Thank you for your interest in submitting a request for Community Project Funding to Congresswoman Pramila Jayapal. The submission period for FY2024 submissions is now closed. Interested organizations and entities in Washington’s 7th Congressional District are encouraged to monitor this webpage early next year for updated information about the process or reach out to Congresswoman Jayapal’s district office at (206) 674-0040 for more information. You can verify your Congressional District here.
House Republican Leadership made several changes to the Community Project Funding process for FY2024:
Funding Cap: The total funding amount has been reduced from 1 percent to 0.5 percent of total discretionary spending.
Discontinued Accounts: The following subcommittees and accounts are no longer accepting requests:
- Labor-Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies Subcommittee
- Financial Services and General Government Subcommittee
- Defense Subcommittee
- CJS, NIST, Construction of Research Facilities
- CJS, NOAA Operations, Research, and Facilities
- Interior, Save America’s Treasures
- Interior, Federal land acquisitions through the Land and Water Conservation Fund
- Interior, Forestry Projects
- MilConVA, VA, Construction
Eligible Accounts: The following accounts will accept projects for the first time:
- Ag, Rural Utilities Service, Rural Water and Waste Disposal Grants
- CJS, NOAA, Coastal Zone Management
- THUD, Department of Transportation (DOT), Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements
- THUD, DOT, Port Infrastructure Development Program
Federal Nexus Requirement: The Committee will only fund projects that are tied to a federal authorization law. Members must include a written statement describing the federal nexus for each Community Project Funding request.
Projects: Memorials, museums, and commemoratives (i.e., projects named for an individual or entity) are no longer eligible for Community Project Funding.
Please read the information on this webpage and the additional guidance linked below before submitting a request.
If you have additional questions after attending the webinar and reviewing the guidance, please call Congresswoman Jayapal’s district office at (206) 674-0040 or email Wa07CommunityProjects@mail.house.gov.
What is Community Project Funding?
Community Project Funding requests allow Members of Congress to target federal funds toward projects and programs that will benefit the communities they represent. Only state, local, and tribal governments; publicly owned entities (e.g. ports, universities, PUDs, etc.); and certain non-profit entities (must be a 501(c)(3); non-profit eligibility may vary depending on the program) are eligible to request Community Project Funding. In 2024, Members can request 15 projects.
What types of projects is the district most interested in funding? Will certain projects receive priority over others?
All projects will be reviewed on a case-by-case basis. Congresswoman Jayapal is interested in funding a variety of different projects and causes. Projects demonstrating strong community support (from elected government officials, local organizations, etc.) are priorities.
How are projects with multiple partners considered?
Projects with partners will be considered on a case-by-case basis, but the funding will only be granted to one applicant. Subgranting is not permitted.
Can my project span multiple districts?
Yes. However, statewide projects and those spanning congressional districts may be better suited for submission to Senator Cantwell and Senator Murray given their jurisdictions.
What is the recommended range of funding to request for a project?
Applicants should request funding for what is needed for the project. Funding amounts depend on the project and the subcommittee under which the project falls. Applicants are encouraged to review past funding amounts from the relevant subcommittee to determine an appropriate range.
Final funded projects are available here:
Is there a dollar match requirement, and what does that mean?
Several programs eligible for community-based project funding requests require a state or local match for projects either by statute or according to longstanding policy. This does not mean that matching funds must be in-hand prior to requesting a project, but that local officials must have a plan to meet such requirements in order for such a project to be viable. More information on the requirements for individual projects is available online: https://appropriations.house.gov/fiscal-year-2024-member-request-guidance
What is the scope and duration of the project funding?
Requests must be for Fiscal Year 2024 funding only (Oct. 1, 2023 to Sep. 30, 2024) and cannot include multi-year funding.
Can I obtain funding without a current government contract?
When is my application due?
Applications are due at midnight on Wednesday, March 15th
Is it possible to apply for more than one project?
Yes, organizations may apply for funding for multiple projects. However, our office will only fund one project per organization.