What Does the Federal Grant Department Do?

While there is no Federal Grant Department in the United States, the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services maintains a website named Grants.gov that serves as a clearinghouse for grant opportunities for 26 federal agencies as of 2015. Grants.gov offers information and services for federal grant seekers and grantors.

Grants.gov offers information regarding federal grants from agencies, such as the Environmental Protection Agency, Bureau of Population, Refugees and Migration, Department of Education, Fish and Wildlife Service and Office of National Drug Control Policy. Visitors to the website can search for grants by agency, category, eligibility and funding instrument types. For grant seekers, Grants.gov offers information regarding eligibility criteria, applications, resources, tips and a tracking tool for submitted applications. Grants.gov also offers resources for granting agencies, such registration tools, tips and resources.

Grants.gov offers technical support for the federal grant process, such as software recommendations, troubleshooting and information regarding security controls and accessibility and compliance. It also provides a glossary of terms commonly used in the federal grant process, frequently asked questions and answers and information regarding fraud in the federal grant process. Grants.gov offers federal grant information outreach instruments, such as notices, a calendar of funding opportunities, training materials and press releases. The website also offers links to various forms that are filled out during the federal grant process, along with instructions.