Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) Requests - FY2022

The Fiscal Year 2022 federal appropriations process will include opportunities to fund local projects through Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS). This opportunity is available to non-profit entities and state and local governments.

When submitting your requests, please keep the following in mind:

  • For-profit entities are not eligible to receive CDS.
  • Submission of a request does not guarantee that your request will receive funding.
  • The information you provide may be subject to public disclosure requirements.
  • Each project request must be accompanied by a project request form.
  • Please consult the Additional Guidance Index for additional information about the eligible accounts and funding criteria.

Please follow the instructions below to submit a CDS request to Senator Collins.  The deadline to submit all CDS requests is June 2, 2021.

 

 

Instructions for Submitting an FY 2022 Congressionally Directed Spending Request:

  1. Each project request must be accompanied by a project request form. Click (here) to download the form.
  2. Complete all fields on the form.
  3. When entering dollar amounts, use only numerals (i.e. $5,300,000, not $5.3 million).
  4. Each request must be accompanied by three signed letters of support from community stakeholders and/or leaders endorsing the request. Please attach these letters to your email submission.
  5. Save and rename the form as “Your Entity Name – Your Project Name.”
  6. Send the form as an attachment, along with letters of support and other relevant documents, to appropriations@collins.senate.gov.
  7. If you are submitting multiple requests, the requests should be provided in separate forms.
  8. The “Project Justification” portion of the form should be a brief description that summarizes why the request should be funded and how it will be of benefit to the taxpayer.
  9. Please do NOT send anything via US Mail – Senate mail screening procedures will delay arrival.

 

LINK: CDS Request Form

LINK: Additional Guidance Index

 

Note that all CDS requests must comply with Senate Rule XLIV.