The following is not intended to be a complete list of sites with grant prospects, but it does have information on some key sites with grant information.
Federal Web Sites
Federal Register: www.federalregister.gov A daily publication of federal regulations, notices, grant competition announcements and proposal guidelines by department.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance: https://www.cfda.gov/ The U.S. government’s catalog of all federal programs, projects, services and activities that provide assistance or benefits to the American public.
USA.gov for Nonprofits: http://www.usa.gov/Business/Nonprofit.shtml Information and services for nonprofits, including grants, loan assistance, taxes, management and more. Includes links to Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, Federal grants, and State and local funding directories, among others.
Grants.gov: http://www.grants.gov Grants.gov is the primary site for applying for federal grants. The grants posted on the site are those with a current open competition. Navigation: Find the “For Applicants” section on the left hand side of the page. Click “Find Grant Opportunities.” You may search by keyword, CFDA number, funding activity category or federal agency. You may also use the Advanced Search button to search by eligibility, funding instrument or sub-agency.
U.S. Department of Education home page: http://www.ed.gov/
U.S. Department of Education Forecast of Funding Opportunities: http://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/find/edlite-forecast.html The Forecast of Funding Opportunities lists the programs and competitions that the Dept. of Education has posted or expects to post for applications for new awards. The Forecast is organized by Offices within the Department.
U.S. Department of Education Discretionary Grant Application Packages: http://www2.ed.gov/fund/grant/apply/grantapps/index.html The Discretionary Grant Application Packages page lists each of the competitive grant application packages with the relevant CFDA number and closing date.
U.S. Department of Education Office of Postsecondary Education (OPE): http://www2.ed.gov/about/offices/list/ope/programs.html This page has links to grant programs, including Strengthening Institutions (Title III), Predominantly Black Institutions (PBI), Strengthening Hispanic-Serving Institutions (Title V), TRIO programs, and others.
National Science Foundation grants page: http://www.nsf.gov/funding
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services grants page: http://www.hhs.gov/grants/
U.S. Department of Health & Human Services Grant Forecast page: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/hhsgrantsforecast/
U.S. Department of Labor Employment & Training Administration: http://www.doleta.gov ETA supports programs that provide high quality job training and employment.
State of Illinois Web Sites
Illinois Board of Higher Education grants page: http://www.ibhe.state.il.us/Grants/default.htm
Illinois Department of Commerce & Economic Opportunity grants page: http://www.commerce.state.il.us/dceo/Bureaus/Business_Development/Grants/ Illinois State Board of Education grants page: http://www.isbe.net/funding_opps/default.htm
The Northeastern Illinois University Foundation has a Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations with access to foundation prospecting information through its Donors Forum membership. His contact information is shown below.
Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations
Donors Forum: http://www.donorsforum.org/s_donorsforum/index.asp The Donors Forum has a library with fundraising books and materials, including the annual Foundation Directory. Orientation sessions are free of charge and designed to help people use the resources to identify prospective donors. You must register for orientations in advance. Registration information is available on line.
208 South Lasalle Street, Suite 1535
Chicago, IL 60604
Evanston Public Library: http://www.epl.org/ The third floor of the library has fundraising books and materials, including the annual Foundation Directory. Parking available. Further information about the library’s fundraising reference resources is available at: http://www.epl.org/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=155&Itemid=288
1703 Orrington Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201