Congressionally Directed Spending Requests - FY 2023

As the Chairman of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Leahy restored Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) in the Fiscal Year 2022 federal appropriations process. Senator Leahy began accepting preliminary requests for Vermont-based projects for Fiscal Year 2023 in January. The portal for submitting applications is now closed. For more information, please email