Community Project Funding/Congressionally Directed Spending (CPFCDS)

  • Funds are not eligible for the earmark repurposing program.
  • Toll credits are not allowed.

The call for project applications for the CPFCDS Projects is currently underway. For more information on this and the application deadline local agencies should contact their U.S. Representative or U.S. Senator. Local Agency applications must be submitted to the local agency’s U.S. Representative or U.S. Senator, per their elected legislators’ instructions. Local agencies should check their elected leaders web site or contact their staff for more information on this cycle of the program.

Status:

This information includes a listing of each CPFCDS approved project, along with the projects funding amount and identified recipient.  Recipients were determined using the disclosure letters from the U.S. Legislator that requested funding for the project.

Thank you for your time and interest in this program.

Background:

In November 2021, the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), also known as the Bipartisan Infrastructure Law (BIL), was passed into law.  With the passage of IIJA, the Community Project Funding / Congressionally Directed Spending (CPFCDS) program was created, to support specific community projects as part of the annual appropriations process. 

For every year of funding, the CPFCDS projects are solicited and selected by the members of the U.S. Congress and U.S. Senate.  Once selected, the individual scope and funding amount for each of the selected CPFCDS projects is then written into law via the Annual Appropriations bill.

The CPFCDS program is funded from the 2022 FFY through the 2026 Federal Fiscal Year (FFY).  As a reminder, the FFY begins October 1st and ends on September 30th of the following year.

NOTE: Although the U.S. Congress often refers to this program as “Community Project Funding” and the U.S. Senate refers to the program as “Congressionally Directed Spending,” the two terms are synonymous, both referring to the CPFCDS program.

Additional information on the program and selected projects are provided in the below links.

Funding Deadlines:

Project Deadlines – Per Project Appropriation Year

Additional information on the program and selected projects are provided in the below links.

Federal Fiscal Year

2022

2023

2024

2025

2026

Obligation (E76) Deadline

09/30/2025

09/30/2026

TBD

TBD

TBD

Expenditure Deadline1

09/30/2030

09/30/2031

TBD

TBD

TBD

1Deadline to invoice and receive reimbursement for all obligated CPFCDS funds.

 

To request or inquire about CPFCDS funding please contact your representative in the U.S. Congress or U.S. Senate.  A member of the U.S. legislature must submit a formal request to their respective Appropriations Committee for every project they wish to request be funded.  Selected projects are funded and written into law each year as the annual appropriations process. Through the IIJA, the CPFCDS program is funded through 2026 FFY.

Note: Like many other programs, the CPFCDS program is funded through the Highway Infrastructure Program (HIP).  However, it’s important to note the CPFCDS program is a different program entirely from the Highway Infrastructure Program (HIP), and have different guidance, different procedures, and different Program Coordinators.

Guidance and Forms ADDITIONAL USEFUL LINKS

CPDCDS Award Obligation Reports

For more information concerning this program contact:

Jasdeep Sandhu, Earmarks Coordinator
Division of Local Assistance, Caltrans
jasdeep.sandhu@dot.ca.gov
279-599-3487 (office)

Note: This program is not associated with the Highway Infrastructure Program (HIP) & funds.

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