Congressionally Directed Spending

The application process for Fiscal Year 2025 Congressionally Directed Spending requests to the Office of Senator Tammy Duckworth is closed.

To view Senator Duckworth's FY2025 CDS requests, please click here.

For more information on the Congressionally Directed Spending process, click here.

The CDS process enables Congress to allocate funding for specific local projects is limited to use by units of government, nonprofit organizations and other organizations that meet strict eligibility requirements. For-profit entities are not eligible to participate.

In Fiscal Year 2024, Duckworth and U.S. Senator Dick Durbin (D-IL) successfully secured. more than $264 million for infrastructure, economic development and essential services projects. for communities throughout Illinois. In Fiscal Year 2023, Duckworth and Durbin secured $182 million through CDS for Illinois and another $211 million for Illinois in Fiscal Year 2022. A map detailing where funding has gone throughout Illinois can be found on the Senator’s website.

As she has done consistently, in an effort to ensure transparent and equitable consideration, Senator Duckworth will work with an Independent Review Board to examine and evaluate projects.

Congressionally-directed spending is capped at 1% of all discretionary spending, and FY25 project funding will be available to a limited number of projects that meet strict eligibility requirements only.

Submission of requests 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. Furthermore, the submission, review, and approval of Congressionally-directed spending requests will be carried out consistent with Federal agency rules and regulations.

Eligible Programs: The Senate Appropriations Committee limits CDS requests to specific programs only. The specific list of accounts and eligible uses under which CDS requests were supported in the process is available here. 

Should you wish to supplement your application with additional material or letters of support, please email