Community Project Funding Requests
Fiscal Year 2022 Community Project Funding Requests
Form: FY22 Community Project Funding Request Form (Deadline: Monday, April 12, 2021)
This year, Members of Congress will have the opportunity to submit up to ten (10) Community Project Funding requests for possible inclusion in the Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Bills. Congresswoman Jenniffer González-Colón will be accepting proposals from constituents and stakeholders in Puerto Rico through Monday, April 12, 2021.
To ensure projects are a good use of taxpayer funds, the House Appropriations Committee has established a number of requirements. The Committee has banned Community Project Funding for for-profit recipients. Therefore, only governmental or non-profit entities are eligible for funding. The Committee has mandated that non-profit entities must provide documentation of their 501(c)(3) status. Requesting entities must also ensure that they can meet applicable matching requirements and can obligate funding within 12 months of receiving an award. Further, all projects must demonstrate strong evidence of community support.
If you would like to submit a project for consideration, please do the following:
1. Review guidance from the House Appropriations Subcommittees regarding the eligible federal programs for which Congresswoman González-Colón may submit requests. You must ensure your project complies with all requirements, including any applicable non-federal cost share or matching requirements. Projects that fall outside these specific programs cannot be considered. The guidance and list of eligible federal programs can be accessed on the following links:
- Agriculture, Rural Development, and FDA
- Commerce, Justice, and Science
- Energy and Water
- Financial Services and General Government/Small Businesses
- Homeland Security
- Interior and Environment
- Labor, Health and Human Services, and Education
- Military Construction and Veterans
- Department of Transportation – Local Transportation Priorities
- Department of Transportation – Airport Improvement Program (AIP)
- Department of Housing and Urban Development – Economic Development Initiative (EDI)
2. Submit all projects via this FY22 Community Project Funding Request Form by Monday, April 12, 2021. No responses can be considered after this deadline. Please note that you cannot save the form while filling it out, you must submit all information at once.
- All information must be submitted in English, as it will be posted publicly and shared with the House Appropriations Committee.
3. Include documentation of community support for your project submission in .pdf form along with the above-mentioned online form.
4. Reach out to our office at email@example.com with any questions.
Please note that submitting a project does not guarantee it will receive funding. Per the new rules, each Member of Congress is limited to submitting a total of up to ten (10) Community Project Funding requests. For this reason, our office will be unable to accommodate every request.
In accordance with transparency requirements issued by the House Appropriations Committee, the final list of projects that Congresswoman González-Colón will submit will be posted to this website. However, the fact that a project is included within this list does not guarantee it will receive an award. At this point, it will be entirely up to the House Appropriations Committee to evaluate each project and determine if they receive funding based on their merits, including if they are a good use of taxpayer funds, meet all applicable requirements, and have broad community support.
Individuals who entered projects that will be submitted by Congresswoman González-Colón will be notified on or after Friday, April 16, 2021. Please check this page regularly for further updates and information.