Key Federal Funding Sources
Please find the most common sources of federal funds here.
- Grants.gov (managed by Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Grants.gov allows eligible grantseekers to find and apply for current competitive grant opportunities from ALL federal agencies. Grantseekers can:
- Check on notices of funding availability (NOFA) posted in the last 7 days
- Access an RSS feed of grant opportunities
- Apply for federal grants through a unified process by downloading the application and submitting online.
- This website also guides grantseekers in obtaining a Dun and Bradstreet (DUNS) number, registering with Central Contractor Registration (CCR) and registering with Grants.gov to apply and to track applications. For full federal program descriptions, see CFDA below.
- Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (General Services Administration)
The Catalog (CFDA), issued annually and updated continuously on the Web, describes some 1600 federal grants and non-financial assistance programs. For current notices of funding availability, see Grants.gov or FedConnect.net.
- State Single Points of Contact (Office of Management and Budget)
Some states require federal grants applicants to submit a copy of their application for state government level review and comment. The state offices listed coordinate federal financial assistance and may direct federal development. For help in identifying state-level grants, other state government agencies websites may be found at: State and Local Agencies by Topic.
- CFDA in Local Libraries (Government Printing Office)
Although the Catalog is available full-text on the Internet, some may prefer a print edition. However, only the Web Catalog is continuously updated. The Catalog is available in all states in Federal Depository Libraries.