  • Project Purpose: To provide funding for studies and preliminary design work to eventually replace the Fishing Wars Memorial Bridge. 

  • Project Location: Tacoma, WA

  • Amount Requested: $2,200,000



Fourth Plain Commons Commercial Kitchen

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: City of Vancouver

  • Project Purpose: To construct a commercial kitchen incubator on the ground floor of the Fourth Plain Commons, which will have affordable housing units on upper floors. 

  • Project Location: Vancouver, WA

  • Amount Requested: $1,000,000



Guemes Ferry Replacement Project 

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Skagit County 

  • Project Purpose: To replace a 41-years-old diesel powered ferry with an all-electric ferry.

  • Project Location: City of Anacortes

  • Amount Requested: $2,500,000



Hilltop Affordable Housing and BIPOC Commercial Space

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Tacoma Housing Authority

  • Project Purpose: To redevelop three parcels of land in the Hilltop neighborhood of Tacoma to create approximately 200 units of affordable housing and acquire the commercial spaces for primarily BIPOC businesses.

  • Project Location: City of Tacoma, WA

  • Amount Requested: $3,000,000



I-5/NE 179th Street Area Improvements Project

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Clark County 

  • Project Purpose: I-5/NE 179th Street Area Improvements enhances safety, improves congestion, and provides necessary opportunities for growth.

  • Project Location: Clark County, WA

  • Amount Requested: $2,500,000



Industrial Rail Corridor Expansion (IRCE) Project 

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Port of Longview

  • Project Purpose: The Industrial Rail Corridor Expansion (IRCE) project will build on the original two track Industrial Rail Corridor by constructing a six-track bed adjacent to the current corridor, adding two 8,500’ tracks and increasing the lengths of its existing two tracks from 7,500’ to 8,500’ to accommodate full-length unit trains.

  • Project Location: City of Longview

  • Amount Requested: $2,500,000



Lacey Veterans Service Hub Access Enhancements 

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: City of Lacey

  • Project Purpose: To reduce barriers and enhance access for disabled veterans seeking services at the Lacey Veterans Service Hub (LVSH). LVSH provides a single-entry point service hub for area veterans seeking employment, education, housing, health and nutrition, benefit, finance, and counseling services by working with more than 70 partners and providers.

  • Project Location: City of Lacey

  • Amount Requested: $500,000



Martin Luther King Community Center

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: City of Pasco

  • Project Purpose: To renovate the Martin Luther King Community Center in East Pasco to create an ADA compliant building with improved meeting space and resources that are used by all local groups.

  • Project Location: City of Pasco, WA 

  • Amount Requested: $1,000,000



New Terminal Building and Apron Design/Construction

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport (PMRA) 

  • Project Purpose: To construct a new passenger terminal at Pullman-Moscow Regional Airport.

  • Project Location: City of Pullman, WA

  • Amount Requested: $2,500,000



Pines Road/BNSF Grade Separation Project

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: City of Spokane Valley

  • Project Purpose: To separate State Route 27 (Pines Road) and BNSF Railway’s existing transcontinental rail line by building an underpass of the highway at the rail crossing, and for other purposes described below in greater detail.

  • Project Location: Spokane Valley, WA

  • Amount Requested: $2,500,000



Project Fast Tracking Improvements to Reach Strategic Targets (Project FIRST)

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: City of Vancouver 

  • Project Purpose: Project FIRST will enhance safety and provide multimodal access in a critical area of Vancouver, WA. 

  • Project Location: City of Vancouver

  • Amount Requested: $2,500,000



Shelton Young Adult Transitional Housing

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Shelton Youth Connection

  • Project Purpose: To create the first youth focused transitional housing in Mason County, WA.

  • Project Location: City of Shelton, WA

  • Amount Requested: $500,000



Snohomish County Fish Passage Projects 

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Snohomish County

  • Project Purpose: This funding is to fund construction for replacement and correction of culverts to improve salmon habitat and support salmon recovery.

  • Project Location: Unincorporated Snohomish County, WA

  • Amount Requested: $2,300,000



Spanaway Transit Center 

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Pierce Transit 

  • Project Purpose: To fully fund the Construction under phase 1 of the project to build the transit center, operator comfort station, and a small park-and-ride facility. 

  • Project Location: Lakewood, WA

  • Amount Requested: $2,500,000



Spokane International Airport Rail-Truck Transload Facility - Heavy Duty Concrete Rail Crossing Panels

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Spokane International Airport 

  • Project Purpose: To fully fund the Spokane International Airport’s Transload Facility project in order to serve as a multi-modal hub supporting transportation, logistics, and advanced manufacturing businesses. 

  • Project Location: City of Spokane 

  • Amount Requested: $1,000,000



US 2 Westbound Trestle Replacement Study – Environmental Review

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Washington State Department of Transportation (WSDOT)  

  • Project Purpose: To complete the Subarea Study Plan as part of the NEPA process of the US-2 Westbound Trestle Replacement project.

  • Project Location: Everett, WA

  • Amount Requested: $1,680,000



Veteran Housing and Resource Center

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: American Legion Post 150

  • Project Purpose: To provide affordable housing units and services to low-income veterans in need.

  • Project Location: Raymond, WA

  • Amount Requested: $1,000,000



Yakima County East West Corridor Phase 2

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Yakima County 

  • Project Purpose: To help fund construction of a new 4-lane section to complete phase 2

  • Project Location: Yakima County, WA 

  • Amount Requested: $2,500,000



YWCA Affordable Housing at 5th & Seneca 

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: City of Seattle

  • Project Purpose: To convert current single-room occupancy units at the existing YWCA into permanent affordable housing within the downtown corridor of Seattle, with the potential for creating over 100 new units of housing.

  • Project Location: Seattle, WA 

  • Amount Requested: $1,000,000



FY 2022 Interior Congressionally Directed Spending Requests

*Signed Financial Certification Letter stating Senator Cantwell and the Senator's family have no financial interests pertaining to any bill available HERE*

The following projects are listed in alphabetical order:

 

City of Battle Ground, Washington

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: City of Battle Ground, Washington

  • Project Purpose: The City of Battle Ground is proposing to construct a new sanitary pump station and force main to serve the City's west side. This will unlock approximately 595 acres of land for industrial, commercial, and residential development. Activities to be funded include the construction of the pump station site, which will pump up to 2,500 gpm of sanitary sewage, construction of the force main, which will extend approximately 2 miles and tie into an existing manhole, and the related inspection and construction management costs. Major components include a wetwell, pumps, generator, electrical equipment, metering equipment, site security and lighting, and piping. The City has received State of Washington grant funding to complete design on the project. Project design, permitting and right of way acquisition is underway and is expected to be completed by December 2021.

  • Project Location: Clark County

  • Amount Requested: $2,500,000



City of Bothell

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: City of Bothell

  • Project Purpose: Replacement and improvement of outdated, insufficient City of Bothell Sewer and Water Utility infrastructure will be addressed by funding of this request. Sewer Lift Station #1 is currently undersized, functioning poorly, has limited wet well storage, and has no space at its current location to increase lift station capacity. Construction of a lift station bypass main will allow the majority of the sewer drainage basin to be served by gravity with only the remaining adjacent neighborhood (Valhalla neighborhood) to be served by the lift station. Inadequate 60-year old water and sewer mains in the surrounding Valhalla neighborhood will also be replaced to improve system functionality. The asbestos cement water mains have degraded, become soft, and have failed at least three times in the last five years. Replacement of these water mains with new ductile iron water main will reduce the risk of a water main breaks, service disruption, and better comply with Fire Fighting and Drinking Water Standard requirements. The concrete sewer mains are cracked, poorly connected, have root intrusion, and have significant groundwater Inflow & Infiltration. Replacement of these sewer mains with new PVC pipe will eliminate root intrusion and Inflow and Infiltration associated with old, poorly performing sewer mains.

