Resident commissioner encourages proposals for community projects
By The Star Staff
Resident Commissioner Jenniffer González Colón invited communities, nonprofits and government entities to submit proposals for local or community projects, also known as Community Project Funding, for consideration in the federal government’s budget for fiscal year 2024.
“Over the past two years, I fought and secured $21.8 million for a total of 15 community projects in fiscal years 2022 and 2023,” González Colón said in a press release. “This injection will help municipalities repair roads, increase safety on the streets, and support the mission of vital organizations for our youth and low-income families, such as the Boys and Girls Clubs and Hogar Ruth. Likewise, they provide tools to our universities so that they can increase research and their academic offerings. I look forward to receiving proposals this year and working with our local authorities to continue securing federal funding that directly impacts our people.”
The resident commissioner’s office will be receiving proposals through Monday, March 13.
Those interested in submitting any of their existing or future projects should familiarize themselves with eligible federal programs and their requirements to determine whether it would be appropriate to include it in the funding application.
Among the most important aspects of determining eligibility are being able to demonstrate that the project has broad community support, is justified, and -- if selected for funding -- can be implemented quickly, effectively, and in full compliance with applicable federal requirements. This includes being able to comply with the matching of funds, if necessary.
The resident commissioner’s office can answer questions sent via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Those interested in learning more about federal programs eligible for proposals, viewing community projects funded in past years, and other details can visit the commissioner’s website via link https://gonzalproject-funding-request-o.