The deadline to submit a request to the Office of Senator Ben Ray Luján is THURSDAY, MARCH 16th, 2023.
"No Money shall be drawn from the Treasury, but in Consequence of Appropriations made by Law"- U.S. Constitution, Article 1, Section 9One of the constitutional duties of Congress is the annual appropriations process, allocating discretionary funding to federal programs. Individuals and organizations are invited to recommend funding for existing programs or propose new funding for essential government services. Please provide as much detail as possible.Responses to this form are for informational purposes only and are not applications for federal funding. Submission of this information does not constitute a binding commitment on any party nor a guarantee that any organization will be awarded funding from any federal agency through this process. The submission, review, and approval of applications for federal funding will be carried out consistent with federal agency rules and regulations. Requests submitted via this form may be made publicly available in order to make the appropriations process transparent.This form is for PROGRAMMATIC and LANGUAGE REQUESTS only. Do not use this form for "community project funding" or "congressionally directed funding" requests for the fiscal year 2024 appropriations process. ** Programmatic request: a request to fund a specific program in the appropriations bill at a specified level. For example: "Provide $1,000,000,000 for the USDA ReConnect program."** Language request: a request to include specific bill or report language that does not direct funding to a particular entity but encourages, urges, or directs some type of action by an agency. For example "The Committee encourages USDA to study the impact of expanded broadband on rural communities' economic prosperity."