FY23 Congressionally Directed Spending Request Form

Please use the form below to submit your requests to the Office of Senator Ben Ray Luján for the FY23 Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) process. The deadline to submit a request to the Office of Senator Ben Ray Luján is FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2022.

Only public and non-profit entities are eligible to request Congressionally Directed Spending. In addition, to receive funding, projects will need to demonstrate significant community support through at least two letters of support. Importantly, projects will also need to meet all requirements established by the federal agency for the specific grant program, including funding match requirements.

Note, this form is only for Congressionally Directed Spending Requests as defined by Senate Rules.

Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) Requests: 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, this is funding requested for a specific project in a specific location.

Congressionally Directed Spending requests are different from Programmatic or Language requests, which 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 would like to make a Programmatic Request, Senator Luján’s form can be found here: https://www.lujan.senate.gov/appropriations-request-form/.

To view all eligible accounts for Congressionally Directed Spending, please click HERE

If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out to the Office of Senator Luján at Appropriations@Lujan.Senate.Gov. The deadline to submit a request to the Office of Senator Ben Ray Luján is FRIDAY, APRIL 15, 2022.

You can make CDS submissions to the Office of Senator Luján using the form below.