Listed below are grant funding resources that may be of assistance to staff and faculty in the Kremen School of Education and Human Development or to others interested in obtaining external funding for education-related programs and research. These resources will hopefully provide opportunities for those interested in obtaining external funding for research or programs to help fulfill the mission of the Kremen School of Education and Human Development. These resources are made available for your convenience; we are also happy to help you with searches.
The Office of Research and Sponsored Programs can assist in a number of ways to help facilitate the grant writing process to make it a more rewarding and positive experience. If you are interested in pursuing external funding, please contact Doug Carey at 278-0964 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
1. FEDERAL WEBSITE RESOURCES
This website provides an excellent starting point to review and learn about the funding available through the U. S. Department of Education. It provides links to currently funded programs and also a search engine to assist in identifying potential funding sources.
Guide to Department of Education Programs. This website provides snapshots of current available programs through the Department of Education. This would best be used as a website to visit periodically to keep updated on programs being funded. Because the timeframe between announcement and the closing date is usually less than two months, this site should be used to monitor availability of a potential project that is fairly well developed.
Office of Postsecondary Education. This site provides specific information regarding the U. S. Department of Education’s Office of Postsecondary Education. It provides specific focus on postsecondary funding which eliminates the much larger and more complex K-12 grant programs.
The Higher Education for Development is an agency that works in close partnership with the United States Agency for International Development to promote international education programs.
This web site provides links to teaching and learning resources from a range of federal agencies. It allows for searching by subject and individual sources of funding.
The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance website provides an excellent search engine to help identify subject and agency funding opportunities. This is the most comprehensive resource of all federal funding sources. The down side is that this will provide rather lengthy lists of potential programs for general terms.
This is an excellent search engine developed by the Executive Branch (the White House) of the Federal Government for finding federal resources. Here also vague or very general terms will result in a very long list of potential funding sources. Thus, for best results it is important to give serious thought to one’s project before utilizing this website and to enlist the help of ORSP.
This is also another excellent and comprehensive search engine to search for funding sources across all federal agencies. This is also the main web site for the submission of most federal grant applications.
This is a clearinghouse search engine by the federal government’s Office of University Partnerships.
This website provides data resources that could be valuable in preparation of a grant proposal. It provides links to a range of demographic data dealing with education, health, economic indicators, and degree attainment.
U. S. Census Bureau’s “QuickFacts” provides valuable census data for use in grant application preparation. It also allows for searching more detailed census data by county, city, and census tract.
The National Center for Education Statistics is another useful website to obtain data on K-12 schools and colleges. It provides a wide range of data useful in documenting need and supporting research initiatives.
2. STATE AND REGIONAL WEBSITE RESOURCES
This California Department of Education’s website provides both a listing of currently available grant programs and a limited search engine.
This is an excellent website to search out funding by the different agencies and commissions within the California government.
The California Postsecondary Education Commission website provides a search engine for grants for postsecondary funding at the state level.
This website for the California Council on Developmental Disabilities provides information and listing of grant programs funded by the Council.
The Fresno County Office of Education provides periodic listings of its grant-funded programs. Each county in California has a corresponding Office of Education that also provides periodic listings of grant programs.
Most county-level grant programs are announced and handled through the Purchasing Office of each county. Fresno County announces grant programs in a “bid” format which makes preparation of the grant application somewhat different than other governmental agencies. Please contact the Office of Research and Sponsored Programs for assistance in preparing grant proposals to county purchasing offices.
The California State University provides numerous analytical studies and performance reports for California high schools and community colleges. It is an excellent resource for data in preparing grant proposals.
3. NON-GOVERNMENTAL FUNDING RESOURCES
The National Center for Educational Achievement provides valuable data and research articles dealing with K-12 issues. It is a highly respected nonprofit that provides a wide range of articles and resources helpful in preparing grant applications.
Fundsnet Services Online : http://www.fundsnetservices.com/index.php
Fundsnet is a free database of current funding opportunities. From Fundsnet’s homepage, you can select categories such as on “Education & Literacy Grants,” “Curriculum and Lesson Plans,” or “Regional Grants” and then “California Grants.”
The Fresno Regional Foundation provides a wide range of private funding for local programs. It also provides links to a range of larger private foundations headquartered on the West coast.
The College Access Foundation of California provides grants to community-based organizations. Many collaborative grant applications are submitted involving government and community-based organizations.
The Great Valley Center provides periodic grant funding opportunities for regionally- based programs. The Center covers a wide range of funding opportunities, many of which are related to education.