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. Formerly known as 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, please email

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