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Community Project Funding Requests

The Committee on Appropriations recently announced that Community Project Funding (CPF) requests from Members of Congress will be considered by appropriators in the fiscal year 2023 cycle. Each Member of Congress may submit 15 projects to the Appropriations committee for Community Project Funding consideration. The deadline to request community project funding from the Office of Congressman Dean Phillips has passed. We cannot guarantee that requests submitted after the deadline will be considered.

Complete guidance posted by the House Appropriations Committee can be found on their website.

If a project is eligible, our office will use the following criteria in reviewing requests and selecting up to fifteen for formal submission:

  1. Is this project located in Minnesota’s Third District? If not, will it serve the residents of Minnesota’s Third District?
  2. If your request does not cover the full cost of the project, does the project stand a reasonable chance of securing the remainder of funds necessary?
  3. Will the project make a broad and positive impact on the lives and livelihoods of the residents of Minnesota’s Third District?
  4. Is the project shovel ready, i.e. at an advanced enough stage of development for implementation to begin soon?

In addition to the above criteria community engagement and support is crucial in determining which projects are worthy of Federal funding. Only projects with demonstrated community support will be considered.

This includes but is not limited to:

  • Letters of support from elected community leaders (e.g. mayors or other officials);
  • Press articles highlighting the need for the requested Community Project Funding;
  • Support from newspaper editorial boards;
  • Projects listed on State intended use plans, community development plans, or other publicly available planning documents; or
  • Resolutions passed by city councils or boards.

Please note that the Office of Congressman Phillips cannot guarantee that the selected project(s) will receive funding. Final decisions regarding which projects receive funding will be made by the House Appropriations Committee, and a funding bill must be signed into law in order to receive money. Projects that are selected for submission will be posted on this page.

If you would like to submit a project for consideration, please fill out this form

If you have questions about your CPF request, please call our Washington, D.C. office at (202) 225-2871 or email

Previously Requested and Funded Projects: