Grant Opportunities

The U.S. government allocates billions of dollars every year for grant funding by each of the 26 federal agencies and sub-agencies. Government agencies have great discretion in the selection of grant awardees and typically receive far more applications than can be funded. Grants allow the federal government to fund local initiatives and empower local organizations to provide public services. A grant differs from a contract used to acquire property or services for the federal government’s direct benefit or use. Grant awards vary widely in scope and award amount, mainly due to the goals of each federal agency and directives from the President and Congress. is the most extensive database of federal funding available online, listing new opportunities daily. Funding applications are also submitted through the site. Organizations should register on to receive daily updates on new grants:

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance: At, CFDA is a clearinghouse of all past and present federal funding programs. The CFDA database can help applicants find important information on funding programs, including contact information for federal agency employees and average funding amounts for various programs.

Federal Business Opportunities: At, FBO is a public database with information and application instructions for grants and contracts available to businesses of all sizes in the United States. Guidance on registering as a vendor is also included.

FEMA Grants: Organizations working with Tactical Medical Solutions should become familiar with specific grants available from the Department of Homeland Security and the Federal Emergency Management Agency. FEMA grants may present the best opportunity for expanding local services and material goods:

DHS Grant Funding by State:

Federal Emergency Management Agency

Assistance to Firefighters Grant:

Fire Prevention & Safety Grant:

Hazard Mitigation Grant Program:

Pre-Disaster Mitigation Grant:

US Department of Health & Human Services

Hospital Preparedness Program:

Rural Health Network Development Grants:

US Department of Justice

Criminal Justice Innovation Training and Technical Assistance:

US Department of Education

Readiness & Emergency Management for Schools Program: