My staff and I are always pleased to assist you with questions regarding Federal Grants. My office cannot help you apply directly to grants or private funding, but I can provide you with the resources that would make the process easier. I am confident that through these resources you will have access to the funding your organization or community needs. I am proud of the difference that you are trying to make and I send my best wishes.
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How to Best Find Information
Find out who is Eligible for a Grant? Other government websites may be more suitable for personal needs, student loans, small business assistance , or other business opportunities such as government contracting. The website Government Benefits, Grants, and Financial Aid may also be of help.
If eligible, search for program information in the beta.SAM.gov. Includes grants, loans, business and nonfinancial help.
Check current federal grants opportunities at Grants.gov, obtain a Dun and Bradstreet ( DUNS) number, register with System for Award Management (SAM), and apply online (links and instructions given at the website). Additional notices appear at FedConnect.net.
Search foundations for project funding by using Candid and locate funding resources near you.
Learn how to write grant proposals at Grantspace by taking the free online Proposal Writing Short Course.
Grant Resources by State (Grantsmanship Center)
Click on state map to find links to information about a state’s foundations, community foundations, corporate giving programs and the state’s home page.
Community Foundation Locator (Council on Foundations)
Use this map to search for local community foundations in your area.
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy (Department of Energy)
Grants are EERE’s primary funding vehicle for businesses, industries, universities and others. Most EERE grants are awarded on merit on a competitive basis. EERE financial assistance opportunities are listed in the Financial Opportunities database. 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).
DHS Financial Assistance (Department 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 Nonprofits (GSA)
Links to federal department and agency information and service 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.
USA.gov for Business (GSA)
Includes contracting with the U.S. government, international trade and exporting, and small business.
State Single Points of Contact (Office of Management and Budget)
Under Executive Order 12372, some states require federal grants applicants to submit a copy of their application for state government level review and comment. The state offices listed here 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.
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.