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Grants & Funding Resources

One of the best resources for determining what federal funding opportunities are available is the Federal Register.  All agencies publish upcoming funding cycles in this publication.  The Government Printing Office (GPO) publishes the Federal Register online and maintains an electronic archive for reference. 

The 2002 Federal Register Table of Contents
The best resources for federal funding are the federal departmental websites.  Nearly everyone has a button for Grants and Contracts. 

U. S. Department of Education
The first page gives you a choice to connect directly to “No Child Left Behind” or continue to the U. S. Dept. of Education.  Look for a button on either site that says “Grants and Contracts” or look for the site index.  The site index is an alphabetical listing of the information contained on the site and will provide the link directly to the area of interest.

The National Criminal Justice Reference Service (NCJRS)
This site contains research publications from the federal government related to criminal justice.  They also have a grants button.  They have a button at the bottom for hot topics and reentry is one of the links. 

They have a grants and funding button. Connect directly with DOL funding

LINCS Literacy Information and Communication System

They have a grants and funding button.

LINCS Correctional Education Special Collection
When the LINCS site loads, there is a button on the left that says “Grants”.  You can also connect to the other LINCS collections from the site as well.  However, all of the Grants buttons in each collection connect to the same grants database.  You can also use LINCSearch (the button is a red in the top left of the screen) to search for specifics, but browsing may be more worthwhile in this case. 

Don’t forget to use search engines to locate other foundations and private groups that might offer funding opportunities.  Search engines can help you locate their websites with buttons and links to funding opportunities.  There is so much available, that searching for grant funding is often a full time position.

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