Community Project Funding

The office of Congressman John Sarbanes (MD-03) will accept requests for Community Project Funding (CPF) for the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Appropriations process to direct funding to nonprofit organizations or public entities, such as state and local governments.

If you would like to submit a CPF request, please complete our FY22 CPF Request Form no later than Monday, April 5.

Community Project Funding

For FY22, the House Appropriations Committee has announced that it will accept limited requests for CPF to direct resources to specific government entities or nonprofit organizations. Only public entities, such as state and local governments, and certain 501(c)(3) nonprofits are eligible for CPF. For-profit entities are not eligible. Each Member of Congress is limited to submitting a maximum of 10 total requests for Fiscal Year 2022. Final award decisions will be made by the House Appropriations Committee. Unfortunately, that means many eligible and deserving projects will not receive CPF in the FY22 appropriations cycle.

The new CPF program is being implemented with accountability measures to ensure a responsible and transparent process. Each Member of Congress must post on their website the 10 CPF requests they submit to the Appropriations Committee. Therefore, all information submitted by a requesting organization should be considered public information.  The House Appropriations Committee will also establish an online, searchable public database of all CPF requests received by the Committee.

Only eligible CPF requests that meet all the guidelines established by the Appropriations Committee will be accepted and considered:

  • You must be able to demonstrate that the request has community support. This requirement is integral for a successful CPF request. Examples of community support include, but are not limited to, support letters from local elected officials, articles, a state-intended use plan, a community development plan or a municipal resolution of support.
  • The project or requesting entity must have no financial ties to the Member of Congress or their family.
  • Funding must be for FY22 only.
  • If the project would normally require a funding match or cost share by a non-federal entity, then the requesting entity will need to demonstrate that it can provide this match if it makes a CPF request. The Appropriations Committee will conform to statutory match and cost-sharing requirements.
  • The recipient of the CPF must be a governmental entity or 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization.
  • Requests made by for-profit entities are not permitted and will not be submitted for consideration.

Please note that the Appropriations Committee will only accept CPF requests for the eligible Appropriations accounts listed below. Also note that CPF requests will not be accepted by the State and Foreign Operations or Legislative Branch Subcommittees. If you submit a CPF request for any accounts other than those listed below, your request will not be considered. This form is not for programmatic Appropriations requests. This form is solely intended for Community Project Funding requests.

The deadline for submission of CPF requests for MD-03 is Monday, April 5, 2021 at 5:00 PM EST. Late or incomplete requests will not be accepted or considered.

See here for more information and guidance on the Community Project Funding program. See here for Community Project Funding FAQ. Please review this information carefully prior to submitting a request, as it can answer many questions.

Eligible Accounts

  • Agriculture
    • Agricultural Research Service, Buildings and Facilities
    • Rural Development, Rural Community Facility Grants
    • Rural Utilities Service, ReConnect Grants
  • Commerce, Justice, Science
    • Department of Justice, Byrne Justice Assistance Grants
    • Department of Justice, COPS Technology and Equipment
    • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, Operations, Research and Facilities
    • National Aeronautics and Space Administration, Safety, Security and Mission Services
  • Defense
    • Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Army
    • Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Navy
    • Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Air Force
    • Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Space Force
    • Research, Development, Test and Evaluation Defense-Wide
  • Energy and Water
    • Army Corps of Engineers, Investigations
    • Army Corps of Engineers, Construction
    • Army Corps of Engineers, Mississippi River and Tributaries
    • Army Corps of Engineers, Operation and Maintenance
    • Bureau of Reclamation, Water and Related Resources
  • Homeland Security
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency, Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grants
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency, Nonprofit Security Grants
    • Federal Emergency Management Agency, Emergency Operations Center Grants
  • Interior
    • Department of the Interior, Land and Water Conservation Fund Land Acquisition
    • Environmental Protection Agency, State and Tribal Assistance Grants
    • Forest Service, State and Private Forestry
  • Financial Services
    • Small Business Administration, Small Business Initiatives
  • Labor-Health
    • Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration, Training and Employment Services
    • Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration, Program Management
    • Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, Health Surveillance and Program Support
    • Department of Education, Innovation and Improvement
    • Department of Education, Higher Education
  • Military Construction and Veterans Affairs
    • Military Construction accounts under the Department of Defense:
      • Army
      • Navy and Marine Corps
      • Air Force
      • Defense-Wide
      • Army National Guard
      • Air National Guard
      • Army Reserve
      • Navy Reserve
      • Air Force Reserve
  • Transportation and Housing
    • Department of Transportation, Local Transportation Priorities
    • Department of Transportation, Airport Improvement Program
    • Department of Housing and Urban Development, Economic Development Initiative



Click here to submit a Community Project Funding request for Maryland’s Third Congressional District.

Please provide all information requested in the Community Project Funding Form. Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

***By submitting this form, you acknowledge that requests must be merit-based, comply with current House rules and that you have read the relevant accompanying materials published by the House Appropriations Committee.***