Funding Search Resources

Grants.gov - This site allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies.

USDA- National Institute of Food and Agriculture - The National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA) provides leadership and funding for programs that advance agriculture-related sciences. They invest in and support initiatives that ensure the long-term viability of agriculture. 

Department of Education (ED) - ED provides billions of dollars, primarily through formula-based grant programs, to improve elementary and secondary schools, to help strengthen teaching and learning in colleges and other postsecondary institutions, and to support rehabilitation, adult education, research and development, statistics, and assessment.

ED Funding Opportunities Forecast

Federal Register Documents (from ED)

Department of Health and Human Services - This federal office funds grants to improve health and allied health education programs.

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - HUD awards grants to organizations and groups for a variety of purposes.

Department of Labor - Employment and Training Administration - The Employment & Training Administration (ETA) provides hundreds of millions of dollars in grants and contracts each year. This area will help you understand what grants and contracts are available, and how to apply.

Environmental Protection Agency - information on Grant Programs Administered by EPA and current opportunities.

GrantsNet - GrantsNet, your one-stop resource to find funds for training in the sciences and undergraduate science education. Through the support of HHMI and AAAS, this service is completely free.

Institute of Museum and Library Services - An independent grant-making agency of the federal government. The Institute has a defined, focused mission: to lead the effort to create and sustain a "nation of learners."

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) Established in 1965, the NEA is a public agency dedicated to supporting excellence in the arts, both new and established; bringing the arts to all Americans; and providing leadership in arts education.

National Institute of Health (NIH) - Information about NIH grant and fellowship programs, policy changes, administrative responsibilities of awardees, the Computer Retrieval of Information on Scientific Projects (CRISP) database, and the numbers and characteristics of awards made by the NIH.

National Science Foundation (NSF) - NSF is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities in many fields such as mathematics, computer science and social sciences. NSF fulfills its mission chiefly by issuing limited-term grants - currently about 10,000 new awards per year, with an average duration of three years 

State of Texas websites

Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB)- dedicated to helping Texas meet the goals of the state's higher education plan, Closing the Gaps by 2015.

Texas Department of State Health Services- funding opportunities from this state department.

Texas Commission for the Arts - develop a receptive climate for the arts in Texas.

TWC Training Grants - assists businesses and trade unions by financing the design and implementation of customized job training projects.

Local/Private websites

The Foundation Center Online - Founded in 1956, the Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy and is dedicated to serving grantseekers, grantmakers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public.

Fundnet Services Online - funding resources, financial aid and scholarships. Also available in Spanish.

Guidestar - information on activities and finances on more than 650,000 nonprofit organizations. Resources for donors and non-profits, latest news.