Finding Grant Opportunities

​​​​ Federal Grant Opportunities

​The federal government lists all federal grant opportunities at Grants.gov. This website allows a person to search by key word and a gency, and also lists new opportunities each day.  Federal agencies that have awarded grants to community colleges are the U. S. Department of Education, U. S. Department of Agriculture, National Science Foundation, U. S. Department of Labor, U. S. Department of Health and Human Services, U. S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Corporation for National and Community Service, and the Small Business Administration.

 

State Grant Opportunities

The primary state sources of grants for our colleges and district are the California Community Colleges Chancellor's Office, the California Department of Education, and the Foundation for California Community Colleges. The state does not have one central location to lists all of its grant opportunities, instead a person much search each state agency website.  Key words to look for when looking through sites are "solicitation," "programs," "RFA," "RFP," "funding," "opportunities," and "development."

 

Local and Foundation Grant Opportunities

Sometimes there are grants available through the county or the city.  To identify such grants a person would have to search the websites for these agencies and look for key words such as "solicitation," "programs," "RFA," "RFP," "funding," "opportunities," and "development."

 

NOTE:  Once you find an opportunity that interests you, it would be advisable to send a link or copy of the opportunity to the Resource Development Department, as they will review the opportunity and provide technical assistance in understanding the terms and conditions, as well as indicate the next steps for pursuing a grant opportunity.