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March 19, 2021
Press Release
--Deadline for Submission: Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 5:00 PM--

(PITTSBURGH, PA) – Today, Representative Conor Lamb (PA-17) announced that his office is now accepting requests for Community Project Funding (CPF) for the Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) Appropriations process, to direct funding to specific governmental entities, nonprofit organizations, or geographic locations.  Through the new CPF program, Members of Congress will be able to request funding for up to 10 specific projects in their districts to serve the public good.  The deadline for submission of CPF requests for PA-17 is Tuesday, April 6, 2021 at 5:00 PM.  Late or incomplete requests will not be accepted or considered.

“This program is an opportunity to invest federal dollars in important projects in our communities.  These requests will be completely transparent, which makes them different from the previous ‘earmark’ process,” said Lamb.  “When it comes to how your tax dollars are spent, this program gives more of a voice to Western Pennsylvania and less to Washington.”

The new CPF program is being implemented with accountability measures to ensure a responsible and transparent process.  All CPF submissions are required to be posted on in order to ensure full transparency.  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. 

The House Appropriations Committee intends to fund community projects on a limited basis in the FY22 Appropriations bills.  Therefore, CPF requests that address the most significant needs of local communities or provide a significant public good are more likely to be included.  Not every CPF request submitted by a Member of Congress will be included in the FY22 appropriations bills.

Only eligible CPF requests that meet all the guidelines established by the Appropriations Committee will be accepted and considered.  Visit Lamb’s website to review the guidelines established by the House Appropriations Committee and to submit a request.