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Department of Commerce

Seattle Vocational Institute

40000136

Funding is provided for the Central District Preservation and Development Authority for the renovation of the Seattle Vocational Institute building in the Central District. Funding is also reappropriated from the 2017-19 biennium for this purpose.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 125,000 1,000,000 1,000,000 0 2,125,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 2,125,000

2021-23 Youth Recreational Facilities Grant Program

40000139

Funding is provided to 13 nonprofit organizations for recreational projects that feature an indoor youth recreational component and a supporting social service or educational component through the Youth Recreational Facilities competitive grant program. Capital projects must feature an indoor youth recreational component and a supporting social service or educational component.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 3,689,000 16,000,000 19,689,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 19,689,000

2021-23 Early Learning Facilities-School Districts Grant

40000140

Funds grants to the Department of Commerce for the construction, renovation, acquisition and improvement of classrooms for early learning facilities, including the Early Childhood Education Assistance Program.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 4,720,000 9,000,000 13,720,000
Funds: Early Learning Facilities Development Account - State 13,720,000

2021-23 Public Works Assistance Account-Construction

40000141

Funding is provided for infrastructure projects administered through the Public Works Board. The PWB provides financial assistance to local governments in the form of low- and no-interest loans and grants to repair, replace or rehabilitate bridges, roads, sanitary sewer systems, domestic water systems, storm sewer systems and solid waste/recycling systems.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 160,000,000 0 160,000,000
Funds: State Taxable Building Construction Account - Bonds 160,000,000

2021-23 Building Communities Fund Grant Program

40000142

Provides capital funding for 20 social service and multipurpose community center construction projects. The Building Communities Fund Grant Program is a competitive program that funds nonprofit organizations with capital grants for social service and multipurpose community centers. This program enhances the livability of communities. Low-income and distressed communities will receive expanded and improved social services. Community residents will receive services which expand employment opportunities and enhance educational or recreational opportunities as a result of these projects.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 26,906,000 80,000,000 106,906,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 106,906,000

2021-23 Building for the Arts Grant Program

40000143

Building for the Arts Program is a competitive grant program for nonprofit organizations that supports capital facilities acquisition, rehabilitation and construction. Funding is provided for 21 nonprofit organizations for performing arts, art museums and cultural facilities projects statewide.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 16,000,000 48,000,000 64,000,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 64,000,000

2021-23 CERB Capital Construction

40000144

Funding is provided for projects to assist communities with financing publicly-owned economic development infrastructure improvements to encourage new business development and expansion. Under chapter 43.160 RCW, the Community Economic Revitalization Board provides low-cost infrastructure financing and site-specific planning funds to local governments, special purpose districts and federally recognized Indian tribes to create permanent private jobs and promote community economic development.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 25,000,000 0 25,000,000
Funds: State Taxable Building Construction Account - Bonds 15,000,000
Funds: Public Facility Construction Loan Revolving Account - State 10,000,000

2021-23 Pacific Tower Capital Improvements

40000145

In 2018, the Pacific Hospital Preservation and Development Authority hired consultants to develop a 20-year capital improvements plan based on the current condition of the facility and the life expectancy of equipment. The plan outlines the estimated capital costs for each calendar year and is updated annually. Funding is provided for COM to pay for capital improvement costs associated with the proportional use of the campus, as specified in the lease agreement with the PHPDA.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 1,165,000 7,815,000 8,980,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 8,980,000

2021-23 Library Capital Improvement Program (LCIP) Grants

40000147

In 2019, the Legislature established the Library Capital Improvement Program, a competitive grant program providing funds to libraries operated by governmental units as defined in RCW 27.12.010. Funding is provided to assist 15 specific library projects with capital improvements.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 10,000,000 30,000,000 40,000,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 40,000,000

2021-23 Clean Energy 5 - Investing in Washington's Clean Energy

40000148

Funding is provided for the development, demonstration and deployment of clean energy technologies. Of the amounts appropriated: $15 million is for grid modernization grants; $15 million is for research and development of new clean energy technologies; $20 million is for nonprofits to create a revolving fund to support energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies; $20 million for grants to demonstrate innovative approaches to electrification of transportation systems; $20 million to build electrification projects that advance the goals of the 2021 state energy strategy to demonstrate grid-enabled, high-efficiency, all electric buildings; $5 million for maritime electrification grants; and $5 million for grants that enhance the viability of dairy digester bioenergy projects through advanced resource recovery systems.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 100,000,000 100,000,000 200,000,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 160,000,000
Funds: State Taxable Building Construction Account - Bonds 40,000,000

2021-23 Energy Retrofits for Public Buildings Grant Program

40000149

Funding is provided to the Energy Retrofits for Public Buildings Grant program for grants to state agencies, public higher education institutions, K-12 school districts, tribal governments and local governments to improve the energy efficiency of public facilities and street lighting, and install solar systems to reduce energy demand and costs.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 52,547,000 120,000,000 172,547,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 172,547,000

2021-23 Weatherization Plus Health

40000150

Funding is provided for the Weatherization program. This program upgrades low-income homes with energy efficiency improvements. The funding leverages utility and other matches. Of the amounts provided, $5 million is for the Washington State University Energy Extension Community Energy Efficiency Program.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 55,000,000 50,000,000 105,000,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 105,000,000

