Press release from tenney.house.gov.
Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-22) announced the launch of the Community Project Funding (CPF) process open to local governments and non-profits for Fiscal Year 2023 (FY23). The CPF process allows localities and non-profits to submit requests for federal funding for high-priority community projects in New York’s 22nd Congressional District. All projects will be vetted thoroughly and subject to strict oversight to ensure strong local support and proper use of taxpayer dollars.
Last year, Congressional leadership announced the new CPF process, as a way for Members of Congress to advocate on behalf of important projects to benefit the communities they represent. The process allows localities and non-profits to secure funding through existing federal grant programs through annual Congressional appropriations rather than through a program’s normal grant application process. This is an important tool to ensure federal dollars flow to verified, high-priority local needs.
CPF applications must meet all of the same eligibility requirements as outlined for the normal application process, and applicants must demonstrate strong community support for projects.
Recently, eight CPF projects Tenney submitted as part of the FY22 appropriations process were approved and funded, delivering more than $12 million in taxpayer dollars back to New York’s 22nd District. These projects will bring clean water, expanded broadband access, and much more to the region.
Local elected officials and non-profits are encouraged to submit applications for projects that will significantly benefit the local community. More information about available grants, as well as the application, can be found on Tenney’s website at Tenney.House.Gov/LocalPriorities. Those with questions should contact Tenney’s Washington DC office at 202-225-3665.