FY25 Community Project Funding / Appropriations Requests

FY25 Community Project Funding and Appropriations Requests

Resources:

  • Sign up here to receive updates on the Community Project Funding and Appropriations process
  • Click here for our office’s Community Project Funding PowerPoint presentation
  • Click here for a video recording of our office’s Community Project Funding PowerPoint webinar
  • Click here to view a sample Community Project Funding application (this is a form from last year, and it may change for the upcoming year)

Our office’s Fiscal Year 2025 Community Project Funding (CPF) and Appropriations requests process is expected to open in March 2024, at which point all information and application forms will be available on this page.


Community Project Funding Requests

Each Member of the House is limited to submitting no more than 15 Community Project Funding requests to the House Appropriations Committee for consideration. The CPF process is highly selective, and our office cannot accept CPF requests for projects outside OH-01. There is no guarantee that CPF requests submitted to our office will be selected for consideration by the Appropriations Committee, nor does consideration by the Appropriations Committee guarantee they will be funded.

Guidelines & Requirements for Community Project Funding

Only local and state governmental entities and certain non-profit entities are eligible to submit CPF requests and receive funding. All CPF requests must be in line with applicable requirements of the federally-authorized programs through which the projects would be funded. For example, programs may require a non-federal cost-share and participation in program audits. While matching funds do not have to be in-hand prior to the request, requesting entities must have a plan to meet such requirements for the projects to be viable.

The House Appropriations Committee will only consider projects with demonstrated community support. All submissions must be for the current fiscal year only.

Please be aware that the disbursal of Community Project Funding to approved projects is dependent upon Congressional passage of the Appropriations bills and the President’s signing of the Appropriations bills. After that has happened, each federal agency has its own timeline for disbursing Community Project Funding, which can take several months.

Previous Year’s Guidance on Community Project Funding

***Information linked below is the guidance provided to congressional offices for last year’s (Fiscal Year 2024) Community Project Funding process . This information should only be used as a reference for the time being. This guidance will likely be updated for this year’s (Fiscal Year 2025) Community Project Funding process, and that updated guidance will be made available here once it is received – likely in March 2024.***

  • Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies
      • Eligible projects include those related to: Agricultural Research Service, Buildings and Facilities; Natural Resources Conservation Service, Conservation Operations; Rural Development, Rural Housing Service, Community Facility Grants; Rural Development, Rural Utilities Service, ReConnect Grants; Rural Development, Rural Utilities Service, Water and Waste Grants; Rural Development, Rural Utilities Service, Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants
  • Homeland Security
      • Eligible projects include those related to: FEMA Pre-Disaster Mitigation; FEMA Emergency Operations Center
  • Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies
      • Eligible projects include those related to: construction associated with the Army, Navy and Marine Corps, Air Force and Space Force, Defense-Wide Agencies, Defense
        Logistics Agency, Army National Guard, Air National Guard, Army Reserve, Navy Reserve, Air Force Reserve
  • Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies
  • Transit Infrastructure Projects
      • Eligible projects include those related to: transit capital projects or project-specific planning/design for transit capital projects

Transparency Around Community Project Funding

The final 15 Community Project Funding requests that are selected by our office and submitted to the House Appropriations Committee will be posted on this page.


Appropriations – Programmatic and Language Requests

Separate from the Community Project Funding request process is the Appropriations – Programmatic and Language request process.

Appropriations – Programmatic Requests

A request to fund a specific federally-authorized program in an appropriations bill at a specified level. Example: “Provide $4,000,000,000 for the Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program.”

Appropriations – Language Requests

A request to include specific bill or report language that does not direct funding to a particular entity but encourages, urges, or directs some type of action by an agency. Example: “The Committee encourages the National Cancer Institute to support efforts to spread awareness on the rise of early-onset colon cancer.”