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HHS Grants Information

The HHS Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships does not administer grants from our office. However, we can provide recourses to connect faith-based and community organizations to grant information.

Acquiring adequate sources of funding is important for any organization. Without recourses, faith-based or neighborhood organizations would not be able to provide those you serve with the goods, care and services they may need.

Announcements about upcoming grants and resources can be found at the websites of other HHS departments and federal agencies. To see which grants your faith-based or neighborhood organization qualifies for and to review all federal grant opportunities, visit www.Grants.gov.

We also provide a current listing of grant opportunities that are of interest to faith- and community-based organizations in our weekly newsletter. View our current or previous newsletters.

How to Apply for Federal Grants

Tips and resources on how to successfully apply for federal grants.

Tips on Applying

  • Always contact the official listed in the request for application or program announcement with questions about a specific grant.
  • Grants.gov Applicant Resources – There are several tools and documents available.
  • Obtain a DUNS number – Those interested in receiving federal grants need to have a DUNS number. The Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) number is a nine-digit identification number that uniquely identifies business entities. Obtaining a DUNS number is easy and free. To obtain a DUNS number, access the following website: http://www.dnb.com/get-a-duns-number.html or call 1-866-705-5711.
  • "Developing Competitive SAMHSA Grant Applications" Participant Manual (browse or download as PDF) – This manual was developed to provide organizations with skills and resources needed to plan and write a competitive SAMHSA grant application. Although written with SAMHSA programs in mind, information in this manual is helpful for individuals applying for any federal grant.
  • “Tips for Novice Grant Seekers” – Information compiled by the Center for Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships at the Department of Education
  • The Foundation Center offers a large selection of training for organizations seeking assistance with all steps of the grant seeking process.

Finding Grants

  • Grants.gov – Search and apply for all current grants within the federal government.

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Content created by Center for Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships (CFBNP)
Content last reviewed on September 11, 2015