The deadline to submit interest in making a Congressionally Directed Spending request was April 11. If you have questions please email Appropriations_@heinrich.senate.gov.
For answers to frequently asked questions regarding the Congressionally Directed Spending process, please click HERE.
Existing Requirements: In reviewing member requests for Congressionally Directed Spending items, the Senate Appropriations Committee will implement Rule XLIV of the Standing Rules of the Senate. Rule XLIV, requires rigorous procedures for accountability and transparency, such as:
Reforms: In addition to these important requirements, rules for Congressionally Directed Spending items will be further enhanced with reforms that will:
Note that any Congressionally Directed Spending requests are for informational purposes only and are not an application for federal funding. Submission of such requests does not constitute a binding commitment on any party nor a guarantee that any organization will be awarded funding from any federal agency through this process. Furthermore, the submission, review, and approval of applications for federal funding will be carried out consistent with federal agency rules and regulations.