Congress has a long and controversial history with earmarks. Earmarks are money that individual members can use to grant to organizations within their district. Democrats are strongly considering bringing back this funding, derogatorily know as “pork”. But as grant writers we call it community development.
If this funding is restored you will need to be ready with projects to present to your member of Congress and a well thought-out narrative, budget and timeline to make your case in a grant application. Since earmarks have been off the table for a few years we expect significant competition for limited dollars. Reach out to us now if you need help to get yourself ready.