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.

Grants and Federal Domestic Assistance
Key sources for grantseekers on federal and private grants information.

Financial Aid for Students
Sources for parents and students on locating and applying for financial aid.

Business Opportunities with the Federal Government
Sources for business entrepreneurs on selling to the government and getting started in federal procurement. Includes sites on subcontracting and on selling to the military.

Interested in a letter from Congresswoman Castor regarding your grant application?

Application to Request Grant Letter
Fill out this form to request a letter of introduction from Congresswoman Castor for your grant application.

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.

How to Develop and Write a Grant Proposal
This report is for assisting grant seekers in districts and states and covers writing proposals for both government and private foundations grants.

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.

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.

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.

Today's Federal Register and Archives (Grantsmanship Center)
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.

Federal Funds Expre$$
A listing of sites that are recommended sources of information for researching grants, procurement, and other resources on the Internet.

Federal Agency Contacts
Much of the federal grant budget moves to the states through formula and block grants -- state, regional, and local Federal offices often handle grants applications and funds disbursement. Each Federal agency has its own procedures - if the CFDA program description refers to a state or regional information contact as listed in Appendix IV, constituents/applicants should contact the federal department or agency office listed here before applying for funding to obtain the most up-to-date information.

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
Internet-related tools and resources for your nonprofit organization.

Foundation Finder
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.

Resources for Grantseekers
Detailed report prepared by the Congressional Research Service to provide additional resources to grantseekers