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Other Federal Funding Sources

In addition to the specific programs and funding vehicles provided by the DOD and VA, there are a number of relevant federal government grants programs and financial assistance provided by other agencies and groups within the federal government. This page provides an overview of additional sources of federal funding for a range of projects.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)

CFDA provides a full listing of all federal programs, projects, services and activities that provide assistance or benefits to the American public. The website contains information about both financial and nonfinancial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the federal government. The website enables a user to search assistance by agency or program.

U.S. Federal Grants is used for finding and applying for federal grants. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) serves as the managing partner for

Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ)

AHRQ’s mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency and effectiveness of health care services. As part of the HHS, AHRQ supports research that ultimately serves to improve health outcomes and enhance decision making. AHRQ was formerly known as the Agency for Health Care Policy and Research.

National Center for Chronic Disease Prevention and Health Promotion (NCCDPHP)

NCCDPHP is at the forefront of the nation's efforts to prevent and control chronic diseases. NCCDPHP works with many diverse partners, including state and local health and education departments, other federal health agencies, international and national health organizations, academic institutions, philanthropic foundations, industry and labor groups, and professional, voluntary and community organizations, in order to support and fund innovation.

National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health (NIOSH)

NIOSH focuses on the prevention of illnesses, injuries and deaths caused by hazards on the job. NIOSH sponsors research and training through its extramural programs, which complement the Institute's intramural programs.

National Institute on Aging (NIA)

The NIA, one of the 27 entities of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), leads the nation's research activities dedicated to understanding the nature of aging, supporting the health and well being of older adults, and extending the healthy, active years of life for more people.

National Institute on Deafness and Other Communication Disorders (NIDCD)

NIDCD, as part of NIH, is one of the federal government's focal points for the support of biomedical research. As part of the HHS, NIH's mission is to uncover new knowledge that will lead to better health for everyone. The goal of NIH research is to acquire new knowledge to help prevent, detect, diagnose and treat disease and disability.

NIH Office of Extramural Research (OER)

The OER provides the leadership, oversight tools and guidance needed to administer and manage NIH grants policies and operations.

National Science Foundation (NSF)

The NSF is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 to “promote the progress of science; to advance national health, prosperity, and welfare; and to secure national defense…" With an annual budget of about $6.9 billion (according to FY 2010 figures), NSF is the funding source for approximately 20 percent of all federally-supported research conducted by America's colleges and universities.

NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research

The NIH Blueprint for Neuroscience Research is a cooperative effort among the 16 entities that support neuroscience research. By pooling resources and expertise, the Blueprint identifies cross-cutting areas of research and confronts challenges too large for any other single NIH entity.

NIH Clinical Center

As America's research hospital, the NIH Clinical Center leads the global effort in training today's investigators and discovering tomorrow's cures. Through clinical research (including research focused on rare and high-impact diseases), clinicians and investigators support the NIH mission by translating laboratory discoveries into better treatments, therapies and interventions to improve the nation's health.

NSF Division of Graduate Education (DGE)

DGE leads the NSF’s efforts to attract the most talented U.S. students into graduate-level programs and to support and encourage them in their quest to become tomorrow’s leading scientists and engineers. In the past year, DGE supported approximately 4500 students in graduate programs in various STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) fields.

The Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) and Small Business Technology Transfer (STTR) Program

The SBIR/STTR program promotes technological innovation and economic growth by investing federal funds in small businesses, strengthening the role of small business in meeting federal research and development needs, increasing private-sector commercialization of innovations derived from federal research and development funding and encouraging participation from economically disadvantaged demographics. The SBIR/STTR Program website provides a listing of open/future solicitations, awards, news, event and FAQs.


HHS is the U.S. government’s principal agency for protecting the health of citizens and providing essential human services. HHS represents almost a quarter of all federal outlays and administers more grant dollars than all other federal agencies combined. The HHS Medicare program is the nation’s largest health insurer, handling more than 1 billion claims per year.

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