U.S. Senator Lisa Murkowski (R-Alaska)

Appropriations & Congressionally Directed Spending Requests

The federal appropriations process currently allows Members of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives to request funding for local projects through Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS). It is not yet known whether Congress will use the CDS process for Fiscal Year (FY) 2024. Please check back in early 2023 for more information.

Fiscal Year 2023

Senator Murkowski participated in the CDS process for FY 2023. In July, the Senate Appropriations Committee announced which projects are expected to received funding. Senator Murkowski anticipates that she will be able to secure $500 million in funding for over 130 projects across the state. She prioritized investments in workforce development, housing, healthcare, water and wastewater infrastructure, community safety, fisheries research, wildfire mitigation and response, working waterfronts, and Alaska’s military members and their families.

Congress passed a continuing resolution to fund the federal government through December 16; a full year spending bill needs to be enacted for the CDS projects to receive funding.

Please find the complete list of projects that Senator Murkowski requested for FY 23 here.

Fiscal Year 2022

In FY 2022, Senator Murkowski successfully included $230 in Congressionally Directed Spending allocations for over 65 local projects in Alaska.

Please find the complete list of projects that Senator Murkowski requested for FY 22 here.


Guidance on which accounts were eligible for CDS in FY23, and eligibility requirements for those programs, can be found HERE

Please find reforms to the CDS process here

More information on the FY 2023 Appropriations Requests and Congressionally Directed Spending from the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations can be found HERE