Mayor Brown Applauds Legislature's Investments Across Spokane

Erin Hut, Communications Director, 509.625.6740

Friday, March 8, 2024 at 9:50 a.m.

More than $9 million in state funding has been secured for community investments, projects, and infrastructure across the City of Spokane.  

Funding from the Washington State Legislature’s three budgets has been allocated for behavioral health, public safety, transportation, and capital improvements across Spokane. Some of those investments include: 

  •  $4 million to help the City of Spokane transition people from the TRAC shelter to smaller shelters and extreme warming centers 
  •  $1 million to launch a rapid-response street medicine pilot program 
  • $3.05 million in Clean Building Performance Grants for the Spokane Public Facilities District 
  • $650,000 for carbon emissions reduction at the Waste-to-Energy facility 
  • $330,000 for Underhill Park sport court rehabilitation 
  • $93,000 for the Northeast Youth & Family Services Creativity Project 

“I am incredibly grateful to our state legislators for their support in securing vital funding for several projects across the city,” Mayor Lisa Brown said. “Their work will enable the City to move forward on several key goals that we look forward to delivering for the people of Spokane.”