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Congressionally Directed Spending Requests

Applications for congressionally directed spending for Fiscal Year 2022 closed on June 1, 2021. The application for congressionally directed spending for Fiscal Year 2023 will open in January 2022. The projects that Senator Coons submitted to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration for Fiscal Year 2022 can be found here.

Notes for future applicants:

  • All request forms for Fiscal Year 2022 were due by June 1, 2021. The application for congressionally directed spending for Fiscal Year 2023 will open in January 2022.
  • Eligible organizations: Nonprofit organizations and government entities are eligible to receive Congressionally Directed Spending. For-profit entities are not eligible. Please inquire if you are unsure of your project or organization’s eligibility.
  • Eligible appropriations bills and accounts: Only certain appropriations bills and accounts are eligible for Congressionally Directed Spending. Please find more information here.
  • No multi-year funding requests will be considered. When determining your submission, please note that only one-year funding requests will be considered
  • The Senate Appropriations Committee will not waive state and local matching requirements for projects that would otherwise have such requirements by statute or longstanding policy.
  • Only fully completed forms will be considered. If any questions are not applicable, please write "n/a." Do not leave any areas blank.
  • If you have multiple requests, submit each request separately. Please do not request funding for more than one project on a single request form.
  • Be prepared to provide the following follow-up documentation:
    • IRS documentation with proof of non-profit status
    • Demonstrated Community Support – All projects require demonstrated community support. Examples include, but are not limited to:
      1. Letters of support from elected and community leaders
      2. Press articles highlighting the need for the requested project
      3. Support from editorial boards
      4. Resolutions passed by city councils or boards
      5. Projects listed on state-use plans or community development plans

Disclaimers: The Senate Appropriations Committee requires Members of Congress to publicly post their Congressionally Directed Spending requests online 15 days after formal submission to the Senate Appropriations Committee for consideration. Please note that any and all information provided on your submission may become publicly available in the future in order to comply with Senate Appropriations Committee and congressional ethics requirements.
Please note that submission of a request does not guarantee that it will be transmitted to the Senate Appropriations Committee or that your project will be funded at the requested level. Please take these factors into consideration when deciding whether to submit a request.