Capital Budget Includes Funding For Priority Projects

Lisa Gardner, City Council Communications Director, 509.625.6226

Monday, April 26, 2021 at 6:53 p.m.

Washington lawmakers passed a $59.2 billion two-year budget on Sunday with major priority to help with COVID costs such as rental assistance and childcare needs. 

"City Council and its legislative team demonstrated yet again that a strategic investment by the City to influence the Legislature can reap major dividends in Spokane projects that help everyday people,” says Spokane City Council President Breean Beggs.   “I am grateful for the work of Senator Andy Billig, Representative Timm Ormsby, and Representative Marcus Riccelli for the majority of these investments and a special thanks to Representative Mike Volz for the investment in Meadowglen Park." 

Members of Spokane City Council and its legislative team collaborated on funding for all the priority projects of the City of Spokane. Below are all the appropriations of note for the City of Spokane:

Local & Community Projects (Dept. of Commerce)

*$2.0 million for Proclaim Liberty Affordable Housing.

*$1.38 million for MLK Community Center Roof Replacement.

*$1.2 million for Joya Child & Family Development Center.

*$1.0 million for Spokane Public Radio.

*$774,000 for The Podium.

*$644,000 for Maddie's Place.

*$552,000 for Ashley House.

*$400,000 for Felts Field Gateway Project.

*$108,000 for Therapeutic Play Spaces.

*$77,000 for Meadowglen Community Park.

Rapid Capital Housing Acquisition (Dept. of Commerce)

*$2.2 million for Volunteers of America Crosswalk 2.0.

Dental Capacity Grants (Dept. of Commerce)

*$309,000 for Dental Expansion at Maple Street Clinic.

Community Relief (Dept. of Commerce)

*$103,000 for Feast Collective Capital Request.

Washington Wildlife & Recreation Program (Recreation & Conservation Office)

*$1 million to Spokane County for Make Beacon Hill Public.

Youth Recreational Facilities Grant Program (Dept. of Commerce)

*$600,000 for Boys & Girls Club of Spokane County.

Early Learning Facilities (Dept. of Commerce)

*$40,000 for Site Study and Predesign for Two ECEAP Classrooms.