Key Federal Funding Sources

Please find the most common sources of federal funds here.

  • (managed by Dept. of Health and Human Services) 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 to apply and to track applications. For full federal program descriptions, see CFDA below.

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 or

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.