Related Federal Resources
Here are more specific sources of federal funding.
A-Z Index of U.S. Departments and Agencies (General Services Administration)
To better develop a grant proposal, search a department or agency’s home page to learn more about its programs and objectives. The site USA.gov also links to Government Benefits, Grants and Financial Aid.
U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Grants (Available and Upcoming)
The Department of Labor distributes millions of dollars in workforce development funding. They are continually issuing Request for Proposals (RFPs) and prospective service providers are advised to frequently check this announcement page.
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (Department of Energy)
Most EERE grants are awarded on merit on a competitive basis. EERE financial assistance opportunities are listed in the Financial Opportunities by Audience database and on Grants.gov or FedConnect.net. For state-by-state information on state, local, utility, and federal incentives that promote renewable energy and energy efficiency, search DSIRE (Database of State Incentives for Renewables and Efficiency).
Homeland Security State Contacts & Grant Award Information (Dept. of Homeland Security)
Most Homeland Security non-disaster grant programs are designated for state and local governments and specific entities such as colleges, etc. Unsolicited applications from individuals are generally not accepted. Programs for firefighters may be found at Assistance to Firefighters.
USA.gov for Business (GSA)
Includes contracts with the U.S. government, international trade and exporting, and small business. Please also see the financial assistance links at Business.gov and the Small Business Administration websites.
USA.gov for Nonprofits (GSA)
Find information about services for nonprofit organizations, including fundraising and outreach, grants, loans and other assistance, laws and regulations, management and operations, online services, registration and licensing, and tax information. The White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Initiatives includes information on Grants and Resources
Student Aid on the Web (Dept. of Education)
Go here to find information about funding higher education with grants, loans, and work-study assistance to qualified students.
GovBenefits.gov (via Department of Labor)
This website has information on over 1,000 government assistance programs, and how to apply. Covers direct payment, loan, insurance, training, or other services.
FTC Consumer Alert (Federal Trade Commission)
The FTC warns consumers to beware of paying "processing fees" for information that is available free to the public. Ads claiming federal grants are available for home repairs, home business, unpaid bills, or other personal expenses are often a scam.
OMB Grants Management Web Site (Office of Management and Budget)
OMB establishes government-wide grants management policies and guidelines through circulars and common rules. OMB Circulars are cited in Catalog program descriptions and may be printed out full text.