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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 Federal grant-making agencies and offices. Earlier posts each surveyed several agencies and offices. This final post 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:


Libraries and Museums:

Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS):


Public Service:

Corporation for National and Community Service (CNCS):


Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics:

National Science Foundation (NSF):

    •    Crosscutting and NSF-Wide Funding Opportunities:

    •    Directorate for Biological Sciences (BIO):

    •    Directorate for Computer and Information Science and Engineering (CISE):

    •    Directorate for Education and Human Resources (EHR):

    •    Directorate for Engineering (ENG):

    •    Directorate for Geosciences (GEO):

    •    Directorate for Mathematical and Physical Sciences (MPS):

    •    Directorate for Social, Behavioral, and Economic Sciences (SBE):

    •    Environmental Research and Education (ERE):

    •    Office of Cyber Infrastructure (OCI):

    •    Office of Integrative Activities (OIA):

    •    Office of International Science and Engineering (OISE):

    •    Office of Polar Programs (OPP):


Social Security: 

Social Security Administration (SSA):



US Department of State (State):

    •    Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs (ECA):

    •   Bureau of Intelligence and Research (INR):

    •    Bureau of Oceans and International Environmental and Scientific Affairs:



US Department of Transportation (DOT:

    •    Research and Innovative Technology Administration (RITA):

    •    National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSB):


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