Cantwell Announces $12.9 Million for Puget Sound Region Included in Omnibus Bill

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Today, Senator Maria Cantwell (D-WA) announced that 40 grants for grassroots programs she supported in Washington state are included in the final version of the Fiscal Year 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Bill, sending a total of $51.7 million to the state. Of those, nine projects were included for King, Pierce, and Thurston counties, sending a total of $12,993,000 to the greater Puget Sound region. The bill also includes billions in nationwide investments that are likely to benefit Washingtonians.

The House passed the Omnibus appropriations bill Wednesday, and the Senate passed it yesterday evening. It now goes to President Biden’s desk. 

Notably, the FY 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Bill includes funding for University of Washington-Bothell’s Center for Biotech Training and Innovation. Cantwell said, “The Puget Sound region is a national hub for biotech research and development. The bill provides $750,000 to UW-Bothell’s new Center of Biotech Training and Innovation, which will provide high-tech training for tomorrow’s biotech workers, and help develop the next biotech breakthroughs.”

The Omnibus bill also includes funding for Tacoma’s Hilltop Affordable Housing and BIPOC Commercial Space projects, to which Senator Cantwell said, “In Tacoma’s Hilltop neighborhood, this investment will help residents to find housing and jobs right in their own community. 200 units of affordable housing, combined with 20,000 feet of commercial space for BIPOC businesses, will help Hilltop thrive.”

Funding to help renovate the Lahai Health Free Clinic in Haller Lake was also included in the bill. “More than 30% of North Seattle residents don’t have a primary care doctor,” said Cantwell. “Renovation and expansion of the Lahai Health Free Clinic in Haller Lake will help residents in this diverse neighborhood get basic, preventative care to stay healthy.”

Below is a table of all Cantwell-supported King, Pierce, and Thurston County projects that received funding in the H.R. 2471, FY 2022 Omnibus Appropriations bill. A comprehensive press release on all Washington projects is available HERE. A list of all Washington state projects is available HERE. The full bill text is available HERE.

Project Name


Amount Received


University of Washington



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

Hilltop Affordable Housing and BIPOC Commercial Space


$3 million

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.

Lahai Health Free Clinic Renovation



To renovate the Haller Lake Clinic in North Seattle.

Community Crisis Assistance Team



To launch the City of Bellevue’s Community Crisis Assistance Team.

Bethel School District Community Health Care Facility


$3.5 million

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

Community-based Rehab Improvements for Spinal Cord Injury, TBI, MS & Neurological Disorder Survivors



To modernize equipment at Pushing Boundaries’ exercise therapy rehabilitation facility.

Asia Pacific Cultural Center youth engagement



APCC will use this funding to sustain its Promised Leaders of Tomorrow (PLOT) Youth Program, which engages and supports low-income Asian and Pacific Islander youth across three school districts in Pierce County, Washington who are at risk of dropping out or failing out of high school.

Lacey Veterans Service Hub



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.

Spanaway Transit Center


$3 million

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.