2021-23 PWB Broadband Infrastructure

40000152

Funding is provided to continue the implementation of the broadband infrastructure program pursuant to Chapter 365, Laws of 2019 (2SSB 5511). The Public Works Board, in collaboration with the Office of Broadband, will deliver critical broadband infrastructure to unserved homes and businesses in support of education, healthcare, public safety and job retention and creation. Bridging the digital divide is essential to shared economic recovery statewide.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 30,000,000 0 45,000,000 120,000,000 195,000,000
Funds: Statewide Broadband Account - State 195,000,000

2021-23 Housing Trust Fund Investment in Affordable Housing

40000153

Funding is provided to build affordable housing units to serve a broad spectrum of vulnerable populations. This includes individuals with chronic mental illness who need supportive housing and case management services, homeless families, youth and individuals, veterans, farmworkers, seniors and individuals with special needs. Of the amounts appropriated, $175 million is provided for competitive funding for housing including veterans; homeownership; individuals with chronic mental illness who need supportive housing and case management services; homeless families, youth and individuals, veterans, and seniors. The 2019-21 biennial appropriation also includes$20 million to preserve aging affordable housing units to continue to serve low-income residents; $20 million for farmworkers; $20 million for rural housing development; and, $15 million for individuals with special needs. The department is alowed to use up to 3 percent of the appropriation to administer and implement this appropriation.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 240,000,000 800,000,000 1,040,000,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 20,000,000
Funds: State Taxable Building Construction Account - Bonds 1,020,000,000

2021-23 Behavioral Health Community Capacity Grants

40000219

Funding is provided for community-based Behavioral Health Community Capacity grants. Of the $90 million, $73 million is provided for competitive grants to increase capacity of a variety of behavioral health services in communities.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 90,000,000 120,000,000 210,000,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 210,000,000

2019-21 Housing Trust Fund Investment from Operating

40000220

Funding is provided from the State Building Construction Account to complete work from the 2019-21 biennium for the production and preservation of affordable housing. Section 720, Chapter 357, Laws of 2020 (ESSB 6168, supplemental operating budget) created and funded this project. Funding for the unused authority from the operating budget is shifted in 2021-23 capital budget, therefore the project is an appropriation, rather than a reappropriation.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 47,441,000 0 47,441,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 47,441,000

2021-23 Enhanced Shelter Capacity Grants

40000221

On any given night in our state, nearly 11,000 people are living outside or in places unfit for human habitation. Due to the pandemic, more than 85,000 households are likely or very likely to face eviction or foreclosure in the next two months. Funding is provided to create enhanced shelters or convert basic shelters to enhanced shelters, as an alternative setting to crowded, congregate shelters. This funding can also be used for facility improvements such as laundries, bathrooms and storage spaces.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 50,000,000 0 50,000,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 50,000,000

2021-23 Rapid Capital Housing Acquisition

40000222

Studies show that supportive housing is the gold standard for preventing the chronically homeless from returning to the streets. Some homeless individuals require a temporary accommodation to bridge the gap from homelessness to permanent housing. Lack of siting for constructing new, affordable housing is a common problem. Funding is provided for Housing Trust Fund eligible entities to acquire hotels or motels at an affordable price, enabling a quicker conversion into shelters, permanent supportive housing or transitional housing units. This funding pays for the property and building retrofit, electrical and plumbing system updates, and converting the property to a suitable housing environment without major changes.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 70,000,000 0 70,000,000
Funds: State Taxable Building Construction Account - Bonds 70,000,000

2021-23 Rural Rehabilitation Loan Program

40000223

Funding is provided for a deferred-payment loan program for rural property owners to cover the cost of rehabilitation and repair of their homes. Substandard housing is negatively impacting residents of rural communities in Washington. Many people, including seniors and disabled persons living in poverty, have equity in their homes but lack the financial resources to borrow against them and keep up with necessary maintenance. Funding will provide low-income households with low-interest, home-repair loans. By first addressing needed repairs — such as fixing leaking roofs, unstable foundations or broken windows — homeowners could make their qualifying home ready for energy efficiency upgrades. This funding stabilizes housing for people at risk of losing their homes, or who live in deteriorating, unhealthy homes. It is a cost-effective alternative to building new housing.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 20,000,000 0 20,000,000
Funds: State Taxable Building Construction Account - Bonds 20,000,000

2021-23 Landlord Mitigation Account

40000224

Funding is provided for deposit into the Landlord Mitigation Account, which will help return at least 1,000 units to the market at an affordable price.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 5,000,000 0 5,000,000
Funds: State Taxable Building Construction Account - Bonds 5,000,000

2021-23 Utility Connection Fee Reduction Grants

40000229

Funding is provided as grants to local governments to reduce the costs of developing affordable housing. This will give housing developers incentive to continue to develop affordable housing for low-income Washingtonians.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 10,000,000 0 10,000,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 10,000,000

2022 Local & Community Projects

40000230

Funding is provided for XX local and community projects throughout Washington State.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 19,229,000 0 19,229,000
Funds: State Building Construction Account - State 19,229,000

Grant Program Equity Review

40000238

Funds to develop targeted equity strategies, informed by community engagement, outreach, and research. Commerce shall convene an equity steering committee to identify investments, programs, and policy changes that increase access to opportunity and mitigate displacement of underserved communities.

Prior Biennium Current Biennium Reappropriations Appropriations Future Cost Total Costs
0 0 0 400,000 0 400,000
Funds: State Taxable Building Construction Account - Bonds 400,000