How nonprofits can cash in on congressional earmarks

Congressionally directed spending

Congress has revived Congressionally Directed Spending, also known in the House of Representatives as Community Project Funding requests and commonly known as earmarks. Congressionally Directed Spending allows members of Congress to direct federal funding to support projects in their district that enhance community priorities, transportation, health care, education, job opportunities, and other important economic development projects. Five members of Maryland’s Congressional delegation have open applications for Congressionally Directed Spending requests:

Don’t know which congressional district you are located in? Find your elected official here. Is your member of Congress not listed above? Their Congressionally Directed Spending request deadline has likely passed. Contact your member of Congress for information about the next round of requests.


Imany is the Marketing & Communications Coordinator at Maryland Nonprofits. Born and raised in Elizabeth, New Jersey, Imany started her journey in Baltimore at Morgan State University where she earned a B.S. in Strategic Communications. Imany has worked for the Baltimore Curriculum Project as a Social Media and Marketing Specialist and has done some freelance social media work for small businesses. She enjoys traveling and writing and has had work published in the Baltimore Times.