Grant Applicants

The following resources are for people seeking information or assistance applying for Federal Grants. Please contact our office for additional information or assistance.

The following is compiled by the Congressional Research Service.


Guidance and key resources to help eligible grantseekers find information on federal grants, loans, and nonfinancial assistance for projects, as well as on private funding. Prepared by the Congressional Research Service for Members of Congress, updated February 2017.

How Best to Find Information
  1. Find out Who is Eligible for a Grant? Other government websites may be more suitable for personal needs, student loans, small business assistance , or other business opportunities such as government contracting. The website Government Benefits, Grants, and Loans may also be of help.
  2. If eligible, search for program information in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA). Includes grants, loans, business and nonfinancial help.
  3. Contact federal office given in CFDA program description: if state or local office is indicated, check Regional Agency Offices at top of CFDA website for addresses.
  4. Go to federal websites given in each CFDA program description for more information and for state administering agencies responsible for managing these programs.
  5. Check current federal grants opportunities at, obtain a Dun and Bradstreet ( DUNS) number, register with System for Award Management (SAM), and apply online (links and instructions given at the website). Additional notices appear at
  6. Search foundations for project funding: use the Foundation Center Web site or Foundation Center Funding Information Network resources in libraries to identify national, state, and community foundations.
  7. Learn how to write grant proposals: Take the free online Foundation Center Proposal Writing Short Course or see other tips and sample proposals at Grantspace's How Do I Write a Grant Proposal?
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Key Federal Funding Sources

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (General Services Administration)
The Catalog (CFDA), issued annually and updated continuously on the Web, describes some 1600 federal grants and non financial assistance programs. Grantseekers can identify programs that might support their projects and can learn the program’s objectives, requirements, application procedures and contacts. For current notices of funding availability, see or (managed by Dept. of Health and Human Services)
Federal website that allows eligible grantseekers (see Who is Eligible for a Grant?) to find and apply for current competitive grant opportunities from ALL federal agencies. Grantseekers can check on notices of funding availability (NOFA) posted in the last 7 days; access an RSS feed of grant opportunities; and apply for federal grants through a unified process by downloading the application and submitting online. The website guides grantseekers in obtaining a Dun and Bradstreet (DUNS) number and registering with System for Award Management (SAM) and registering with to apply and to track applications. For full federal program descriptions, see CFDA below. See also website for additional grants and contracts opportunities.

State Single Points of Contact  (Office of Management and Budget)
Under Executive Order 12372, some states require federal grants applicants to submit a copy of their application for state government level review and comment. The state offices listed here coordinate federal financial assistance and may direct federal development. For help in identifying state-level grants, other state government agencies websites may be found at: State and Local Agencies.

CFDA in Local Libraries (Government Printing Office)
Although the Catalog is available full-text on the Internet, some may prefer a print edition. However, only the Web Catalog is continuously updated. The published volume is annual with no supplements. The Catalog is available in all states in Federal Depository Libraries (click on link FDLP Public Page).

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Related Federal Sources

A-Z Index of U.S. Departments and Agencies (General Services Administration)
To better develop a grant proposal, search a department or agency’s Home Page to learn more about its programs and objectives. The site also links to Government Benefits, Grants, and Loans. for Businesses and Nonprofits (GSA)
Includes contracting with the U.S. government, international trade and exporting, and small business. See also financial assistance links at the Small Business Administration website. (GSA)
Official website posting business, contracting, and procurement opportunities with the federal government. Useful information for vendors, including FBO Demonstration Videos and Frequently Asked Questions, appear under the Getting Started tab. Search options include an advanced search form for more targeted filtering of current opportunities.

Student Aid on the Web (Dept. of Education)
Information on funding education beyond high school, including grants, loans, and work-study assistance to qualified students. (via Department of Labor)
Includes information on over 1,000 government assistance programs, and how to apply. Covers direct payment, loan, insurance, training, or other services.

FTC Consumer Alert (Federal Trade Commission)
The FTC warns consumers to beware of paying "processing fees" for information that is available free to the public. Ads claiming federal grants are available for home repairs, home business, unpaid bills, or other personal expenses are often a scam.

OMB Grants Management Web Site (Office of Management and Budget)
OMB establishes government-wide grants management policies and guidelines through circulars and common rules.  OMB Circulars  are cited in Catalog program descriptions and may be printed out fulltext.

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Community Project Funding Requests

Congressman Dunn has submitted funding requests for important community projects in Florida’s 2nd District to the House Committee on Appropriations.

Under guidelines issued by the Committee, each Representative may request funding for a few select projects in their community for Fiscal Year 2024. Projects are restricted to a limited number of federal funding streams, and only state and local governments and eligible non-profit entities are permitted to receive funding. 

In compliance with House Rules and Committee requirements, Congressman Dunn has certified that he, his spouse, and his immediate family have no financial interest in any of the projects he has requested. The projects below are listed in no particular order.

To read the consolidated community project certification letter, click here



Midway Police Department Facility

City of Midway, Florida


50 Martin Luther King Boulevard, Midway, FL, 32343

The construction of a new Police Facility in Midway, Florida will be critical to advancing community safety. It will allow law enforcement officials to safely and effectively conduct police operations.


