Federal Agencies: Search for Grant Opportunities

Click on the names of the agencies to link to their grants pages.

Economic Development Administration (EDA)

  • Tip! Provides brick and mortar funding for eligible projects. Educational institutions can apply.
  • Tip! The regional office is in Austin. Contact them to describe your project and ask how to make your application competitive.
Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)

  • Tip! NASA does not use Grants.gov for grant submission. It uses NSPIRES. See the link below.
  • Tip! NASA has a free donation program for schools, colleges, and museums to acquire space and shuttle objects for display to increase interest in STEM. Visit the Artifact Allocation and Special Items programs to bring outer space to your campus.

National Endowment of the Arts (NEA)

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)

  • Tip!  Be sure to see their opportunities for HSIs
  • Tip! Call the program officer to go over your idea before you start writing.

National Institutes of Health (NIH)

  • Tip! NIH primarily funds biological science research and their grant process is complex. Go to one of their regional conferences.
  • Tip! If you’re new to NIH, find another researcher who could be your mentor.
  • Tip! Be sure to always talk to the program officer about your idea before beginning your application.

National Institute of Standards & Technology (NIST)

  • Tip! Check out their opportunities for middle school science teachers and undergraduate student fellowships

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

National Science Foundation (NSF)

  • Tip! NSF does not use grants.gov. You must apply to grants via  NSF Fastlane
  • Tip! Participate in NSF Day held at campuses around the country. You’ll receive valuable advice on preparing a proposal and you can meet the program officers.