I am available to assist you in the grants application process. My office can:
- Assist in your search for potential federal grant opportunities.
- Explain federal funding eligibility and the application process.
- Submit letters of support for eligible applicants to federal agencies.
- Monitor the status of your application through the notification process.
Sessions' Weekly Grants Advisory
Each week my office publishes a Weekly Grants Advisory to inform community leaders and elected officials of new federal grant opportunities. I am proud to support efforts to improve our state's communities and I am happy to provide this service to constituents seeking to explore federal grant opportunities.
Getting Started in the Federal Grants Process
The first step in applying for federal assistance is to determine the scope of your project by defining your need. This will be helpful in narrowing your search for open grant opportunities and gathering data required for your grant application.
Once you have defined your need, you should search federal agency announcements via the Internet or in printed reference sources for grant opportunities that you may be eligible to receive.
There are a number of government web sites available to assist you in your search for federal grants:
- Grants.gov was developed to produce a simple, unified source to electronically find, apply and manage grant opportunities. This site is a database of over 900 grant programs from the 26 federal grant-making agencies designed to assist potential applicants in an effective and efficient manner. You can register to receive email notifications for recently announced grant opportunities.
- The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance ( http://www.cfda.gov ) is another valuable source in searching for grant opportunities. The Catalog describes some 1,500 federal domestic assistance programs administered by departments and agencies of the federal government. For each program, the Catalog defines the objectives of the program, eligibility requirements, the application and award processes, post assistance requirements, past fiscal year obligations and future estimates, program accomplishments and examples of funded projects, related programs and information contact, including regional or local offices of federal agencies if applicable. All of the program descriptions, indexes and appendixes of the printed Catalog are searchable for free online.