The Center for Rural Outreach & Public Services, Inc. (CROPS) provides the following list of free resources for finding grant opportunities for rural organizations and communities to apply.
Technology Grants Community – www.technology-grants.com
Technology Grants is an online community sponsored by Comstor – a Westcon Group Company and Cisco Systems where members can share information about technology grant opportunities, technology solutions, and samples of winning technology grant proposals. Membership is free to this educational forum that offers tips and techniques for successful grant writers that have generated more than $250 million in grant awards in the fields of energy, environment, education, health care, labor relations, disaster recovery, faith based initiatives, homeland security, law enforcement, crime prevention, fire safety, etc.
By signing up for a free newsletter from USGG at the link above you will receive free weekly newsletters from GrantStation with state, regional, and national funding opportunities, as well as information about educational training programs. GrantStation is an online funding resource for organizations seeking grants throughout the world.
Rural Assistance Center – www.raconline.org
A product of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Rural Initiative, the Rural Assistance Center (RAC) was established in December 2002 as a rural health and human services "information portal." RAC helps rural communities and other rural stakeholders access the full range of available programs, funding, and research that can enable them to provide quality health and human services to rural residents.
Grants.gov – www.grants.gov
Grants.gov was established as a governmental resource named the E-Grants Initiative, part of the President's 2002 Fiscal Year Management Agenda to improve government services to the public. Today, Grants.gov is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards. On the grants.gov website you can sign up to receive free email notifications of federal grants, as well as search for grant opportunities.
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Established in 1956, the Foundation Center is the leading source of information about philanthropy worldwide. Through data, analysis, and training, it connects people who want to change the world to the resources they need to succeed. The Center maintains the most comprehensive database on U.S. and, increasingly, global grantmakers and their grants — a robust, accessible knowledge bank for the sector. It also operates research, education, and training programs designed to advance knowledge of philanthropy at every level.