The primary purpose of www.grants.gov is to serve as the single Web site unifying federal grants across all Federal grant-making agencies. The goals of grants.gov include streamlining the proposal review and granting process by reducing redundant data entry, allowing almost immediate transmission of proposals, on-line reviews, awards reports and other grant-related items, automation of routine tasks, and reduction of around times for proposals.
There are currently over 1,000 grant programs for more than 25 Federal grant-making agencies. Grants.gov with developed as part of President George W. Bush's Management Agenda and is managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Grants.gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. Eventually, there will be no paper submissions of proposals. All proposals for Federal agencies will be submitted electronically via Grants.gov.
Grants.gov now serves more that 16,700 registered grant seeking organizations and distributes more than 1,500,000 grant opportunity e-mail notifications weekly.
At grants.gov, you can search for RFP's, customize your searches, register for e-mail notifications, register for notifications of modifications on RFP's, work on and submit proposals electronically. In just a few minutes, you can view the new grant opportunities for any given day in the last week. The Frequently Asked Questions section (http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/support/general-support/faqs.html) of grants.gov can be very helpful in answering common questions.
SARE is a USDA competitive grants program providing research and education small project funding to increase the economic viability of U.S. agriculture through sustainable practices that are environmentally sound and socially acceptable. http://www.sare.org/
FundsNet Services - FundsNet is an extensive list of funding links that include arts, computers disabilities, education, environment, government, international, national, sports and women's resources. www.fundsnetservices.com
Progressive Foundation Database - A foundation database for those in the progressive community who seek support in areas of economic justice, ecological sustainability, democratic participation and community empowerment.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance - A government collection of Federal programs, services etc. which provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and non financial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government. https://www.cfda.gov/ & http://www.gsa.gov/
Higher Education Science and Education Grant Programs -A listing of all the funding programs, due dates and contacts for all USDA higher Education grant programs that teaching, research and extension partners are eligible to compete for. A listing of all the funding programs, due dates and contacts for all USDA higher Education grant programs that teaching, research and extension partners are eligible to compete for. http://www.csrees.usda.gov/fo/highereducationchallenge.cfm
Internet Prospector -A great resource for staying on top of unique funding opportunities and attention getters. Perhaps a more informational way to find funding.
New Mexico Foundation Directory -UNM Office of Research Administration 505-277-2256. Not available online but very worthwhile. Over 300 funders dedicated to assisting New Mexicans.
College of Agricultural, Consumer and Environmental Sciences Agricultural Experiment Station -If you can't find what you're looking for at the above sites, click here and perhaps you can find it through the AES funding links. http://aces.nmsu.edu/aes/grants.html
The Funding Dilemma - Finding the right funder can be a match worth millions. Finding the wrong funder is truly a learning experience.