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Community Project Funding Requests

For Fiscal Year (FY) 2024, the House Committee on Appropriations has announced that it will continue to accept Community Project Funding (CPF) requests – commonly referred to as earmarks – from Members of Congress, in addition to the standard programmatic and language-based requests that are considered each year for House Appropriations bills. Community Project Funding requests allow Members of Congress to request and designate funding for projects that benefit their own communities and/or districts, as long as the projects adhere to federal regulations and House and Committee eligibility requirements.

Each Member is limited to no more than 15 Community Project Funding requests across all eligible Appropriations subcommittees for FY2024 and – as has been the case in previous years – there is no guarantee that any requested projects will be funded. The FY2024 CPF process has a limited scope with combined Com munity Projects capped at 0.5% of all discretionary spending.

The submission deadline for the Office of Congresswoman Jacobs is Tuesday, March 21 at 5:00pm ET/2:00pm PT, though the Office will begin reviewing and vetting requests on a rolling basis.

In keeping with Congresswoman Jacobs’ legislative priorities, preference will be given to submissions that center equity, children’s issues, and solutions for housing and homelessness in San Diego and the 51st Congressional District. 

Click here for our FY24 CPF initial request form. Staff will reach out for more project information if your submission is selected to advance.

Please note – especially if you have submitted CPF requests in the past – that the House Appropriations Committee has made significant changes to the eligibility requirements from FY22 and FY23, and have determined that no CPF requests will be accepted for the following subcommittees:

  • Defense
  • Financial Services and General Government
  • Legislative Branch (same as FY22/FY23)
  • Labor, Health and Human Services, Education
  • State, Foreign Operations, and Related Programs (same as FY22/FY23)

Please also note:

  • 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.

More information on the process can be found on the House Appropriations Committee’s website.

Only state and local government entities, certain public institutions, and non-profit entities are eligible to submit and receive funding through CPFs. Funding cannot be directed to for-profit entities, memorials, museums, or commemoratives (i.e., projects named for an individual or entity), 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 FY2024 only and cannot include multiyear 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.

As noted above, Congresswoman Jacobs' staff may follow up for additional information to support the CPF request, such as budget justification, documentation of community support and need, or proof of ability to meet match requirements (where applicable) once an initial request is submitted. There is a very quick turnaround for CPF requests this year, so please reply to staff follow-up as soon as is practicably possible.

For additional information on eligible accounts, please read through our Office's FY24 CPF Resource Guide. There have been significant changes to eligible accounts since FY23, so please review the document carefully.