The General Services Administration has postponed the announcement of its selected location for the new FBI headquarters until it secures congressional funding to support the $1 billion project, Federal News Radio reported Friday.
“GSA and FBI have worked diligently since the fall issuance of the revised schedule,” said a spokeswoman for GSA.
“Appropriations are necessary in order for us to make an announcement and move forward with the next critical steps under the [National Environmental Policy Act] NEPA process and ultimately make an award.”
GSA and FBI consider Landover and Greenbelt Metro in Maryland and a warehouse complex in Springfield, Virginia, as candidate sites for the bureau’s new facility, according to the report.
The delay in the announcement comes nearly two months after GSA issued a request for proposals for the second phase of the FBI HQ construction project.