Chairwoman Rosa DeLauro announced that the House Committee on Appropriations will be accepting Community Project Funding (CPF) requests from Members for Fiscal Year (FY) 2022. This is in addition to the standard programmatic and language-based requests that are considered each year for House Appropriations bills.
Each Member is limited to no more than 10 Community Project Funding requests across all 12 subcommittees for Fiscal Year 2022 and there is no guarantee that any requested projects will be funded. The FY2022 CPF process has a limited scope with combined earmarks capped at 1% of all discretionary spending.
- All projects must meet the relevant statutory and administrative criteria for funding through the grant program under which it is submitted.
- A request submitted to Congresswoman Jacobs does not guarantee the project will be selected.
- The selection of a project does not guarantee it will be funded by the Appropriations Committee.
- The Committee will not provide cost-share waivers, and grantees are legally responsible for meeting the non-federal cost share requirements and all other applicable grant criteria.
Eligible Entities and Projects
Only state and local government entities, public institutions, and non-profit entities are eligible to submit and receive funding through CPF. Funding cannot be directed to for-profit entities and will not include waivers for state or local match requirements. While matching funds do not have to be in-hand prior to the request, requesting entities must have a plan to meet such requirements for the project to be viable. Additionally, each submission must be for FY2022 only and cannot include multi-year funding requests. The Committee will only consider projects with demonstrated community support in the form of letters from local elected officials; press articles highlighting need; support from newspaper editorial boards; mentions on State intended use plans, community development plans, or other publicly available planning documents; resolutions passed by city councils or boards; etc.
The request submitted by Congresswoman Jacobs to the Appropriations Committee is below. Members are required to certify that neither they nor their immediate family have a financial interest in the requests made.
- Project Name: 2-1-1 San Diego CIE Network Expansion
- Request Amount: $250,000
- Intended Recipient: 2-1-1 San Diego
- Address of the Intended Recipient: P.O. Box 420039, San Diego, CA 92142
- Explanation of the Request: 2-1-1 San Diego is a San Diego-based 501c3 non-profit organization established in 2003 to serve as our region’s pathway to social and health services leveraging the 2-1-1 dialing code. While their headquarters are located in California's 52nd District, they service the entire greater San Diego region, including all of California's 53rd District. This program would specifically serve the needs of the 53rd District in the hardest to reach communities.
With this additional funding, 2-1-1 San Diego will expand the CIE network to train more providers serving District 53 and provide ongoing 2-1-1 services. The organization will expand and deepen the level of care coordination and system navigation necessary to assist San Diegans with complex social and health needs. The CIE is an ecosystem comprised of 102 health, social, and government organizations serving as multidisciplinary network partners using a shared language, resource database, and integrated technology platform to provide enhanced service delivery and community planning.
The CIE enables partner organizations to proactively share information about clients’ needs and service use across sectors to facilitate better care coordination. By focusing on these core components, the CIE network enables our community to shift away from a reactive approach to providing care toward proactive, holistic, person-centered care. The CIE is a proven tool that is driving innovation and collaboration here in San Diego and being replicated in communities across the nation. During COVID-19, the CIE was used as critical resource for communicating and connecting to fluid resources for health and social needs.
It is a valuable use of taxpayer funds because 2-1-1 San Diego is helping to connect community members with resources, funding, and government services available to them, including through the American Rescue Plan. This expanded program would allow federal funding to reach the right people and ultimately help our community rebound faster than it otherwise would. Beyond COVID-19, 2-1-1 San Diego regularly provides information and enrollment support for public services like SNAP/CalFresh, and is also activated during emergencies to take some burden off of 911 operators.