Community Project Funding Requests

U.S. Representative Derek Kilmer (WA-06) will submit funding requests for important community projects to the House Appropriations Committee for fiscal year 2023 (FY23).

Under guidelines issued by the Appropriations Committee, each Representative may request funding for up to 15 projects in their community for FY23 – although only a handful may actually be funded. Projects are restricted to a limited number of federal funding streams, and only state and local governments and eligible non-profit entities are permitted to receive funding. Additional information on the reforms governing Community Project Funding is available here.

To evaluate the requests, Rep. Kilmer will convene an independent advisory panel of local stakeholders to help inform the selection process and evaluate the degree to which the requests have strong community support, capture the geographic and demographic makeup of the district, and achieve at least one of following goals:

  • Create sustained job growth and/or economic opportunity
  • Address imminent threats to public health, safety or the environment
  • Promote equity and inclusion for underserved populations
  • Fulfill unmet federal obligations, including treaty and trust responsibilities to Native American tribes

In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Rep. Kilmer will certify that he, his spouse, and his immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects he has requested.

Rep. Kilmer's FY2023 Community Project Funding request resource guide is available here.

Unfortunately, the deadline for receiving FY2023 Community Project Funding requests has passed, so our office is no longer able to accept new requests. If you have questions about an existing request, or would like additional information, please don’t hesitate to contact our Washington, D.C. office at (202) 225-5916 and someone from our team will be happy to assist.

FY2023 Community Project Funding Requests

1) Project Name: Makah Indian Tribe Sophie Trettevick Indian Health Center Relocation and Expansion Project
Requested Amount: $4,000,000
Intended Recipient: Makah Indian Tribe
Intended Recipient Address: 101 Resort Drive, Neah Bay, WA 98357
Explanation of the Request: This funding will help the Tribe expand and relocate the critical services of the Sophie Trettevick Indian Health Center out of the Tsunami Inundation Zone.

Signed Financial Disclosure

2) Project Name: Clallam County and City of Port Angeles Joint Emergency Services and Public Safety Facility Project
Requested Amount: $3,000,000
Intended Recipient: Clallam County of Washington State
Intended Recipient Address: 223 East 4th St, Port Angeles, WA 98362
Explanation of the Request: This funding will support the build out of a resilient, co-located Emergency Operations Center and Public Safety Radio Communications and Public Safety Answering Point to service four tribal governments, three municipalities, an international airport, a state prison, and National Park.

Signed Financial Dislcosure

3) Project Name: Jefferson County Port Hadlock Sewer Project
Requested Amount: $3,000,000
Intended Recipient: Jefferson County
Intended Recipient Address: 1820 Jefferson Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Explanation of the Request: This funding will bring sewer service to Port Hadlock, the County’s only unincorporated Urban Growth Area, and will provide the necessary infrastructure for the region’s planned affordable housing projects, current commercial facilities and public institutions, as well as improve water quality in nearby Chimacum Creek and Port Townsend Bay with impacts to shellfish harvest on the beach.

Signed Financial Disclosure

4) Project Name: Lower Elwha Klallam Health and Wellness Complex Project
Requested Amount: $1,911,875
Intended Recipient: Lower Elwha Tribal Community
Intended Recipient Address: 2851 Lower Elwha Road, Port Angeles, WA 98363
Explanation of the Request: This funding will support the pre-construction activities needed to build out a new health complex to provide healthcare, behavioral health, social services, and holistic care to individuals and communities in the Tribe’s service area in Clallam County.

Signed Financial Disclosure

5) Project Name: Aberdeen-Hoquiam Flood Protection Project
Requested Amount: $5,000,000
Intended Recipient: City of Aberdeen
Intended Recipient Address: 200 East Market Street, Aberdeen, WA 98520
Explanation of the Request: This funding will provide coastal flood protection and improve the storm drainage systems in the cities of Aberdeen and Hoquiam, so that they more effectively collect and convey runoff from intense storm events, and significantly reduce the economic burden on the community caused by flooding.

Signed Financial Disclosure

6) Project Name: Suquamish Shores 'Enetai' Project
Requested Amount: $1,619,500
Intended Recipient: The Suquamish Tribe
Intended Recipient Address: 18490 Suquamish Way, Suquamish, WA 98392
Explanation of the Request: This funding will support the Suquamish Tribe’s infrastructure and construction costs to build out twenty affordable townhomes. Affordable housing on the Reservation is a major impediment for many Tribal citizens who desire to live on their ancestral lands and this project will greatly reduce the wait list of Tribal Members trying to secure affordable housing.

Signed Financial Disclosure

7) Project Name: Tacoma Rescue Mission Shelter Expansion Project
Requested Amount: $4,000,000
Intended Recipient: City of Tacoma
Intended Recipient Address: 747 Market Street, Tacoma, WA 98402
Explanation of the Request: This funding will allow the City of Tacoma to begin the permitting and design work necessary to increase permanent shelter capacity, inclement weather shelter capacity, addiction recovery services, and day-use space to provide critical wellness services such as workforce development, mental health and substance use counseling.

Signed Financial Disclosure

8) Project Name: Early Childhood and Family Support in Grays Harbor County Project
Requested Amount: $1,080,764
Intended Recipient: Save the Children Federation, Inc.
Intended Recipient Address: 501 Kings Highway East, Suite 400, Fairfield, CT 06825
Explanation of the Request: This funding will support Save the Children’s efforts to accelerate academic achievement among the most marginalized children in rural Washington communities through early childhood home visiting programs, parent engagement workshops that honor traditional community knowledge and values, home library builds to help build a culture of literacy, and mobile outreach providing nutritious meals to families in need.

Signed Financial Disclosure

9) Project Name: YWCA Pierce County Therapeutic Interventions for Survivors of Domestic Violence Project
Requested Amount: $151,000
Intended Recipient: YWCA Pierce County
Intended Recipient Address: 405 Broadway, Tacoma, WA 98402
Explanation of the Request: This funding will increase critical support services to survivors of domestic violence and their children by expanding the YWCA’s current program through the addition of new staff and client support services.

Signed Financial Disclosure

10) Project Name: Skokomish Indian Tribe T3ba'das Infrastructure Project
Requested Amount: $2,200,000
Intended Recipient: Skokomosh Indian Tribe
Intended Recipient Address: 80 N. Tribal Center Road, Skokomish, WA 98584
Explanation of the Request: This funding will be used to construct the necessary roads, sidewalks, and utilities needed to complete the development of approximately 20 acres of tribal trust land into buildable lots for new housing.

Signed Financial Disclosure

11) Project Name: Asia Pacific Cultural Center Building Project
Requested Amount: $1,000,000
Intended Recipient: Asia Pacific Cultural Center
Intended Recipient Address: 4851 S Tacoma Way, Tacoma, WA 98409
Explanation of the Request: This funding will be used for architecture and engineering costs, system fees, and construction related items to expand the Center to ensure they can meet the rising demand for their programs, including cultural, business, community outreach and youth programs to the Asian Pacific Islanders community and broader population of Pierce County.

Signed Financial Disclosure

12) Project Name: Mason County Public Utility District No. 3 Belfair Electrical Capacity Infrastructure Project
Requested Amount: $3,000,000
Intended Recipient: Mason County Public Utilitiy District No. 3
Intended Recipient Address: 2621 E Johns Prairie Rd, Shelton, WA 98584
Explanation of the Request: This funding will be used to improve the electrical grid infrastructure at the Belfair substation as well as add access to existing capacity for the northern part of the service territory. The grid’s increased resiliency and ability to serve a new load will address a significant need for disaster resiliency and economic growth in the economically distressed area.

Signed Financial Disclosure

13) Project Name: City of Port Townsend Sewer Pump Station Project
Requested Amount: $2,500,000
Intended Recipient: City of Port Townsend
Intended Recipient Address: 250 Madison Street, Port Townsend, WA 98368
Explanation of the Request: This funding will allow the City to construct a lift station and associated public sewer infrastructure improvements to serve the build-out of 100-150 mixed incoming units and 176 adjacent acres within City limits.

Signed Financial Disclosure

14) Project Name: Westport Marina Modernization Project
Requested Amount: $1,000,000
Intended Recipient: Port of Grays Harbor
Intended Recipient Address: 111 S. Wooding St, Aberdeen, WA 98520
Explanation of the Request: This funding will support the Port of Grays Harbor’s Phase 1 improvements, including final design, permitting, and bid ready status, for the modernization and reconfiguration of Marina’s floating docks so it can adequately support the needs of the region’s robust fishing fleet

Signed Financial Disclosure

15) Project Name: City of Port Orchard SR166/Bay Street Reconstruction Project
Requested Amount: $1,000,000
Intended Recipient: City of Port Orchard
Intended Recipient Address: 216 Prospect Street, Port Orchard, WA 98366
Explanation of the Request: This funding will reconstruct a segment of the City’s main street in downtown Port Orchard at a raised elevation to account for persistent flooding and rising sea levels.

Signed Financial Disclosure

FY2022 Community Project Funding Requests

Note: The projects are listed in alphabetical order by intended recipient.

1)      Project Name: City of Bremerton Quincy Square Project
Requested Amount: $2,500,000
Intended Recipient: City of Bremerton
Intended Recipient Address: 345 6th Street, Suite 100, Bremerton, WA, 98337
Explanation of the Request: This funding will help develop a shovel-ready civic improvement that will transform a long-neglected street into an active, housing-based, day-to-night urban center with focused arts, entertainment, and evening-centric retail spaces. The project honors the legendary Quincy Jones, a world-renowned Grammy-winning artist, and Bremerton, WA native.

