5 Federal Sites to Help Your Grant Proposal

Posted by Timothy Tiernan on May 6, 2012 10:01:00 PM

federal sites useful for grant writingGrants come with stipulations. That's a given. And an effective grant proposal comes with verified, accurate, and timely information that supports your statement of need. Fortunately, there are a number of useful federal websites you can take advantage of to compose a winning proposal as well as keep track of legislation affecting local government agencies like yours.

1. U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB): http://www.whitehouse.gov/omb/

Covers information relating to the President's budget, program performance and management, regulations, legislation, and federal agencies. Want details? Here’s the FY 2013 budget plan.

2. U.S. Census Bureau: http://www.census.gov

Provides population and other demographic information useful for grant applications.

3. USASpending.gov: http://www.usaspending.gov/

Packed with timely information on federal awards and subawards. Also includes a nifty Total Federal Spending chart customizable based on state and type of spending (grants, loans, etc.).

4. THOMAS: http://thomas.loc.gov

Details information on federal legislation and up-to-the-minute coverage of House and Senate acitivites. Useful for tracking and searching on congressional activity, bills and resolutions, and more.

5. Excluded Parties List System: https://www.epls.gov/

Allows you to search to ensure that a prospective contractor or subrecipient has not been disqualified or otherwise declared ineligible to receive a federally funded award. Maintained by the General Services Administration (GSA). Note: EPLS will be soon be a part of the System for Award Management (SAM), which will combine eight federal procurement systems and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) into one new system.

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