My office offers assistance with using Federal databases to research grants and funding, job fair opportunities, community partnerships, and business summits. The yearly grant workshop is organized to help localities, small businesses, and non-profit leaders successfully secure grants and loans. Among the many benefits, attendees are able to build partnerships across industries to help expand their enterprises. The "Taking Care of Business" Summit is another initiative Congressman Butterfield helps sponsor to give North Carolina's business leaders the opportunity to meet with the Federal Government officials to discuss policies that may affect their livelihoods and communities.

Take a look at what happened at the 4th Annual Grants Workshop

Congressman Butterfield speaking with some of his constituentsPoster of Congressman Butterfield's Annual Grants WorkshopCongressman Butterfield speaking with some of his constituents

Is A Grant Right For Me?

My office can help you in obtaining information on potential Federal grants and new assistance programs. Here are a few steps to follow:

  1. Find out Who is Eligible for a Grant? 
  2. If eligible, search for program information in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA).
  3. Contact federal office in the given in CFDA program description
  4. Go to federal websites given in each CFDA program description for more information
  5. Check current federal grants opportunities at

How Do I Write a Grant?

If you need help with writing a grant proposal, my office can provide valuable resources to give you tips on the writing process.

  1. Learn how to write grant proposals: Follow CFDA’s Developing and Writing Grant Proposals, or take the free online Foundation Center Proposal Writing Short Course.
  2. Search foundations for project funding: use the Foundation Center Web site or Foundation Center Cooperating Collections 
  3. Read the Guide to Funding Research 
  4. Take a Proposal Writing Short Course (also in Spanish, French and other languages)
  5. Look at recent Requests for Proposals
  6. Research funding database at Foundation Center Cooperating Collections

Where Can I Find Funding?

Key Federal Funding Sources

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
State Single Points of Contact CFDA in Local Libraries

Other Sources

A-Z Index: Departments and Agencies Homeland Security Grants
Energy Efficiency and Renewable Energy OMB Circulars
Federal Funds Express OMB Grants
Federal Funds Information for States Reconnecting America
Foundation Center Student Aid on the Web
FTC Consumer Alert for Business for Non-Profits

How May We Help?

Grant applications must meet the requirements for the programs and foundations. It is the responsibility of the applicant to write the grant, meet the grants proposal deadlines and provide the necessary documents for the application. The office can help you by helping you research grant opportunities, and on a case-by-case basis, Congressman Butterfield can write a letter of support to an agency. A letter of support does not guarantee grant approval. To request a letter of support, please contact our Wilson Office at: (252) 237-9816.