Identify Funding

The Office of Sponsored Programs staff assists UACES faculty to identify funding sources for proposed projects. The staff monitors, the Federal Register, and other resources for the latest funding opportunities. OSP sends to faculty and staff a weekly email (Funding Opps Friday) to complement their individual grant searching efforts.   

Use a Grants Search Engine 

GrantForward is a newly available funding opportunity database that UACES faculty and staff can now access for their own grant searches.  


  1. Click “Sign Up” Link at top right.
  2.  Create Account by entering:
    1. your email
    2. your name
    3. create a password
    4. institution will auto-populate
    5. department
    6. User type – default will work if not student or researcher
  3. Click “Create my Account” – you will receive an email with a link to login.
  4.  After logging in, you can begin to search for grant opportunities by clicking “Grants” Link at the top left.  
  5.  Tips for Searching – Click on “Supports” Link at the top. You will find tools to help you learn to search effectively.  

Funding Sources

Funding for projects related to the UACES mission is available from a wide variety of sources. Federal, State, and Local governmental agencies, commissions, institutions, businesses, and foundations routinely offering funds. Local businesses or Big-Box Chains with stores in your area are most likely to fund small, county-based jobs, while you can look to the intranet to search for foundation funding. Or, contact OSP for assistance!

The following are two popular databases of grants for UACES:

USDA Funding Opportunities  - A current listing of all USDA grant opportunities. - Federal Website Detailing all Grant Programs Soliciting Propo

Current Funding Opportunities

OSP will update this list weekly with new funding opportunities. For grant opportunities specific to your program interest, please contact GibAnn Berryhill 

June 12, 2020

July 10, 2020

July 17, 2020

July 24, 2020

July 31, 2020

Continuous Funding Opportunities

2020 Continuously - Open & Quarterly Grant Opportunities