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Community Project Funding/Congressionally Directed Spending

What’s New

The Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (Public Law 117-328) appropriated $360.5 million in Transit Infrastructure Grants for Community Project Funding (CPF), also known as Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS).  

Overview

CPF is appropriated and allocated from the General Fund for Transit Infrastructure Grants only on an annual basis and at the discretion of Congress. The total funding amounts are specified in the Consolidated Appropriations Act corresponding with each fiscal year, if applicable. The list of projects are found in the accompanying Joint Explanatory Statement.

Eligible Recipients

CPF recipients and their allocations are determined by Congress. All recipients are specifically identified in the Appropriations Act corresponding with the applicable fiscal year.

Eligible Activities

Expenses for these projects that are eligible under FTA’s authorizing language in federal law (Chapter 53 of Title 49, United States Code) are eligible for reimbursement.  

Match

Fiscal year 2022 CPF grants are funded at 100 percent federal share, as Congress did not specify a local match requirement. Fiscal year 2023 CPF grants are available at up to an 80 percent federal share.

Statutory Reference

Projects

The current year CPF allocations (Apportionment Table 20) and the prior year unobligated allocations (Apportionment Table 21) are updated annually and posted on Current Apportionments. The following amounts have currently been appropriated to date:

  • Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023 (Pub. L. 117-328, 2022) $360,459,324
  • Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2022 (Pub. L. 117-103, 2022) $200,798,267
Grant Type: Competitive