Additional grant funding resources

Thousands of federal agencies, private foundations, corporations, and associations in the U.S. support instructional projects, research, technology, and innovation. Where should you begin? We’ve compiled a few resources to jumpstart your funding search. is the single access point for more than 1,000 grant programs offered by federal grant-making agencies and allows organizations to electronically find and apply for more than $400 billion in federal grants. You can search the database for grant opportunities by category or government agency, download grant applications, and submit them online.


In order to apply for a government grant, you and/or your organization must complete the registration process.

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The Foundation Center

This comprehensive resource includes a grant writing tutorial, a common grant application form, a Foundation Finder database with information on more than 73,000 private and community foundations in the United States, links to grantmaker websites, and an online version of The Foundation Directory.

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Grants Resource Center (GRC)

A searchable database of public and private funding sources, the GRC is provided by the American Association of State Colleges and Universities (AASCU). The database is designed exclusively for GRC-member institutions.

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Science Magazine

The staff of Science has compiled a list of other places you can search for information on funding programs.

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Sponsored Programs Information Network (SPIN)

SPIN provides up-to-date information on current national and international government and private funding sources, including fellowships, research grants, publication support, sabbatical support, curriculum development, and more. All of the data on SPIN is obtained directly from the sponsoring agencies to ensure the integrity of the information. The database is only available to SPIN-member institutions.

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ICT provides links to grants for projects that provide leadership, information, and resources to expand and enhance distance learning through the use of technology. It’s a good source of information about other grants pertaining to distance learning.

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