Tenney urges municipalities, non-profits to apply for federal funds through her office

Posted 7 March 2023 at 8:02 am

Press Release, Congresswoman Claudia Tenney  

WASHINGTON, DC – Congresswoman Claudia Tenney (NY-24) announced the launch of the Community Project Funding (CPF) process for Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24).

The FY24 CPF process is open to local governments and non-profits. The program allows localities and non-profits to submit requests for federal funding for high-priority community projects in New York’s 24th District.

All projects are vetted thoroughly and subject to strict oversight. They must also demonstrate strong local support. CPF is targeted and limited; this year, it is capped at .5% of federal spending.

The CPF process is an important way for members of Congress to advocate on behalf of essential projects that benefit our communities. It provides transparency, accountability, and oversight to the funding process, rather than simply relying on bureaucrats to make critical funding decisions behind closed doors without congressional input.

All CPF applications supported by Congresswoman Tenney’s office must meet rigorous eligibility requirements, as outlined in the appropriations guidance. Additionally, applicants must demonstrate strong community support for projects as well as a clear plan to execute funds in a timely manner with strong accountability measures built in. Tenney’s office works closely with all grantees every step of the way to vet requests and ensure awarded funds are spent responsibly and for their intended purpose.

Congresswoman Tenney’s office has generally prioritized projects focused on investing in or expanding infrastructure, especially for rural communities with limited funds. This includes projects to bring clean water, broadband access, and much more to our region.

Local elected officials and non-profits interested in submitting applications for projects should visit Tenney’s website (click here) for more information.

Those with questions should contact Tenney’s Washington, DC office directly at 202-225-3665. The deadline for submissions is March 17.