  • Project Location: King County

  • Amount Requested: $2,500,000

City of Edmonds

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: City of Edmonds

  • Project Purpose: The project seeks to recover extremely valuable lost foraging habitat for juvenile salmon to help support Pacific Northwest salmon recovery, and subsequently, the Southern Resident Orca population in Puget Sound as well. It helps increase salmon populations available for Tribal fishing. These are readily achievable “precursor” projects, constituting components that must be done before/as part of the ultimate Willow Creek daylighting/Edmonds Marsh restoration project. They are key to the ultimate objective of restoring a fully functioning saltwater tidal marsh by improving the quality of stormwater runoff entering the Marsh from surrounding properties, streets and SR 104. With improved quality of the stormwater entering the Marsh, together with eventual daylighting of Willow Creek, a healthy saltwater marsh/estuary will be restored, which will both contribute to improved water quality of Puget Sound, as well as re-create rearing habitat for juvenile salmon, including juvenile Chinook salmon, the preferred prey of the endangered Southern Resident Orca. The 28-acre plus Edmonds marsh has been sealed off form Puget Sound by a barrier which prevent fish use of the marsh complex and which restricts the salt water conditions necessary to support a healthy marsh complex critical to juvenile foraging salmon. The Willow Creek Daylighting and Edmonds Marsh Restoration Project seeks to restore a lost estuarian marsh in the heart of Edmonds. Currently the marsh drains out to the Puget Sound via a limited diameter pipe, which prevents fish entry into the marsh and restricts the natural tidal exchange that supports a healthy estuarine marsh system. The City seeks to restore the open channel flow in order to restore the marsh habitat areas and, for the first time in over half a century, return this 28-acre habitat area for fish use.

  • Project Location: Snohomish County 

  • Amount Requested: $1,700,000




City of Mukilteo

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: 

  • Project Purpose: The proposal recreates a waterfront estuary with a promenade on filled heavy industrial land. Expected positive community impacts include: Addresses State efforts to improve salmon and other habitat, and restore shorelines in Puget Sound. Completes the Final Phase of Upstream Habitat Restoration work will expand waterfront access to meet the region’s forecasted growing population and recreational needs. Shoreline public access will be restored on this property with a 15 foot wide promenade. The project will educate the public on the site’s historical and cultural significance to Native American and Japanese/Japanese American communities. Serves as an example/model for achieving shoreline restoration of a heavily industrialized site (a former military fueling tank farm) to its original natural setting. Public access to a publicly-owned shoreline area on Possession Sound is  established, consistent with the State Shoreline Management Act.

  • Project Location: Snohomish County 

  • Amount Requested: $2,500,000

 

City of Seattle

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: City of Seattle

  • Project Purpose: This project provides conveyance in addition to treating stormwater runoff through bioretention facilities located within the right-of-way on 15 blocks within the Thornton Creek Watershed. These sites have been selected during an options analysis phase by assessing technical feasibility, the need for drainage infrastructure, and other values such as on-block resident support and race and social equity. For each block, conveyance needs have been assessed and bioretention facilities will be located based on physical constraints and volume of runoff. Each bioretention cell will function in two ways, as a treatment facility and as a conveyance system. Each conveyance system will be designed to meet SPU’s 2004 Comprehensive Drainage Plan level of service for managing stormwater.

  • Project Location: King County

  • Amount Requested: $2,500,000

City of Stevenson

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: City of Stevenson

  • Project Purpose: The project involves upgrading and expanding the wastewater treatment plant in response to the Administrative Order by the Washington State Department of Ecology. These improvements are necessary to meet the requirements of the Clean Water Act.

  • Project Location: Skamania County

  • Amount Requested: $2,500,000

 

City of Stevenson

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: City of Stevenson

  • Project Purpose: The project involves upgrading and expanding the wastewater treatment plant in response to the Administrative Order by the Washington State Department of Ecology. These improvements are necessary to meet the requirements of the Clean Water Act.

