Appropriations Requests for Fiscal Year 2023 - Programmatic and Language

The 16th District of New York is home to many municipalities, organizations, and institutions working on important projects that could receive funding from the federal government. Through my service in Congress, I have a unique opportunity to advocate for funding that can create jobs, promote education, and improve the lives and well-being of families in our district. In order to be sure that I'm hearing from my constituents, I've set up this site to solicit appropriations requests. Please take the time to let me know more about your appropriations request, and how my office can be helpful to you. This form is for nationwide programmatic and language requests for FY2023, which lead to grant opportunities through the federal agencies. Community Project Funding requests are not a part of this form and have a separate process for submission. To access Appropriations requests for Fiscal Year 2023, please click here.

FY2023 Community Project Funding Information

Congressman Bowman welcomes the opportunity for new Community Project Funding (CPF) that can directly serve NY-16 in Fiscal Year 2023.  A brief summary of eligible accounts and their allowed uses is below. The range of sizes for CPF awards has historically been between a few thousand dollars and a few million dollars, with the majority of available awards being under one million dollars. 

General information from the Appropriations Committee can be found here.

This document provides an overview of the eligible Community Project Funding accounts for each House Appropriations Subcommittee. For more information, we include links to each Subcommitee’s website in the header of each section. Community Project Funding is only available to nonprofit organizations and to state, local, tribal, and territorial governments. Only certain federal funding accounts are eligible for community project funding. 

To apply for Community Project Funding, click on the “link to Rep Bowman’s Application Portal” under the relevant Subcommittee heading, or visit https://bowman.house.gov/fy23-appropriations-requests

If you have any further questions or would like to discuss a specific project, please email us at bowman.appropriations@mail.house.gov

Watch our FY2023 Community Project Funding Tutorial Video for answers to Frequently Asked Questions about submitting an application

Agriculture Subcommittee

Link to Rep Bowman’s Application Portal for Agriculture Accounts

  • Natural Resources Conservation Service, Conservation Operations: supports private landowners, conservation districts, and other organizations to conserve, maintain and improve the nation's natural resources. Average CPF was $1.1 M

  • Community Facilities Grants, Dept of Agriculture → only for rural communities

  • ReConnect Program, Dept of Agriculture → only for rural communities

  • Distance and Telemedicine Grants, Dept of Agriculture → only for rural communities

  • Agricultural Research Facilities → only for rural communities

Commerce Justice and Science Subcommittee

Link to Rep Bowman’s Application Portal for Commerce, Justice and Science Accounts

  • Department of Commerce; National Institute of Standards and Technology; Scientific and Technical Research and Services [New] → STEM education activities, scientific research, or other activities that support American manufacturing and industry

    • FY22 median award: $1.25M (note: may consider higher awards, but encouraging modest requests)

    • Cost share: None listed

    • Notes: does not fund vehicles or building construction/renovation

  • NIST Construction and Research Facilities, Extramural Construction [New] → funds the construction and renovation of research facilities 

    • FY22 median award: $10M

    • Cost share: none listed.

  • NOAA Operations, Research, and Facilities → Research, demonstration, or education projects performed by external partners. Does NOT fund construction projects, Coastal Zone Management projects or Office of Marine and Aviation Operations.

    • FY22 median award: $750,000

    • Cost share: none listed

  • DOJ Byrne JAG → Funds to help improve police-community relations. Does not include building construction/renovation.

    • FY22 median award: $500,000

    • Cost share: none listed

  • DOJ Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS), Technology & Equipment → Funds for law enforcement to develop/acquire new technologies to investigate, respond to and prevent crime.

    • FY22 median award: $520,000

  • NASA Safety, Security and Mission Services → STEM education and scientific research related to aerospace.

    • FY22 median award: $900,000

    • Cost share: None listed

Defense Subcommittee

Link to Rep Bowman’s Application Portal for Defense Accounts

CPF projects under this subcommittee may only be funded through the spending accounts listed below and will be subject to account-specific eligibility criteria and matching amounts.

  • Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Army

  • Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Navy

  • Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Air Force

  • Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Space Force

  • Research, Development, Test, and Evaluation Defense-Wide

Energy & Water Subcommittee

Link to Rep Bowman’s Application Portal for Energy & Water Accounts

  • Corps of Engineers Investigations → Funds expenses necessary for the collection and study of basic information pertaining to river and harbor flood control, shore protection, aquatic ecosystem restoration, and related projects, restudy of authorized projects, miscellaneous investigations, and, when authorized by law, surveys and detailed studies and plans and specifications of projects prior to construction.

    • FY22 median award: not listed

    • Cost share: none listed yet, but in FY22, the first $100,000 for feasibility studies entailed no cost share, beyond that a 50 percent non-federal cost share was required for studies. Implementation projects required a 35 percent non-federal cost share.

  • Corps of Engineers Construction → Funds construction, major rehabilitation, and related activities for water resources development projects. Projects may focus on navigation, flood control, water supply and hydroelectric activities and include coastal and inland waterways. Construction will mostly involve continued environmental infrastructure and Continuing Authorities Program projects, with very limited new projects.

    • FY22 median award: not listed

    • Cost share: none listed yet

  • Corps of Engineers Mississippi River & Tributaries → only relevant to Mississippi River

  • Corps of Engineers Operation and Maintenance → Funds expenses necessary for operation, maintenance, and care of existing river and harbor, flood and storm damage reduction, aquatic ecosystem restoration, and related projects. Activities may include dredging, repair and operation of structures and other facilities; controlling aquatic plants; monitoring completed coastal projects; removing sunken vessels; and collecting domestic waterborne commerce statistics.

    • FY22 median award: not listed

    • Cost share: none listed yet

  • Bureau of Reclamation Water and Related Resources → only relevant for Western States

  • Department of Energy energy efficiency, renewable energy, sustainable transportation → Funds may not be used for construction or electric vehicle charging stations, unless there is a renewable energy or energy storage connection to the charging station

  • Department of Energy cybersecurity, energy security, emergency response → Funds may not be used for construction

  • Department of Energy electricity, energy storage → Funds may not be used for construction

  • Department of Energy nuclear energy → Funds may not be used for construction

  • Department of Energy fossil energy, carbon management, critical minerals  → Funds may not be used for construction

  • For all of the above Department of Energy categories:

    • Median award: $750,000

    • Cost Share: none for basic research or development activities; 20 percent for applied research or development; 50 percent for demonstration or commercial applications

Financial Services/General Government Subcommittee

Link to Rep Bowman’s Application Portal for Financial Services/General Government Accounts

  • General Services Administration, Federal Buildings Fund - New Construction, Major Repairs and Alterations and Basic Repairs Accounts → Projects are limited to line items in the GSA Federal Buildings Fund requested by the Administration in either the FY22 or FY23 budget request.

    • FY22 median award: not listed, but range was from $500,000 - $50 million

    • Cost share: none listed

  • National Archives and Records Administration, National Historical Publications and Records Commission → Funds projects that help ensure online public discovery and use of historical records collections, encourage public engagement with historical records, strengthen the nation’s archival network, or publish documentary editions of historical records. 

    • FY22 median award: just under $500,000 

    • Cost share: none listed

  • Small Business Administration, Small Business Initiatives → Projects in support of small businesses, including but not limited to entrepreneur training, workforce development, counseling, research, and construction or acquisition of facilities.

    • FY22 median award: $650,000 

    • Cost share: none listed

Homeland Security Subcommittee

Link to Rep Bowman’s Application Portal for Homeland Security Accounts

  • Department of Homeland Security Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grants → Only projects that meet the requirements detailed in the most recent NOFO (2021) for BRIC will be considered for funding. Eligible projects include: Capability- and capacity-building activities that enhance the knowledge, skills, & expertise of the current workforce to expand or improve the administration of mitigation assistance; mitigation projects to increase resilience and public safety, reduce injuries and loss of life, and reduce damage and destruction to property from natural hazards and climate change impacts; and management costs for above projects. Eligible entities relevant to NY16 are states only; local governments are considered sub applicants.

