Appropriations and Federal Funding

Congress annually considers several appropriations measures, which provide discretionary funding for all kinds of things — national defense, education, and homeland security, for example — as well as for general government operations. 

When considering these spending measures, Congress is exercising the power granted to it under the Constitution, which states, "No money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law." Under law, public funds may be used only for the purpose(s) for which Congress appropriated the funds. 

The House Committee on Appropriations — consisting of 33 Democrats and 26 Republicans and organized into 12 subcommittees in the 117th Congress — is responsible for funding the federal government’s vital activities to keep the United States safe, strong, and moving forward. The subcommittees are:

For more information on each subcommittee’s jurisdiction, click here. For more information on appropriations and budget resources, click here

For Fiscal Year (FY) 2022, the House Appropriations Committee will accept requests for Community Project Funding to certain agencies and accounts subject to the jurisdiction of its respective subcommittees.  Community Project Funding will let Members of Congress fund the projects that can make a real difference in our constituents’ lives, particularly now as so many hardworking people in so many communities are hurting from the COVID-19 pandemic. 

Congressman Swalwell is pleased to accept requests for the following funding opportunities:

  • Community Project Funding 
  • Highway and Transit Member Designated Projects

To facilitate requests, the Office of Rep. Swalwell has created forms for each funding request. Before submitting a request, please review the below guidance and funding request forms. Funding requests made on or before April 9, 2021 will be given full consideration, but please note that a request does not guarantee funding. Rep. Swalwell looks forward to reviewing your submission.


Rep. Eric Swalwell is no longer accepting requests for Community Project Funding.


Rep. Eric Swalwell is no longer accepting requests for Highway and Transit Project Designations.