Grants Development & Special Projects

Funding Sources

Federal Reference Resources

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Provides a directory of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities which provide assistance or benefits to Americans. Included are financial and non-financial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government.

Educational Resources Information Center (ERIC)
A national information system funded by the U.S. Department of Education's Institute of Education Sciences to provide access to education literature and resources.

Federal Register
Provides a uniform system for making available regulations and legal notices issued by Federal agencies. These include Presidential proclamations and Executive Orders and 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.

Federal procurement bidding opportunities, contracts awarded, special notices, and surplus government sales. Search using keywords or phrases or select from over 100 business categories using the powerful FBO Online search engine service.

Provides a one-stop location for the public to locate, order, and have delivered to them U.S. Government information. for Nonprofits
Serves as a gateway for all government information.

Government Printing Office (GPO)
Direct access to government publications such as the Federal Register through GPO (Government Printing Office) access.
Provides information on government contracting. is the official Federal government website where applicants may find and apply to funding opportunities from all 26 Federal grant-making agencies.

GrantsWeb is a starting point for accessing grants-related information and resources on the Internet. GrantsWeb organizes links to grants-related Internet sites and resources including funding opportunities, grants data bases, policy documents, and professional activities. Please note that GrantsWeb is not an official NSF document.

THOMAS - The Library of Congress
Locate current Federal legislative information; track Federal legislation; see how this impacts upon Federal grants programs.

United States Cabinet Departments

Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Department of Commerce - Grant Opportunities

Department of Defense

Department of Education

Department of Energy (DOE)

Department of Health and Human Services

Department of the Interior

Department of Justice: Grants

Department of Labor

Department of State: Requests for Grant Proposals

Department of Transportation

Independent Federal Agencies

State and Local Agencies

Other Grant Resources

American Association of Community Colleges (AACC)
Find information about other community colleges; legislative information; other community college news.

GuideStar, the national database of U.S. charitable organizations gathers and distributes data on IRS-recognized nonprofits.

Foundation Center
A world enriched by the effective allocation of philanthropic resources, informed public discourse about philanthropy, and broad understanding of the contributions of nonprofit activity to civil society.

Grant Writing Resources

Proposal Writing
A Practical Writing Guide (by Alice N. T. Reid)

National Science Foundation (NSF) Grant Proposal Guide

Grant Writing Strategies from the Kellogg Foundation
Connecting Nonprofit Professionals Worldwide

Online Evaluation Resource Library
A library developed for professionals seeking to design, conduct, document, or review project evaluations (funded by the National Science Foundation)


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