Summary of FY 2022 Funding Provisions

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Overview

As part of the Fiscal Year 2022 appropriations process, Members of Congress could request provisions, designating an amount of funds to a particular recipient—such as a local government or nonprofit organization—for a specific project. These provisions are called “Congressionally Directed Spending” in the U.S. Senate and “Community Project Funding” in the House of Representatives.  

To help Congress oversee these funds, we are issuing a series of products looking at agencies’ plans for distributing and monitoring the funds. View Agency Reports

In addition, we plan to examine agencies’ progress in making funds available to recipients, recipients’ progress in spending these funds, and implementing selected projects.

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Summary of FY 2022 Funding Provisions

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 included provisions for 18 federal agencies to make nearly $9.1 billion available to about 5,000 specific projects at congressional members’ requests. These requests could not exceed 1 percent of total discretionary funding. Member requests directed funds for specific projects that generally would otherwise have been left to agencies’ discretion. 

What are the intended uses of these funds?

These funds cover a range of purposes. Specifically, across 18 agencies, the funds are designated for several broad purposes, or budget functions—broad categories into which all federal spending is placed. The largest categories include environmental projects, such as flood mitigation, and community development projects, like efforts to prevent homelessness and expand affordable housing.

Budget Functions of Funding Provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022

Budget Functions of Funding Provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022

Who are the designated recipients?

Funds were designated for projects in 47 states, 4 U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia.

Funding Provisions in the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 by Location

Intended Distribution of Project Funding, Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022, by State and Territory

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