Help with Federal Grants

Below is a collection of links that provide 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.

Business and Nonprofit Gateway
A network of links to federal government information services.

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.

Developing and Writing Grant Proposals (CFDA)
Provides information on writing federal grant proposal, including basic components of a proposal, initial proposal development and information on guidelines and literature.

Federal Commons
Part of a federal website with one-stop access to all online U.S. government resources for grants. This section groups programs by broad subject categories.

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.

Foundation Finder
Search by name for basic information (including links to IRS filings and foundation websites) about more than 61,000 private and community foundations in the U.S.
This is a federal website that allows eligible grantseekers to find and apply for current competitive grant opportunities from all federal agencies.

Nonprofit Resources
Tools and resources for your nonprofit organization.

U.S. State and Local Gateway
Website 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.

Weekly Federal Funding Report
The online Federal Funding Report is a weekly compilation of items published in the Federal Register which affect federal domestic assistance programs.