In addition to the federal, state, and private grant opportunities listed on this site, there are a variety of resources available to help guide you through the grants search and application process.
How do I apply for Federal Grants?
The Introduction to Grants.gov Video Series covers the complete Grants.gov application process, from registering and creating a Grants.gov account to searching for funding opportunities and filling out an application package.
The Learning Workspace Video Series for Organization Applicants provides step-by-step instructions for using Grants.gov’s new Workspace functionality, now available. Videos in this series outline key Workspace actions, such as creating a workspace, adding participants to a workspace, and completing forms within a workspace.
- Register with Dun & Bradstreet (DNB)
- To register with DNB visit: http://www.dnb.com. You will require a Taxpayer Identification Number (TIN) from the IRS and organization information
- Through this process (which takes 3-5 business days), you will be issued a DUNS number
- Register with the System for Award Management (SAM)
- Watch this video for a full guide through the SAM process
- Once you’ve been issued a DUNS number you, register with SAM at www.SAM.gov
- You will need to provide your eBIZ POC: Individual who oversees all activities for organization within grants.gov and grants permissions to Authorized Organization Representatives
- You will also need to provide your MPIN: Marketing Partner Identification Number
- This process takes 3-5 business days
- In addition to the video above, here you will find a short guide.
- Register with grants.gov
- To register, visit: Grants.gov at http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/home.html
- Select: Applicants > Individual Registration or Organization Registration
- Provide your DUNS number
- Find and apply for grants!
Additional Helpful Resources:
- Federal Budget:
Federal budget terms
Budget functions and Congressional Committees
President Obama’s FY2016 Budget
- Federal Spending by State
State Smart-Federal Funds in 50 States
PEW's Federal Spending in the States
Federal spending on grants and contracts