In an effort to assist our customers in locating information on grants, we would like to provide the following links. Please note that North Carolina Lab Test (NCLT) is not affiliated with these sites and does not guarantee their reliability.
The CFDA website provides the following information about its purpose and contents:
“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.
As the basic reference source of Federal programs, the primary purpose of the Catalog is to assist users in identifying programs that meet specific objectives of the potential applicant, and to obtain general information on Federal assistance programs. In addition, the intent of the Catalog is to improve coordination and communication between the Federal government and State and local governments.
Programs selected for inclusion in the Federal assistance data base are defined as any function of a Federal agency that provides assistance or benefits for a State or States, territorial possession, county, city, other political subdivision, grouping, or instrumentality thereof; any domestic profit or nonprofit corporation, institution, or individual, other than an agency of the Federal government.”
The Grants.gov website is a clearinghouse for all things grant related within the federal government of the US. Within its pages, you will find grant opportunities, user guides, new opportunities, grant news, and eligibility information. Downloadable grant application packages are available as well as tutorials on applying for grants and a “Track my Application” page.
The Federal Business Opportunities website provides the user with a searchable list of Federal Procurement Opportunities over $25,000.
Recovery.gov is the official US government website regarding the Recovery Act, spending, and opportunities. It includes a page listing “Steps to Apply for a Grant”, including a list of eligible organizations, documents needed for your application, and links for registering.
If you require a D-U-N-S® Number (Dun & Bradstreet’s copyrighted, proprietary means of identifying business entities on a location-specific basis), this is the site to visit. The FAQ page also provides additional information on various other identification numbers.
Listed are four categories in which requests for grants may be made. Each is explained in detail. Included is the Paul Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program (the Coverdell program), which awards grants to states and units of local government to help improve the quality and timeliness of forensic science and medical examiner services.