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Federal Agencies

This is a listing of the government agencies that offer funding for projects. This is not a complete list of all federal government organizations but it does include the ones most often used by University faculty and administration. Where possible, RSS feeds have been added to this page to allow for easy browsing of up-to-date funding opportunities.

Center for Disease Control (CDC)

CDC.gov

CDC works 24/7 to protect America from health, safety and security threats, both foreign and in the U.S. Whether diseases start at home or abroad, are chronic or acute, curable or preventable, human error or deliberate attack, CDC fights disease and supports communities and citizens to do the same. CDC increases the health security of our nation. As the nation’s health protection agency, CDC saves lives and protects people from health threats. To accomplish our mission, CDC conducts critical science and provides health information that protects our nation against expensive and dangerous health threats, and responds when these arise.

Department of Defense

Defense.gov

The mission of the Department of Defense is to provide the military forces needed to deter war and to protect the security of our country. The department's headquarters is at the Pentagon. The mission of Defense.gov is to support the overall mission of the Department of Defense by providing official, timely and accurate information about defense policies, organizations, functions and operations. Also, Defense.gov is the single, unified starting point for finding military information online. This mission is consistent with the DoD Principles of Information, which outline the Department's policy for providing information to military members, DoD civilians, military family members, the American public, the Congress, and the news media. The information you find here is cleared for public release in accordance with applicable DoD policies.

Department of Education

Department of Education Funding

Funding opportunities from the Department of Education

Higher Education Program (HEP) Grants

The High School Equivalency Program (HEP) helps migratory and seasonal farm workers (or children of such workers) who are 16 years of age or older and not currently enrolled in school to obtain the equivalent of a high school diploma and, subsequently, to gain employment or begin postsecondary education or training. The program serves more than 7,000 students annually. Competitive awards are made for up to five years of funding.

Department of Energy (DOE)

Energy.gov

The mission of the Energy Department is to ensure America’s security and prosperity by addressing its energy, environmental and nuclear challenges through transformative science and technology solutions.

Department of Health & Human Sciences

Department of Health & Human Sciences Grants

HHS and other federal agencies provide grants, benefit programs for individuals and families, loans, and contracting opportunities.

Department of the Interior - National Park Service

DOI.gov

The U.S. Department of the Interior protects America’s natural resources and heritage, honors our cultures and tribal communities, and supplies the energy to power our future.

Environmental Protection Agency

Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Our mission is to protect human health and the environment.

Environmental Protection Agency-Contracts Management Division

This Web page provides information and a list of important points of contact for Acquisition Management employees in Headquarters, RTP, and Cincinnati, as well as procurement personnel in the Regions and field offices. In addition, we hope this handbook will help our clients get their work done. This is a reference book that not only delineates the important elements of the contracting process and points of contact, but also provides information on the regulations and policies applicable to EPA acquisitions.

Extramural Research: STAR Grants, P3, Fellowships, & SBIR Programs

Supporting high quality research by the nation's leading scientists and engineers to improve EPA's scientific basis for decisions on national environmental issues. EPA supports leading edge extramural research in exposure, effects, risk assessment, and risk management through competitions for STAR grants, fellowships, and research contracts under the Small Business Innovative Research Program.

Government site search engine

Government site search engine

Health Finder

HealthFinder

Welcome to healthfinder.gov, a government Web site where you will find information and tools to help you and those you care about stay healthy.

Library of Congress

Library of Congress

The Library of Congress is the nation's oldest federal cultural institution and serves as the research arm of Congress. It is also the largest library in the world, with millions of books, recordings, photographs, maps and manuscripts in its collections. The Library's mission is to support the Congress in fulfilling its constitutional duties and to further the progress of knowledge and creativity for the benefit of the American people.

National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

National Aeronautics & Space Administration (NASA)

NASA's vision: To reach for new heights and reveal the unknown so that what we do and learn will benefit all humankind. To do that, thousands of people have been working around the world -- and off of it -- for 50 years, trying to answer some basic questions. What's out there in space? How do we get there? What will we find? What can we learn there, or learn just by trying to get there, that will make life better here on Earth?

