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Bonamici Announces Opportunity to Fund Community Projects

March 24, 2021
Press Release
New Appropriations process in House will allow Members to support communities with federal funding

BEAVERTON, OR [03/24/21] –Today Congresswoman Suzanne Bonamici announced that she will begin accepting applications for Community Project Funding (CPF) requests from eligible entities in NW Oregon. The reformed and transparent Community Project Funding process will allow Members of Congress to advocate for specific community financial support in a local, highly competitive process.

“Community Project Funding requests are an opportunity to deliver federal resources to targeted projects that help the people of Northwest Oregon,” said Congresswoman Bonamici. “This process will empower local decision-makers to weigh in on important federal funding priorities. When I speak with community leaders, I frequently hear about worthy projects that, if funded, would benefit the community. As I evaluate requests, I will look for projects that support our economic recovery, advance equity, represent NW Oregon, and have strong community support.”

Interested applicants can find more information on Bonamici’s website about criteria, eligibility, and which specific federal accounts are eligible for requests.  Bonamici.House.Gov/Appropriations.

The deadline to submit requests is 5 p.m., Friday, April 16, 2021.

Under the rules of the House Appropriations Committee, Members of Congress can each submit up to ten Community Project Funding requests for consideration during the fiscal year 2022 appropriations legislative process. For transparency, and as required by the Appropriations Committee, Bonamici will make public all ten Community Project Funding requests she submits for consideration.

The Appropriations Committee has implemented comprehensive reforms to make the Community Project Funding process transparent and accountable to the public. The reforms include: disclosing all requests and funding allocations; prohibiting any requests from for-profit entities; capping overall funding on CPF requests and limiting each Member to ten requests; and requiring a mandatory audit of the program by the Government Accountability Office.