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Programmatic Requests

As part of the federal budgeting process, all Senators and Representatives have the ability to write programmatic appropriation request letters which ask members of the Appropriations Subcommittees to include funding for their priorities.  NDSU may submit a limited number of requests for our Congressional Delegation to consider as part of this process.

Programmatic Request Process
  1. Submit potential research areas for Programmatic Requests to RCA using web form or submit fillable form via email.
  2. RCA works with Lee & Smith PC to identify budget lines that are candidates for programmatic increases.
  3. RCA coordinates submission of a limited number of Programmatic Request with Lee & Smith PC
  4. Lee & Smith PC advocate for NDSU and provide additional information on Programmatic Requests to Congressional Delegation as requested.
  5. Continued monitoring of budgetary process to see if requested budget line increases and/or programmatic language makes it into final federal budget.
Key Things to Remember
  • Programmatic Requests are designed to add significant funding to agencies base budget with the intent that a Broad Agency Announcement or other competitive grant funding opportunity will be released.
  • Contact with Program Officer(s) is Key:
    Help identify research areas an agency is interested in funding but don't have sufficient resources;
    Help identify potential funding lines; and
    Act as an advocate within the agency.
  • Slow process.

All requests will be reviewed by the appropriate College Dean(s) before being considered for inclusion in NDSU’s final programmatic request.  The Office of the Vice President for Research and Creative Activity will make the final determination as to the number and priority of requests submitted to our Congressional Delegation.

Vice President Jane Schuh
Jolynne Tschetter, Executive Director
Corporate & Foundation Research Relations

Proposals for the new fiscal year are due to the Business Development Office by January 1 of each year. 

GR Process, Beginning to End—Traditional Calendar of Congressional Budget Activities

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