  • Project Location: Skamania County

  • Amount Requested: $2,500,000

 

City of Sultan

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: City of Sultan

  • Project Purpose: The City needs to upgrade the plant to meet and exceed water quality requirements as well as meet the increased demand on the system from growth. With an upgraded plant, the City will be able to improve the water quality flowing into the rivers as well as provide a better process for the bio-solids that are separated during the process of treatment. There are three positive impacts to the community: improved water quality; better system for processing bio-solids that will reduce the smell; to meet the growing needs of the City with all of the new homes.

  • Project Location: Snohomish County 

  • Amount Requested: $2,000,000

 

Public Utility District No. 1 of Skamania County

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Public Utility District No. 1 of Skamania County

  • Project Purpose: This project would include final design and construction of a new 1 million gallon per day (MGD) water treatment plant. The WTP would be designed to treat water from the existing water source, Bear Creek, as well as a proposed future water source, Wind River, that will be needed to support buildout of the area. The project is designed to produce high-quality, year-round drinking water for the community, under all source water conditions and allow source security to cover future community growth.

  • Project Location: Skamania County

  • Amount Requested: $2,500,000

 

City of Washougal

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: City of Washougal

  • Project Purpose: Washougal seeks $649,600 in community project funding with $162,400 in local match to support much needed upgrades to the existing Wastewater Pump Station #1. This pump station serves a western portion of the City south of Washougal River. Upgrades will include increasing the pump station capacity and relocating the station to accommodate a larger wet-well.

  • Project Location: Clark County 

  • Amount Requested: $649,000

 

City of Washougal

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: City of Washougal

  • Project Purpose: The City of Washougal is requesting $1 million with a $300,000 match to support the installation of a new, required Anoxic Selector at the Washougal Wastewater Treatment Plant (WWTP), the next component of the overall $13 million final phase of this project. The City has already invested $17 million for earlier phases of this multi-phase expansion and upgrade process and this new project component will serve to improve operation and achieve the highest efficiency in the release of treated effluent.

  • Project Location: Clark County 

  • Amount Requested: $1,000,000

 

Clark Regional Wastewater District

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Clark Regional Wastewater District

  • Project Purpose: This request seeks to accelerate eliminating septic systems in one of the District’s service area’s lower income neighborhoods and one of greatest environmental concern, while providing additional financial assistance to homeowners that are in the greatest need. Federal aid will support the installation of 3,700’ of 8” gravity pipes that connects to the District’s wastewater services in the Curtin Creek area—which has a history of failing septic systems and proximity to the Curtin Creek Watershed, a tributary of the critical Salmon Creek Watershed. Completion of the project will enable 72 properties to move away from their septic systems and connect to the community’s wastewater infrastructure. Once homes are connected to the new infrastructure, property owners are responsible for a subsidized cost to install the infrastructure which, even with financial offsets from the District’s SEP, averages approximately $31,000 and is offered as a low-interest loan that can be repaid over 5-10 years. These costs can be out of reach for many working-class families; however, a federal investment would enable the homeowner’s obligation in the Curtin Creek area to fall to approximately $6,100 that similarly can be repaid over a 5-to-10-year period. Providing these additional savings will allow more property owners to move their homes off septic systems providing benefit not only for them but also for the greater community.

  • Project Location: Clark County

  • Amount Requested: $1,767,000

 

Discovery Clean Water Alliance

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Discovery Clean Water Alliance

  • Project Purpose: Federal funding will support replacement of the SCTP’s 25-year-old mechanical dewatering equipment with modern technology that is more reliable and efficient. This equipment is a critical element of the wastewater treatment process. The SCTP currently utilizes two belt filter presses that require ongoing and increasing maintenance cost, including a complete rebuild three years ago to extend their life. To reduce these maintenance and reliability concerns, the Alliance plans to replace these belt filter presses with screw presses or centrifuges. The new equipment will have an added benefit in that it will produce biosolid material that requires less truck hauling. A federal investment will free local resources to complete additional upgrades to the SCTP as part of its $55 million capital improvement plan.

