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April 25th, 2024
Rep. Grijalva Announces Submission Deadline for Community Project Funding Proposals

TUCSON, Ariz. – The final submission deadline has been announced for Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 Community Project Funding proposals. The deadline for submissions to Rep. Grijalva’s office is Saturday, April 27, 11:59 PM MST.

Under guidelines issued by the House Appropriations Committee today, each Representative may request funding for up to 15 projects in their community for FY 2025 – although only a handful may be funded. FY25 Member Request Guidance from the House Committee on Appropriations can be found here.

To ensure projects are a good use of taxpayer funds, the House Appropriations Committee has established a number of requirements. The Committee has banned for-profit recipients. Additionally, under the new FY25 guidance, non-profits are no longer eligible to apply under the Housing and Urban Development-Economic Development Initiative (HUD-EDI) account.

Requesting entities must ensure that projects are shovel ready. Further, all projects must demonstrate strong evidence of community support,which can include:  

  • Letters in support of the project from elected community leaders. 
  • Press articles highlighting the need for the requested Community Project Funding. 
  • Support from editorial boards of local newspapers. 
  • Documentation that projects are listed on state or local use plans, community development plans, or other publicly available planning documents, including State Improvement Plans or Metropolitan Improvement Plans, or 
  • Resolutions passed by city councils or school boards. 

Two letters are required to be submitted with an initial application. If selected as a final project, a full packet will need to be submitted by May 1, 2024.

Funding for selected projects may not be allocated until several months following passage and enactment of the funding laws. A submission is not a guarantee of funding.

Rep. Grijalva’s FY25 Submission Portal is open and can be found HERE.  

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