Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)

On-line Funding Publications

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  • CFDA-Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
  • Federal Register
  • Foundation Center - visit the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP)(402L) to access the on-line Foundation Directory.
  • Funding Alert-TX DSHS
  • Grant Alert-TX State Grants
  • Guide to U.S. Department of Education Programs and Resources
  • NIH's Alphabetical List of Publications & Published Data Bases
  • NIH Guide: Notices, Program Announcements (PA) and Requests for Applications (RFA)
  • NSF Guide to Programs
  • NSF E-Bulletin
  • Philanthropy News Digest-RFP Bulletin
  • Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts eGrants
  • Texas Register

    The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)

    The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) is a government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities that provide assistance or benefits to the American public. It contains financial and non-financial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government.


    Federal Register
    National Archives and Records Administration

    The Federal Register is the official publication for Presidential Documents and Executive Orders as well as Notices, Rules and Proposed Rules from Federal Agencies and Organizations. Many federal programs and deadlines are announced in the Federal register. This is a current and archival site with Federal register issues going back to 1995.

    The Foundation Center

    Information on foundations, corporate giving, and related subjects for grant seekers, grant makers, researchers, policymakers, the media, and the general public can be found here. Visit the Office of Sponsored Programs (OSP) (Research Administration Building 2.204) to access the on-line Foundation Directory.

    The electronic storefront for Federal grants. The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) is the managing partner for the federal E-Grants (also called initiative, one of 24 initiatives of the overall E-Government program for improving access to government services via the Internet. Eleven departments and agencies have been designated as supporting partners for this initiative that calls for the development of a one-stop electronic grant portal where potential grant recipients will receive full service electronic grant administration. HHS has established a Program Management Office to lead the development activities.

    Guide to U.S. Department of Education Programs and Resources

    The Guide to U.S. Department of Education Programs and Resources is a reference for information about programs and resources administered by the U.S. Department of Education. You will also find information on financial assistance offered to state and local education agencies, institutions of higher education, post secondary vocational institutions, public and private nonprofit organizations, and individuals to help serve a variety of education needs including those of students, teachers, administrators, and researchers. It also includes information about laboratories and centers and other research-oriented entities that produce resources important to education.

    NIH's Alphabetical List of Publications & Published Data Bases Page

    The official publication of NIH policies, procedures, and availability of funds. Through this site, one can obtain and/or search current and archival NIH Guide issues (beginning with 1992).

    NIH Guide to Grants & Contracts

    The official publication of NIH policies, procedures, and availability of funds. Through this site, one can obtain and/or search current and archival NIH Guide issues (beginning with 1992).


    The NIH considers applications for the support of basic or clinical biomedical, behavioral, and bioengineering research. New extramural grant programs and priorities are implemented by publication of one of the following:

    • NIH Guide: Program Announcements (PA): announces increased priority and/or emphasizes particular funding mechanisms for a specific area of science; applications accepted on standard receipt dates on an on-going basis. (A PAR is a PA for which special referral guidelines apply, described in the PAR.)
    • NIH Guide: Requests for Applications (RFA): identifies a more narrowly defined area for which one or more NIH institutes have set aside funds for awarding grants; one receipt date, specified in RFA.
    • Request for Proposals (RFP): solicits proposals for a contract; one receipt date, specified in RFP.

    NSF Guide to Programs

    The Guide to Programs is a compilation of funding opportunities offered by the National Science Foundation (NSF) for research and education in science, mathematics, engineering, and technology. The Guide includes broad, general descriptions of programs and activities for each NSF Directorate, as well as sources for more information. It also offers links to other information sources, including NSF Directorate home pages; to related publications such as program announcements and solicitations that contain additional proposal or eligibility information; and to the E-Bulletin for deadline and target date information.

    NSF E-Bulletin

    The E-Bulletin announces key dates on which grant proposals are due at NSF for the current 4 months.

    Philanthropy News Digest

    The Philanthropy News Digest (PND), a weekly news service of the Foundation Center, is a compendium, in digest form, of philanthropy-related articles and features culled from print and electronic media outlets nationwide. The Digest is posted to the Foundation Center's Web site every Tuesday afternoon.


    Each PND abstract summarizes the content of, or from, an original article, press or news release, or grant maker Web site. Many abstracts also include "FCnotes," which provide basic fiscal information from the Foundation Center's database regarding a grant maker or grant makers mentioned in the original news source.

    Texas Department of State Health Services (TX DSHS)- Funding Information Center

    Allows any organization or individual in the state of Texas to pursue public health funding opportunities available from public and private sources by disseminating information on available funding through timely announcements and our website.


    Funding Alert is a weekly current awareness service provided by TX DSHS, which lists funding opportunities, grantsmanship training and other items of interest to grant seekers. The alerts are faxed, mailed, or sent through e-mail to subscribers. The alerts are provided here in html (text) format for clients wishing to view them electronically.

    Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts - eGrants

    The Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts was assigned responsibility for grant management as of Sept. 1, 2011, by the 82nd Legislature, First Called Special Session. The Comptroller’s Office will serve as the contact for grant management related issues and be responsible for maintenance of the Uniform Grant Management Standards (UGMS).


    eGrants In 2007, TexasOnline, now, the official website of the State of Texas, developed the eGrants Web site for agencies to post grant applications and announcements. Using the eGrants Web site, the general public can search for and view the details of competitive funding announcements available through dozens of Texas state agencies. The eGrants Web site can be a one stop solution for any organization or individual seeking information related to grants offered by state agencies and local governments.


    Texas Register

    The Texas Register is a weekly publication that serves as the notice bulletin of state agency rulemaking. The Register contains emergency, proposed, and adopted rules; notices of withdrawn and repealed rules; notices of rule review and other information submitted by state agencies for publication.