Appropriations Requests

Appropriations Requests

Senator Butler’s Fiscal Year (FY) 2025 appropriations request forms have closed.

Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) Requests (referred to as “community project funding” in the House of Representatives): According to Senate Rule XLIV, a CDS is a provision “included primarily at the request of a Senator providing, authorizing, or recommending a specific amount of discretionary budget authority, credit authority, or other spending authority for a contract, loan, loan guarantee, grant, loan authority or other expenditure with or to an entity, or targeted to a specific State, location or Congressional district, other than through a statutory or administrative formula-driven or competitive award process.”

Generally speaking, CDS is funding requested for a specific project in a specific location. Not all subcommittees will be accepting requests for CDS spending, so please pay attention to specific subcommittee guidance. CDS recipients must be a non-profit or government entity.

Programmatic Funding and Language Requests: These types of requests are general funding requests for national and regional programs, and/or bill and report language requests that directs, encourages, or urges an agency or department to carry out an action.

If you have additional questions or would like to be added to the appropriations email list, please contact

FY 2025 Congressionally Directed Spending – Eligible Agencies and Accounts: 

PLEASE READ: Please refer to the Fiscal Year 2024 subcommittee guidance (found here) for eligible agencies and accounts, and information required for CDS applications.

Reforms and Regulations: The Senate Appropriations Committee is committed to the following rules and requirements for congressionally directed spending items to promote transparency and accountability. To read the rules and requirements, click here.

FY 2025 Congressionally Directed Spending Requests: In accordance with Senate Rules and Committee requirements, Senator Butler has disclosed all of her requests for Congressionally Direct Spending for Fiscal Year 2025.


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