March 29, 2024

Duckworth Accepting Applications for FY2025 Congressionally Directed Spending Projects


[WASHINGTON, D.C.] – U.S. Senator Tammy Duckworth (D-IL) today announced she is accepting applications for Fiscal Year 2025 Congressionally Directed Spending (CDS) requests. The CDS process does not represent new spending, rather it enables Members of Congress to allocate existing funding for specific local projects by units of government, nonprofit organizations and other organizations that meet strict eligibility requirements. Applications to Duckworth’s office are due by Friday, April 5. The application form can be found on the Senator’s website.

“Our state and our nation are stronger when we invest in our communities and families—and that’s one of the things Congressionally Directed Spending allows us to do,” said Duckworth. “I’m so proud I have been able to help secure critical support for projects all across our state to help clean up our water, improve our state’s infrastructure, expand healthcare access, create jobs and tackle environmental injustice issues facing communities across Illinois, and I look forward to supporting more projects this year.”

To ensure transparency and equity in the CDS process, Duckworth will once again work with an Independent Review Board to examine and evaluate projects. 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.

The Senate Appropriations Committee limits CDS requests to specific programs only. A specific list of accounts and eligible uses under which CDS requests will be supported in the FY25 process is available here. Congressionally directed spending is capped at 1 percent of all discretionary spending. To learn more about Senator Duckworth’s CDS process or to submit an application, please visit the Senator’s website.