Guidance posted by the Office of Management and Budget (OMB) allows agencies to submit proposals at any time. Proposals will be considered by the Board as they are submitted.

See guidelines for the American Rescue Plan Funding.

If you are considering building a proposal, we encourage you to fill out our Expression of Interest form early so the TMF Program Management Office can support your team through the entire application and review process.

Requirements to submit

To submit a project to the Board for evaluation, a representative from your agency must complete an Initial Project Proposal (IPP). Initial Project Proposals provide necessary information for the Board to consider a proposed project. The Initial Project Proposals should explain the concept behind the project, its projected impact on agency mission, the strength of the project team and execution strategy, and other foundational details. The proposal template for the IPP is available in the Documents & Templates section of this site.

Please ensure that you have followed your agency’s internal review processes and requirements before formally submitting an IPP to the TMF. If your agency requires clearance from your Department-level CIO or other leadership, please include a letter of support from the appropriate signatory for our records. If your agency does not require clearance from your Department-level CIO, please note that in your email when submitting an IPP.

If you have questions or need assistance

The TMF Program Management Office (PMO), part of the General Services Administration (GSA), is here to support your team throughout the entire TMF application and submission process. We are available to help develop your initial IPP and to review your IPP prior to submission. For more information about our full suite of services or to get in touch with us, please see the Get Help Preparing Your Submission section of this site.

Ready to submit?

Email us your IPP at and “CC” the OMB OFCIO TMF team ( Please include the name and contact information for your project team’s primary point of contact at the program or project level.