Congressionally Directed Spending Requests FY 2023

Senator Gillibrand is now accepting preliminary requests for New York-based projects for Fiscal Year 2023. These requests must be submitted via electronic application by 11:59 p.m., Sunday, April 10, 2022. This deadline may be updated pending developments in the Fiscal Year 2023 Appropriations process. Fiscal Year 2022 requests do not carry over to the new fiscal year and entities that requested support from Senator Gillibrand for Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) projects in Fiscal Year 2022 are required to re-submit unfunded requests. Any CDS request that Senator Gillibrand submits to the Appropriations Committee must comply with Senate Rule XLIV.

Disclaimer: The purpose of this application is to identify high-impact projects in New York that can reach completion with assistance from the federal government. For-profit entities and defense contractors are not eligible to receive Congressionally Directed Spending. 

Letters of Interest: A letter of interest, including a short description of the project and a general budget for the proposal, may be submitted as part of your application checklist for further consideration.  

Eligible Accounts: This website will be updated with a specific list of eligible accounts for Fiscal Year 2023 when the Fiscal Year 2023 guidance is available. To the extent you submit an application for a CDS project in an account that is no longer eligible once the Fiscal Year 2023 guidance has been released, please contact a member of Senator Gillibrand’s staff. Entities submitting an application will be required to complete a standard, detailed budget form for the project. The budget form will be available here as soon as it is made available by the Senate Appropriations Committee. Submission of this application does not guarantee that funding will be requested or awarded. Applications may require updating pending the release of the administration’s budget request.

Electronic application forms may be submitted through this website. A copy of the required questions is available for download here. As noted above, all CDS requests must be submitted by 11:59 p.m., Sunday April 10, 2022. This deadline may be adjusted pending developments in the Fiscal Year 2023 process. Requests may require additional updates upon release of the President’s budget.