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Congressman Kennedy's Grants Assistance Internet Newsletter

Congressman Kennedy's G.A.I.N. (Grants Assistance Internet Newsletter) is a great resource for folks to see what funding exists through Federal government and non-governmental organizations' grants programs.  Be sure to sign up for Congressman Kennedy's Grants Assistance Internet Newsletter, so you can always stay on top of the latest grant opportunities.

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October 2017 Newsletter Part 1

October 2017 Newsletter Part 2

Grants Resource Center
Each year billions of dollars are distributed in federal grant and loan money to institutions and organizations throughout the country. The 4th District's universities, colleges, non-profit organizations, small businesses, and local governments are well-qualified to compete for these funds.  This page is designed to provide information and resources to Massachusetts institutions and organizations seeking federal funds.

Step 1: Register

The first step in the grant application process is to register at https://www.grants.gov/.  The registration process is simple and will allow you to take the next steps to receive funding.

Step 2: Research Opportunities
After you are registered, the next step is to gather information about grants you may qualify for.  Federal funding, as well as private or corporate foundation funds are available.  If you are seeking a grant for a local project, local community foundations may also have money available.  There are many helpful links provided in the Resources for Finding Grants section below.

Step 3: Get More Information
Once you have identified some possible sources of funding, I encourage you to contact the programs and foundations for more information. Be sure to note things like application guidelines and deadlines.

Step 4: Apply
Once you are ready to apply, I invite you to take a moment to review the How to Write Grant Proposals section below to prepare yourself for the writing process.  A well-written proposal is an important part of gaining funding for your project.

Resources for Finding Grants

Federal Resources

Current Federal Grants Postings (grants.gov)
Check current federal grant postings and apply online.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (cfda.gov)
Describes over 1500 federal grants. Grant seekers can identify programs that might support their projects.

USA.gov
Grant information for businesses, non-profits, and local government.  Also provides an A-Z index of U.S. Departments and Agencies.

Federal Funds Express
A resource page compiled for Congressional offices with information on a wide variety of public and private funding sources.

Small Business Administration
Independent federal agency dedicated to assisting and protecting small businesses.

Patriot Express Pilot Loan Initiative
A Small Business Administration initiative for veterans and members of the military community wanting to establish or expand small businesses.

Community Oriented Policing Grants 
COPS provides grants to tribal, state and local law enforcement agencies for the hiring of officers, upgrading of technology, and implementation of programs to reduce crime - including methamphetamine use.

Private Resources

Foundation Center
Provides information about more than 70,000 private and community foundations.

Grantsmanship Center
Click on state map to find links to information about foundations, community foundations, and corporate giving programs in Georgia.

How to Write Grant Proposals

For a step-by-step online guide to writing grant proposals, visit the CFDA's Developing and Writing Grant Proposals. Or you can take the Foundation Center Proposal Writing Short Course