Links to Major Governmental,
Foundation and Corporate Web Sites
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
This is the "bible" of government funding, like the menu of all the restaurants that ever poured a cup of coffee. There are upwards to 1,400 different programs, and this reference tool gives the details on who may apply, amount of funds and average awards, contacts, rules and regulations. It also is a great way to collect "key words" or descriptors used to access similar funding sources at the state and local level or through private foundations. Hard copies are in most public libraries , for sale at around $70, but it is easy to use on the Internet.
The Commerce Business Daily
This is a much less usual "classified ads" publication of the US government. Not recommended to subscribe to and full of request for bids from businesses as opposed to research and training grants. Some small contracts are also listed and it is a source you may wish to surf over to occasionally.
The Federal Register
The legal newspaper for the federal government. Used by the feds to make a public record of changes in programs, but very little new grant listings. Most helpful for researching a rule change, but calling the agency is most likely faster and easier.
FedWorld Information Network Home Page
The one-stop shopping center for information on most of the federal programs with direct links to hundreds of federal agencies. More and more participants being added almost daily.
US Department of Education
Like the Health and Human Services web site, this is a important and well done source for information on what is being funded and who is getting the money. Lots of contact names and addresses for follow up uses and excellent links to related agencies and interest groups.
National Science Foundation
One of several government supported agencies that provide funding for topical and state of the art projects. Some what more independent than the traditional executive branch agencies and therefore less vulnerable to political pressures.
Council on Foundations
The interest group that looks after the welfare of most of the private foundations. Has some good general advice on grant writing and a growing list of links directly to their member foundations.
Links Outside the National Science Foundation
Just a nice page full of links that support programs in the broad area of science and technology, government and private. Don't forget to consider contacting big business and corporate sites that might also fund your project.
A database of over 40,000 American nonprofit orgranizations. They deliver on details about the 40,000 non-profits plus about a half million other groups loosely classified as charities. In any event, plenty of joint venture possibilities here and a chance to operate the good-old-blank network for brainstorming and sources.
The Foundation Center
This is the single best collector of library materials and support services and publications for groups and individuals involved in the area of grant writing in general, and foundation funding in particular.
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