Grant Help: Websites and Links

We are regularly out on the Web. When we find a great site we list it…

When GGPA provides these links we try to carefully choose websites which we believe are useful and meet our high standards.  However, because websites can change so quickly, we cannot, guarantee the standards of every website link we provide or be responsible for the content.

Grant Opportunity Research Sites

  • The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance is a government-wide compendium of Federal programs, projects, services, and activities which provide assistance.
  • The Foundation Center is the world’s leading source of information on philanthropy, fundraising, and grant programs.
  • Foundations for the Future (F3) is a project to assist K-12 educators in incorporating technology into the classroom. We provide resources, technical assistance and professional development opportunities to K-12 educators throughout the state of Georgia.
  • is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal government grants. There are over 1,000 grant programs offered by all federal grant making agencies. allows organizations to electronically find and apply for more than $400 billion.
  • Association County Commissioners of Georgia – nonprofit association of Georgia’s county governments.  Formed in 1914 with 19 charter county members, today ACCG serves as the consensus building, training, and legislative organization for all 159 county governments in the state.
  • Atlanta Regional Commission – the regional planning and intergovernmental coordination agency for the 10-county area including Cherokee, Clayton, Cobb, DeKalb, Douglas, Fayette, Fulton, Gwinnett, Henry and Rockdale counties, as well as the City of Atlanta. For 60 years, ARC and its predecessor agencies have helped to focus the region’s leadership, attention and resources on key issues of regional consequence.
  • International City/County Management Association (ICMA)  – develops and advances professional local government management to create sustainable communities that improve lives worldwide.
  • The National Education Association (NEA) Foundation – an independent, public charity supported by contributions from educators’ dues, corporate sponsors, and others who support public education initiatives.  We partner with education unions, districts, and communities to create powerful, sustainable improvements in teaching and learning.

Grant Writing Links

  • ARC – Livable Centers Initiative – a program that awards planning grants on a competitive basis to local governments and nonprofit organizations to prepare plans for the enhancement of existing centers and corridors consistent with regional development policies.
  • Foundations for the Future (F3) –  is a collaboration of Georgia Tech researchers working with government and industry support to ensure universal K-12 technology access and effective use in Georgia and beyond.
  • Georgia Department of Community Affairs – The Georgia Department of Community Affaris (DCA) provides a variety of community development programs to help the state’s communities realize their growth and development goals.
  • Georgia Department of Education – The Georgia Department of Education (GaDOE) oversees public education throughout the state. It ensures that laws and regulations pertaining to education are followed and that state and federal money appropriated for education is properly
  • Georgia Municipal Association – The Georgia Municipal Association was created in 1934, as the only state organization that represents municipal governments in Georgia. GMA’s membership currently totals more than 502 municipal governments or 99% of the state’s municipalities.

Professional Association Sites

  • GPA – Grant Professionals Association – GPA helps you do your job better whether you work in education, government, the nonprofit sector or private enterprise. If you have an interest in and commitment to the grants profession and the philanthropic community we serve, GPA is for you. Browse this web site, learn of the benefits of membership, and join us.
  • Grant Professional Certification Institute (GPCI) – GPCI is dedicated to strengthening the nonprofit sector’s ability to pursue and maintain public and private sector funding by promoting competency and ethical practices within the field of grantsmanship.
  • Grant Professionals Foundation (GPF) – The GPA Foundation touches the lives of people in our communities by ensuring that resources are available to train, credential and advocate for those grant professionals serving not-for-profit organizations who secure the funding necessary to serve the needs of our most vulnerable neighbors. We support the education that provides knowledge to grant professionals, the advocacy that gives them greater access to funding, and the credentialing that establishes and promotes excellence in the field.

Not Grants! – Scholarship Sites

  • Georgia’s HOPE Grant (a separate program from the HOPE Scholarship) is available to legal residents of Georgia who are attending a Georgia public technical college or public college or university to earn a certificate or diploma regardless of high school graduation date or grade point average. To qualify for HOPE Grant funding…
  • GSFC Georgia Tuition Equalization Grant – Promotes the private segment of higher education in Georgia by providing non-repayable grant aid to Georgia residents who attend eligible independent colleges and universities in Georgia. To provide non-repayable grant aid to residents of Georgia who live near the State borders to attend certain four-year public colleges out-of-state, so that a four-year public college is equally available to all Georgians. Please go to:
  • Free Application for Federal Student Aid – The office of Federal Student Aid provides scholarships, loans, and work-study funds for college or career school. We offer more than $150 billion each year to help millions of students pay for higher education.  Visit for more information.
  • Ultimate FAFSA Resource Guide from Smart Scholar – Use the trusted sites in this guide to help you navigate the FAFSA and the world of federal student aid. Visit