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Federal and New York State Resources


Federal Sources
A central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs, provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards. This is the most comprehensive source for government solicitations.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
This is the federal government’s listing of all grant programs. Grant seekers can search all of the CFDA’s grant programs by the keyword or by the CFDA number. Provides summary explanations of federal grant programs.

Federal Register
The Federal Register is the government’s daily newspaper.

Federal Business Opportunities
This is the government’s contracts publication, which announces every government Request for Proposal (RFP) that exceeds $25,000, as well as upcoming sales of government surplus.

Congressional Record
This provides the day-to-day proceedings of the U.S. Senate and House of Representatives.   

Code of Federal Regulations
This codifies the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the executive departments and agencies of the federal government.

OMB Circulars
These grant management circulars produced by the federal Office of Management and Budget outline grant-related accountability standards.

United States Government Manual
This is the handbook of the government. It describes all federal agencies and provides names of officials.

This grants network from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services contains information on HHS and other federal grant programs. Grant seekers also can search by keywords the laws, regulations, and policies affecting HHS grants. The service also contains directories of HHS employees, federal granting offices, grants management staff, and grant program personnel.

The National Technical Information Service’s FedWorld links users to many federal agency bulletin boards. With the click of the mouse or the touch of a key, users can connect to any of the bulletin boards that provide a wealth of information on all facets of the federal government.

Named for Thomas Jefferson, this site provides legislative information from The Library of Congress.

National Telecommunications and Information Administration Home Page
The NTIA site provides information, guidelines, and answers to the most frequently asked questions about its grant programs and contains information on the past grantees and contacts for similar federal K-12 grant programs.

This is the National Science Foundation’s electronic grant submittal system.

This is the Department of Education’s system for creating and submitting electronic grants.

Community of Science (COS)
This website provides information on federally funded research in the U.S.

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Federal Agency List Services

Several federal agencies use internet mailing lists to electronically disseminate news about their activities and services. Subscribing to these listserves will help keep you updated on federal funding opportunities. Here is a list of some of the federal agencies that provide this type of service:

National Science Foundation-- E-bulletin

National Institutes of Health NIH Guide to Grants and Contracts (listserv name NIHGDE-L) and its table of contents (listserv name NIHTOC-L)
To subscribe send the message subscribe<list name> <your full name> to

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
You can subscribe to several CDC mailing lists including Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, Emerging Infectious Diseases, Vaccine R&D, and National Interview Survey.

Department of Justice JUST INFO
To subscribe send the message subscribe JUSTINFO <your full name> to

Department of Education’s EDInfo
To subscribe send the message subscribe EDINFO <your full name> to

Agency for International Development
Subscribe by sending the message subscribe USAID-CBD-L <your full name> to

National Institute for Standards and Technology’s NIST Update
To receive a copy of the report by e-mail send the message subscribe nist_update <your full name> to

Department of Energy’s ER News
To subscribe send the message subscribe ERNEWSLIST <your full name> to

National Aeronautics and Space Administration
To receive NASA’s press release and other selected documents via e-mail send the message subscribe press-release <your full name> to

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Federal Departments, Agencies, Centers, and Offices

Department of Agriculture (USDA)
Department of Education (USDE)
Department of Energy (US DOE)
Department of Health & Human Services (DHHS)
Department of State (Bureau of Educational & Cultural Affairs)
Department of Commerce
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)
Office of Management and Budget
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education
Office of Educational Technology
Office of English Language Acquisition
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services
Office of Vocational and Adult Education
Office of Research Integrity
Office of Biotechnology Activities
Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS)
National Archives
National Endowment for the Arts (NEA)
National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
National Institutes of Health (NIH)
National Science Foundation (NSF)
Health Resources and Services Administration
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)
Small Business Administration (SBIR/STTR)
SBIR/STTR Agency Solicitations

State Resources

Library of Congress: State and Local Governments
State and Local Government on the Net
Grants Action News
NY State Department of Education
New York Foundation for the Arts - searchable directory of regional and national awards, services, and publications for artists)
NYS Department of Health
New York State Council on the Arts (NYSCA)
NYS Foundation for Science, Tech. & Innovation (NYSTAR Funding Opportunity News – email alerts)

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