Grants Development

Grant Prospecting: Federal Links

This section contains links to grant postings, catalogues of government sponsored programs and agencies, and federal legislation governing grant programs.

The U.S. government's catalogue of all Federal programs, projects, services, and activities that provide assistance or benefits to the American public
A daily publication of federal regulations and legal notices, grant competition announcements and proposal guidelines by department, presidential proclamations and executive orders, federal agency documents having general applicability and legal effect, documents required to be published by act of Congress, and other federal agency documents of public interest
Established by the National Technical Information Service of the US Dept. of Commerce in 1992 as a comprehensive online locator service to government information including grants information
Another comprehensive online locator service to government information and agencies, FirstGov also has links to state government agencies. This site is administered by the US General Services Administration

Grants.Gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for more than $400 billion in Federal grants. is THE single access point for over 1000 grant programs offered by all Federal grant-making agencies.
The NEA awards grants to nonprofit organizations in Creativity, Organizational Capacity, Access, Education, and Heritage/Preservation. Grants are awarded on the basis of artistic excellence and merit, including the proposed project's impact, and the applicant's ability to carry out the project.
The NEH supports research, education, preservation, and public programs through a wide variety of grant opportunities in the humanities.
The NIH, in addition to supporting research efforts at its own laboratories, supports research in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad, the training of research investigators, and the communication of medical information.
NSF's mission is to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense. They support research and dissemination projects, as well as fellowships in the sciences and engineering. NSF only accepts proposals online through their Fastlane system.
Provides links to federal government agencies, branches of service, information clearinghouses, and other non-profit services
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Access to DOE grants announcements that have been posted in the Federal Register - October 1995 - present
Links to several key sites for DOE grant information and applications, including grants forecasts for the year, application packages and DOE forms available online for downloading, FAQs, and a grants awards database
Education Department General Administrative Regulations: Administrative regulations governing the Department's discretionary grant and cooperative agreement programs contained in Parts 74-86 and 97-99 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)
Provides funding to improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability of eligible institutions of higher education.
The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education's mandate is to "improve postsecondary educational opportunities" across a broad range of concerns. Through its Comprehensive Program grant competition, FIPSE seeks to support the implementation of innovative educational reform ideas. FIPSE also has several other more targeted grant programs.
Six outreach and support programs targeted to serve and assist low-income, first-generation college, and disabled students to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs.
HHS is the largest grant-making agency in the federal government and the "principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves." Their GrantsNet site has extensive information on grants in HHS and other agencies, as well as information on writing and administering federal grants.
HUD is responsible for national policy and programs that address America's housing needs, improve and develop communities, and enforce fair housing laws.

ETA supports programs that provide high quality job training, employment, labor market information, and income maintenance services. ETA works primarily through state and local workforce development systems such as Workforce Investment Boards, Welfare-to-Work, and youth development and training programs.