Federal Grants

Help with Federal Grants

Your organization may be eligible for funding assistance through a federal grant program, depending on your organization’s purpose and particular funding needs. 

The majority of federal grant programs distribute categorical grants, which provide for specific programs and often require states to adopt federal guidelines to receive grant money. Examples include highway programs and education grants. 

On the other hand, block grants offer funding to states under more flexible terms, often defined in the legislation that authorizes the grant. Examples of block grants include the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) and the Local Law Enforcement Block Grant (LLEBG). The majority of block grant funds are awarded to state governments, to allocate as they see fit. 

Please consult the online resources below to see how you may be eligible for funding. 

• GovBenefits is the official benefits website of the U.S. government, with information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs. 
• Grants.gov—Find grant opportunities and apply for grants. 
• The Catalog of Domestic Assistance—The definitive resource for information on federal funding. 
• Commerce Business Daily—Notices of proposed government procurement actions, contract awards, sales of government property and other procurement information.