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$5.2 million for PUD 3, tribe plans

PUD 3 will get $3 million for Belfair project


December 29, 2022

Gordon Weeks

Mason PUD 3 will use a $3-million federal grant to support electrical capacity to enable economic development in Mason County and "assist Belfair's ability to recover from the impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic."

Mason PUD 3 received $3 million in federal funding for its Belfair Electrical Capacity Infrastructure Project, while the Skokomish Tribe received $2.2 million for its T3ba'das Infrastructure Project to create housing.

The funding was announced last week by the office of U.S. Rep. Derek Kilmer, D-Gig Harbor, who voted to pass the Consolidated Appropriations Act government funding legislation. In a news release, Kilmer states he led the efforts to secure funding for the projects through the House Appropriations Committee's Community Project Funding process. The project was supported by Mason...

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