Search Engines


In addition to government agencies, many private philanthropic organizations and foundations have an interest in information technology and improving the functioning of government. The search engines below provide a starting point for locating government agencies and private organizations that are interested in these areas but which may not have specific funding programs related to GIS.

Grants.Gov allows organizations to electronically find and apply for competitive grant opportunities from all Federal grant-making agencies. is THE single access point for over 900 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies.


FedBizOpps is the single government point-of-entry (GPE) for Federal government procurement opportunities over $25,000. Government buyers are able to publicize their business opportunities by posting information directly to FedBizOpps via the Internet. Through one portal – FedBizOpps (FBO) – commercial vendors seeking Federal markets for their products and services can search, monitor and retrieve opportunities solicited by the entire Federal contracting community.


The White House Office of Public Liaison: Non-Profit Gateway

A network of links to Federal government information and services, including a grants page that provides direct links to the grants programs of Federal agencies.