WASHINGTON, D.C. – Representative Adam Smith (D-Wash.) announced the successful inclusion of $8,148,000 million in the FY 2022 House appropriations bills for ten community projects in the 9th District.
“I am thrilled the House appropriations bills includes funding for the ten projects I submitted that will help address growing inequities and underinvestment in our communities,” said Rep. Adam Smith. “From affordable housing and economic development to mental health and youth services, investment in these projects will help address some of the most pressing challenges facing individuals and families. The projects and the benefits they will bring are only possible because of the community organizations and leaders working at the forefront of these issues every day. I will continue to work in Congress to support these community-driven efforts and direct more federal dollars to underserved and marginalized populations.”
You can learn more about the projects listed in alphabetical order by project name here:
• $600,000 for the African Diaspora Cultural Anchor Village (ADCAV), African Community & Housing Development in Tukwila, WA
• $700,000 for the AiPACE Adult Day Center and Clinic, Aging in PACE Washington (AiPACE) in Beacon Hill, Seattle, WA
• $673,000 for the Entrepreneurship Incubation Hub: Teaching & Commercial Kitchen for Refugee & Immigrant Community, World Relief Seattle in Kent, WA
• $350,000 for the Family First Community Center – Health Clinic, HealthPoint in Renton, WA
• $775,000 for Health One Expansion, City of Seattle in Seattle, WA
• $1,000,000 for the Keiro Site, Africatown Community Land Trust in Central District, Seattle, WA
• $1,050,000 for the Maritime High School (MHS), Highline Public Schools in South King County, WA
• $1,000,000 for the MLK Mixed Use Affordable Housing and Early Learning Center, Low Income Housing Institute in Rainier Valley, Seattle, WA
• $1,000,000 for the Wadajir Residences & Souq, Forterra NW in Tukwila, WA
• $1,000,000 for the Youth Achievement Center, Africatown Community Land Trust in Columbia City, Seattle, WA
Click here for additional information about Community Project Funding requests submitted by Congressman Smith.
Forterra is an unconventional land trust that works across Washington’s communities and landscapes, from the ranches and shrub-steppe of the Yakima basin, to the estuaries, farms and forests of Washington’s coast, reaching more than 100 counties, cities, towns and rural communities. Working cooperatively with people and nature, Forterra drives land stewardship, management and planning; innovative programs and policies; farming and forestry approaches; community ownership opportunities; and development solutions. Visit www.forterra.org.