Guide to Federal and State Funding

Finding Funds

Comprehensive sources

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (
The CDFA is a government reference website as well as a reference book. It provides access to information about all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); 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. It can be searched by agency, program, topic, or subject.
Community of Science ( [Restricted] VPN
Search for funding sources by sponsor, topic, subject and more. (Available to UCD users) (
Search for grant opportunities, get applications, register for email notification about grants.
FedBizOpps (
Federal business opportunities for Federal government procurement opportunities.
Federal Asset Sales (
Information on government sales and auctions.
Firstgov – Government Benefits, Grants, and Financial Aid Links (
Links to various Federal agencies.

Single Government Agency sources

National Science Foundation (
National Library of Medicine (
National Endowment for the Arts (
Department of Health and Human Services (


California Dept. of Education (
State of California Grants (

Completed and Published Research

DOE R&D Accomplishments (
Federal R&D Project summaries (
NTIS – National Technical Information Service (
NTIS furnishes printed, microfiche or online copies of government-funded scientific, technical, engineering, and business related information.
NTIS via CSA ( [Restricted] VPN – back to 1964, licensed database for UCD users
U.S. Patent and Trademark – Patent Search system (
Full text U.S. patents since 1976, images since 1790.

Government Information E-Mail Reference