In the News

Cole Releases FY25 Community Project Funding Request Guidance (release)

April 25, 2024   U.S. House of Representatives Committee on Appropriations


ContactAlexia Sikora, Alex Attebery, (202) 225-2771


Washington, D.C. – House Appropriations Committee Chairman Tom Cole (R-OK) today released guidance for Fiscal Year 2025 Community Project Funding requests and deadlines for all Fiscal Year 2025 Member requests.
Chairman Cole said in a dear colleague to Members, "Per the GOP Conference’s decision to maintain Community Project Funding for the 118th Congress and our short timeline to draft and consider next year’s bills, the Committee is maintaining similar eligible program accounts and full committee guidance for Fiscal Year 2025 Community Project Funding.

"One notable change is that non-profits are no longer eligible for Community Project Funding in the Economic Development Initiative (EDI) account. Similar to previous reforms made in this Congress, this change aims to ensure projects are consistent with the community development goals of the federal program."
Chairman Cole’s dear colleague is available here.
The electronic submission portal is available here.
Submission deadlines and request guidance are listed below and available here.

Submission Deadlines

  • Next Wednesday, May 1, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. EST for programmatic and language requests.
  • Next Friday, May 3, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. EST for Community Project Funding requests.
  • Friday, May 17, 2024, at 6:00 p.m. EST for Members to post Community Project Funding requests on their websites, following a 2-week technical assistance period.

Full Committee Guidance

Additional Subcommittee Guidance
Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration, and Related Agencies

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies

Energy and Water Development and Related Agencies

Homeland Security

Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies

Military Construction, Veterans Affairs, and Related Agencies

Transportation, Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies


  • Programmatic Requests: Members may submit a request to fund a specific program or activity in the bill at a specified level.
  • Language Requests: Members may submit a request to include specific bill or report language that does not direct funding to a particular entity but encourages, urges, or directs some type of action.
  • Community Project Funding Requests: Members may submit a request to fund specific projects in their communities, so long as the projects have a federal nexus and meet other requirements established by federal law, House Rules, and the Committee to ensure only high-quality projects are requested and funded.