FY24 Appropriations and CDS Request Page
Senator Murkowski, a senior member of the Appropriations Committee and Ranking Member of the Interior-Environment Subcommittee, is making the Appropriations Request Form for FY 2024 available for interested Alaskans on her website starting today. The FY 2024 appropriations process includes opportunities to fund local projects through Congressionally Directed Spending, a reformed process which was resumed in FY22 which allows Alaskans to identify and receive federal assistance for needs in the state. It helps restore Congress’ Constitutional power of the purse, accounts for no more than one percent of federal discretionary spending, and does not increase overall spending levels. Without this process, many of the dollars now headed for Alaska would go to other states based on decisions made by federal departments and agencies. Submitted proposals will be considered by the Senate Appropriations Subcommittees on a bipartisan basis, with well-established criteria, accept requests for targeted projects across the U.S.
FY2024 appropriations requests to Senator Murkowski’s office are now closed.
The deadline for requests was March 17, 2023 at 11:59 PM AKT.
The annual appropriations process is lengthy, with uncertain timing, and there is no guarantee that Congressionally Directed Spending requests will ultimately be included in the FY2024 spending bills.
Applicants for Congressionally Directed Spending requests that are deemed eligible by the appropriations committee, and selected to move forward in the process, will be notified over the next month. Due to nuanced eligibility criteria and limited available funds, many requests will not move forward, and not all projects chosen to advance will ultimately receive funding.