Grants and Grant-Writing

Geared for nonprofit organizations and researchers, these sites provide information about disability-related funding opportunities from public and private sources. (For information about individual grants for college or graduate study, see Higher Education – Funding.)

This page includes:
Government Resources – General
Government Resources – Disability-Related Agencies
Foundations and Other Private Grant Resources
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Government Resources – General
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
The CFDA is a searchable, comprehensive listing of all Federal government programs that give out grants, contracts, or other forms of assistance.

Federal Register Online via GPO Access
Announcements inviting applications for Federal grant programs appear every day in the Federal Register. Search the Federal Register Online for announcements in current or back issues of the Register, or use the “browse” link to check the Table of Contents of today’s or previous issues.

Other ways to access Federal Register grant announcements:
Notices of Funding Availability (NOFAs) allow visitors to generate a basic customized listing of funding announcements.

The Grantsmanship Center, which offers grant-writing workshops and other services nationwide, culls through the Register every day and posts items that may be useful for organizations seeking federal funding. (Use the “Federal Register” button.)

Government Resources – Disability-Related Agencies
Agency for Health Care Policy and Research (AHCPR) – Funding Opportunities
A part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, AHCPR is the lead agency charged with supporting research designed to improve the quality of health care, reduce its cost, and broaden access to essential services. This page links to information about AHCPR funding opportunities, grant announcements, policy notices, and research training grants.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) – Funding Opportunities
The CDC is the lead federal agency for protecting and promoting the health and safety of Americans. This page includes CDC notices and public comments, grants and cooperative agreements, and RFP solicitations.

Department of Education – Grants and Contract Information

The place to go for information on grants and other programs at the Department. Includes Federal Register announcements, U.S. Department of Education announcements, contracts information, Commerce Business Daily notices on departmental RFPs, links to other federal Internet sites on grant and contract activities, and more.

Department of Education, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS), Office of Special Education Programs (OSEP) – Grants and Contracts Competitions
OSEP’s current grant opportunities and corresponding application packages.

Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) – GrantsNet
A “tool for finding and exchanging information about HHS and selected other Federal grant programs.” It includes general information about identifying and administering federal grants.

Department of Labor – ETA DisAbility Online
Sponsors grant programs that “further career and competitive employment goals of individuals with disabilities and/or support the integration of One-Stop Center system.”

Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) Funding Opportunities
Grant offerings from HRSA, include the Bureau of Primary Health Care, the Bureau of Health Professions, the Bureau of Maternal and Child Health, and the HIV/AIDS Bureau.

National Institute of Child Health and Human Development (NICHHD) – Funding Opportunities
The Institute’s research-oriented requests for applications, program announcements, notices, contract opportunities, and requests for proposals.

National Institutes of Health (NIH) – Grants & Contracts
Information about grant and contract opportunities from NIH.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD) – Research Funding
Information about grant and contract opportunities from NIDCD.

Foundations and Other Private Grant Resources
Note: There are thousands of foundations and private grant resources. The following websites are some of our favorite guides for identifying and locating pertinent foundations and private grant resources.

FindIt.Org – Online Resources & Online Foundations
A handy hypertext list of starting points and individual foundations.

The Foundation Center
This extensive site includes the Philanthropy News Digest, information and links for grantmakers, an online library chock full of resources for grant seekers (including a “foundation finder” and an “online librarian”), and much more. Parts of this site are fee-based.

Foundations & Grantmakers Directory
An alphabetic list of links to foundations and grantmakers from the Northern California Community Foundation.

FundsNet Services Online
This very comprehensive, privately-owned website was created to provide nonprofit organizations, colleges, and universities with information on financial resources available on the Internet. It is packed with information and links to funding resources and grants. Bear with the advertisements; the site is worth it.

LINCS-reviewed Resources for Grants/Funding
LINCS is a gateway to education and literacy resources on the Internet. Its site includes this excellent, up-to-date list of upcoming grants, many of which may be of interest to the disability organizations. The grants are arranged chronologically (by due date) and link to additional information about them.

APA Psychology Research Funding Bulletin [added 9/24/00]
Produced by the American Psychological Association, the Bulletin provides frequently updated information on behavioral research funding available from both federal agencies and private foundations.

Internet Nonprofit Center – FAQs on Development
The FAQ section of this wonderful resource for nonprofits includes information about many frequently asked questions relating to funding issues. Look under the “Development” heading for FAQs on canvassing, capital campaigns, celebrities, conferences & conventions, development, direct mail, donations, earned income, foundations, fundraising, grants, grant-writing, in-kind, membership programs, planned giving, prospect & funder research, special events, sponsorships, telemarketing, and volunteer recruitment.

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Higher Education – Funding
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