Within the realm of federal government grants, research and development grants are some of the most numerous and diverse. What types of research grants does the Federal government support?
Well, if you search for the keyword “research” on the Catalog of Federal and Domestic Assistance (CFDA) Program page, you will receive 811 different federal financial assistance programs that include, to some degree, research. These CFDA programs that include research range from Agricultural and Food Policy Research Centers to Mental Health Research Grants to Welfare Reform Research, Evaluations, and National Studies.
Today, when you search for “research” on Grants.gov, there are over 1,500 open grant opportunities! (You will probably want to narrow your search for federal grants).
Continue reading What Is a Research Grant?
This week, federal agencies posted over 50 funding opportunity announcements (FOA). These grants span from research on global carbon trends to the human brain, as well as highway safety programs and support for our national parks.
Here are four of these funding opportunities you should check out:
Continue reading #FundingFriday: Grants for Computer Science, Research, and More
There are a variety of federal financial assistance opportunities specifically for American Indians and Alaska Natives. This article, which is part of the Exploring Eligibility blog series, will explain where Grants.gov fits into your search process.
If you are a member of a Native American tribal entity searching for federal grants or benefits, you probably fall into one of three situations:
Continue reading Exploring Eligibility: Federal Grants for Native American Tribal Governments and Organizations
A land grant is an award of land to a recipient with the requirement that a public purpose, as defined by legislation, is served through the grant. Last week, we covered land grant colleges and universities, which are great examples of land grants achieving lasting benefits in the United States of America.
Land Grants for “Homesteading”
The passage of the Homestead Act of 1862 established a land grant program that allowed individuals, both U.S. citizens and intended citizens, to apply for 160-acre plots of land. “Homesteading” was a term referring to the process of moving west onto land in unsettled territories and cultivating the land.
Continue reading What Is a Land Grant? (Part 2): Grants to Individuals for Homesteading and Settlement
This week, nearly 100 grant opportunities have been posted to Grants.gov. Here are a few highlights from the Department of Energy, the Environmental Protection Agency, the Department of Commerce, the Department of Health and Human Services, and the Department of the Interior.
The goal of this announcement is to select applications that can take advantage of today’s multi-petascale DOE high-performance computing (DOE HPC) systems to accelerate scientific discovery in strategically important areas of magnetic fusion energy science and address high-priority issues identified in recent community studies.
Continue reading #FundingFriday: Nearly 100 Federal Grant Opportunities Posted to Grants.gov This Week
“Land grant” is a term you may have heard before, especially if you grew up near (or attended!) a state college or university that received land or funding as a result of one of the Morrill Land-Grant Acts. Before we begin our grant history lesson, let’s define what a land grant is.
First, a grant is the transfer of anything of value from the Federal government to a non-federal entity to carry out a public purpose authorized by U.S. law. So, a “land grant” is an award of land, instead of money, to a recipient with the requirement that a public purpose, as defined by legislation, is served through the grant.
Land Grant Colleges and Universities
Continue reading What Is a Land Grant? (Part 1): Land Grant Colleges and Universities
If you’re looking to apply for a federal grant on behalf of a state or local government, you have several paths open to you.
The first and most obvious is the Grants.gov Search feature that allows you to narrow and tailor your query by agency, category, funding instrument type, and – most importantly – by eligibility.
Continue reading Exploring Eligibility: Federal Grants for State and Local Governments
Here are 5 great funding opportunities to participate in serving a community through grants. These grants include research along the Gulf Coast, support for museums, AmeriCorps community service, and efforts to end youth homelessness. The grant applications for these are due dates in the next few months, so you will want to get started soon!
AmeriCorps grants are awarded to eligible organizations proposing to engage AmeriCorps members in evidence-based or evidence-informed interventions to strengthen communities. An AmeriCorps member is an individual who engages in community service through an approved national service position.
Upon successful completion of their service, members earn a Segal AmeriCorps Education Award from the National Service Trust that members can use to pay for higher education expenses or apply to qualified student loans.
Continue reading #FundingFriday: 5 Grants You Should Consider – AmeriCorps, Youth Homelessness, Museums, Research
Lots of grants are awarded by different grant-making agencies each year, so you may wonder—where do the grants go? Who receives the funding?
These are important questions. We will begin to answer them here, and we will also tell you where you can find more specific answers.
Continue reading Where Do Grants Go? Awards, USAspending.gov, and the DATA Act
We’re 6 months old as a community, so we wanted to let you know what others in the grants community are reading. From our 64 articles so far, here’s the 6 that have been read the most. Have you read all of them?
Continue reading Top 6 Blog Articles from the Grants.gov Community Blog’s First 6 Months