At this time, it is our understanding that the Senate Appropriations Committee will be accepting requests from Senators for community-initiated projects (CIPs) – also known as congressionally directed spending (CDS) requests or community project funding (CPF) – for the Fiscal Year 2025appropriations process. A CIP is a type of federal grant, with the primary difference being the recipients, amounts, and purposes are specifically listed in the annual appropriations bills. The normal rules associated with receiving a federal grant also apply to CIPs, including matching and environmental compliance. Please note that the Senate Appropriations Committee considers community-initiated project requests for only specific accounts and maintains a highly selective process for approving requests.

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