Non-Profits, Gov Agencies Invited To Submit Community Funding Requests To AOC’s Office By April 15th


The Office of Representative Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez invites non-profit organizations and local government entities to submit Community Project Funding requests for the fiscal year 2023, which begins October 1, 2022. 

Projects may range from workforce development to health facilities construction and equipment, community development, substance abuse and mental health services, social services research, crime prevention, wastewater and stormwater infrastructure, VA construction, airport improvement, highway, transit, infrastructure projects and more.

Community project funding requests undergo extensive vetting, ensuring that the proposed projects meet the guidelines issued by the Appropriations Committee such as ability to manage and disburse federal funds, lack of financial interest by the Congressmember, and non-profit status. Submissions will be evaluated on service to underserved communities, potential impact to New York’s 14th Congressional District, and ability to advance housing, economic, and racial justice.

To submit a Community Project Funding request with our office, please complete the appropriate form below by April 15, 2022. For any questions, email [email protected].

Community is Strength. Image Credit - John Cameron

Community is Strength. Image Credit – John Cameron

Labor, Health and Human Services, Education and Related Agencies – for workforce development, health facilities construction & equipment, substance abuse, child abuse prevention and social services research projects

Agriculture, Rural Development, Food and Drug Administration and Related Agencies – for Agriculture community facilities, Learning and Telemedicine, Agricultural Research Service, Conservation Service Operations grants

Defense– for research, development and testing requests

Energy and Water Development, and Related Agencies – for Army Corps of Engineers, Bureau of Reclamation and Department of Energy projects

Commerce, Justice, Science, and Related Agencies – for STEM education activities, scientific research, research facilities construction; National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) research, demonstration, or education projects; Byrne Justice Assistance Grants for crime prevention, criminal justice reform and victims’ services

Financial Services and General Government – for General Services Administration, Federal Buildings Fund – New Construction, Major Repairs and Alterations and Basic Repairs; National Historical Publications and Records Commission grants; Small Business Administration entrepreneur training, workforce development, counseling, research, and construction or acquisition of facilities

Homeland Security – Pre-Disaster Mitigation Projects and Emergency Operations Center Grant Program

Interior, Environment, and Related Agencies– National Park Service’s Save America’s Treasures grant, Land Acquisition Through the Land and Water Conservation Fund; Environmental Protection Agency State and Tribal Assistance Grants (STAG) for construction of and modifications to municipal sewage treatment plants and drinking water treatment plants; State and Private Forestry projects to  improve the management, protection, and utilization of the Nation’s forests

Military Construction, Veteran Affairs, And Related Agencies – Army, Navy and Marine Corps, Air Force, Space Force construction, Future Year Defense Program (FYDP); Unfunded Requirements/Unfunded Priorities Lists; Cost-to-completes; VA Construction projects

Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies– economic and community development activities, including land or site acquisition, demolition or rehabilitation of housing or facilities, construction and capital improvements of public facilities (including water and sewer facilities), and public services; enhancing airport safety, capacity, and security, and mitigating environmental concerns; transit and highway infrastructure

Banner Image: Construction project. Image Credit – Bernard Hermant


Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez

In January of 2019, Congresswoman Ocasio-Cortez was sworn-in as the youngest woman and youngest Latina ever to serve in Congress. Her first piece of legislation was the Green New Deal resolution, which envisions a 10-year national mobilization, akin to FDR’s New Deal, that would put millions to work in good-paying, union jobs repairing the nation’s infrastructure, reducing air and water pollution, and fighting the intertwined economic, social, racial and climate crises crippling the country.

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