Signed Financial Disclosure

2)      Project Name: Hilltop Attainable Housing and Businesses
Requested Amount: $1,500,000
Intended Recipient: Forterra
Intended Recipient Address: 217 First Avenue South, #4189, Seattle, WA 98194
Explanation of the Request: This funding will provide community ownership of a mixed-use hub for culture, community, homes, and businesses on the Hilltop in Tacoma. The investment will provide critical funding to lower the ultimate cost so that the residential and business spaces will be attainable to community residents and BIPOC-owned businesses.

Signed Financial Disclosure

3)      Project Name: Hoh Tribe Relocation Development
Requested Amount: $2,200,000
Intended Recipient: The Hoh Tribe
Intended Recipient Address: 2426 Lower Hoh Road, Forks, Washington 98331
Explanation of the Request: This funding will allow the Tribe to build out essential infrastructure and bring sufficient electrical infrastructure to each commercial, governmental, and residential lot in the Upper Highlands and connect water and sewer lines to the existing reservation system as the Tribe relocates to escape the imminent dangers of coastal flooding.

Signed Financial Disclosure

4)      Project Name: Aberdeen-Hoquiam Flood Protection Project
Requested Amount: $3,000,000
Intended Recipient: City of Hoquiam
Intended Recipient Address: 609 8th Street, Hoquiam, WA, 98550
Explanation of the Request: This funding will provide coastal flood protection and improve the storm drainage systems in the cities of Aberdeen and Hoquiam, so that they more effectively collect and convey runoff from intense storm events, and significantly reduce the economic burden on the community caused by flooding.

Signed Financial Disclosure

5)      Project Name: Mason PUD 1 Power Line Relocation
Requested Amount: $1,000,000
Intended Recipient: Mason County PUD No. 1
Intended Recipient Address: 21971 N. Highway 101, Shelton, WA 98584
Explanation of the Request: This funding will complete the relocation of an essential distribution power line and will eliminate Mason PUD 1’s risk of delaying the Duckabush Estuary Restoration Project and/or incurring significant debt for their public ratepayers.

Signed Financial Disclosure

6)      Project Name: Port Angeles Food Bank’s Nourish to Flourish Expansion
Requested Amount: $900,000
Intended Recipient: Port Angeles Food Bank
Intended Recipient Address: 632 N. Oakridge Dr., Port Angeles, WA, 98362
Explanation of the Request: This funding will allow the Port Angeles Food Bank to finalize the purchase of the building in which they currently operate, ensuring a permanent location and consistent services for years to come.

Signed Financial Disclosure

7)      Project Name: Quileute Move to Higher Ground Water System Improvement
Requested Amount: $1,479,355
Intended Recipient: Quileute Tribe of the Quileute Reservation
Intended Recipient Address: 12181 La Push Rd., La Push, WA 98350
Explanation of the Request: This funding will help finish the development of a reliable water source for the Quileute Tribe as they seek to move their communities to higher ground to escape the imminent dangers of tsunami inundation.

Signed Financial Disclosure

8)      Project Name: Taholah Village Relocation
Requested Amount: $500,000
Intended Recipient: Quinault Indian Nation
Intended Recipient Address: 1214 Aalis Drive, Taholah, WA, 98587
Explanation of the Request: This funding will provide critical infrastructure including streets, sewer, water, stormwater, and power utilities that are needed to develop the Quinault Indian Nation’s first neighborhood above the tsunami zone for approximately 70 families as part of their relocation efforts.

Signed Financial Disclosure

9)      Project Name: Housing Hilltop-Commercial
Requested Amount: $3,000,000
Intended Recipient: Tacoma Housing Authority
Intended Recipient Address: 902 S L St, Tacoma, WA, 98405
Explanation of the Request: This funding will allow the Tacoma Housing Authority to begin redeveloping three parcels of land as part of a public-private partnership to bring approximately 200 units of affordable housing to households earning up to 60% of AMI and approximately 20,000 sq ft of commercial space for predominately BIPOC-owned businesses.

Signed Financial Disclosure

10)   Project Name: Empowering the Peninsula: Building K12, Higher Education, and Industry Partnerships
Requested Amount: $450,000
Intended Recipient: West Sound STEM Network (South Kitsap School District)
Intended Recipient Address: 2689 Hoover Avenue SE, Port Orchard, WA, 98366
Explanation of the Request: This funding will support West Sound STEM Network’s efforts to increase geographic equity in STEM programming on the Olympic Peninsula, develop K-12 and higher education partnerships with representation from underserved populations, and to establish a satellite office on the Olympic Peninsula.

Signed Financial Disclosure