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Key Links for Grant Writers
RPCC Sponsored Programs > Key Links for Grant Writers

The following resources will help you search for funding sources and prepare proposals for your projects. For assistance, contact the Office of Sponsored Programs at RPCC.

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Federal Grant Sources

This is the electronic grant submission portal for over 900 grant programs of federal grant-making agencies. You can search for grant opportunities here as well as register for notification of grant opportunities.

National Endowment for the Arts
This federal agency funds grants in the arts.

National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH)
This federal agency funds grants in humanities disciplines.

National Science Foundation
This federal agency to funds grants related to science, mathematics, and engineering technology.

U.S. Department of Education TRIO Student Support Services
This federal grant funds student support services for eligible students to retain them by meeting the challenges of college life. The goal of this funding is to retain students so that they will graduate graduate and/or transfer to a four-year college or university.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Health Resources and Services Administration
This federal office funds grants to improve health and allied health education programs.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-GrantsNet
GrantsNet is a tool created by the Department of Health and Human Services Office of Grants Management for finding and exchanging information about HHS and other Federal grant programs. Be sure to click on the Electronic Roadmap for Grants.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services-Health Resources and Services Administration
This site lists grants and dates of open awards in health-related areas.

US Department of Education, FIPSE
This link takes you to the Fund for the Improvement of Secondary Education programs.

U.S. Department of Education, Title III
This link takes you to the Strengthening Institutions Program.

State Of Louisiana Grant Sources

Louisiana Arts Council
This state office funds grants to support the arts in Louisiana. The Division awards grants in seven strategic areas: Stabilization, Capacity Building, Arts-In-Education, Folklife Initiative Fund, Artist Services, State-Local Partnerships, and Special Initiatives.

Louisiana Board of Regents
Search the Louisiana Board of Regents site for grant opportunities available only to colleges and universities in Louisiana.

Louisiana Board of Regents
The Louisiana Board of Regents posts the SELECT Grant (Supporting Electronic Learning and Essential Campus Transitions) information.

Louisiana Humanities Council
This state office funds grants to support the arts in Louisiana.

Other Grant Sources

Grants Net
This site is a one-stop resource to find funds for training in the biomedical sciences and undergraduate science education.

The Grantsmanship Center
This organization conducts some 200 workshops annually in grantsmanship and proposal writing.

The Foundation Center
This site offers some of the best general and specialized information retrieval tools on the Internet.

Governmental Information

The following resources will help you with census data, and other topics.

Louisiana Community and Technical College System Policy on Grant Applications and Sponsored Programs
This policy outlines when notification to the LCTCS is necessary.

National Center for Educational Statistics
The National Center for Education Statistics, located within the U.S. Department of Education and the Institute of Education Sciences, is the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

U.S. Federal Government Agencies
This excellent site at the Louisiana State University Library contains links to all federal agencies.

U.S. Census Bureau Home Page
U.S. Census, State and County Quick Facts
You can conduct extensive demographic research in the Census Bureau.

Labor Market Information
Source for reports and data about employment levels, unemployment rates, wages and earnings, employment projections, jobs, training resources and careers.