Soto Accepting Community Project Funding Requests for FY22 Appropriations
KISSIMMEE — Today, Congressman Darren Soto (FL-09) 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 submitting CPF requests for Florida’s 9th Congressional District is Friday, April 2, 2021, at 5:00 PM ET.
“Our office wants Congress to help Central Florida, particularly now as the pandemic exposed so many inequalities and needs in our community,” said Congressman Soto. “Community Project Funding is an opportunity to invest federal dollars in important projects that will make a real difference in the lives of Central Floridians.”
The new CPF program is implemented with accountability measures to ensure a responsible and transparent process. All CPF submissions are required to be posted on Congressman Soto’s website to ensure complete transparency. 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. 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 Congressman Soto’s website to review the guidelines established by the House Appropriations Committee and to submit a request.