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Federal Grant Info

Guidelines for Applying for Federal Funding

The federal government allocates funds to federal agencies for grant and loan programs. To learn more about available grants, and how to apply for those grants, please see the information below. If you have any questions about federal grants after reading this page, our Grants Coordinator, Theresa Walsh, CGW is available to help. Contact Theresa at Theresa_walsh@toomey.senate.gov or (610) 434 - 1444. We look forward to hearing from you.


To determine if you are eligible to apply for a federal grant, click here.

Getting Started

To apply for federal grants you must be registered with Grants.gov. Follow these directions carefully:
Applicant FAQs
Request Service
System for Award Management (SAM) Registration

Tips for a Successful Application

Following these suggestions will make the process of applying for a federal grant easier for you.

1) Create a working project Narrative (tell your story)

  • Is the project a collaborative effort with a non-profit, business, or local government?
  • Will there be an increase in employees, retention of employee base?
  • What is the timeframe of the project; is it shovel ready?

2) Construct an itemized Budget

  • Record a brief explanation next to each expense listed
  • Note how much match will go into the project or in-kind financial support

3) Download our Letters of Support - Grant Information Request guidelines and Privacy Release Form

Links to Popular Grant Programs

1) U.S. Department of Agriculture's (USDA) Rural Development

2) U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA)

3) U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA)

4) U.S. Department of Justice (DOJ)


Private foundations can be a great alternative when federal funding is not an option for you. This information is provided as a resource and does not constitute an endorsement of these organizations.