Resources for Finding Grants

There are many great resources to help identify funding for potential projects.  The Director of Grant Development can assist in this process. In addition to working with the Director of Grant Development in locating applicable funding, faculty and staff are encouraged to do their own prospect research. Below is a list of popular websites that can assist in this process.

Federal grants is the federal government’s central repository of grants offered at any given time. It is searchable by category (e.g. Education; Employment, Labor and Training), by eligibility (public and state controlled institutions of higher education), by agency or by keyword.  It provides links to a synopsis of the grant opportunity as well as the full announcement and application package. 

Note: RTC is registered and eligible to apply for grants through, but application submission must go through authorized users only.  The Grants Director will process any actual submissions.

The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance is a government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities that provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and nonfinancial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government, which includes a database to search for funding opportunities.  It is a great source for identifying a complete list of agencies and programs that offer funding.

And finally, you can search particular federal departmental websites for grant opportunities.  Below are a few of the most relevant federal sources.

State and Local Grants

The State Board of Community and Technical Colleges – to access application materials, you will need to work with the Grants Director or others with access to the Online Grants Management System (OGMS).

Other Sources

NEW!  RTC has subscribed to eCivis grant research service! eCivis is a very robust research database for grants.  The system employs 20 full-time researchers, so it is updated daily with detailed information and is very user-friendly.  There is also an extensive knowledgebase system with e-trainings on the full range of grant-related tasks from research to management to evaluation, which are updated regularly.  Work with Marta to discuss possible search requests or to learn more about the system. 

The Foundation Center offers the Philanthropy News Digest (PND) for free.  Subscribers receive daily content alerts about Request for Proposals (RFP) and philanthropy news.

Grant Gopher provides a free weekly newsletter and (somewhat) limited search options for grant opportunities.  For $9/month, they offer a more comprehensive search, tips for grant-writing and some grant research assistance.

GuideStar posts information about all IRS-registered nonprofit organizations, including mission, legitimacy, impact, reputation, finances, programs, transparency, and governance.  This can be useful in identifying potential funders and/or understanding their priorities.

Contact the Grant Office

Susie Rather
Grant and Contract Coordinator
Tel: 425-235-2352 x5699