These searchable databases will help you find funding opportunities and useful information to enhance your proposal.

  • Grant Forward


    Grant Forward is an online database of federal and private funding programs. Governors State University faculty, staff and students can access Grant Forward by using their email address. If you have trouble signing in contact OSPR.


    + is a centralized website where grant seekers can find and apply for federal funding opportunities. It houses information on more than 1,000 grant programs and vets grant applications for 26 federal grant-making agencies.

  • American Fact Finder


    American FactFinder is your source for population, housing, economic and geographic information about the United States, Puerto Rico and the Island Areas.

  • CFR: Code of Federal Regulations


    The CFR, Code of Federal Regulations, is the codification of the general and permanent rules published in the Federal Register by the departments and agencies of the Federal Government. The Electronic Code of Federal Regulations, e-CFR, is a current, daily updated version of the CFR. Regulations specific to Grants and Agreements are found in Title 2.

  • CFDA: Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance


    The online CFDA, Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, provides access to a database of all federal programs available to state and local governments; federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; territories of the United States; domestic public; quasi-public and private profit and non-profit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals.

  • SBIR: Small Business Innovation Research


    The SBIR, Small Business Innovation Research, program is a highly competitive program that encourages domestic small businesses to engage in Federal Research/Research and Development that has the potential for commercialization. Through a competitive awards-based program, SBIR enables small businesses to explore their technological potential and provides the incentive to profit from its commercialization.

  • STTR: Small Business Technology Transfer


    STTR, Small Business Technology Transfer, is another program that expands funding opportunities in the federal innovation research and development arena. Central to the program is expansion of the public/private sector partnership to include the joint venture opportunities for small businesses and nonprofit research institutions. The unique feature of the STTR program is the requirement for the small business to formally collaborate with a research institution in Phase I and Phase II. STTR's most important role is to bridge the gap between performance of basic science and commercialization of resulting innovations.