Appropriations Requests


One of Congressman Cisneros’ top priorities in Congress is to ensure the 39th Congressional District receives its fair share of federal resources. In order to ensure regional priorities are fully incorporated in the final Fiscal Year (FY) 2021 Appropriations Acts, Congressman Cisneros is soliciting feedback on the federal funding that benefits his district. 


Please click here to let Congressman Cisneros know what federal programs are most important to you.  Your contributions will help Congressman Cisneros better advocate for the federal programs that are most important to our region. All submissions must be submitted by Friday, February 28, 2020.

(Please Note: National or D.C.-based advocates should use the more comprehensive form available here)


In 2019, Rep. Cisneros testified before the House Appropriations Committee on four occasions to highlight examples of how federal resources have been used to support local programs in order to demonstrate the need for increased resources. 


Additionally, the Congressman submitted nearly 200 programmatic requests to the Committee to encourage strong funding levels for discrete programs that have helped his constituents thrive at home, at work and at school. This advocacy helped secure major victories for our district in the final Appropriations Acts for Fiscal Year (FY) 2020 that the President signed into law, including:

  • $3.4 billion for Community Development Block Grants, an increase of $100 million above the FY 2019 enacted level; 

  • $116.6 million for California Highways and Transit and $1 billion for National Infrastructure Investments (TIGER/BUILD), an increase of $100 million above the 2019 enacted level; 
  • $340 million for the Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS) program, an increase of $36.5 million above the FY 2019 funding level;
  • $5.553 billion for Wildland Fire Management (including, for the first time, $2.25 billion in cap adjusted fire suppression funding), an increase of $1.6 billion above the FY 2019 enacted level;
  • $16.3 billion for Title I Grants to Local Educational Agencies, an increase of $450 million above the 2019 enacted level.
  • $7.6 billion for the Census Bureau, representing an increase of $1.4 billion above the President’s budget request;
  • $1.6 billion for Community Health Centers, representing an increase of nearly $50 million above the FY 2019 funding level; and
  • $40 million for HUD/VA Supportive Housing for Homeless Veterans (HUD-VASH), maintaining funding for the program and rejecting the President’s proposal to eliminate it.


Should you have any questions, please contact the Congressman’s Legislative Director in his Washington D.C. office, Emma Norvell, by email at or by phone at 202-225-4111.