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Help with Federal Grants

Federal Grant Information and Assistance:

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.

Stay up to date on the latest federal grant opportunities by signing up for email announcements here.

NEW! Inflation Reduction Act Guidebook and Grants:

Please visit the Inflation Reduction Act Guidebook to aid Tampa Bay area citizens and community leaders in applications for competitive grants. This guidebook provides an overview of the clean energy, climate mitigation and resilience, agriculture, and conservation-related tax incentives and investment programs in President Biden’s Inflation Reduction Act, including who is eligible to apply for funding and for what activities.

The guidebook can be accessed here.

The White House also provides a list of federal grants available through the IRA that can be accessed here.

To view all active Inflation Reduction Act federal grants click here.

Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act Grants:

Please visit the ‘Building a Better America’ Guidebook to aid Tampa Bay area citizens and community leaders in applications for competitive grants under the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act. This Guidebook highlights how our local community can take full advantage of urgently needed infrastructure funding for road maintenance, expanded public transit, airport upgrades, better Tampa Bay water quality and other critical projects.

The guidebook can be accessed here.

New! CHIPS and Science Act Grants:

The bipartisan CHIPS and Science Act of 2022 provides $52.7 billion in federal funding to revitalize the U.S. semiconductor industry, including $39 billion in semiconductor incentives, $13.2 billion in R&D and workforce development, and $500 million to strengthen global supply chains. 

The CHIPS Program Office’s first funding opportunity seeks applications for projects involving the construction, expansion, or modernization of commercial facilities for the fabrication of leading-edge, current-generation, and mature-node semiconductors. The CHIPS Program Office expects to release two additional funding opportunities: one for semiconductor materials and manufacturing equipment facilities in late spring 2023, and one for R&D facilities in fall 2023. 

To view all CHIPS and Science grants click here.

How Best to Find Information

  1. Find out Who is Eligible for a Grant?Other government websites may be more suitable for personal needsstudent loanssmall business assistance, or other business opportunities such as government contracting. The website Government Benefits, Grants, and Financial Aid may also be of help.
  2. Check current federal grants opportunities at, obtain a Dun and Bradstreet (DUNS) number, register withSystem for Award Management (SAM), and apply online (links and instructions given at the website). Additional notices appear at FedConnect.
  3. Learn how to write grant proposals:Take the free online Foundation Center Proposal Writing Short Course or see other tips and sample proposals at Grantspace's How Do I Write a Grant Proposal?

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.

Key Federal Funding Sources

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.
Federal website that allows eligible grantseekers (see Who is Eligible for a Grant?) to find and apply for current competitive grant opportunities from ALL federal agencies. Grantseekers can check on notices of funding availability (NOFAs) posted in the last 7 days; access an RSS feed of grant opportunities; and apply for federal grants through a unified process by downloading the application and submitting online. The website guides grantseekers in obtaining a Dun and Bradstreet (DUNS) number, registering with System for Award Management (SAM), and registering with to apply and to track applications.

Grants for Veterans & Veteran-Serving Organizations
A list of some of the veteran-related federal grants available. Some are intended for individual veterans, while others are intended for organizations that serve veterans.