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GRANT DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITIES
There are a variety of online resources available to grantseekers. This page outlines two major sources of funding and provides links to specific funding agencies and foundations.
Once you select a funding opportunity, please contact the Office of Planning, Research and Institutional Effectiveness to obtain a grant narrative template that is appropriate for your project.
This page contains links to data resources that may be helpful for your grant application. However, if you need specific Delta College data for your grant application, please submit a data request form.
FEDERAL GRANT RESOURCES
Grants.gov includes grant announcements from the following federal agencies (among others):
For detailed information about specific grant programs, visit one of the above websites for the appropriate federal agency. Sign up for email updates at the Federal Register website.
PRIVATE FOUNDATION RESOURCES
There are numerous private foundations that offer funding to non-profit organizations (including institutions of higher education) for projects targeting specific interest areas. Below are two major search engines that allow you to look for foundations by location, type, and name. Note: Each search engine offers a paid membership, but basic information about each foundation and limited grantseeker resources are available for free.
The Sacramento Non-Profit Resource Center provides access to grant databases and foundation directories, a full library, grant-writing workshops, and other support serves to non-profit organizations and their employees. Although a paid membership is required to check out library materials, the Center’s library is open to the public during regular business hours. For more information, contact the Sacramento Non-Profit Resource Center at (916) 285-1840 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The Northern California Community Foundation provides a directory of grantmakers by region.
Below is a list of prominent private funders with interests ranging from education to health and wellness. Click on the funder name to access the foundation’s website and search for current funding opportunities.
The following organizations offer funding to postsecondary institutions. Visit the organization’s website for more information on specific funding opportunities.
GRANT-RELATED DATA RESOURCES
The California Community College Chancellor’s Office Data Mart provides aggregate data on student success, retention, awards, transfer, and special program participation by college/district and term or academic year.
The California Postsecondary Education Data Commission (CPEC) provides intersegmental (transfer) data for the K-12, community college, and four-year university systems. Data can be accessed by feeder or destination institution, as well by academic year. Note: Funding for CPEC has been removed for the 2011-2012 year.
The California Employment Development Department provides labor market projections, occupational profiles, and unemployment data for the state and by county.
The National Center for Education Statistics IPEDS Data Center provides student enrollment, retention, graduation, cost of attendance, and financial aid data for institutions of higher education. Visit the IPEDS Data Center to search for a single institution, identify comparison groups of similar institutions, and create and download data summary tables and charts for your grant proposal.
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