  • Project Location: Clark County 

  • Amount Requested: $2,000,000

Pacific County, Washington

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Pacific County, Washington

  • Project Purpose: Funding is requested to construct an energy-efficient 5,000 square foot visitor center. The center would orient visitors to the Refuge, expand facilities and opportunities for environmental education and recreation, as well as promote understanding of the Refuge, conservation and the region’s natural and cultural history. The facility would create an indoor/outdoor environmental education area, exhibit and event space, restrooms and a small nature store. The Refuge has completed a 35% engineering design. The visitor center would meet LEED energy conservation and sustainability standards to reduce annual operations and maintenance costs. Site improvements have already been completed during the adjacent Refuge construction in 2020. This project would also leverage other federal investments.

  • Project Location: Pacific, WA

  • Amount Requested: $2,500,000

 

Public Utility District No. 1 of Skamania County

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Public Utility District No. 1 of Skamania County

  • Project Purpose: This project would include final design and construction of a new 1 million gallon per day (MGD) water treatment plant. The WTP would be designed to treat water from the existing water source, Bear Creek, as well as a proposed future water source, Wind River, that will be needed to support buildout of the area. The project is designed to produce high-quality, year-round drinking water for the community, under all source water conditions and allow source security to cover future community growth.

  • Project Location: Skamania County

  • Amount Requested: $2,500,000

Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Shoalwater Bay Indian Tribe of the Shoalwater Bay

  • Project Purpose: This request for funding will provide for the implementation of the Shoalwater Bay Tribe’s community relocation project to construct roads/utility infrastructure on the 4,000 acres purchased by the Tribe. All of their housing and government buildings are just 15 feet above sea level on the coastline. Partial federal funding, and a tribal relationship with the Army Corps of Engineers, has led to construction of an embankment in the tidal zone portion of their Reservation, but is continuosly washing away. A single tsunami event would take out every home, the government, their economic development opportunities, and what defines them as Shoalwater people. The Tribe needs financial and technical support to build the infrastructure we need to move uphill. Based on erosion and other projections, this needs to happen immediately. The land purchase has been completed by the Tribe. Now that we have the land, we are ready for construction of the road/utility infrastructure. This first requested investment is for Phase 1A for pre-construction; roads; sewer; water; and utilities.

  • Project Location: Pacific, WA

  • Amount Requested: $2,500,000





FY 2022 Labor, Health and Human Services Congressionally Directed Spending Requests

*Signed Financial Certification Letter stating Senator Cantwell and the Senator's family have no financial interests pertaining to any bill available HERE*

 

The following projects are listed in alphabetical order:



The Health Peninsula Health Education and Innovation Lab

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Gonzaga University 

  • Project Purpose: To equip the Gonzaga University Health Peninsula Health Education and Innovation Lab.

  • Project Location: Spokane, WA

  • Amount Requested: $2,840,000



Asia Pacific Cultural Center

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Asia Pacific Cultural Center

  • Project Purpose: To support youth program activities at the Asia Pacific Cultural Center.

  • Project Location: Tacoma, WA

  • Amount Requested: $397,000



Bethel School District – Family Health and Social Support Center

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Bethel School District

  • Project Purpose: To design, permit, construct and equip a 7,000-square-foot health and family support center to house health care and social service agencies.

  • Project Location: Spanaway, WA

  • Amount Requested: $2,500,000



Clark College Advanced Manufacturing Center

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Clark College

  • Project Purpose: To equip Clark College’s new Advanced Manufacturing Center with technology and equipment for training in computer science, robotics and AI, manufacturing, clean energy engineering, and material science careers.

  • Project Location: Vancouver, WA

  • Amount Requested: $1,500,000



Community-based rehab improvements for spinal cord injury, TBI, MS & neurological disorder survivors.