Campbellton Essential Fire Services Equipment

Town of Campbellton, Florida


5283 US-231, Campbellton, FL, 32426

This would support the purchase of new fire equipment that is vital to the safety and protection for the town of Campbellton and the surrounding communities. New equipment would support better response time and more efficient service.



Monticello Water Line Replacement Project

City of Monticello, Florida


245 S. Mulberry St., Monticello, FL, 32344

The replacement of water lines in Monticello, Florida will enhance the communities ability to deliver healthy drinking water to citizens. The project would replace 50-year-old lines and would decrease water outages and lost water.


Fords Arm Restoration

Leon County, Florida


301 S. Monroe Street, Tallahassee, FL, 32301

This project is for water quality treatment and flow attenuation for stormwater entering Fords Arm of Lake Jackson. The project provides a combination of attenuation, water quality treatment, and flow way improvements in the contributing basin south and east of Fords Arm.


Energy and Water:

The Choctawhatchee Bay and River Basin Aquatic Ecosystem Restoration study

Walton County, Florida


76 N 6th Street, DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32433

The primary concern in the Choctawhatchee Bay and River Basin is the degradation of the aquatic ecosystem resulting The study will restore ecosystem function, structure, and dynamic processes through the restoration of hydrologic and geomorphic processes essential to productive aquatic habitat. The proposed study will restore the natural hydrology, geomorphic conditions, and native plant species.


Homeland Security:

Franklin County Emergency Operations Center

Franklin County, Florida


33 Market Street, Suite 203, Apalachicola, FL, 32320

The purpose of this project is to replace the existing Emergency Operations Center (EOC) in Franklin County with a new facility that will be constructed to current codes and less vulnerable to hazards. The current EOC is inadequate as it was originally designed and constructed by the National Weather Service Office in the 1960s. Franklin County has received financial assistance from FDEM, DHS, and the Gulf Consortium to design and construct a new EOC.


Transportation, Housing, and Urban Development:

TLH Terminal Apron Rehabilitation

City of Tallahassee, Florida


300 S. Adams, Tallahassee, FL, 32301

This Terminal Apron Rehabilitation project will facilitate improvements to the terminal apron including the rehabilitation of the existing concrete pavement and joint seals, improvements to the drainage system, and lighting and electrical improvements.


Apron Infrastructure Development, 54J, DeFuniak Springs, FL – Phase 2 of Runway 9-27 Expansion

City of DeFuniak Springs, Florida


1350 Baldwin Ave, DeFuniak Springs, FL, 32435

This project will safely provide aircraft taxi and parking space and meet growing demands for point-to-point air mobility.


Blountstown City Hall

City of Blountstown, Florida


20591 Central Avenue West, Blountstown, FL, 32424

This project will support the construction of a new City Hall in Blountstown, Florida, and provide an updated and safe environment to conduct city business. It will also serve as a meeting place for the local city council.


Florida State University, Bay County High-Speed Wind Tunnels

Florida State University


600 W College Ave, Tallahassee, FL, 32306

This project would design and develop a 5,000-square-foot hyper-velocity test facility in Bay County, Florida. This will create new jobs in the Bay County area for test engineers and defense contractors who will operate, maintain, and utilize these wind tunnels for the Department of Defense, NASA, and commercial flight testing and evaluation.


Teen Multipurpose Center

One Gadsden Foundation, Inc.


P.O. Box 925, Havana, FL, 32333

This project will support the construction of a teen multipurpose center that will serve an important role in providing teens with programs essential to developing citizenship and career skills.


NextStep at Endeavor Academy

Endeavor Forward, Inc.


2864 Madison St., Marianna, FL, 32448

This project will NextStep at Endeavor which helps prepare adults on the autism spectrum for life beyond secondary school. They provide education in employment and life skills.


Feeding North Florida Families - SHBB Impact Center and Capacity Project

America Second Harvest of the Big Bend


4446 Entrepot Blvd, Tallahassee, FL, 32310

This project will support a new impact center that will expand food storage capacity and reduce food insecurity in the area.


Gulf County Floating Dry Dock

Gulf County Board of County Commissioners


1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr. Blvd., Port St. Joe FL, 32456

This project will support the construction of a floating dry dock in Gulf County Florida that will serve as a vessel outfitting and repair center.


Potable Water Redundancy Improvements – Phase 1

City of Panama City Beach, FL


17007 PCB Pkwy., Panama City Beach, FL, 32413

This project will support improvements in the city’s water supplies and increase resiliency in emergency situations. 


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Private and Corporate Funding

Foundation Center Grants Space
Gateway to information about private funding sources, the grant seeking process, guidelines on writing a grant proposal, addresses of state libraries with grants reference collections, and links to other useful Internet websites. The Center maintains a comprehensive database on foundations; produces print and electronic directories and guides; conducts research and publishes studies in the field; and offers a variety of training and educational seminars.

Grant Resources by State (Grantsmanship Center)
Click on state map to find links to information about a state’s foundations, community foundations, corporate giving programs and the state’s home page.

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