Federal Funding for Community Projects Available through Ryan’s Office

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The office of U.S. Rep. Tim Ryan is accepting fiscal year 2022 appropriations requests, including requests for Community Project Funding through April 7.  

The program requests direct funding to specific governmental entities or nonprofit organizations, according to a statement from Ryan, who serves on the House Appropriations Committee. Through the program, members of Congress will be able to request funding for up to 10 specific projects in their districts to serve the public good. 

“I’ve spent my career fighting to ensure our community gets the funding we need, and I’m excited to continue that track record. This particular process is a great opportunity to bring investment to northeastern Ohio in a transparent manner so taxpayers get a say in how their money is spent,” said Ryan, D-13 Ohio, in the announcement. 

The committee intends to fund community projects on a limited basis in the FY22 Appropriations bills, so requests that address the most significant needs of local communities or provide a significant public good are more likely to be included, according to the release. Not every request submitted by a member of Congress will be included in the appropriations bills. 

All submissions for the program are required to be posted on Ryan’s website to ensure full transparency and all information submitted by a requesting organization should be considered public information. The Appropriations Committee also will establish an online, searchable public database of all Community Project Funding requests received by the committee.  

Only eligible requests that meet all the guidelines established by the Appropriations Committee will be accepted and considered. 

Requests for both defense and non-defense projects can be submitted HERE

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.