Congressman Michael Turner

Representing the 10th District of Ohio

Community Project Funding

As approved by the House Appropriations Committee, our office will be accepting requests for Community Project Funding (CPF).  When previously considering initiatives for federally directed funding for the benefit of OH-10 constituents, I have relied on The Dayton Region Priority Development and Advocacy Committee (PDAC) established by the Dayton Development Coalition to review possible requests. This process has proven to be fair and transparent while heavily scrutinizing taxpayer-funded spending.  

With the onset of Community Project Funding requests for Fiscal Year 2022, I will once again be relying on PDAC submissions to rigorously inform and thoroughly vet the selection of CPF applications.

Although the PDAC process for the 2020-2021 cycle has already taken place, the CPF process has just been established within a limited timeframe.  Therefore, from now through April 15th, those wanting to be considered for a CPF request can complete a questionnaire through the Dayton Development Coalition (DDC) website found here

All project questionnaire information and supporting documents submitted will be posted on the Dayton Development Coalition’s website, which also accepts public comments; therefore, submissions through the Coalition’s website means that you consent to the sharing and review of submitted information.  Also, project sponsors that have already filed a questionnaire through the PDAC process do not need to file again.

Please note, the PDAC panel’s selection decision does not mean that the CPF request will ultimately be submitted, approved or funded; no CPF requests will be reviewed and/or selected for which the DDC may have a financial interest; my office reserves all rights associated with CPF application review and submission; and, projects selected for submission to the House Appropriations Committee are not a guarantee of funding—CPF recipients are responsible for separately applying for funding with the applicable Department or Agency if funds are ultimately appropriated for the request.

Additionally, all requests must comply with the CPF requirements as described by the House Appropriations Committee.  Information on these requirements specific to each Appropriations Subcommittee and related legislation can be found here:

Note, submissions for CPF are separate from programmatic and legislative proposal requests for consideration for inclusion in the FY 2022 Appropriations Bills which were due to our office on April 1, 2021.  For clarification, please see below.

Thank you for your interest.

Distinguishing community project, programmatic, and language requests

Community Project Funding request: a funding request for a specific governmental entity or nonprofit organization to carry out a specific community project. 

Example: Provide $500,000 for a specific entity in City, State. 

Programmatic request: a request to fund a specific program in the bill at a specified level. 

Example: Provide $1,000,000,000 for the XYZ program. 

Language request: a request to include specific bill or report language that does not direct funding to a particular entity but encourages, urges, or directs some type of action by an agency. 

Example: The Committee encourages USDA to study the impact of expanded broadband on rural communities’ economic prosperity. 

If the programmatic or report language request is intended to be for a specific governmental entity or non-profit organization and not competitively awarded, or if it narrowly defines a competitive grant to the extent that only one entity or geographic area can apply, this is a community project funding request and must be submitted as such.  If you have any doubt about whether a programmatic or report language request would instead be classified as a community-based project request, please contact our Washington, D.C. office.