Federal Government Grant Prospecting

This section contains links to grant postings, catalogues of government sponsored programs and agencies, and federal legislation governing grant programs.

Assistance Listings
The U.S. government's catalogue of all Federal programs, projects, services, and activities that provide assistance or benefits to the American public.

Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for more than $400 billion in Federal grants. Grants.gov is THE single access point for over 1000 grant programs offered by all Federal grant-making agencies.

National Endowment for the Arts
The NEA awards grants to nonprofit organizations in Creativity, Organizational Capacity, Access, Education, and Heritage/Preservation. Grants are awarded on the basis of artistic excellence and merit, including the proposed project's impact, and the applicant's ability to carry out the project.

National Endowment for the Humanities
The NEH supports research, education, preservation, and public programs through a wide variety of grant opportunities in the humanities.

National Institute of Health
The NIH, in addition to supporting research efforts at its own laboratories, supports research in universities, medical schools, hospitals, and research institutions throughout the country and abroad, the training of research investigators, and the communication of medical information.

National Science Foundation
NSF's mission is to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure the national defense. They support research and dissemination projects, as well as fellowships in the sciences and engineering. NSF only accepts proposals online through their Fastlane system.

US Department of Education

Federal Register
Access to DOE grants announcements that have been posted in the Federal Register since 1994.

US Department of Education: Funding
Links to several key sites for DOE grant information and applications, including grants forecasts for the year, application packages and DOE forms available online for downloading, FAQs, and a grants awards database

US Department of Education: Education Department General Administrative Regulations (EDGAR) and Other Applicable Grant Regulations
Education Department General Administrative Regulations: Administrative regulations governing the Department's discretionary grant and cooperative agreement programs contained in Parts 74-86 and 97-99 of Title 34 of the Code of Federal Regulations (CFR)

US Department of Education: Title III Part A Programs - Strengthening Institutions
Provides funding to improve and strengthen the academic quality, institutional management, and fiscal stability of eligible institutions of higher education.

US Department of Education: FIPSE Programs
The Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education's mandate is to "improve postsecondary educational opportunities" across a broad range of concerns. Through its Comprehensive Program grant competition, FIPSE seeks to support the implementation of innovative educational reform ideas. FIPSE also has several other more targeted grant programs.

US Department of Education: TRIO Programs
Six outreach and support programs targeted to serve and assist low-income, first-generation college, and disabled students to progress through the academic pipeline from middle school to postbaccalaureate programs.

US Department of Health and Human Services
HHS is the largest grant-making agency in the federal government and the "principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves." Their has extensive information on grants in HHS and other agencies, as well as information on writing and administering federal grants.

US Department of Housing and Urban Development
HUD is responsible for national policy and programs that address America's housing needs, improve and develop communities, and enforce fair housing laws.

US Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration
ETA supports programs that provide high quality job training, employment, labor market information, and income maintenance services. ETA works primarily through state and local workforce development systems such as Workforce Investment Boards, Welfare-to-Work, and youth development and training programs.

Contact Information

Grants Development

Cheryl Beauchamp
Director of Grants
Fitzgibbons Health Technologies Center, Room 136
Fax: (518) 629-8070