Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro announced that the House Committee on Appropriations will be accepting Community Project Funding (CPF) requests from Members. This is in addition to the standard programmatic and language-based requests. Each Member is limited to no more than 15 Community Project Funding requests across all subcommittees for Fiscal Year 2023 and there is no guarantee that all requested projects will be funded. The FY2023 CPF process has a limited scope with combined earmarks capped at 1% of all discretionary spending and eligible accounts restricted to those listed in the table below.

Please note:

  • Congresswoman Brownley will NOT accept CPF requests for projects outside of CA-26.
  • All projects must meet the relevant statutory and administrative criteria for funding through the grant program under which it is submitted.
  • A request submitted to Congresswoman Brownley does NOT guarantee the project will be selected.
  • The selection of a project does NOT guarantee it will be funded by the Appropriations Committee.
  • The Committee will NOT provide cost-share waivers and grantees are legally responsible for meeting the non-federal cost share requirements and all other applicable grant criteria.

More information on the process can be found on the House Appropriations Committee website. Staff may follow up for additional information to support the CPF request such as budget justification, documentation of community support and need, or proof of ability to meet match requirements once an initial request is submitted.

The deadline for submitting CPF requests to Congresswoman Brownley is April 13, 2022

If you have any questions about Congresswoman Brownley’s project submission process or need copies of the requisite forms, please reach out to Sharon.Wagener@mail.house.gov.

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Eligible Entities & Projects

Only state and local government entities, public institutions, and non-profit entities are eligible to submit and receive funding through CPF. Funding cannot be directed to for-profit entities and will not include waivers for State or local match requirements. 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 project to be viable. Additionally, each submission must be for FY2023 only and cannot include multi-year funding requests. The Committee will only consider projects with demonstrated community support in the form of: letters from local elected officials; press articles highlighting need; support from newspaper editorial boards; mentions on State intended use plans, community development plans, or other publicly available planning documents; resolutions passed by city councils or boards; etc.

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Eligible Accounts by Subcommittee

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration

  • Agricultural Research Service, Buildings and Facilities 
  • Rural Development, Rural Community Facility Grants 
  • Rural Utilities Service, ReConnect Grants
  • Distance Learning and Telemedicine Grants
  • Natural Resources Conservation Service, Conservation Operations

Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS)

  • Department of Commerce; National Institute of Standards and Technology; Scientific and Technical Research and Services
  • Department of Commerce; National Institute of Standards and Technology; Construction of Research Facilities
  • Department of Commerce; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Operations, Research, and Facilities
  • Department of Justice; Byrne Justice Assistance Grants (JAG)
  • Department of Justice; Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) Technology and Equipment
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA); Safety, Security and Mission Services

Defense

  • Research, Development, Test & Evaluation Army 
  • Research, Development, Test & Evaluation Navy 
  • Research, Development, Test & Evaluation Air Force 
  • Research, Development, Test & Evaluation Space Force 
  • Research, Development, Test & Evaluation Defense-Wide

Energy and Water Development

  • Corps of Engineers: Investigations 
  • Corps of Engineers: Construction 
  • Corps of Engineers: Mississippi River and Tributaries  
  • Corps of Engineers: Operation and Maintenance 
  • Bureau of Reclamation: Water and Related Resources 
  • Department of Energy
    • Topics include:
      • energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transportation
      • cybersecurity, energy security, emergency response
      • electricity, energy storage
      • nuclear energy
      • fossil energy, carbon management, critical minerals

Financial Services and General Government (FSGG)

  • Small Business Administration, Small Business Initiatives   
  • General Services Administration, Federal Buildings Fund
    • New Construction
    • Major Repairs and Alterations
    • Basic Repairs

Homeland Security

  • Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grants  
  • Emergency Operations Center Grants

Interior and Environment

  • National Park Service, Save America’s Treasures (SAT)
  • Federal land acquisitions, Land and Water Conservation Fund
  • EPA State and Tribal Assistance Grants
  • U.S. Forest Service, State and Private Forestry

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education (LHHS)

  • Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Training and Employment Services 
  • Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Health Facilities Construction and Equipment
  • Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration
  • Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Child Abuse Prevention
  • Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families, Social Services Research and Demonstration
  • Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living, Aging and Disability Services Programs
  • Department of Education, Elementary and Secondary Education, Innovation and Improvement 
  • Department of Education, Postsecondary Education, Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education

Military Construction, Veterans Affairs (MilCon/VA)

  • Construction and Unspecified Minor Construction – Active Components
    • Army 
    • Navy and Marine Corps 
    • Air Force 
    • Space Force
    • Defense-Wide 
  • Construction and Unspecified Minor Construction – Reserve Components
    • Army National Guard 
    • Air National Guard 
    • Army Reserve 
    • Navy Reserve 
    • Air Force Reserve
  • Planning and Design
    • Army
    • Navy and Marine Corps
    • Air Force 
    • Space Force
    • Defense-Wide 
    • Army National Guard 
    • Air National Guard 
    • Army Reserve
    • Navy Reserve 
    • Air Force Reserve

Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development (THUD)

  • Department of Transportation, Transit Infrastructure Projects 
  • Department of Transportation, Highway Infrastructure Projects
  • Department of Transportation, Airport Improvement Program
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development, Economic Development Initiative

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Transparency

The final CPF requests selected and submitted by Congresswoman Brownley to the Appropriations Committee will be posted on this page.  Members will be required to certify that neither they nor their immediate family have a financial interest in the CPF requests made.