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Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) Requests - FY2022

Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) Requests - FY2022

The Fiscal Year 2022 federal appropriations process will permit Congress to directly fund projects in the form of Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS). Senator King is now accepting requests for Maine-based projects. Any request for support must be submitted via electronic application by 5:00pm, Wednesday, June 2, 2021. Any CDS request must comply with  Senate Rule XLIV. This opportunity is available to non-profits, state and local governments and should have a broad base of community support.

If you would like to submit further information along with your request, please send additional information in the form of a PDF to Please also use this email for any questions you may have regarding the application.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this application is to identify high-impact projects in Maine that can reach completion with assistance from the federal government. Congressionally Directed Spending is capped at one percent of all discretionary spending. For-profit entities are not eligible to receive Congressionally Directed Spending. A specific list of accounts under which CDS requests will be supported is available here. Only these accounts are open for these requests. Entities submitting an application will be required to provide a detailed budget for the project and a letter of certification as described in the electronic application. Submission of this application should not be construed as a guarantee that funding will be requested or awarded.

You can submit electronic application forms here. A copy of the required questions is available for download here. As noted above, all CDS requests must be submitted by 5:00 p.m. EDT, Wednesday, June 2, 2021.

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