Appropriations Requests

Congress will soon begin the annual process of allocating funding levels to support government operations for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. We welcome your input in identifying federal programs that are most important to our constituents in Maryland’s 8th District. The deadline for submitting all FY22 requests is Friday, April 2nd.

Traditional Requests

If you would like to submit traditional programmatic and language requests for FY22, please do so using our FY22 Appropriations Form by Friday, April 2nd. (Note: This is an extension of the original March 26th deadline)

If you have multiple requests, please submit them separately using the form. 

Community Project Funding (CPF) Requests

In addition to traditional programmatic and language appropriations requests for FY22, the House Appropriations Committee has announced that it will also accept limited requests for Community Project Funding this year to direct funding to specific governmental entities, nonprofit organizations, or geographic locations. Only public entities, such as state and local governments, and certain 501(c)(3) nonprofits are eligible Community Project Funding recipients. For-profit entities are not eligible for CPF funding. Each Member of Congress is limited to submitting a maximum of 10 requests total for Fiscal Year 2022, and the final decision as to whether CPF requests will be fulfilled will be made by the House Appropriations Committee. Unfortunately, that means that many eligible and deserving projects will not receive Community Project Funding in the FY22 appropriations cycle.

If you would like to submit a request for Community Project Funding, please download and complete our FY22 CFP Request Form and submit it via e-mail to MD08.Appropriations@mail.house.gov no later than Friday, April 2nd. (Note: This is an extension of the original March 26th deadline). A Community Project Funding FAQ document is available here. Please contact MD08.Appropriations@mail.house.gov with any questions.

Each Member of Congress may only submit a total of 10 CPF requests across all subcommittees for FY22. Furthermore, not every CPF request submitted by a Member of Congress will be included in the FY22 appropriations bills. Given the limit on Member requests and the Appropriations Commitee's inability to fund every request submitted by Members, our office will unfortunately not be able to accommodate every request received.  

Unlike the previous "earmark" process in prior Congresses, Community Project Funding requests and awards will be fully transparent to the public. Each Member of Congress is required to post on their website the 10 CPF requests they submit to the Appropriations Committe to ensure full transparency.  Therefore, all information submitted by a requesting organization should be considered public information.  The House Appropriations Committee will also establish an online, searchable public database of all CPF requests received by the Committee. 

CPF requests must meet all the guidelines established by the Appropriations Committee and the specific requirements identified for the relevant account. The Appropriations Committee’s detailed criteria is available here and summarized below:

  •  Only public entities, such as state and local governments, or 501(c)(3) nonprofits are eligible recipients. Requests made by for-profit entities are not permitted.
  • The request must be for FY22 funds only and cannot include requests for multiyear funding. 
  • If the project would normally require a funding match or cost share by a non-federal entity, then the requesting entity will need to demonstrate that it can provide this match. 
  • You must be able to demonstrate that the request has community support. This requirement is integral for a successful CPF request. Examples of community support include but are not limited to: support letters from elected community officials, press articles, editorial boards, state-intended use plans or community development plans, or municipal resolutions of support. 
  • The project or requesting entity must have no financial ties to the Member or their family.

Please note that the Appropriations Committee will only accept CPF requests for the eligible Appropriations accounts listed below (CPF requests will not be accepted by the State and Foreign Operations or Legislative Branch Subcommittees). If you submit a CPF request for any accounts other than those listed below, they will not be considered. For more information and guidance on the Community Project Funding program, please click here

Eligible Accounts

Agriculture

  • Agricultural Research Service, Buildings and Facilities
  • Rural Development, Rural Community Facility Grants
  • Rural Utilities Service, ReConnect Grants

Commerce, Justice, Science

  • Department of Justice, Byrne Justice Assistance Grants
  • Department of Justice, COPS Technology and Equipment
  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Operations, Research, and Facilities
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Safety, Security and Mission Services

Defense

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

Energy and Water

  • Army Corps of Engineers, Investigations
  • Army Corps of Engineers, Construction
  • Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi River and Tributaries
  • Army Corps of Engineers, Operation and Maintenance
  • Bureau of Reclamation, Water and Related Resources

Homeland Security

  • Federal Emergency Management Agency, Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grants
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency, Nonprofit Security Grants
  • Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Operations Center Grants

Interior

  • Department of the Interior, Land and Water Conservation Fund Land Acquisition
  • Environmental Protection Agency, State and Tribal Assistance Grants
  • Forest Service, State and Private Forestry

Financial Services

  • Small Business Administration, Small Business Initiatives

Labor-Health

  • Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Training and Employment Services
  • Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Program Management
  • Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Health Surveillance and Program Support
  • Department of Education, Innovation and Improvement
  • Department of Education, Higher Education

Military Construction and Veterans Affairs

Military Construction accounts under the Department of Defense:

  • Army
  • Navy and Marine Corps
  • Air Force
  • Defense-Wide
  • Army National Guard
  • Air National Guard
  • Army Reserve
  • Navy Reserve
  • Air Force Reserve

Transportation and Housing

  • Department of Transportation, Local Transportation Priorities
  • Department of Transportation, Airport Improvement Program
  • Department of Housing and Urban Development, Economic Development Initiative