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Funding Opportunities and Grant Resources
Summaries of current Federal and Foundation/Corporate funding opportunities of interest to those working to prevent and, where indicated, treat individuals with chemical dependence and compulsive gambling.
Grant Writing Resources:
When planning for and preparing your grant proposal, these grant writing resources and tips might be helpful.
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 is an on-line resource that 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, published each weekday, is used by many Federal agencies 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), 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), a part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, 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) is responsible for advancing the mission of increasing home ownership, supporting community development and increasing access by all who are eligible to affordable housing. It also supports a number of housing programs directed toward special population groups.
U.S. Department of Education: Office of Safe and Drug-Free Schools is responsible for advancing the mission of creating safe schools, responding to crises, preventing drug abuse and violence, ensuring the health and well-being of students and promoting 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.
Foundation and Corporate
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 public. Users can search the Foundation Directory for grant opportunities by Grant-maker Name, State, or zip code.
Grant Writing Resources
Federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) provides a participant manual used in the SAMHSA technical assistance workshop, designed to explore skills and resources needed to plan and write a competitive SAMHSA grant application. The manual contains six modules that may be helpful to prospective applicants: Module 1: Know SAMHSA and Its Centers; Module 2: Preplan and Organize; Module 3: Link Your Project to Funding Opportunities; Module 4: Understand Grant Announcements -- Requests for Applications (RFAs) and Program Announcements (PAs); Module 5: Write Your Grant Application; and Module 6: Study the Grant Review Process.
GRANTSPACE a service of Foundation Center maintains this resource to train and develop individuals for grant writing and responding to Requests for Proposals. GRANTSPACE offers webinars, tools, blogs, skill development, and even links to the Foundation Center’s grant search database.