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Funding Beyond NLM and NNLM

This is not intended to be comprehensive, but to serve as a starting point for finding grants and other sources of support.

Specific Government Agencies

  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Grants - Funding Opportunity Announcements
    Contains links to announcements, applications and forms, assurances certifications and frequently asked questions.

  • Health Resources and Service Administration (HRSA): Grants: Open Opportunities
    Contains information regarding available grants, the grant cycles, and links to a list of grants administration references. The site links to HSRA grant preview and grant guidance information.

  • Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS)
    Through the Grants to States program, the ILMS provides funds to state libraries to support statewide initiatives and services or distribute the funds through subgrant competitions or cooperative agreements.

  • National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH): Apply for a Grant
    Includes application guides and deadlines, information on the Digital Humanities Initiative with links to start up and challenge grants, and how to resister and apply using Grants.gov.

  • National Health Council: Health Research Funding
    Focused for biomedical research, this site, developed with input from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) is designed to bring researchers with peer-reviewed, worthwhile, unfunded projects together with patient advocacy organizations and other funding sources to foster the funding of new research that will provide hope to millions of people in this country with chronic diseases and disabilities.

  • National Science Foundation (NSF): Find Funding
    Contains Guide to Programs, Overview of NSF Programs, Grant Proposal Guide and the Grant Policy Manual. The user can search the Online Document System for forms, policies and procedures, program announcements and project directory. There is a FAQ as well as links to electronic forms, regulations and outreach programs. NSF also has an begun to implement Fastlane, an electronic grants management initiative.

  • Office of Minority Health (OMH): Funding
    Provides information to support minority heath projects. Information includes private and public foundations, directories, and community resources. The site has a search engine and allows the user to browse by the following subject categories: funding resources, grants, foundations and financial aid. A highlighted list of funding resources and new opportunities is now available. The Resource Center provides free search services for information on funding and other resources related to minority health.

  • Office of Telecommunications and Information Applications (OTIA)
    Assists state and local governments, educational and health care entities, libraries, public service agencies, and other groups in effectively using telecommunications and information technologies to better provide public services and advance other national goals.

  • Rural Health Information Hub: Funding
    Includes funding tips, opportunities, news and information guides.

  • Substance Abuse & Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA): Grants Announcements
    Describes new grant material now available online and provides information needed by applicants in responding to SAMHSA Requests for Applications (RFAs).

Multi-Agency Sites

  • The Grantsmanship Center: Funding Sources
    Links to federal, state, community foundations (by state) and international funding sources.

  • Grants.Gov
    Grants.gov offers one-stop shopping for information on applying for grants at all federal agencies. The Web site includes information on over $350 billion in grant funds administered by over 900 grant programs at the federal government's 26 grant-making agencies. The Department of Health and Human Services is the managing partner for the Federal Grants.gov initiative.

  • Partners in Information Access for the Public Health Workforce: Grants and Funding
    Opportunities for fellowships, grants and other awards related to public health issues

  • ScanGrants
    First developed to lis funding opportunities related to the heath field, ScanGrants is also available for use by the general public and includes funding opportunities for bio- and bio-medical research that could be interesting for researchers.

  • USDA National Agricultural Library: Guide to Funding Resources
    Includes links to searchable databases offering funding opportunities from government and/or private sources that are available to local governments, community organizations, and individuals.

  • U.S. General Services Administration (GSA): Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
    The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) is a catalog of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities providing assistance or benefits to the American public. The catalog contains financial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government. The search engine supports phrase searching; using quotes and Boolean operators; Adjacent (ADJ), AND, OR, and NOT in all caps.

  • White House Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships
    The White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships within the Domestic Policy Council works to form partnerships between the Federal Government and faith-based and neighborhood organizations to more effectively serve Americans in need and advances this work through eleven Federal Agency Centers. Their goal is to make sure that grassroots leaders can compete on an equal footing for federal dollars.

Private Funders

  • Foundation Center
    Provides access to searching private, community and corporate foundations, and the foundation finder for address information. The starting points section includes an online Orientation to Grantseeking, the Guide to Funding Research and a Proposal Writing Course. An Online Librarian is available to answer questions not covered in the FAQ. LNPS Online allows the user to search philanthropy literature.

  • Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF): Grants
    The Foundation makes grants and contracts in support of programs and projects to improve health and health care in the United States.

  • University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA): Private Foundations and Organizations
    UCLA Office of Contract and Grant Administration has compiled an alphabetical listing of private foundations and organizations.

  • W.K. Kellogg Foundation: Grantseeking
    Health programming at the W.K. Kellogg Foundation focuses explicitly on improving individual and community health, and improving access and quality of health care as a means to that end.

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