2023 Community Project Funding Requests

Representative Larsen submitted 15 funding requests for important community projects in Washington’s Second District to the House Appropriations Committee

Under guidelines issued by the Appropriations Committee, each Representative may request funding for up to 15 projects in their community for Fiscal Year 2023 – although only a handful may be funded. Projects are restricted to a limited number of federal funding streams, and only state, Tribal and local governments and eligible nonprofit entities are permitted to receive funding. Representative Larsen received 70 requests by the deadline. Additional information on the reforms governing Community Project Funding is available here.

In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Representative Larsen has certified that he, his spouse and his immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects he has requested.

NOTE: The projects are listed alphabetically by Subcommittee.

Interior - Environment

Alger I-5 Waterline Relocation

$2,000,000

Skagit PUD, 1415 Freeway Drive, Mount Vernon, WA 98273

This funding would support design and partial relocation of Skagit PUD's water line crossing I-5 at Alger.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

City of Oak Harbor Inflow and Infiltration (I&I) Correction Program

$1,950,000

City of Oak Harbor, 865 SE Barrington Drive, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

This funding would help the City of Oak Harbor renew the integrity of leaky mainlines which the City identified as its highest priority for wastewater infrastructure.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Labor – Health and Human Services - Education

Advanced Manufacturing Skills Center: Marine and AI Robotics Pathways

$1,300,000

Edmonds College, 20000 68th Avenue W, Lynnwood, WA 98036

This funding would enable Edmonds College to offer two new expedited pathways into careers in Marine and Artificial Intelligence Robotics at its Advanced Manufacturing Skills Center at Paine Field.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Western Washington University Longhouse Equipment and Program Development

$450,000

Western Washington University, 516 High Street, Bellingham, WA 98225

This funding would support commercial kitchen appliances and educational programs at WWU's Longhouse, with the goal of supporting food sovereignty and security for WWU's native students and communities.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Transportation – Housing and Urban Development

Town to Zylstra Lake Multi-Modal Trail

$5,280,000

San Juan County Public Works Department, 915 Spring Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250

This funding would support construction of about 2.5 miles of paved trail for pedestrians and bicyclists from the town of Friday Harbor to Zylstra Lake Preserve.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

169th Street Connecting Segment

$3,654,893

City of Arlington, 238 N Olympic Avenue, Arlington, WA 98223

This funding would enable the City of Arlington to complete a missing roadway segment of 169th Street that will link the Cascade Industrial Center (CIC) to Smokey Point Boulevard.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Grove Street Overcrossing

$3,000,000

City of Marysville, 1049 State Avenue, Marysville, WA 98270

This funding would help the City of Marysville build a new overcrossing at the BNSF mainline on Grove Street between Cedar and State Avenues, eliminating significant congestion and lengthy traffic backups due to train traffic.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Lynnwood Neighborhood Center

$3,000,000

Volunteers of America Western Washington, 2802 Broadway, Everett, WA 98203

This funding would help Volunteers of America construct a new 40,000 square foot facility which would include early learning and youth programs, medical, dental, vision and mental health services, job training and small business development, adult education classes, immigration assistance, senior engagement and socialization, veteran and military family services, cultural programs, a VOA Community Resource Center for basic needs referrals/services and other community services.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Snohomish County Culverts

$3,000,000

Snohomish County, 3000 Rockefeller Avenue, Everett, WA, 98201

This funding would replace two culverts on Trickle Creek in Bothell and Lake Martha Creek in Stanwood to improve fish passage and repair roadway damage.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Habitat for Humanity of Island County Retail Store, Warehouse and Administrative Office Purchase

$2,000,000

Habitat for Humanity of Island County, 290 SE Pioneer Way, 2nd Floor, Oak Harbor, WA 98277

This funding would enable Habitat for Humanity of Island County (HFHIC) to obtain ownership of its leased space, removing the burden of more than $10,000 per month in lease fees and securing the long-term viability of HFHIC.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Whatcom Transportation Authority 2011 Fixed Route Diesel to Electric Replacement Project

$2,000,000

Whatcom Transportation Authority, 4011 Bakerview Spur, Bellingham, WA 98226

This funding would enable WTA to upgrade three diesel buses to three electrical buses, and obtain three chargers and their installation.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

44th Avenue West Underpass Pedestrian and Bicycle Improvement Project

$1,744,328

City of Lynnwood, 19100 44th Avenue W, Lynnwood WA 98036

This project would replace the current existing dark and narrow 44th Ave Underpass with a 10-12' shared use pathway, providing a better connection to public transit at the Lynnwood City Center Station for pedestrians and bicyclists.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Mother Nature's Window Park Project

$1,273,561

City of Marysville, 1049 State Avenue, Marysville, WA 98270

This funding would reopen and develop Mother Nature’s Window, a 35-acre park site in central Marysville with parking, fencing, open play areas, an off-leash dog area, a small amphitheater, trails and restrooms.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Tommy Thompson Trail Trestle and Causeway Replacement Design

$800,000

Samish Indian Nation, 2918 Commercial Avenue, Anacortes, WA 98221

This funding would provide preliminary engineering to help the Samish Indian Nation design and construct the Tommy Thompson Trail to replace the trestle and 770 creosote pilings, remove the current causeway, and provide non-motorized recreational access to the trail.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here

 

Port of Friday Harbor Barge and Access Road

$600,000

Port of Friday Harbor, 204 Front Street, Friday Harbor, WA 98250

This funding would help the Port of Friday Harbor reconstruct its existing landing and access road for barge landing.

Signed Disclosure Letter: Click Here