Federal Grants

The FederalGrants.com mission is to inform the general public about federal grants offered by the United States government. We strive to provide accurate information on how to find and qualify for a grant, how to apply for a grant, and how to proceed once you are approved. The Federal Grant search engine allows access to the requirements, deadlines, and details of over 60,000 past and current grants from 500+ different federal agencies.

Find a Federal Grant
Utilize our Grant Search to search for federal grants by keyword or by Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Number. You can also browse Federal Grants based on the Government Agency or the Specific Grant Category.
What are Federal Grants?
There is a multitude of misinformation and misunderstanding about federal grants on the internet and on television.  It is extremely important to fully understand what government grants are before you spend valuable time and money searching for grant sources or looking for a grant writer. Read More >>
Federal Grants for Women
Simply being a woman doesn't ensure you will qualify for a federal grant.  There are many more qualifications needed, including having a business or non-profit organization geared towards helping women and an established track record of service. Read More >>
Federal Housing Grants
Up to $1 billion in housing grants are available through HUD.  Communities in need of help to spur economic growth and development may qualify for HUD grants.  Individuals are typically not granted assistance, however help may be available through local government and organizations. Read More >>
Federal Grants for Small Businesses
The U.S. Government does not generally award federal grants to private for-profit small businesses.  Typically only non-profit agencies benefit from these grants.  There are some exceptions, so researching thoroughly what options are available is the first step towards securing a grant for your small business. Read More >>
Federal Pell Grant
Pell Grants are awarded directly to college students who meet the established criteria.  The purpose of the Federal Pell Grant program is to promote access to postsecondary education for low-income citizens.  The amount awarded is based on the individual's financial need. Read More >>
How to Apply for a Federal Grant
Applying for a federal grant can often be the most daunting task of all.  Before beginning this process many steps are necessary, including ensuring your readiness, making sure you meet all of the qualifications, and planning the writing process. Read More >>
How to Find, Evaluate, and Hire a Grant Writer
Writing your grant request takes not only practice but knowledge of the process.  Often times finding a grant writer is more beneficial to organizations than attempting to write the grant yourself.  Referrals, references, and research are all important steps to ensuring you find a capable grant writer. Read More >>
The Truth About Free Federal Grants
We debunk the "free grant" myth you hear on late night TV commericals.  The truth about free federal grants is there are no free federal grants!  The United States government doesn't give away free grant money for individuals to buy a home or pay bills,so don't worry, you're not missing out. Read More >>
Real World Grant Writing Example
With so many different types of government grants, each with varying requirements and processes, a real-world grant writing example is helpful.  To aid you in the process, we explore the nine most common sections in a well-written grant proposal. You'll be well on your way in applying for your grant. Read More >>
Latest Federal Grants as of April 21st, 2024
Exploratory Advanced Research Program
The purpose of this NOFO is to solicit applications for the Exploratory Advanced Research (EAR) Program to award cooperative agreements. The NOFO will result in the distribution of up to $2,000,000.The EAR program
Counterproliferation Finance
To implement a project aimed at advancing U.S. foreign policy and national security priorities by supporting initiatives that is more reflective of and responsive to the needs and perspectives of partner states to ensure
DoD Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, Exploration-Hypothesis Development Award
The EHDA supports the initial exploration of innovative, high-risk, high-gain, and potentially groundbreaking concepts in the TSC research field. The studies supported by this award mechanism are expected to generate
DoD Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, Clinical Translational Research Award
The CTRA supports studies that will move promising, well-founded preclinical and/or clinical research findings closer to clinical application, including diagnosis, prognosis, or treatment of TSC. Projects supported by
DoD Tuberous Sclerosis Complex, Idea Development Award
The IDA promotes ideas that have the potential to yield high-impact findings and new avenues of investigation. This award mechanism supports conceptually innovative research that could ultimately lead to critical
LAC Regional Fund to Expand Inclusive Access to Quality Basic Education
The Latin America and Caribbean (LAC) Regional Fund to Expand Inclusive Access to Quality Basic Education (henceforth “the activity”) will be a five-year cooperative agreement with a total estimated amount of
Hermes
The Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA) is soliciting innovative proposals to develop systemic drug delivery platforms for medical countermeasures (MCMs). The Hermes program is explicitly seeking
DoD Rare Cancers, Concept Award
The FY24 RCRP Concept Award supports highly innovative, untested, potentially groundbreaking novel concepts in rare cancers. The Concept Award is not intended to support an incremental progression of an already
DoD Rare Cancers, Idea Development Award
The FY24 RCRP Idea Development Award promotes new ideas that are still in the early stages of development and have the potential to yield impactful data and new avenues of investigation. This award supports research
DoD Multiple Sclerosis, Early Investigator Research Award
The MSRP EIRA supports MS-focused research opportunities for individuals in the early stages of their careers, under the guidance of one or more designated Mentors. This opportunity allows for early-stage investigators

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