Non-Profits: Apply For Community Project Funding

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Congressman Gregory Meeks announced that his office is now accepting requests for Community Project Funding (CPF) for Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22). The deadline for submissions is April 7, 2021 at 5 p.m. Late or incomplete requests will not be accepted or considered. 

Community project funding is similar to what used to be called “earmarks,” congressional provisions that direct funds toward a specific project within a community. Changes have meant more transparency and part of the process now includes providing evidence of community support for the projects.

There is a ban on directing Community Project Funding to for-profit grantees. Congressional members may request funding for State or local governmental grantees and for eligible non-profits.

“In Southeast Queens, we are still fighting COVID-19 while trying to rebuild our economy. My office will be accepting and reviewing requests for a transparent process that will provide adequate and necessary funding for projects and activities that have a direct impact on New York's 5th Congressional District,” Meeks said.

Members of Congress are limited to 10 total Community Project Funding requests across all bills, so regardless of the number of requests that Meeks receives, only 10 requests will be submitted to the Appropriations Committee.

As required by House rules regarding transparency, Meeks will post the 10 projects submitted to the Committee on his website upon submission. All information submitted by a requesting organization should be considered public information.

Only eligible CPF requests that meet all the guidelines established by the Appropriations Committee will be accepted and considered. Visit the House Appropriations Committee appropriations.house.gov/appropriations-requests to review the guidelines and submit a request for Congressman Meeks’ office at https://rb.gy/xurtfx 

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