Grant Writing Resources - For Finding and Applying for Federal Grants

U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs - Funding Opportunities

Crime Statistics

Political Contacts

Web-based References and Funding Sources for Grants

Ten essential web sites for grant seekers

White House Office of Management and Budget - Grants Management

Counterdrug Technology Assessment Center (CTAC) Technology Transfer Program

National Institute of Justice - Coverdell Forensic Science Improvement Grants Program

Justnet - National Law Enforcement & Corrections Technology Center

SciVal Funding

Andrew Mellon Foundation

Federal Business Opportunities

US General Services Administration

Grant writing for non-profits

The Foundation Center for Individual Grant seekers

Justice Planning and Management Associates

To find grant writing services

Books for Grant Writing

Blum, The Complete Guide to Getting a Grant

Carlson, Winning Grants: Step by Step

Golden, Successful Grantsmanship

Orlich, Designing Successful Grant Proposals

Grant Writing Newsletter
Grants for cities and towns

National Association of State Agencies for Surplus Property
Dr. Frank Kardasz, March 24, 2014

Basic Grant-Writing Steps

  • Briefly describe the project. (The who, what, when and where of the project)
  • What broad categories of needs does the project address?
  • What specific changes, outcomes or resolutions will the project produce?
  • What are the major steps towards implementing and completing the project?
  • What resources are needed to implement and complete the project?
  • What other agencies or entities will share the funding?
  • Who else has an interest in partnering with you on this project?
  • Has a project of this type been implemented elsewhere?
  • Where and what were the results?
  • What measurements will you use to determine whether or not the project succeeded?
  • What is the total cost of the project?
  • How will the project be sustained after grant funding ends?
  • Follow the requirements of the grant-funding agency in exacting detail.
Basic Steps & Resources