Funding Sources

FUNDING SOURCES

Online Interactive Tools || Organizations || Online Resources

   ONLINE INTERACTIVE TOOLS

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  • Published by the Office of the Federal Register, National Archives and Records Administration (NARA), the Federal Register is the official daily publication for rules, proposed rules, and notices of Federal agencies and organizations, as well as executive orders and other presidential documents.

   ORGANIZATIONS & AGENCIES PROVIDING TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

  • The members of the Texas Nonprofit Management Assistance Network bring a wealth of staff expertise and resources to nonprofit organizations throughout Texas. The Network has 33 members in 21 Texas communities.  The members serve as educating and consulting firms to the nonprofit field.  Information, libraries, workshops, consulting services, and publications are core services provided by the members.

   ONLINE RESOURCES

  • Texas Parks and Wildlife Department acts as a silent partner in hundreds of communities across the state through its grant, assistance, education, and outreach programs. From the largest metroplex to the smallest rural community these programs help to build new parks, conserve natural resources, preserve historical sites, provide access to water bodies, develop educational programs for youth, and much more.
  • Texas Department of Transportation administers a number of federal grant programs, as well as state dollars appropriated for transit projects. Descriptions of the various grants are included below.
  • Grants.gov is your source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants.Grants.gov is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards.
  • While the Rivers & Trails Program does not offer grants or funding, it can suggest good funding sources.  To help you get started, here is a list of organizations that offer financial support for locally-led conservation projects.
  • Hosted by AmericanTrails.org, Ideas and sources of funding from across America; tips on grant writing; opportunities with volunteers and Youth Corps; and a variety of examples of trails and greenways funding programs.
  • How to Build a Walking Trail This manual is designed to assist communities, worksites, churches, and schools in developing walking trails and physical activity or walking programs. This manual will assist in the planning of a trail from conception to completion and provide resources for each stage of development.
  • Bikenwalk.com Bicycle and pedestrian projects are broadly eligible for funding from almost all the major Federal-aid highway, transit, safety, and other programs. Bicycle projects must be “principally for transportation, rather than recreation, purposes” and must be designed and located pursuant to the transportation plans required of States and MPOs.  Some sources of funding are listed here:  http://www.bikenwalk.com/home/?page_id=26
  • The Foundation Center is a national nonprofit service organization recognized as the nation’s leading authority on organized philanthropy, connecting nonprofits and the grantmakers supporting them to tools they can use and information they can trust. Its Foundation Directory Online subscription service is the most popular means for searching these databases.
  • A Guide to Funding Resources includes links to searchable databases offering funding opportunities from government and/or private sources that are available to local governments, community organizations, and individuals. It provides web links to more than sixty full-text online guides, manuals, and tips to assist grantwriters prepare successful proposals. The section of "Additional Resources" is a bibliographic listing of published grant writing resources and funding directories.