Published On: April 26, 20241.5 min read306 words

The fact sheet has been updated with the FY 2025 guidance for Community Project Funding (U.S. House Earmarks) released on April 25, 2024.

There is $1.4 trillion of federal money on the table that community-based nonprofits and schools can access.

NN4Y has released a new fact sheet that tells you all that you need to know to work with your U.S. Members of Congress to try to access this funding. These funds can bolster and expand your important work of preventing and ending youth homelessness.

Not all offices are participating in this funding stream, but for those who are, the deadlines are happening now or very soon. If you haven’t already done so and are interested in pursuing this funding stream, we urge you to reach out to your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives now to meet their deadlines.


Earmarks are a way that U.S. Members of Congress can request federal funding to be directed specifically to fund projects in their state/district. In the U.S. Senate, they are the Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS), and in the U.S. House of Representatives, they are the Community Project Funding (CPF).

U.S. Members of Congress review project requests and submit their top options to the appropriations subcommittee. Each subcommittee has different deadlines and processes. Your Member of Congress will have an earlier deadline so they can have everything into the subcommittee on time. For this reason, we strongly urge you to reach out to your U.S. Senators and U.S. Representatives now to learn about their requirements and priorities to meet their deadlines.

View our fact sheet to learn more about the process, distinctions between U.S. Senate and House of Representatives funding requests, basic criteria requirements, and NN4Y recommendations for a strong funding request.