May 13, 2021

Manchin Reminds West Virginians To Apply For Congressionally Directed Spending Requests On New Webpage by Tomorrow

Congressionally Directed Spending Requests webpage can be accessed at

Washington, DC – Today U.S. Senator Joe Manchin (D-WV), member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, reminded West Virginians to apply for Congressionally Directed Spending requests on his new webpage. This year, the Senate Appropriations Committee will allow communities and non-profits the opportunity to request targeted funding through Congressionally Directed Spending, or Earmarks.

The new webpage can be accessed by visiting The deadline to submit requests is Friday, May 14th at 5:00 pm.

“As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, I work hard to ensure taxpayer dollars are allocated to priorities that benefit West Virginians and all Americans while remaining fiscally responsible. Investing in West Virginia has always been a top priority and these federal investments spur innovation and boost our economy, while also supporting the needs of our state. The investments can range anywhere from supporting rural communities, through investments in infrastructure and broadband, to funding programs that help small businesses or address the drug epidemic,” said Senator Manchin. “This year, the Senate Appropriations Committee will allow state and local governments, non-profits and public entities to request targeted funds through Congressionally Directed Spending. My new webpage will allow West Virginia governments and organizations to submit requests directly to my office until tomorrow, May 14th, and I look forward to reviewing the requests.”

The Senate Appropriations Committee helps write legislation to allocate federal funds to government agencies, departments and organizations on an annual basis. As a member of the Senate Appropriations Committee, Senator Manchin works to ensure that federal spending is targeted towards priorities that strengthens our country and promotes, protects and benefits West Virginia.

Additional Information about Congressionally Directed Spending Requests:

  • Public and non-profit entities may request funding through Congressionally Directed Spending. If you would like to make a request for your community, please click on the link for Congressionally Directed Spending Requests and fill out the form.
  • If your organization participates in federally funded programs and would like to weigh in on general funding levels for existing programs, please click on the link for Programmatic Requests and fill out the form with your request there instead.
  • All requests must include at least TWO (2) letters of support from third parties within the community or communities that would benefit from the request. These letters must clearly communicate the benefits that the request would confer upon the community.
  • The form and its deadline may be subject to change pending guidance from the Senate Appropriations Committee. This form in part or in whole could be made public