Appropriations Requests

To meet the needs of communities across the United States, the Appropriations Committee accepts programmatic, language-based and Community Project Funding requests from Members of Congress. Members and staff have been provided with information on submitting requests through an internal Committee-maintained database, which will open for submissions on March 29, 2021.

Chair DeLauro provided an important overview of the process in a general Dear Colleague, along with a Dear Colleague providing updated information on group letters supporting a request. Guidance from the Committee on submitting Community Project Funding requests is here (updated March 29, 2021).

Subcommittee Dear Colleagues, along with each request submission deadline, are available here and below. 

As part of the important reforms associated with Community Project Funding, the Committee is requiring Members to submit a certification that neither they nor their immediate families have any financial interest in projects they request. A template for such certification is available here.

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

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies


  • Dear Colleague (contains Community Project Funding Request Guidance)
  • Deadline Extended: April 29, 2021

Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies

Financial Services and General Government

Homeland Security

Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies

Legislative Branch

Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies

State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs

Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies