Federal Agency Opportunity Bank

The Federal Agency Opportunity Bank is a product of The Federal Interagency Working Group on Educational Excellence for Hispanics (FIWG). A primary goal of the FIWG is to ensure that federal investments, programs, and opportunities are effectively shared and reach the Hispanic community.


Opportunities highlighted include but are not limited to federal employment, fellowships, internships, grants/funding and peer reviewer opportunities. In addition, there is information regarding consumer and education resources, and nominations for federal advisory commissions. The list will be updated periodically.

U.S. Department of Education Upcoming Grants (ED Grant Forecasting): Programs and competitions under which the U.S. Department of Education has invited or expects to invite applications for new awards and provides actual or estimated deadline dates for the transmittal of applications under these programs. The lists are in the form of charts — organized according to ED’s principal program offices — and include programs and competitions ED has previously announced, as well as those ED plans to announce at a later date. Access the program list here.

Learn about the current open ED grant competitions

**Note: If you are interested in applying for any upcoming grants with ED, please take the time to register with the System for Award Management (SAM) at www.SAM.gov, as you must have an active account in order to submit a grant application with ED. ED recommends you register now even as you are looking for eligible grant programs so that your SAM registration is active by the time the application is published. This will allow you to focus on writing the application during the period the application is available and you are not spending a portion of that time obtaining SAM registration. Please click here to refer to the SAM tip sheet for additional information.

General Government Grants (Grants.Gov): Find and apply for discretionary grants offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies here. Learn more about the different federal grant-making agencies and offices and which grants they administer. Learn more about the Federal Grant lifecycle.

The Federal Register: The official daily publication of the federal government and provides Notices of Funds Available (NOFA). The U.S. Government Printing Office’s Federal Register database makes it easy to search for updates and information on the most recent grant and award opportunities.

Assistance Living (Formerly Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance): Government-wide catalog of federal programs, projects, services, and activities. It contains financial and nonfinancial assistance programs that benefit the American public. Each listing includes information on eligibility and how to apply.