Congressionally Directed Spending Requests - FY 2022

As the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Leahy has announced the return of Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) in the Fiscal Year 2022 federal appropriations process. He is now accepting requests for Vermont-based projects. Any request for support must be submitted via electronic application by 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 21, 2021. Any CDS request must comply with Senate Rule XLIV.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this application is to identify high-impact projects in Vermont that can reach completion with assistance from the federal government. Congressionally Directed Spending is capped at one percent of all discretionary spending. For-profit entities are not eligible to receive Congressionally Directed Spending. A specific list of accounts under which CDS requests will be supported is available here. Only these accounts are open for these requests. Entities submitting an application will be required to provide a detailed budget for the project and a letter of certification as described in the electronic application. Submission of this application should not be construed as a guarantee that funding will be requested or awarded.

You can submit electronic application forms here. A copy of the required questions is available for download here to assist in your preparation for the electronic form. This is not an editable PDF; you must submit an application through the online application. As noted above, all CDS requests must be must be submitted by 5:00 p.m., Friday, May 21, 2021.