An organization seeking grant funds should anticipate investing time, energy and resources to make their grant seeking efforts fruitful. Your ability to demonstrate your organization’s/project’s value to the mission of the donor organization, as well as prior successes and impact of your programs, would impact success in your fund development effort.
This Resource Guide to Federal & State Funding Sources and Opportunities was developed to provide a simplified road map for end users (literacy service providers) seeking public sector funding opportunities. The agencies, organizations, programs and ancillary reference tools listed in the guide were identified, culled, researched and judged to be the most likely funders of-- or sources for referred information about -- youth literacy, family literacy, adult literacy, work force literacy and health care literacy programming. The guide points users to: (1) specific agency/organization web sites or pages that have information about current (or recurring) funding opportunities; and/or (2) to agency/organization web sites or pages where an end user can conduct his/her own search for literacy funding opportunities, using instructions or search tips at each site. It also provides general information and guidance about navigating the maze of federal and state funding processes at the federal and state levels.
The purpose of the guide is to serve as a virtual current reference tool to assist literacy service providers to independently refresh the research and proactively identify funding opportunities as they become available.
Since most of the federal funding for literacy is provided by three agencies, the end user is advised to concentrate on the links to the U.S. Department of Education, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the U.S. Department of Labor. Likewise, the Ohio Department of Education web site is the key resource for state funding.
This link will take you to other searchable databases. Some of the listings will enable searches for federal and state funding by area of funding interest, some of which are the best tools for updating the research contained in the public funding resource guide.