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Help with Federal Grants
Federal funding is often available for projects that help address a compelling social need.  Programs that help protect children from predators, educational campaigns to keep drugs out of our neighorhoods or efforts to help the neediest in our communities are among the types of projects that may qualify for financial assistance from the federal government. Homeland security, terrorism preparedness and community first responders are also top priorities for recieving assistance through federal grants.

This page will provide you with a central location to search the wealth of information available online from both government and private entities who offer financing to individuals, non-profit organizations, businesses and state and local governments. The links on this page offer helpful information that will enable you research information efficiently and will guide you on writing grant proposals.

Please know that my office stands ready to assist constituents at any point in the process, providing answers and information, and whenever possible, additional support.  Please contact my staff in Hamilton at (609) 585-7878 or Whiting at (732) 350-2300 for further assistance with your federal grant proposal.

Informational Resources on Grant Programs and Proposal Writing

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) - Information on Grant Writing
The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance provides information on writing a federal grant proposal, including the basic components of a proposal, initial proposal development and information on guidelines and literature.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) - Search for Grants
Search the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA), a continuously updated government-wide compendium of over 1,500 Federal programs, projects, services, and activities which provide assistance or benefits to the American public-for available grants. is a one-stop shop to find and apply for Federal government grants. With, grantseekers can also track the status of an application and sign-up for e-mail notification of new grant postings.

Local Funding Sources in New Jersey
Operated by the Grantsmanship Center, this website provides information on local private funding sources in New Jersey

The Foundation Center
Search over 61,000 private and community foundations for project funding and take their free online proposal writing course.

Community Foundations in New Jersey
Listing of community foundations in New Jersey that have a special interest in funding local and community projects.

Resources for Tracking Federal Funds

Weekly Federal Funding Report
The online Federal Funding Report is a weekly compilation of items published in the Federal Register which affect Federal Domestic Assistance Programs.

The Federal Register
The Federal Register is the official daily publication for Rules, Proposed Rules, and Notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as Executive Orders and other Presidential Documents.

Federal Funds Expre$$
A listing of sites that are recommended sources of information for researching grants, procurement, and other resources on the Internet.

U.S. Census Bureau Federal Aid to States Web Site
The U.S. Census Bureau maintains records detailing actual expenditures of federal grant funds to State and local governments. Figures are presented to the State level by program area and agency.

General Services Administration (GSA) Resources Business and Nonprofit Gateway
A network of links to federal government services and programs for business and non-profit owners, including information on contracting with the federal government, international trade and exporting, and federal small business programs. State and Local Gateway
Web site developed to give state and local governments easy access to federal government information. Includes federal partnership programs links for states, city management, counties, legislatures, governors, cities, and mayors. for Nonprofits
Links to Federal department and agency information and service for nonprofit organizations, including fundraising and outreach, grants, loans and other assistance, laws and regulations, management and operations, online services, registration and licensing, and tax information.

Department and Agency-Specific Grant Information

Homeland Security Grants
Information on federal homeland security and public safety grant opportunities.

Assistance to Firefighters Grant Program
Information on grants available to fire departments and first responders through the Department of Homeland Security.

Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) Grants
Information on Federal Emergency Management Agency grants and disaster assistance programs.

White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
Coordinates grant programs of federal agencies that support faith-based and community organizations that serve Americans in need.

Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) Client Information and Policy System
The Department of Housing and Urban Development(HUD) details the most recent two weeks of Federal Register notices related to HUD grants and loans.

Additional Federal Resources

Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Grants Management Web Site
Office of Management and Budget (OMB) operates a web site detailing government-wide grants management policies and guidelines through circulars and common rules.
Free online screening tool to identify governmental benefits and how to apply. Covers direct payment, loan, insurance, training, or other services.