National Endowment for the Humanities

National Endowment For the Humanities CONNECT!

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States. Because democracy demands wisdom, NEH serves and strengthens our republic by promoting excellence in the humanities and conveying the lessons of history to all Americans. The Endowment accomplishes this mission by awarding grants for top-rated proposals examined by panels of independent, external reviewers.

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF)

National Fish and Wildlife Foundation (NFWF) Grants

NFWF provides funding on a competitive basis to projects that sustain, restore, and enhance our nation's fish, wildlife, and plants and their habitats.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

NIH - National Institutes of Health

The National Institutes of Health (NIH), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services External Web Site Policy , is the nation’s medical research agency—making important discoveries that improve health and save lives.

Thanks in large part to NIH-funded medical research, Americans today are living longer and healthier. Life expectancy in the United States has jumped from 47 years in 1900 to 78 years as reported in 2009, and disability in people over age 65 has dropped dramatically in the past 3 decades. In recent years, nationwide rates of new diagnoses and deaths from all cancers combined have fallen significantly.

  NIH - National Institutes of Health, Office of Extramural Research

Provides the corporate framework for NIH research administration, ensuring scientific integrity, public accountability, and effective stewardship of the NIH extramural research portfolio.

  SBIR/STTR (Small Business Funding Opportunities)(NIH)

Funding Opportunities for U.S. Small Businesses

National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)

National Institute of Mental Health

The mission of NIMH is to transform the understanding and treatment of mental illnesses through basic and clinical research, paving the way for prevention, recovery, and cure.

National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

 
National Oceanic & Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) Acquisition & Grants Office

NOAA is an agency that enriches life through science. Our reach goes from the surface of the sun to the depths of the ocean floor as we work to keep citizens informed of the changing environment around them.

National Science Foundation

National Science Foundation Funding

The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense…" With an annual budget of about $7.0 billion (FY 2012), we are the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally supported basic research conducted by America's colleges and universities.

Smithsonian Institute

Smithsonian Institute

The Smithsonian Institution is home to nine research centers and numerous research programs.

Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration

Grant Opportunities Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) & Center for Substance Abuse Treatment (CSAT)

The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) is the agency within the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services that leads public health efforts to advance the behavioral health of the nation. SAMHSA's mission is to reduce the impact of substance abuse and mental illness on America's communities.

United States Department of Agriculture (USDA)

Agricultural Research Service (USDA)

ARS conducts research to develop and transfer solutions to agricultural problems of high national priority and provide information access and dissemination to:

  • ensure high-quality, safe food, and other agricultural products
  • assess the nutritional needs of Americans
  • sustain a competitive agricultural economy
  • enhance the natural resource base and the environment, and
  • provide economic opportunities for rural citizens, communities, and society as a whole.
 
  Cooperative State Research, Education & Extension Service (CSREES) (USDA)

Learn more about available or anticipated competitive grants or cooperative agreements here. For these grants, NIFA accepts applications from eligible entities and considers the applications for funding through a competitive peer review process. On each individual grant page you will find links to full requests for applications (RFAs) and application forms. RFAs explain the evaluation criteria used in the competitive peer review process, and contain instructions for preparing and submitting applications. To be considered for funding, applicants must submit the required forms with their applications.

  Department of Agriculture Homepage (USDA)

We provide leadership on food, agriculture, natural resources, rural development, nutrition, and related issues based on sound public policy, the best available science, and efficient management.

Economic Research Service (USDA)

The ERS mission is to inform and enhance public and private decision making on economic and policy issues related to agriculture, food, the environment, and rural development. With over 300 employees, The Economic Research Service is a primary source of economic information and research in the U.S. Department of Agriculture.

Hispanic Serving Institution Education Grants (USDA)

This competitive grants program is intended to promote and strengthen the ability of Hispanic-Serving Institutions to carry out higher education programs in the food and agricultural sciences. Programs aim to attract outstanding students and produce graduates capable of enhancing the Nation's food and agricultural scientific and professional work force.