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Rep. Al Lawson announces Community Project Funding application process

Al Lawson
Posted at 12:16 PM, Mar 11, 2021
and last updated 2021-03-11 12:16:11-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) — U.S. Rep. Al Lawson (FL-05) announced the process for applying to his office for Community Project Funding, formerly known as earmarks, for fiscal year 2022.

For a Community Project Funding request to be considered, eligible entities must submit an application by March 31 at 6 p.m. to Amber.Milenkevich@mail.house.gov.

Applications should consist of:

  • Name of the recipient
  • Address of the recipient
  • Amount of the request
  • Explanation of the request, including purpose, and a justification for why it is an appropriate use of taxpayer funds
  • Evidence of community support
  • Evidence the entity is a non-profit organization as described under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986
  • Evidence the non-profit’s work is primarily focused on Florida’s 5th District.
  • Late or incomplete applications will not be considered.

In addition, the House Appropriations Committee has set the below requirements:

  • Members may submit no more than 10 requests.
  • Only projects with demonstrated community support will be considered
  • Funding is for fiscal year 2022 only
  • Eligible recipients are state and local governments and non-profit organizations as described under Section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code of 1986
  • Federal programs may require a state or local match for projects. The match will not be waived