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CDS and Appropriations Requests

CDS and Appropriations Requests

Programmatic Appropriations Requests

If your organization participates in federal funded programs and is interested in submitting a programmatic request for FY25, please submit requests HERE. Requests must be merit-based and comply with Senate rules.

Programmatic appropriations requests are due by April 24, 2024 at 6:00 PM. Applications will not be accepted after this date.

Please call 202-224-5344 or email if you have any questions.


Congressionally Direct Spending — FY25 Requests

The fiscal year (FY) 2025 federal appropriations process will include opportunities to fund local projects through Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS). This funding opportunity is available to nonprofit entities and state and local governments. For-profit entities are not eligible for CDS funding. FY25 CDS funding is anticipated to be highly competitive, and as such many projects will not move forward.

Before submitting a request for FY25 CDS funding, please carefully review the guidance for CDS requests:

General Guidance

Account Eligibility

If you have questions, or are unsure as to which account you should apply under, please reach out to, and a member of Senator King’s CDS team will be in touch to discuss your project.


CDS Request Form: All CDS requests must be submitted through the online portal linked below. Submission of a request does not guarantee that your request will receive funding. You can preview the application here.

FY25 Congressionally Directed Spending Application 

Each project request must be accompanied by at least three letters of support. You may submit additional letters or materials to support your request.

Each project request must be accompanied by a detailed budget. You may use this template or you may use your own.

Deadline: Please complete the application and submit the completed application no later than 6:00 PM on Wednesday, April 24, 2024.

Project One-Page Summaries: Senator King’s staff is available to provide preliminary feedback and to discuss proposals for FY25 CDS consideration before submission. A one-pager, including a short description of the project and a general budget for the proposal may be submitted via email to, and a staff member will contact you to discuss your proposal. Submitting a one-pager is purely optional.

Multiple Proposals: You may submit multiple requests for CDS funding. Please submit a separate application for each project request, and rank the priority of each proposal that your organization submits when prompted in the CDS application.

Information Sessions: Senator King’s office will hold two virtual information sessions to provide additional information about the CDS opportunity and the application process. Please email, with the subject line “FY25 CDS Info Session,” and state which information session you would like to attend. The dates will be:

Friday, April 12, at 11:00 A.M.

Tuesday, April 16, at 11:00 A.M.

Previously Funded CDS Requests

Secured Congressionally Directed Spending Projects—FY24

Secured Congressionally Directed Spending Projects—FY23

Secured Congressionally Directed Spending Projects—FY22