Funding Agencies

Faculty, administrators and staff interested in pursuing non-profit funding opportunities must contact the Chaffey College Resource Development Office prior to contacting any foundation office. Failure to follow Chaffey College authorization and submission processes with foundation proposals will result in refusal to accept the grant if successfully awarded.

The following organizations provide additional resources for identifying foundation sponsored funding opportunities:


Funding Search Engines

SPIN by InfoEd International – A subscription-based funding search engine. You must be logged into a computer with a Chaffey College IP address to access this service. View training videos to learn more.

Foundation Center - The place to find and apply for all federally-based grants and contracts.
National Science Foundation - An independent federal agency which funds 20 percent of federal research money.
National Institutes of Health Office of Extramural Research - Funding for a wide range of human health related programs.



Open Grant Opportunities
Search Funding Opportunities
Apply for Federal Grants
Federal-Wide Research Terms and Conditions

Agriculture Department

Agricultural Research Service
Economic Research Service
National Institute of Food and Agriculture (NIFA)

  • NIFA Grants

Commerce Department

National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST)

National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA)

National Telecommunications and Information Administration (NTIA)

Defense Department (DOD)

Defense Procurement and Acquisition Policy


Army Research Laboratory
Army Research Office
Army Corps of Engineers


Office of Naval Research (ONR)
Naval Research Laboratory

Education Department

Grant Opportunities
Currently Open Discressionary Grant Opporunities
Forecast of Funding Opportunities
Institute of Education Sciences Funding Opportunities
Office of Innovation and Improvement
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education 
Office of English Language Acquisition 

Office of Postsecondary Education
Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS)
Office of Vocational and Adult Education 

Grant Application and Other Forms
G5 Grants Management System

Energy Department

Advanced Research Projects Agency-Energy (ARPA-E)
Office of Science

National Energy Technology Laboratory (NETL)

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Office of Fossil Energy
Pacific Northwest National Laboratory (PNNL)
Department of Energy Acquisition Regulation (DEAR)

Environmental Protection Agency

Current Grant and Other Funding Opportunities
Extramural Research: STAR Grants, P3, Fellowships, & SBIR Programs
How to Apply 
Office of Research and Development Grants

Health and Human Services Department

Public Use Forms

Administration for Children and Families Grants
Administration for Community Living Grants
Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality Grants
Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry Grants
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Grants
Food and Drug Administration Grants
Health Resources and Services Administration Grants
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration Grants

Homeland Security


Housing and Urban Development (HUD)


Institute of Museum and Library Services


Interior Department

Partnerships at Interior
U.S. Geological Survey Contracts and Grants Information
U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service Grants

Justice Department

Bureau of Justice Assistance (BJA)
Bureau of Justice Statistics (BJS)
Community Oriented Policing Services Office (COPS)
National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
National Institute of Justice Funding
Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP)
Office of Sex Offender Sentencing, Monitoring, Apprehending, Registering, and Tracking (SMART)
Office for Victims of Crime (OVC)
Office of Violence Against Women Grant Programs

Labor Department


National Aeronautics and Space Administration

Research Opportunities
Open Solicitations
NASA Higher Education
NRA Proposers Guidebook
NASA Reference Library
NASA Grant and Cooperative Agreement Handbook
Guidance for the Preparation and Submission of Unsolicited Proposals

National Endowment for the Arts


National Endowment for the Humanities


National Historical Publications and Records Commission


National Institutes of Health

NIH Office of Extramural Research
About Grants
Funding, NIH Guide for Grants and Contracts
Forms & Applications
Grants Policy
Center for Scientific Review

National Science Foundation

Find Funding
How to Prepare Your Proposal
E-mail Updates
Proposal and Award Policies and Procedures Guide
Prospective New Awardee Guide
Grant General Conditions
NSF Fixed Amount Award Conditions

Smithsonian Institution

Fellowships and Internships

State Department

Grants via
Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs Exchange Program
Fulbright Program
Open Funding Opportunities

Transportation Department

DOT Research Programs
Financial Assistance Policy and Oversight

U.S. Agency for International Development

Grants and Partnership Opportunities

U.S. Institute of Peace

Grants & Fellowships





Business, Employment, and Training


Community Development

  • Developmental Disabilities
  • Housing Loans and Grants
  • Rehabilitation


Arts and Education


Environmental Quality




Natural Resources