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  • Grants.gov is a Federal initiative designed to improve government services to the public through an online web site that allows you to find and apply for Federal grants. It contains information on over 1,000 grant programs and access to approximately $400 billion in annual Federal awards. By registering once, you can apply for grants from 26 different Federal agencies, search and learn of current requests for proposals (RFPs) and sign up to receive a daily update delivered to your e-mail address on RFPs that have been issued.
  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance - This on-line resource gives you access to a database of all Federal programs available to State and local governments; federally -recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic public, quasi-public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals. You can search this database to find assistance programs meeting your requirements and for which you are eligible. You can then contact the office that administers the program and find out how to apply. Also available on this site are several aids to guide you in the writing of a proposal to apply for assistance.
  • Federal Register - Many Federal agencies use the Federal Register, which is published each weekday, to announce the release of RFPs. Use the browse feature to look at the table of contents for today's issue as well as for previous ones. A search function for archived notices is also available.
  • Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, is one of the primary sources of grant funds in support of chemical dependence prevention and treatment services. When you visit this web site, you will be able to see what opportunities currently exist and, by visiting the grant archive, review past SAMHSA offerings. There is additional information here to assist you in understanding how to frame a successful application and links to other helpful sites.
  • National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), a component of the National Institutes of Health, supports most of the world's research on the health aspects of drug abuse and addiction. The Institute carries out a large variety of programs to ensure the rapid dissemination of research information and its implementation in policy and practice.
  • National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism (NIAAA), also a component of the National Institutes of Health, conducts and supports approximately 90 percent of the U.S. research on the causes, consequences, prevention, and treatment of alcohol abuse, alcoholism, and alcohol problems and disseminates research findings to general, professional, and academic audiences.
  • Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) - As part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the CDC is at the forefront of public health efforts to prevent and control infectious and chronic diseases, injuries, workplace hazards, disabilities, and environmental health threats.
  • U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) - HUD's mission is to increase home ownership, support community development and increase access by all who are eligible to affordable housing. It also supports a number of housing programs directed toward special population groups, such as those who are homeless as a result of chemical dependence and persons living with AIDS.
  • U.S. Department of Education: Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools - The mission of the Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools program is to create safe schools, respond to crises, prevent drug abuse and violence, ensure the health and well-being of students and promote development of good character and citizenship. The web site lists funding opportunities from the U.S. Department of Education for drug and violence prevention activities and activities that promote the health and well being of students in elementary and secondary schools and institutions of higher education.
  • White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives - Available at this web site is the grants catalog entitled Federal Funds for Organizations That Help Those In Need. It lists over 170 programs that may be of interest to faith- and community-based organizations. Grants programs are organized into general categories ranging from programs for elders and the homeless to those that serve at-risk youth and people making the transition from welfare to work. Also available is a guide on developing quality grant proposals. Please note that both of these documents are large files and may take some time to download.
  • Join Together is a program of the Boston University School of Public Health. Since 1991 it has been a leading provider of information, strategic planning assistance, and leadership development for community-based efforts to advance effective alcohol and drug policy, prevention, and treatment. Click the Funding News tab to learn of current Federal and foundation grant announcements. It is updated on a daily basis as new announcements are released. You can also sign up to receive e-mail updates.


  • New York State Register - The State Register is published every Wednesday and is the tool used by New York State agencies to announce rule making activities. State agencies also use the Register to announce the availability of State and Federal funds. Click on an issue to view what funding announcements have been released. Look for the tab "Notice of Availability of State and federal Funds."
  • OASAS Funding Opportunities- Available opportunities for funding from OASAS.


  • Health Research Institute, Inc. - HRI is a not-for-profit corporation affiliated with the New York Department of Health and the Roswell Park Cancer Institute in Buffalo to assist them to effectively evaluate, solicit, and administer external financial support. Through their Web site, visitors can access a national listserv (first select Listserv lists from the left side menu then select the Research Administration Discussion List) comprised of grant administrators from the research and education fields that covers a variety of grant management related issues, such as Grants.gov submissions, eligible costs, salary caps and project modifications.
  • The Foundation Center is the nation's leading authority on philanthropy and is dedicated to serving grant seekers, grant makers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public. Users can search the Center's annotated links to private foundations by subject or geographic keyword.
  • Council on Foundations provides links to over twenty community foundations in New York State. According to the Council, community foundations are tax-exempt public charities serving thousands of people who share a common concern: improving the quality of life in their area. Individuals, families, businesses and organizations create permanent charitable funds that help their region meet the challenges of changing times. The foundation invests and administers these funds.