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Pushing Boundaries

  • Project Purpose: To modernize equipment at Pushing Boundaries’ exercise therapy rehabilitation facility.

  • Project Location: Redmond, WA

  • Amount Requested: $580,650



Coulee City Medical Clinic Project

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Grant County Port District No. 4 (Port of Coulee City)

  • Project Purpose: To construct a larger and better equipped medical clinic in Coulee City.

  • Project Location: Coulee City, WA

  • Amount Requested: $1,500,000



East Adams Rural Healthcare Mobile Clinic

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Adams County Public Hospital District No. 2 – East Adams Rural Healthcare

  • Project Purpose: To create a new mobile health clinic and invest in telehealth infrastructure to serve underserved and remote areas in Adams County.

  • Project Location: Ritzville, WA

  • Amount Requested: $812,500



Engineering is Elementary (EiE) Project

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Central Kitsap School District #401

  • Project Purpose: To cover the costs of teacher training and equipment necessary to expand the Engineering is Elementary curriculum across 12 elementary schools in the Central Kitsap School District.

  • Project Location: Kitsap Peninsula 

  • Amount Requested: $500,000



Gonzaga Family Haven Community Programming Fund

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Gonzaga University

  • Project Purpose: To provide supportive services and programs to families who have experienced homelessness and family separation.

  • Project Location: Spokane, WA

  • Amount Requested: $750,000



Inclusion Project for Students with Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Best Buddies International

  • Project Purpose: To support 13 chapters of Best Buddies programs, which provide peer support and interaction for students with disabilities, and develop programs at 9 new schools.

  • Project Location: Statewide 

  • Amount Requested: $328,989



Island Hospital Helipad Project

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Skagit County Public Hospital District No. 2, Island Hospital

  • Project Purpose: To complete construction of a new helipad at Island Hospital in the San Juan Islands.

  • Project Location: Anacortes, WA

  • Amount Requested: $2,500,000

 

Jobs for the Future

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Orion Industries

  • Project Purpose: To launch the Jobs for the Future initiative by providing funding for trained staff to help individuals develop soft skills, marketable workplace training, and life skills.

  • Project Location: Auburn, WA

  • Amount Requested: $743,500

 

Lahai Health Free Clinic Renovation

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Lahai Health 

  • Project Purpose: To renovate the Haller Lake Clinic in North Seattle.

  • Project Location: Seattle, WA

  • Amount Requested: $350,000

 

Rural and Underserved Communities Mental Health Needs Assessment

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Washington State University 

  • Project Purpose: To gather data to assess the mental health needs of rural and underserved areas and allow for strategic future investment.

  • Project Location: Pullman, WA

  • Amount Requested: $640,000

 

Understanding ALL Employment Opportunities for ALL Americans: The Northwest Center Approach to Employability

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Northwest Center

  • Project Purpose: To provide employment services and staff to increase the hiring of individuals with disabilities and other learning differences through the removal of traditional barriers and increased accessibility for individuals.

  • Project Location: Renton, WA

  • Amount Requested: $750,000



UW Bothell Center for Biotech Training and Innovation

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: University of Washington

  • Project Purpose: To develop new biotechnology curriculum and create a Center for Biotech Training and Innovation at the University of Washington.

  • Project Location: Bothell, WA

  • Amount Requested: $750,000




UW Tacoma Center for Urban Waters Instrumentation

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: University of Washington

  • Project Purpose: To purchase a set of new scientific instruments for the UW Tacoma Center for Urban Waters, which studies the environmental and health impacts of stormwater and roadway runoff.

  • Project Location: Tacoma, WA

  • Amount Requested: $1,320,000



Way Station

  • U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Washington state

  • Recipient Name: Unity Care Northwest

  • Project Purpose: To construct a Way Station to provide a safe facility with services to assist individuals and families experiencing homelessness.

  • Project Location: Bellingham, WA

  • Amount Requested: $2,000,000