Congressman James E. Clyburn

Proudly Serving the 6th District of South Carolina

Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies

The Commerce, Justice, Science and Related Agencies Subcommittee is accepting community project requests for the following accounts:

  • Commerce, NIST - Scientific and Technical Research and Services
  • Commerce, NIST - Construction of Research Facilities
  • Commerce, NOAA - Operations, Research, and Facilities
  • DOJ, Byrne JAG
  • DOJ, COPS - Technology and Equipment
  • NASA - Safety, Security and Mission Services 

Full guidance from the Subcommittee is available here

Commerce, NIST - Scientific and Technical Research and Services

Click here to download the template form for submitting a community projects request for the  NIST - Scientific and Technical Research and Services account

Funding must be for activities consistent with and supportive of NIST’s mission and within its authorities, such as

  • STEM education activities,
  • scientific research, or
  • other activities that supportAmerican manufacturing and industry.

This account does NOT fund vehicles or building construction or renovation. 

Note: the median award in this account for FY 22 was $1,250,000. Note the Committee may consider similar or higher project amounts for FY 23. While there are no guarantees, the Committee guidance notes that projects of a modest size are more likely to receive full funding.

Commerce, NIST Construction of Research Facilities—Extramural Construction

Click here to download the template form for submitting a community projects request for the NIST - Construction of Research Facilities account

Funds the construction and renovation of research facilities, provided that such facilities will be used in a manner that is aligned with and supportive of the mission of NIST.

Note: the median award in this account was $10 million in FY22, but this account was not open to community project funding in the House in FY 22. The Committee may consider lower project amounts for FY23. Given the expectation of limited resources and the large cost of research facilities, the Committee may not be able to fully fund all requests. While there are no guarantees, preference will be given to more modest requests.

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration--Operations, Research, and Facilities

Click here to download the project request form for the NOAA - Operations, Research, and Facilities account

Community project funding for NOAA will only be considered within the Operations, Research, and Facilities account.

  • This account does not fund construction projects, and as such, any such requests will not be considered.
  • Requests for funding will be considered for research, demonstration, or education projects performed by external partners or for prioritizing NOAA internal funds for geographically specific projects.
  • Must be aligned with NOAA’s mission and within their existing authorities.
  • The subcommittee will not entertain requests for the Office of Marine and Aviation Operations or Coastal Zone Management funds.
  • Historically, the Committee has not funded vehicles or building construction or renovation as part of community project funding under this account. 

Note: The median award in this account for FY 22 was $750,000. The Committee may consider similar or higher project amounts for FY 23. Any caps will be determined after reviewing the full universe of requests, and while there are no guarantees, projects of a modest size are more likely to receive full funding.

Department of Justice - State and Local Justice Assistance—Byrne Justice Assistance Grants

Click here to download the template form for submitting a community projects request for the DOJ - Byrne JAG account

Byrne Justice Assistance Grants provide states, tribes, and local governments with funding to support a range of law enforcement, criminal justice, crime prevention, and related programs. 

  • Grants have been used for indigent defense, corrections and community corrections, drug treatment and enforcement, technology improvement, crime victim and witness initiatives, mental health programs, behavioral programs, crisis intervention teams, and related law enforcement and corrections programs.
  • Cannot be used to purchase vehicles, vessels, luxury items, real estate, construction projects, or other similar prohibited items. See a full description of prohibited expenditures listed here. Requests that include prohibited expenditures will not be considered.
  • Below are the links to the Department’s guidance and frequently asked questions regarding Byrne-JAG:
  • The Committee encourages community project funding designed to help improve police-community relations. 

Note: the median award in this account for FY 22 was $500,000. The Appropriations Committee may consider similar or higher project amounts for FY 23. While there are no guarantees, projects of a modest size are more likely to receive full funding.

Department of Justice - COPS Technology and Equipment

Click here to download the project request form for the DOJ - COPS account

Grants for State, local, and tribal law enforcement to develop and acquire effective technologies and interoperable communications that assist in investigating, responding to, and preventing crime, provided that such equipment meets the applicable requirements of the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST) Office of Law Enforcement Standards (OLES).

  1. Funds should be used to establish or enhance community policing efforts and should help improve police effectiveness and the flow of information among law enforcement agencies, local government service providers, and the communities they serve. 
  2. Recipients may not subgrant to other organizations.
  3. Funds in this account have not generally been awarded to fund vehicle purchases or building renovations. 

Note: the median award in this account for FY22 was $520,000. The Committee may consider similar or higher project amounts for FY23. Any caps will be determined after reviewing the full universe of requests, and while there are no guarantees, projects of a modest size are more likely to receive full funding.

National Aeronautics and Space Administration--Safety, Security and Mission Services

Click here to download the project request form for the NASA - SSMS account

Funding must be for activities consistent with and supportive of the work of NASA’s mission directorates and within the agency’s authorities, such as STEM education activities and scientific research.

  • Funding for building construction or renovation will not be considered. 

Note: the median award in this account for FY 22 was $900,000. Note the Committee may consider similar or higher project amounts for FY 23. Any caps will be determined after reviewing the full universe of requests, and while there are no guarantees, projects of a modest size are more likely to receive full funding