Community Project Funding is a critical tool to directly enrich our communities and a vital instrument that has facilitated member-to-member cooperation between the parties for decades. By giving all members an equal stake in the success of legislation for our constituents, the reintroduction of Community Project Funding will make Congress work better and heal the widening partisan divisions that threaten our democratic process.
The Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations Bill will permit Congress to directly fund projects for the first time since 2011 in the form of Community Project Funding. This opportunity is available to state and local governments and non-profits and should have a broad base of community support. For more information on the parameters of these project requests, please visit our FAQs. The new Community Project Funding is designed to be more transparent than ever before. Each member will be permitted to submit ten projects for consideration which all must be thoroughly vetted and publicly disclosed on their website. You can read more about the program's reforms for transparency and accountability here.
Learn more about the process for filing a request for Community Project Funding in the FY 2022 Appropriations bill here.
Congresswoman Chellie Pingree has been a member of the House Appropriations Committee since 2013 and has served as Chair of the House Appropriations Subcommittee on Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies since January 2021.
Click here to view a list of the ten projects Congresswoman Pingree submitted for consideration in the Fiscal Year 2022 Appropriations bills.