Newhouse announces submissions of two local Community Project Funding requests

WASHINGTON, D.C. – On  May 3, Rep. Dan Newhouse (R-WA) announced the Community Project Funding requests he has submitted to the House Committee on Appropriations for consideration.

Project requests that were submitted to Rep. Newhouse’s office were reviewed by the Central Washington Community Project Funding Advisory Board who voted on their recommendations for final submissions that best met the requirements and criteria of Community Project Funding, including community engagement and support.

Heritage Heights at Lake Chelan Memory Care Services expansion

The purpose of this request is to fund a renovation and conversion project for Heritage Heights at Lake Chelan (HH). The facility currently provides assisted living services to Douglas County residents; however, the facility is not designed to provide memory care services. The problem is there are no other memory care services offered locally. The next closest facilities offering memory care are located 57 miles away from Douglas County in Wenatchee, WA. Only one of the four of the Wenatchee facilities accepts Medicaid for memory care, and they are at capacity. As a result, seniors must move 57+ miles away to receive memory care. In addition, there is documented evidence that when an older adult is suffering from dementia and is moved, a decline in physical, mental, behavioral, and functional well-being is reported. HH understands the that the aging process is unpredictable and fluid and to fully meet the growing need for seniors and their families, they must provide a continuum of care to include memory care. Amount Requested: $800,000

Town of Winthrop Watermain Reconstruction

Project Requester: Town of Winthrop, Washington

Area Served: Okanogan County

Description: This request would replace the existing watermain over the Methow River: the existing watermain was installed in 1965 and is failing. It is the only water main across the Methow River and serves more than 70% of the town's population and businesses as well as the sole supply for firefighting.| Amount Requested: $667,000

As the representative for Washington’s 4th Congressional District, Rep. Newhouse has the opportunity to submit up to 15 requests for Community Project Funding. These requests are meant to restore Congress’s Article I powers by ensuring that federal funding is directly targeted toward projects that benefit surrounding communities and the district as a whole.


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