Appropriations Request | Congressman Ami Bera

Appropriations Request

Community Project Funding

This year, the Appropriations Committee has developed a new Community Project Funding process to allow members of Congress recommend targeted funding to qualified projects in their congressional districts based on their knowledge of the needs of the communities they represent.

Each Member of Congress will be allowed to submit up to 10 qualified, local projects to the Appropriations Committee for consideration of direct federal funds. Eligible recipients of Community Project Funding include state, local, and tribal governments; publicly owned entities (e.g. ports, universities, PUDs, etc.); and registered 501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations.

Please click here to submit a Community Project Funding request to Congressman Bera’s office. All Community Project funding requests must be be submitted by Monday, April 5, 2021.

Please refer to the links below for more information about the specific program accounts that are eligible for Community Project Funding.  

 

Eligible Accounts for Community Project Funding Requests

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration (Ag):

Committee Dear Colleague | Additional Guidance

Department of Agriculture

  • Agricultural Research Service, Buildings and Facilities
  • Rural Development, Rural Community Facility Grants
  • Rural Utilities Service, ReConnect Grants

 

Commerce, Justice, Science (CJS):

Committee Dear Colleague | Additional Guidance

Department of Commerce

  • National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration--Operations, Research, and Facilities

Department of Justice

  • Byrne Justice Assistance Grants
  • COPS Technology and Equipment

National Aeronautics and Space Administration

  • Safety, Security and Mission Services

 

Defense (DoD):

Committee Dear Colleague (additional guidance in Dear Colleague)

Department of 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 (E&W):

Committee Dear Colleague | Additional Guidance

Corps of Engineers

  • Investigations
  • Construction
  • Mississippi River and Tributaries
  • Operation and Maintenance

Bureau of Reclamation

  • Water and Related Resources

 

Financial Services and General Government (FSGG):

Committee Dear Colleague | Additional Guidance

Small Business Administration

  • Small Business Initiatives

 

Homeland Security:

Committee Dear Colleague | Additional Guidance

Federal Emergency Management Agency

  • Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grants
  • Nonprofit Security Grants
  • Emergency Operations Center Grants

 

Interior and Environment:

Committee Dear Colleague | Additional Guidance

Land and Water Conservation Fund

  • Federal Land Acquisition - (Note: The Subcommittee will accept requests for these community projects after the release of the full President’s budget.)

Environmental Protection Agency

  • State and Tribal Assistance Grants (water infrastructure projects)

U.S. Forest Service

  • Certain State and Private Forestry projects

 

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education (LHHS):

Committee Dear Colleague | Additional Guidance

Department of Education

  • Innovation and Improvement
  • Higher Education

Department of Health and Human Services

  • Health Resources and Services Administration—Program Management
  • Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration—Health Surveillance and Program Support

Department of Labor

  • Employment and Training Administration—Training and Employment Services

 

Legislative Branch: N/A

 

Military Construction, Veterans Affairs (MilConVA):

Committee Dear Colleague | Additional Guidance

Department of Defense

  • Military Construction Accounts -
    • 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 and Urban Development (THUD):

Committee Dear Colleague | Additional Guidance

Department of Transportation

Department of Housing and Urban Development

 

Programmatic Requests

Every year, Congressman Bera also has the opportunity to advocate for overall funding of federal programs that support California’s 7th District through the annual appropriations process. If your organization participates in any federally funded programs, Rep. Bera can advocate to maintain or increase the total funding for these programs.

Please fill out this form with your requests for programmatic funding, bill, or report language. Please note that these appropriations requests cannot guarantee funding for any specific entity or project and requests must comply with all current House rules. Requests will only be accepted through this form.

If you have multiple requests, please submit a separate form for each request. All Programmatic Requests must be submitted by April 5, 2021.