Related Federal Resources

A-Z Index of U.S. Departments and Agencies  (General Services Administration)

To better develop a grant proposal, search a department or agency’s home page to learn more about its programs and objectives. The site also links to Government Benefits, Grants and Financial Aid.


Homeland Security State Contacts & Grant Award Information  (Department of Homeland Security)

Click on map for state allocations and contact information. Most Homeland Security non-disaster grant programs are designated for state and local governments and specific entities such as colleges, etc. Unsolicited applications from individuals are generally not accepted. Includes Urban Area Security Initiative, Citizens Corps, Medical Response System, Operation Stonegarden (border security), Infrastructure Protection. Programs for firefighters may be found at Assistance to Firefighters.


Disaster Assistance  (Federal Emergency Management Agency)

Disaster assistance programs activate only after a Presidential disaster declaration is issued and is restricted to those residing within the disaster area. FEMA disaster assistance falls into three general categories: Individual and households; public assistance for emergency services and repair or replacement of damaged public facilities; and hazard mitigation funding to reduce future losses to public and private property. for Business  (General Services Administration)

Includes contracting with the U.S. government, international trade and exporting, and small business. See also financial assistance links at and the Small Business Administration websites. for Nonprofits  (General Services Administration)

Links to federal department and agency information and service for nonprofit organizations, including fundraising and outreach, grants, loans and other assistance, laws and regulations, management and operations, online services, registration and licensing, and tax information.


Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships  (Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships)

Federal departments and agencies operate a number of programs to serve Americans in need for which faith-based and community organizations may apply. Consult Guidance to Faith-Based and Community Organizations on Partnering with the Federal Government and Federal Funds for Organizations That Help Those in Need, and A Guide to Federal Economic Development Programs for Faith-Based and Community Organizations. Many are “formula grants” made available to states and local governments, which in turn award grants to grassroots and local organizations. To learn about them, contact local and state agencies responsible for managing these programs.


Student Aid on the Web  (Department of Education)

Information on funding education beyond high school, including grants, loans, and work-study assistance to qualified students.  (via Department of Labor)

Includes information on over 1,000 government assistance programs, and how to apply. Covers direct payment, loan, insurance, training, or other services.


FTC Consumer Alert  (Federal Trade Commission)

The FTC warns consumers to beware of paying “processing fees” for information that is available free to the public. Ads claiming federal grants are available for home repairs, home business, unpaid bills, or other personal expenses are often a scam.


OMB Grants Management Web Site  (Office of Management and Budget)

OMB establishes government-wide grants management policies and guidelines through circulars and common rules.  OMB Circulars are cited in Catalog program descriptions and may be printed out full text.