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Researching Grant Opportunities

FEDERAL

  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); 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. This listing is now part of the System for Award Management site.  
  • Grants.gov  An electronic grant application system. Most federal grants can be found and/or applied for on-line at this site. Some applications may be electronically submitted at the funding agency’s website.
     
  • OMB Circulars  All Office of Management and Budget (OMB) federal grant circulars have been combined into Title 2 CFR Part 200 - UNIFORM ADMINISTRATIVE REQUIREMENTS, COST PRINCIPLES, AND AUDIT REQUIREMENTS FOR FEDERAL AWARDS.  
  • The Federal Register  Sign up to receive daily Federal Register Table of Contents via email (see “Other Services” section).  This site gives a listing of documents put out for public viewing which includes grant solicitations.
  • USA.gov Government Made Easy  Source of links to government web sites for Grants and Financial Management.

 STATE

  • Governor's Office on Service and Volunteerism (GOSV)  The GOSV is a unit of the Governor’s Office of Community Initiatives.  Through the use of federal dollars, the GOSV currently funds 17 AmeriCorps*State programs to support disaster services, economic opportunity, education, environmental stewardship, healthy futures, and veterans and military families in Maryland.
     
  • Maryland General Assembly Search Site  Maryland General Assembly site to search for budget items by House Bill number, Senate Bill number, search topic, etc..
     
  • Maryland Governor's Grants Office a great resource for links and other information that assist local governments and community-based organizations in identifying federal grant opportunities, as well as State or private foundation grants. Marylanders easily can see what grants the State has to offer and with a click of a mouse button, find everything they need to know about the grant - eligibility requirements, due dates, how to apply, and contact information.
         
  • Maryland InfoPortal - (formerly called Redbook Online) is the best one stop for finding financial and non-financial assistance offered by Maryland state government agencies on the web. This site contains links to 700-plus state programs providing financial, non-financial and technical assistance and direct development to local government, civic and private organizations, and individuals.Financial Management.

     OTHER

  • Chaney Foundation  Their mission is to give generously each year, while retaining the financial strength to exist forever, to legitimate charitable and efficient organizations exempt from Federal tax under Section 501c(3) of the Internal Revenue Code that help individuals and/or communities in Southern Maryland and the Eastern Shore.
     
  • Charles County Charitable Trust Established in 2016, this non-profit serves as a central source of assistance to Charles County community's nonprofit sector. By agreement with the County government, the Trust is responsible for the management of the annual Nonprofit Grant Award Program.Using funds approved by the County Commissioners, we review applications submitted by nonprofit organizations that serve the residents of the county and determine the awards. We also monitor the use of the grant funds over the course of the grant year.
     
  • Candid The Foundation Center and GuideStar have combined their talent, technology, data, and leadership to become Candid. This organization provides free resources and information to the public through partnerships with libraries, community foundations, and other nonprofit resource centers. Partners provide a core collection of publications and a variety of supplementary materials and services in areas useful to grantseekers. They offer an online database with over 100,000 foundations and 2 million grants. Also available on Candid's GrantSpace are are resource materials and training classes for grant seekers. One location of the Funding Information Network can be found at the Charles County Public Library, P.D. Brown Memorial Branch, in Waldorf, Maryland. 
    • To search for Locations of the Network in Maryland and across the United States. 
    • GrantSpaceSM, a service of the Candid, offers information and resources that are specifically designed to meet the needs of grant seekers to include some free training sessions.
       
  • National Center for Charitable Statistics (NCCS): The National Center for Charitable Statistics is the national clearinghouse of data on the nonprofit sector in the United States. For quick answers about the nonprofit sector and information about how many organizations there are in the U.S. or Maryland, visit their Statistics and Profiles pages.
     
  •  Number of Nonprofit Organizations in Maryland can be found at the Urban Institute's National Center for Charitable Statistics.
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  • IRS Revocation List The IRS publishes a list of organizations that have had their federal tax-exempt status automatically revoked for failing to file an annual information return or notice with the IRS for three consecutive years (Auto-Revocation List). Tax Exempt Organization Search Bulk Data Downloads -bulk-data-downloads