Appropriations Request Form

Please use this form to submit Fiscal Year 2022 (FY22) appropriations requests to Representative Underwood's office. If you have multiple requests, please submit a separate form for each request. Please provide as much of the requested information as possible to ensure we can fully evaluate your request.

Requests must be submitted through this form in order to be considered. The deadline for submitting requests to our office is April 9, 2021.

*** This form is NOT for submitting requests for Community Project Funding (as described by the House Appropriations Chair here), and any requests for Community Project Funding submitted through the regular FY22 appropriations request form below will NOT be considered. If you are interested in submitting a request for Community Project Funding, please visit our Community Project Funding page here. ***

For additional information, please see the Frequently Asked Questions below. If you have any further questions, please feel free to call my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 225-2976 and ask to speak to my legislative staff about your appropriations request.

Frequently Asked Questions

What is an appropriations request?

Every year, Congress is responsible for allocating overall funding for offices, programs, and grants administered by the federal government. As your Representative and a Member of the House Committee on Appropriations, Rep. Underwood has the opportunity to advocate on behalf of programs that are important to Illinois’ 14th Congressional District. For example, if your local fire department benefits from the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)’s Assistance to Firefighters Grants, Rep. Underwood can advocate to maintain or increase the total funding for these grants.

Please note that appropriations requests cannot guarantee funding for any specific entity or project, and are separate from individual grant requests. Rep. Underwood’s district office staff is available at (630) 549-2190 to help you explore, draft, and submit individual grant requests.

Can I request dedicated funding specifically for the organization I represent?

This form is NOT for submitting requests for Community Project Funding (as described by the House Appropriations Chair here), and any requests for Community Project Funding submitted through the regular FY22 appropriations request form below will NOT be considered. If you are interested in submitting a request for Community Project Funding, please visit our Community Project Funding page here. 

Who should submit an appropriations request?

Appropriations requests should be submitted by community members who work to secure funding for a project; for example, a village administrator or a federally qualified health center’s financial officer or executives.

What is the deadline to submit appropriations requests?

The deadline for submitting requests to our office is April 9, 2021.

If you are a constituent or local organization and believe you will need additional time to complete your request, please call my legislative staff in my Washington, D.C. office at (202) 225-2976 and we will work with you to help.

Will the information I submit be public?

Some details, including the location and substance of your request, may be public. We will never publicly share the name or other personal information of the requestor without your permission.

How should I submit a request?

Appropriations requests can only be submitted using this form. Please make sure you fill out as much of the information on the form as possible so that we can best advocate for your needs, and feel free to call our office with any questions or concerns. If you have more than one request, please complete the form individually for each of your requests.