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Federal Grants is a robust resource of active Federal grant programs with over 1,000 opportunities providing access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards. Comprehensive search options allow you to search for competitive grant opportunities by a variety of criteria. Many Federal agencies require grant applications through, making it a wonderful resource to begin your search with.

Link to homepage also offers a wealth of resources and tools to assist with grant seeking, writing, and application development. There are also a new blog and social media accounts, which has updates about the website and its content and upcoming training opportunities. User Guide Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

All Tompkins County government departments seeking funding through must have these grant applications submitted by an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR). The AOR has the authority to sign grant applications and has the necessary certifications and/or assurances to fulfill the requirements of the application process.

The Federal Register is the official daily record for activities and announcements that occur within Federal agencies and organizations. Daily issues of publication have Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Requests for Proposals (RFP). These contain links that provide information on where to get more information and apply for the funding. Subscribe by email to get daily issue of the Federal Register sent to your inbox.

Link to Federal Register homepage

The System for Award Management ( combines award management, Federal procurement systems, and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance into one new system where grantees can manage their awarded funds. SAM is designed to get grant seekers properly registered to effectively compete for Federal, State, and Local government competitive funding opportunities. Many grants require SAM registration information before you submit applications, so register soon!

Link to SAM homepage


Click Here to View Federal Grants by Department/Agency