Congressional App Challenge

I invite middle and high school students to participate in the Congressional App Challenge (CAC), a program that allows young Americans to use their talents in computer science and coding skills by developing an app for mobile, tablet, or computer devices.

Congress created the CAC to foster and highlight STEM and computer-based skills in America, which faces a shortage of programmers. The program encourages students to learn the skills necessary to fill these well-paying, in-demand jobs, an investment that seeks to maintain U.S. competitiveness. The CAC encourages students to pursue those skills and recognize them for their efforts.

The Challenge’s submission portal is open. Students are encouraged to register online. Submissions are due on November 1st, 2021. The competition is open to all students who meet the eligibility requirements, regardless of coding experience.

For further information about the Congressional App Challenge, please visit or email my program coordinator Julie Swartfager,