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Congressionally Directed Spending Requests Due on 3/10/23

  • February 28, 2023
  • Economic Development

Since federal fiscal year 2022, the U.S. Congress has implemented a process known as Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS), which allows members of Congress to request discretionary appropriations for particular projects. Spending requests can relate to a wide range of project types, including transportation, economic development, community facilities, food assistance and more.

Senator Jeanne Shaheen is currently accepting project nominations from communities and organizations across the state, including the Monadnock Region. Towns and organizations interested in submitting nominations should do so via the online form here. Submissions are due by March 10th at 11:59 p.m. Only public and non-profit entities may request congressional directed spending items.

Those interested in learning more about the CDS process can consult the February 15th webinar Submitting Congressional Directed Spending Requests in FY24 hosted by the New Hampshire Municipal Association as well as the February 22nd webinar How to Submit Congressional Directed Spending hosted by the NH Center for Nonprofits.

The Senator’s Office is also holding online office hours to answer constituent questions about CDS spending requests. An online session scheduled for March 2nd from 2:00 to 3:00 pm will address the following categories: Financial Services and General Government (FSGG); Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies (LHHS); Interior, Environment and Related Agencies; and Homeland Security. A second session scheduled for March 3rd from 2:00 to 3:00 p.m. will address spending requests related to: Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies; Energy and Water Development; Military Construction, Veterans Affairs and Related Agencies; Transportation, Housing and Urban Development and Related Agencies (THUD); Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies (CJS). For Zoom details, please contact Tina Kasim, Special Assistant for Policy & Projects at [email protected].

SWRPC staff is also ready to assist communities and organizations interested in seeking funding to support community and economic development projects, either through the CDS process or other opportunities. To discuss further, contact Assistant Director Todd Horner at [email protected] or (603) 357-0557.