Grants.gov is a robust resource of active Federal grant programs with over 1,000 opportunities providing access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards. Comprehensive search options allow you to search for competitive grant opportunities by a variety of criteria. Many Federal agencies require grant applications through grants.gov, making it a wonderful resource to begin your search with.
Grants.gov also offers a wealth of resources and tools to assist with grant seeking, writing, and application development. There are also a new grants.gov blog and social media accounts, which has updates about the website and its content and upcoming training opportunities.
The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) provides a listing of all Federal funding opportunities available to State and Local government. This helpful resource allows users to search and browse over 1,500 grants in one location. Search results can be sorted by keywords, eligibility, due date, funding amount, and more.
The CFDA also has a thorough grant writing tutorial, as well as an easy to use guide to help you use their website.
The Federal Register is the official daily record for activities and announcements that occur within Federal agencies and organizations. Daily issues of publication have Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Requests for Proposals (RFP). These contain links that provide information on where to get more information and apply for the funding. Subscribe by email to get daily issue of the Federal Register sent to your inbox.
The System for Award Management (SAM.gov) combines award management, Federal procurement systems, and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance into one new system where grantees can manage their awarded funds. SAM is designed to get grant seekers properly registered to effectively compete for Federal, State, and Local government competitive funding opportunities. Many grants require SAM registration information before you submit applications, so register soon!