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Finding Funding

There is a wide range of funding opportunities within the US federal government, as well as through foundations and other foreign governments, multilateral and non-profit institutions, and corporations. 

Navigating funding announcements and opportunities and identifying which represent the best match can be challenging. While ORSP generally does not seek funding opportunities for individual faculty members, this section of the website provides information on funding sources.  

Federal Sources was established as a governmental resource named the E-Grants Initiative, part of the President's 2002 Fiscal Year Management Agenda to improve government services to the public. The concept has its origins in the Federal Financial Assistance Management Improvement Act of 1999, also known as Public Law 106-107.

Today, is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards. 

Links to websites for major federal sponsors follows:

Non-Federal Sources

Most of CSUSB’s sponsored funding comes from federal sponsors, funding is also received from non-federal sponsors, including foundations, institutes, and societies. Below are links to the websites of several non-federal sponsors:


  • - is the main source to find and apply for federal government grants.
  • Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance: The Catalog, compiled and maintained by the General Services Administration (GSA), profiles all federal grant programs and lists specific contacts for obtaining additional information and application forms. It also includes a helpful section on writing grant applications.
  • Federal Business Opportunities - Federal Business Opportunities is a popular source of active federal opportunities, including funding announcements and amendments to existing RFA's.