Kent’s YMCA gets $5 million in state grants with budget approval

The city of Kent will receive a $1 million state grant and the YMCA about $4.1 million in grants to help build a new YMCA on the East Hill after the Legislature approved a $4.18 billion capital budget.

Kent also will get a $2 million grant for Mill Creek flood control.

Another $7.3 million of state funds will go to the Kent School District to help pay for the new Covington Elementary School under construction and scheduled to open in the fall.

Senate Bill 6090 passed the House 95-1 and the Senate 49-0 on Thursday in Olympia. Legislators failed to pass a capital budget last year, so many projects that were supposed to be funded were put on hold.

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