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Finding funding sources is often one of the most time-consuming aspects of seeking competitively awarded grants. This post presents links to sources of Federal grants from selected grant-making Federal agencies and offices. Later posts will survey others.


Links were live at the time of research; if one proves inactive — and it does not automatically redirect users to a live link — simply reduce the link back to its domain name (e.g., and review that website for a new link.


Among the agencies and offices of the United States government that offer competitively awarded grants are:


Aeronautics and Space:

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA):


US Department of Agriculture (USDA):

    •    United States Forest Service (USFS):

    •    National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA):


National Archives and Records Administration (NARA):

Arts and Humanities:

National Endowment for the Arts (NEA):

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH):


US Department of Commerce (DOC):

    •    Economic Development Administration (EDA):

    •    National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST):

    •    National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA):

    •    National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA):


US Department of Defense (DOD):

    •    Air Force Office of Scientific Research (AFOSR):

    •    Army Research Office (ARO)

    •    Congressionally Directed Medical Research Programs (CDMRP):

    •    Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency’s (DARPA):

    •    Office of Naval Research (ONR):

    •    Strategic Environmental Research and Development Program (SERDP):


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