Help with Federal Grants
This page will provide you with a central location to search the wealth of information available from both government and private entities who offer financing to individuals, businesses and state and local governments. The links on this page offer helpful information that will enable you research information efficiently and will guide you on writing grant proposals.
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Q: Who can get a federal grant?
A: Most grants are awarded to:
- Non-profits like charities, schools and community organizations
- State & local government agencies
- Federally-recognized tribes
- Public safety agencies like hospitals, police and fire departments
More information on who is eligible for grants can be found at www.grants.gov.
Q: How does your office help with grants?
A: My office can assist you with research for funding for a particular project or program, write a letter of support and provide brief consultations about how to apply for private and other funds. If requesting a letter of support, two weeks notice is preferred.
Q: Is there a local contact at federal agencies I can talk to about grants?
A: Yes, most Federal Agencies have regional or state offices. You can find more information at Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance Appendix IV: Agency Regional and Local Office Addresses.
Q: Where can I find grants to apply for?
A: You can find grant opportunities online at the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. This site describes over 1,500 Federal domestic assistance programs, financial and non-financial assistance administered by departs and agencies of the federal government. My office has also put together a helpful list of grant resources by agency.
Types of Grants
Learn more about the types of Federal grants available.
Grants by Agency
Funding opportunities at various federal agencies. Includes help for small businesses, education, healthcare, rural development and much more.
Grant Writing 101
Follow this outline to plan and write a grant with clear goals and objectives.
Basic Elements of a Proposal
Information that is generally needed for all grant proposals.
Need More Help?
Call my District Office at 425-793-5180-or email my staff with your question.
Developing Your Grant Proposal
Additional resources to help you develop and write a grant proposal.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
A government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities which provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and non-financial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government.
Today's Federal Register and Archives (Grantsmanship)
Today's Federal Register, gives current day's grants announcements, department and agency announcements of grant application review meetings, grant awards, deadlines, requests for comments on agency procedures, new rule reminders, and special events.
The Federal Register
The Federal Register is the official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents.
Business and Nonprofit Gateway
A network of links to Federal government information services.
U.S. State and Local Gateway
Web site developed to give state and local governments easy access to Federal government information. Includes Federal partnership programs links for states, city management, counties, legislatures, governors, cities, and mayors.
Resources For Nonprofits (Network for Good)
Internet-related tools and resources for your nonprofit organization.
Search by name for address and basic information (including links to IRS filings and foundation websites) about for than 61,000 private and community foundations in the U.S.