Community Project Funding

We are pleased to inform you that as part of the 2022 Congressional Appropriations process Congress will be making available funding opportunities for community-supported projects in the 25th Congressional District.

The Community Project Funding program will offer local entities a new opportunity to work directly with their member of Congress to bring awareness to local priorities that are deserving of federal funding and partnership.

This program has been designed to utilize the best parts of the past “earmark” process by directly connecting Congressional action with outputs in the community, but with stronger guardrails to ensure accountability, transparency, and strong community support.

This is a unique and exciting opportunity for our community to identify and advance priorities worthy of funding consideration.

A general overview of Community Project Funding can be found below. Comprehensive guidance and a full listing of qualifying projects and programs can be found HERE.

ELIGIBILITY:

*For-profit entities are ineligible for Community Project Funding

  • Local Governments
  • K-12 School Districts
  • Higher Education Institutions
  • Non-Profit 501(c)(3)

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Funding requests must be for FY 2022 only and cannot include multi-year funding
  • Specify amount requesting
  • Explanation of the request, including purpose, and a justification for why it is an appropriate use of taxpayer funds
  • Evidence of community support (i.e. letters of support, government resolutions of support, relevant media coverage, etc.)
  • Evidence the entity, excluding governments and K-12 schools, is a non-profit organization as described under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986
  • Demonstratable evidence that the funds being requested serve the public’s benefit in one or more of the following categories:
    • The well-being of children and families
    • Reduction of poverty
    • Advancement of equity
    • Education (K-12, higher edu, and continued learning)
    • Community Health and Wellness
    • The Environment
    • Arts and Culture
    • Recreation
    • Infrastructure

APPLICATION & DEADLINE:

  • Eligible entities must submit their application by 6:00 PM on March 31, 2021
  • The application for Community Project Funding can be found HERE
  • Applications must be sent to MorelleCommunityProjectFunding@mail.house.gov
    *PLEASE DO NOT SEND TO STAFF
  • Applications received after the deadline will not be considered or reviewed

NEXT STEPS:

  • Rep. Morelle’s Office will review applications and advance up to 10 funding requests to the Appropriations Committee for consideration
  • Applications being advanced to the Appropriations Committee will be posted on Rep. Morelle’s website in mid-April

Additional information about Community Project Funding can be found here.

If you have questions please email them to MorelleCommunityProjectFunding@mail.house.gov