The Committee on Appropriations is soliciting Community Project Funding requests for Fiscal Year 2024. Community Project Funding allows Members of Congress to use firsthand knowledge of their districts to make the case for directing taxpayer dollars to specific projects at home. This is a significant tool to address pressing local needs in Member districts and creates a pathway to targeted funding. This is also an excellent opportunity to help direct critical federal resources back to the Fifth District for important local initiatives.

The Committee intends to fund Community Projects on a limited basis with each Member being limited to no more than 15 requests. Projects will be selected by my office based on financial need for the initiative, strength and completion of application, level of improvement the project would contribute to the local community, and community support. While Members of Congress may make up to 15 requests, the Committee is not obligated to accept or fulfill any minimum number of requests per Member. Submitting a request for a Community Project on behalf of your community or organization does not ensure the request will be granted. My office will make every effort to support selected projects and advocate for inclusion in the appropriations budget.

Under the guidance issued by the Committee, project recipients must be government or nonprofit organizations to be considered eligible. Submissions from for-profit organizations will not be considered. Community engagement and support are crucial in determining which projects should be awarded federal funding. Evidence of community support, that serve as compelling factors in the decision to submit project requests will be required as part of submission. This may include letters of support from municipal leaders, demonstrated support from state agencies or constituent groups, or articles in local papers regarding the importance of the requested project. Additionally, for some accounts there may be matching funding requirements. Please note, unlike last year, there will be NO Community Project Funding in the Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies (LHHS), Financial Services and General Government (FSGG), and Defense bills.

The Community Project Funding process will adhere to strict transparency and legal requirements and there will be a thorough vetting process of all incoming submissions to check for accuracy. Complete, thorough applications with all supporting documentation must be submitted by 9:00am on Monday, March 20, 2023, to ensure we can appropriately communicate with you during this competitive process. Incomplete applications will not be considered.

Requests may be submitted to our office using the links highlighted below. Additional information or supporting evidence of community support for submissions should be sent by email to: .

I look forward to engaging with you to meet the needs of our communities. As more information is made available, we will continue to keep you updated. Please know that, even if your request is unsuccessful, I am committed to working to help advance local community initiatives in any way I can. If you have any follow-up questions, please contact my District Director, Jennine Lupo or my Legislative Director, Miranda Ganter

Congresswoman Hayes Community Project Funding Request Links

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies

Homeland Security Appropriations Community Project Funding Request Links

Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Military Construction, Veteran Affairs, and Related Agencies

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies