Grant Writing Resources

Federal Government Grants Support

Applicant Resources

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, CFDA.gov
  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia), federally-recognized Indian tribal governments, Territories (and possessions) of the United States, domestic public, quasi- public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions, specialized groups, and individuals.

  • Look here to find information about past Federal grant offers and awards.
D&,B DUNS Numbers for U.S. Government Contractors and Grantees
  • Dun & Bradstreet provides a free unique identification number for all entities receiving grants from the Federal government.
Debunk Grant Myths Grants.gov
  • This is the single place to apply for all Federal grants.
Grants.gov Applicant Training Video
  • This video will assist applicants in learning more about registering, searching, and applying for Federal grant opportunities.
Organization Registration Checklist, provided by Grants.gov Register & Get Ready for Federal Grants System for Award Management, SAM.gov
  • The System for Award Management (SAM) is the Official U.S. Government system that consolidates the capabilities of CCR/FedReg, ORCA, and EPLS. All applicants for Federal grants must register with SAM.gov. There is NO fee to register for this site. Entities may register at no cost directly from this page.
Foundation Center

Foundation Center

  • The Foundation Center is a leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. grantmakers and their grants - a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector.

Cooperating Collections

  • Cooperating Collections are free funding information centers in libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers that provide a core collection of Foundation Center publications and a variety of supplementary materials and services in areas useful to grant seekers.
Funding Alternatives for Emergency Medical and Fire Services

Funding Alternatives for Emergency Medical and Fire Services

Published April 2012 by FEMA and the U.S. Fire Administration, this document provides ideas for funding sources for emergency medical services departments and fire departments. Provides a complete example of a successful grant application as well as funding success stories.

A Guide to Federal Education Programs That Can Fund K-12 Universal Prevention and Social and Emotional Learning Activities

A Guide to Federal Education Programs That Can Fund K-12 Universal Prevention and Social and Emotional Learning Activities

  • Published May 2014 by the Center on Education Policy (CEP)

  • Federal education funding has often been overlooked by districts in search of sources of support for prevention. This guide is intended to help school districts take advantage of those funds by identifying K-12 grant programs in the U.S. Department of Education (ED) that could be used to implement prevention efforts and social-emotional learning in elementary and secondary schools.

  • The guide also provides examples of schools, districts, and state education agencies that have successfully supported their prevention programs with federal education dollars. An annotated bibliography of significant research regarding the impacts of school-based behavioral and emotional health interventions on student academic performance accompanies the guide.

Rocky Mountain Center for Health Promotion and Education (RMC)

Rocky Mountain Center for Health Promotion and Education (RMC)

The Rocky Mountain Center for Health Promotion and Education (RMC) is a private, nonprofit corporation. Since 1974, RMC has disseminated comprehensive school health education programs and provided in-service training to educators, parents, and others committed to improving health. In addition to its strong emphasis on effective health education curricula, RMC provides technical assistance and training on the national health education standards. Since 1994, RMC has operated a statewide prevention information center, which is available to the general public. RMC provides professional development and resources to promote the health of children, youth, their schools, and their communities.


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