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Funding Databases

These databases provide keyword searches and other ways to look for funding opportunities.

  • - Primary source to find and apply for federal government grants. simplifies the grants management process and creates a centralized, online process to find and apply for grant programs from the 26 federal grant-making agencies. You can also subscribe to the Funding Alert ListServ.
  • SBIR Gateway - Includes news items, funding search services, national/regional conferences, solicitation dates, and partnering opportunities. For more information, the Small Business Technology Development Center (SBTDC) provides resources for SBIR and STTR granting programs.
  • National Institutes of Health (NIH) - Funds grants, cooperative agreements and contracts that support the advancement of fundamental knowledge about the nature and behavior of living systems in response to a funding opportunity announcement (FOA). You can subscribe to the NIH Funding Alert ListServ.
  • National Science Foundation (NSF) - Promotes and advances scientific progress by competitively awarding grants and cooperative agreements for research and education in the sciences, mathematics and engineering. You can subscribe to the NSF update.
  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance - Access to a database of all federal programs available.
  • Federal Business Opportunities - FedBizOpps posts contracting business opportunities from government contractors and is the single government-wide point-of-entry for federal government procurement opportunities more than $25,000.
  • FirstGov for Nonprofits - Network of links to federal government services and grants information to assist nonprofit organizations.
  • InfoEd's Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN) is the most widely used funding opportunity database in the world.
  • ScanGrants  lists grants and other funding to support health research, programs and scholarship.
  • Grant Forward provides a database of funding opportunities across 39 subject areas and 2000+ categories.

U.S. House of Representatives' Federal Grant Sites

To identify your Congressperson, visit the United States House of Representatives. In North Carolina:

NC 1st - G.K. Butterfield NC 2nd - Renee Ellmers
NC 3rd - Walter B. Jones NC 4th - David Price
NC 5th - Virginia Foxx NC 6th - Howard Coble
NC 7th - Mike McIntyre NC 8th - Richard Hudson
NC 9th - Robert Pittenger NC 10th - Patrick T. McHenry
NC 11th - Mark Meadows NC 12th - Mel Watt (vacancy)
NC 13th - George Holding  
Senator Richard Burr Senator Kay Hagan