Grants and Federal Domestic Assistance
Federal Funding Sources
The federal government annually distributes millions of dollars in grants to local and state governments; academic institutions; non-profit organizations; small businesses and other select applicants. Awarded through the differing departments of the federal government, each federal agency has specific criteria that any applicant must meet in order to qualify and be considered for grant approval. A comprehensive list of federal grant programs and the guidelines for submitting an application can be found at the Federal Grants page of my website.
State Funding Sources
The state of New Jersey also annually distributes funding in the form of grants to local governments; academic institutions; non-profit organizations; small businesses and other select applicants. Awarded through the differing state agencies, each grant program has specific criteria that any applicant must meet in order to qualify and be considered for grant approval. The state of New Jersey's website can assist those seeking grant information.
Furthermore, additional funding options may be found at specific county government websites:
Atlantic County Government
Burlington County Government
Camden County Government
Cape May County Government
Cumberland County Government
Gloucester County Government
Ocean County Government
Salem County Government
Private Funding Sources
In addition to government sources, financial assistance is available through many private institutions and non-profit organizations. Accordingly, each benefactor has specific guidelines that must be met to be considered for an award. A valuable, comprehensive database which includes the application procedures and contact information for grants offered by such private and non-profit organizations is maintained by non-profit The Foundation Center.
In addition to using the internet, South Jersey residents can access The Foundation Center's database at two local sites. Through "Cooperating Collection" agreements with both the Cumberland County College and the United Way of Atlantic County, the online database is available at the locations below for review, free of charge, by the public:
Center for Leadership, Community and Neighborhood Development
3322 College Drive
Vineland, NJ 08360
4 E. Jimmie Leeds Road, Suite 10
Galloway, NJ 08205