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].
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