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Federal Agency Grant Website Links:


·         U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA)


The EDA is an agency within the U.S. Department of Commerce that partners with distressed communities throughout the United States to foster job.


·         U.S. Department of Labor


The DOL awards grants for collecting and providing statistical data, creating financial assistance programs to invest in workers, designing and implementing workforce training programs, and other initiatives.


·         Community Action for a Renewed Environment (Care)


CARE is a competitive grant program that offers an innovative way for a community to organize and take action to reduce toxic pollution in its local environment.


·         U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA)


The VA aids in linking veterans with the assistance they may need, has information on current affairs, includes a list of VA forms for claims, and has information on veterans’ services.


·         U.S. Department of Education


The Department of Education offers competitive grants for programs seeking to improve education in the United States. Examples include programs for adult education, English language acquisition, integrating technology into classrooms, and reading skills. Consult the web-site for an updated list of available grants.


·         U.S. Department of Energy


The Department of Energy offers competitive grants for a variety of programs, primarily to colleges and universities, non-profit organizations, businesses, state and local governments, and individuals. This web-site has a comprehensive guide to the application process, as well as tools for locating local offices.


·         U.S. Department of Energy -- Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy


The Office of Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy offers competitive grants related to sustainable energy. This web-site contains a guide for applying for its grants, which are generally intended for businesses, industries, and universities.


·         FEMA Grants and Assistance Programs


FEMA awards grants for a variety of programs related to improving emergency preparedness. This web-site contains information about funding availability and the grant application process.


·         U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)


This web-site contains a list of funding opportunities available to grant-seekers in Minnesota who are interested in obtaining funding from the EPA.


·         U.S. Department of Homeland Security


The Department of Homeland Security enhances the ability for states, local, and tribal jurisdictions, and other regional authorities in the preparation, prevention, and response to terrorist attacks and other disasters, by distributing grant funds. Localities can use grants for planning, equipment, training and exercise needs.


·         U.S. Small Business Association


Federal, state and local governments offer a wide range of financing programs to help small businesses start and grow their operations. These programs include low-interest loans, venture capital, and scientific and economic development grants. This web-site contains information about locating and applying for these programs.


·         White House Office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Programs


The office of Faith-based and Neighborhood Programs strives to ensure that community organizations are aware of grant opportunities that may be relevant to them.


·         U.S. Department of Commerce


This web-site contains information about grants, contracting, and trade opportunities with the Department of Commerce.


·         U.S. Department of Transportation-Federal Transit Administration


The Federal Transit Administration supports public transportation by issuing grants for planning, vehicle purchases, facility construction, operations, and other purposes.


·         Minority Business Development Agency


The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA) is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce. MBDA is the only federal agency created specifically to foster the establishment and growth of minority-owned businesses in America. MBDA is an entrepreneurially focused organization committed to success in minority communities. The Agency’s mission is to actively promote the growth and competitiveness of large, medium, and small minority business enterprises (MEBEs). MBDA actively coordinates and leverages public and private-sector resources that facilitate strategic alliances in support of its mission. The vision is to function as an entrepreneurial organization serving entrepreneurs.


State Agencies

·         Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development


The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development is the state’s principal economic development agency. Its programs promote business recruitment, expansion, and retention; international trade; workforce development; and community development.


·         Minnesota Office of Grants Management


The Office of Grants Management provides a complete listing of grant opportunities, sorted both by state agency and by subject area, Grant-seekers are encouraged to visit this site frequently in order to stay informed about constantly changing grant opportunities.