    • FY21 median awards: not listed

    • Cost-share: in FY21, a 25 percent non-federal cost share was required.

  • Department of Homeland Security Emergency Center Operations Grants → Only projects that meet the requirements detailed in the most recent NOFO (2011) for the Emergency Operations Center Grant Program qualify.  Funds projects that improve emergency management and preparedness capabilities by supporting flexible, sustainable, secure, strategically located, and fully interoperable EOCs with a focus on addressing identified deficiencies and needs. Eligible entities relevant to NY16 are states only; local governments are considered sub applicants.

    • Median awards: The last year of this program was 2011; median awards are not given, but there was a cap of $1 million for EOC construction projects and $250,000 for EOC renovation projects.

    • Cost-share: in FY11, a 25 percent non-federal cost share was required.

Interior and Environment Subcommittee

Link to Rep Bowman’s Application Portal for Interior Accounts

  • Department of the Interior Save America’s Treasures(SAT) through the National Park Service → Funds preservation and/or conservation work on nationally significant collections and historic properties. Consists of two categories: preservation projects at properties listed in the National Register of Historic Places; and projects involving nationally significant collections 

    • FY22 median award: This is a new project, but award requests can be up to $500,000

    • Cost Share: fifty percent non-federal cost share required

  • Department of the Interior Land Acquisition Through the Land and Water Conservation Fund → funds land acquisition by DOI agencies for land and habitat conservation and outdoor recreation

    • FY22 median award: not listed

    • Cost Share: none listed

  • Environmental Protection Agency State and Tribal Assistance Grants → Funds local water and wastewater infrastructure projects, including construction/modification to drinking water treatment plans and municipal sewage treatment plants. Projects must be publicly owned or owned by a nonprofit entity and eligible for the state’s clean water or drinking water state revolving fund.

    • FY22 median award: not listed, but range was $60,000 - $3.5 million

    • Cost Share: Twenty percent non-federal cost share is required

  • U.S. Forest Service State and Private Forestry → Provides technical and financial assistance to improve the management, protection, and utilization of forests. It includes state fire assistance projects or specific forest assistance projects. Probably not relevant to NY16.

    • FY22 median award: not listed, but range was $50,000 - $750,000

    • Cost Share: Fifty percent non-federal cost share required

Labor, Health and Human Services Subcommittee

Link to Rep Bowman’s Application Portal for Labor, Health and Human Services Accounts

  • Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration → Funds training and employment services projects under the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act demonstration program that: Provide direct services to individuals to enhance employment opportunities; demonstrate evidence of a linkage with the State or local workforce investment system; and include an evaluation component. Construction projects are not allowed, but equipment purchase and curriculum development may be included as incidental parts of the project.

    • FY22 median award: not listed, but range was $100,000 - $2 million

    • Cost Share: not listed

  • Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration Health Facilities Construction and Equipment → Grants to help with construction, renovation, or capital equipment for facilities for provision of health, mental health, or substance abuse services, training of health professionals, or medical research. Equipment purchases also allowed.

    • FY22 median award: not listed, but range was $100,000 - $2 million

    • Cost Share: not listed

  • Department of Health and Human Services, Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration → Funds substance use and/or mental health services, including prevention, harm reduction, treatment, or recovery support services. Does not fund in-patient detox, meals, research projects, or construction.

    • FY22 median award: not listed, but range was $100,000 - $2 million

    • Cost Share: not listed

  • Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families Child Abuse Prevention → Funds projects that improve the prevention, assessment, identification, and treatment of child abuse and neglect through research, model service improvement, information dissemination, and technical assistance. Projects must target at risk or those who have experienced child abuse and neglect. 

    • FY22 median award: not listed, but range was $100,000 - $2 million

    • Cost Share: not listed

  • Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families Social Services Research and Demonstration →  Funds projects that promote the ability of families to thrive through financial self-sufficiency and promote the healthy development and greater well-being of children and families. 

