Need to Know Database for Grants

Here you'll find direct links and descriptions of essential website databases for grant seekers. Click on the blue hyperlinks below for more information or to be taken directly to the database discussed.
is the primary government portal to locate and apply for federal grants.

It lists nearly all competitive grant programs currently soliciting applications. Most federal agencies require you to apply online via

It has a search engine to locate grants by different parameters, such as subject, agency, and date. 

If you’re not familiar with, we strongly recommend you take a tutorial. Click one of the links below.


Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) describes all federal grant programs, though, most will not be seeking applicants at a given time.

For each program, CFDA lists program objectives, eligibility, the application process, and examples of funded projects. If you find a program that interests you, contact the program officer to ask when the next round of funding is expected.

Click the link below to learn how to navigate the CFDA website.


Texas e-grants application portal allows you to search for funding based on a specific interest area. This is a good resource for Texas organizations looking for state grants.

Texas Education Agency grant opportunities is a central resource and link to all State of Texas and federal grant opportunities administered by TEA.


The Foundation Center is a gateway to private funding sources (including private and corporate). It also offers a variety of training and educational seminars for grants and fundraising.