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 Federal Grants

  • Grants.gov is the definitive source to find and apply for a federal grant.
  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)  -  This searchable database contains detailed program descriptions for 2,063 federal assistance programs.
  • Census Bureau's Consolidated Federal Funds Report -  Research federal funds nationally, by state, and by county.
  • Federal Business Opportunities - the electronic procurement site for all federal agencies; best place to begin research on federal procurement opportunities. 
  • The Finance Project’s Information Resource Center - a specialized non-profit research, consulting, technical assistance and training firm for public and private sector leaders nationwide.
  • Recovery.Gov created for the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, displays information about the Recovery Accountability and Transparency Board's activities, as well as data related to the $840 billion stimulus bill and information about the distribution and spending of Hurricane Sandy funds. tracks where federal grant and contract dollars are being spent in Maryland and all states.
  • USASpending.gov lets you track Federal Grants and Contracts in your community.
  • The U.S. Office of Electronic Government and Technology assists the Office of Management and Budget and provides many good links for businesses interested in using the internet to access information about procurement opportunities.
  • Newest resource geared toward local governments looking to secure federal grants is The FundBook, which is published online by a privately held company located in Washington, D.C.  You can subscribe online for free.