    • FY22 median award: not funded in FY22, but range is expected to be $100,000 - $2 million

    • Cost Share: not listed

  • Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Community Living → Funds projects that improve or create new opportunities for older adults, individuals of all ages with disabilities, and their eligible family caregivers, to live independently and participate fully in their communities. Does not fund construction or renovation.

    • FY22 median award: not funded in FY22, but range is expected to be $100,000 - $2 million

    • Cost Share: not listed

  • Department of Education, Elementary and Secondary Education Innovation and Improvement → Funds instructional services, afterschool centers, curricula development, teacher training, acquisition of books and computers, arts education, social and emotional learning activities, full-service community schools, and early childhood education. Includes special education and early intervention services. May not be used for construction or renovation except minor projects related to technology upgrades.

    • FY22 median award: not listed, but range was $100,000 - $2 million

    • Cost Share: not listed

  • Department of Education, Post-Secondary Education Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education → Funds wide variety of projects that focus on improving access to, or the quality of, postsecondary education, including those that hire and train faculty, establish and improve degree programs, improve teacher preparation programs, develop and improve curricula, upgrade technology and telecommunications, acquire science laboratory equipment, provide student support, implement university partnerships with school districts, and establish research and training centers. May not be used for construction or renovation except minor projects related to technology upgrades.

    • FY22 median award: not listed, but range was $100,000 - $2 million

    • Cost Share: not listed

Military Construction/VA Subcommittee

Link to Rep Bowman’s Application Portal for Military Construction/VA Accounts

  • Department of Defense Construction and Unspecified Minor Construction – Active Components → Funds construction and unspecified minor military construction projects for active branches of the military, including Army, Navy, Air Force, Marine Corps, Space Force, and Defense-wide agencies. An unspecified minor military construction project is a project costing $6 million or less. Probably not relevant for NY16.

    • FY22 median award: not listed

    • Cost Share: not listed

  • Department of Defense Construction and Unspecified Minor Construction – Reserve Components → Same as above program, but for Army and Air National Guards, and Army, Navy, Air Force Reserves. Probably not relevant for NY16.

    • FY22 median award: not listed

    • Cost Share: not listed

  • Department of Defense Planning and Design → Planning and design funding can be requested for specific projects when they are not yet at 35 percent design and therefore ineligible for construction funding. The types of projects under this heading include improving facility resilience, study, planning, design, and architect and engineer services for any of the military branches listed in the two programs above. Probably not relevant for NY16.

    • FY22 median award: not listed

    • Cost Share: not listed

Transportation-HUD Subcommittee

Link to Rep Bowman’s Application Portal for Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Accounts

  • Department of Transportation – Airport Improvement Program → Funds projects for enhancing airport safety, capacity, and security, and mitigating environmental concerns. 

    • FY22 mean award: $4 million

    • Cost Share: not listed, but they do ask the question of whether there is non-federal funding

  • Department of Transportation – Highway Infrastructure Projects → Funds highway capital projects eligible under title 23 of the United States Code. Includes highways, bridges, tunnels, ferry boats and terminals, or project-specific planning/design for a capital project. Must be supported by the state and administered by public entities. Inclusion on a Statewide Transportation Improvement Plan (STIP) or Transportation Improvement Plan would satisfy this requirement.

    • FY22 mean award: $2.7 million

    • Cost Share: varies depending on the type of project, listed here

  • Department of Transportation – Transit Infrastructure Projects → Funds transit capital projects for public transportation, such as regular, continuing shared-ride surface transportation that is open to the general public or open to a segment of the general public defined by age, disability, or low income. This CPF does not include intercity passenger rail transportation, intercity bus service, charter bus service, school bus service, sightseeing service, courtesy shuttle service for patrons of one or more specific establishments, or intra-terminal or intra-facility shuttle services. Administrative projects also not funded.

    • FY22 mean award: $2.5 million

    • Cost Share: not listed

  • Department of Housing and Urban Development – Economic Development Initiative →  site acquisition, demolition or rehabilitation of housing or facilities, construction and capital improvements of public facilities (including water and sewer facilities), and public services. Planning activities are also allowed.

    • FY22 mean award: $1.5 million

    • Cost Share: no cost-share requirements for EDIs