Appropriations

Each year, Members of Congress have an opportunity to participate in the annual appropriations process by submitting programmatic, language, and project requests to the House Committee on Appropriations. There are 3 types of requests for the twelve appropriations bills.

  • Programmatic requests: A request to fund a specific program in the bill at a specified level.
    • Example: Provide $200,000,000 for the ReConnect program.
  • Language requests: A request to include specific bill or report language that does not direct funding to a particular entity but encourages, urges, or directs some type of action by an agency.
    • Example: The Committee encourages USDA to study the impact of expanded broadband on rural communities’ economic prosperity.
  • Community Project Funding (CPF) requests: A funding request for a specific governmental or other eligible entity to carry out a specific community project. AKA earmarks
    • Example: Provide $500,000 for a specific non-profit in the district or for a government entity to carry out a community project.

To submit programmatic/language requests:

To submit a Community Project Funding request to Congressman Correa, you can find our office’s guidance and forms here.