Links for Grant Developers The following resources will help you search for funding sources and prepare proposals for your projects. For assistance, contact the Aims Office of Grants and Contacts Federal Grant Sources State of Colorado Grant Sources Other Grant Sources Federal Governmental Information State of Colorado Governmental Information Proposal Writing Resources Project Evaluation Resources Data Sources Useful for Proposal Development GRANTS INFORAMTION The links in this section will assist you in locating funding opportunities and researching potential funding agencies. FEDERAL GRANT SOURCES GRANTS.GOV This is the central location for federal grants. This website is the place where federal agencies post requests for proposals, and it is the federal government’s electronic grant submission portal. National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) This federal agency funds arts and arts education projects. National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) This federal agency funds humanities research and education projects. National Science Foundation This federal agency funds research and education projects in the sciences, mathematics, and engineering. National Institutes of Health This large grouping of federal institutes funds projects across the spectrum of medical research and the training of medical personnel. U.S. Department of Education This federal agency funds education research as well as implementation projects at all levels. U.S. Department of Education, FIPSE This link takes you directly to the U.S. Department of Education’s Fund for the Improvement of Secondary Education Program. U.S. Department of Education, Title III This link takes you to the U.S. Department of Education’s Strengthening Institutions Program for postsecondary institutions. U.S. Department of Commerce, National Telecommunications and Information Administration This federal agency funds grants in telecommunications. U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration This federal office funds projects to improve health and allied health education programs. U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Office of University Partnerships This office of the federal Department of Housing and Urban Development provides funding for a range of programs which support various aspects of campus-community parntherships. U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration This federal office funds workforce development grants. STATE OF COLORADO GRANT SOURCES (Back to Top) Colorado Council on the Arts Provides grants for arts projects benefiting Coloradoans. Colorado Department of Education Provides grants for Pre-K through 12 Education in Colorado, including teacher training. Colorado Commission on Higher Education—NCLB Grants This grant program is a federally funded, State of Colorado administered grant program open to partnerships of postsecondary institutions and local education agencies in order to improve teacher preparation and teacher quality in an effort to meet the requirements of No Child Left Behind. Colorado First/Existing Industry Grants Provides funding for workforce development in Colorado. Colorado Endowment for the Humanities Provides grants for public humanities projects in Colorado. Colorado Nonprofit Grants Gateway This website provides a listing of Colorado, national, and federal funders that provide grants to nonprofits in Colorado (look under “Funder Finder”). OTHER GRANT SOURCES (Back to Top) Foundations Online Foundations Online is a directory of 100's of foundations and grant makers. GuideStar This site offers information about more than 700,000 IRS-registered501(c)(3) nonprofit organizations. GrantsNet This site is a one-stop resource to find funds for training in the biomedical sciences and undergraduate science education. The Council on Foundations The Council works to support foundations by promoting knowledge, growth, and action in philanthropy. It contains links to current grant opportunities. The Grantsmanship Center This organization conducts some 200 workshops annually in grantsmanship and proposal writing. The Foundation Center This site offers some of the best general and specialized information retrieval tools on the Internet. American Association of Community Colleges The AACC offers resources for community colleges, including a Grant Opportunities page Council for Resource Development—Grant Resources Page This is the professional organization for fund-raising for two-year colleges. GOVERNMENTAL INFORMATION The following resources will help you conduct research on legislation and federal grants regulations. FEDERAL GOVERNMENTAL INFORMATION (Back to Top) Federal Demonstration Partnership This cooperative initiative reduces administrative burdens associated with grants and contracts through the creation of a Model Subagreement for all A-110 recipients and subrecipients of grants and cooperative agreements. National Center for Educational Statistics The National Center for Education Statistics, located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education. The White House This site allows you to send e-mail to the White House and to conduct research. Office of Management and Budget (OMB) Circulars This site contains links to the current federal regulations, many of which apply to federal grants. See especially OMB Circular A-21 and OMB Circular A-110. U.S. House of Representatives This site provides information on U.S. Representatives and allows you to search for legislation. U.S. Senate This site allows you to send e-mail to U.S. Senators and to search for legislation. STATE OF COLORADO GOVERNMENTAL INFORMATION (Back to Top) Colorado Office of the State Auditor Online database of audits of Ohio state and local governments such as schools, cities, counties, etc. Colorado Community College System You can get information on the state’s community college system, including colleges within the system, Career and Technical Education Programs in the state, academic program certification requirements, and grant funding. GRANT DEVELOPMENT RESOURCES The following provides links to information useful in preparing proposals, including proposal writing advice, project evaluation, and census, education, and employment data. PROPOSAL WRITING RESOURCES Guide for Proposal Writing, NSF Division of Undergraduate Education A good introduction to developing proposals for education projects. Proposal Writer’s Guide—Don Thackery, University of Michigan Organized for faculty developing research grants, this guide is also helpful for novice applicants seeking grants for education projects. Proposal Writing Short Course—Foundation Center This brief, online document developed by the nation’s most respected source of information on foundations provides a crash course in proposal writing. Proposal Budgeting Basics—Foundation Center This online document provides the fundamental information necessary to create an accurate project budget. Grants Terminology—Northwestern University, Office for Sponsored Research Northwestern University’s Office of Sponsored Research has complied this helpful list of definitions for the sometimes arcane terminology of grants. PROJECT EVALUATION RESOURCES (Back to Top) Online Evaluation Resource Library This library was developed for professionals seeking to design, conduct, document, or review project evaluations. OERL is funded by the National Science Foundation. Field-Tested Learning Assessment Guide This site contains information created by the National Institute of Science Education at the University of Wisconsin. It offers science, math, engineering, and technology instructors information on how to design assessments that will provide valuable feedback about student learning and knowledge retention, thereby helping students to learn. Western Michigan Evaluation Center Checklists This site provides free checklists to help you develop evaluation plans. User Friendly Handbook for Project Evaluation This National Science Foundation publication describes the types of evaluations principal investigators/project directors may be called upon to perform over the lifetime of a project. It also includes the development of evaluation questions and the collection and analysis of appropriate data to provide answers to these questions. User-Friendly Handbook for Mixed Method Evaluations This National Science Foundation publication presents information on mixed method evaluations which combine quantitative and qualitative techniques. DATA SOURCES USEFUL FOR PROPOSAL DEVELOPMENT U.S. Census Bureau Home Page You can conduct extensive demographic research in the Census Bureau. U.S. Census, State and County Quick Facts--Colorado This site contains quick links to a wide range of census data about Colorado. Colorado Labor Market Information Source for reports and data about employment levels, unemployment rates, wages and earnings, employment projections, jobs, training resources and careers. Colorado Department of Education You can get a variety of educational data and the Colorado School/District Report Cards from this site.