Did you know that you can search online now for many kinds of financial opportunities offered by the U.S. government?

Looking to do business with the federal government? Check out FedBizOpps.gov for all federal government contracting opportunities. All federal agencies must announce proposed contracts expected to exceed $25,000 on FedBizOpps.gov. The site lists all major solicitations, contract awards, subcontracting opportunities, surplus property sales and foreign business opportunities. For actions related to funds made available by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, use the Search Recovery Actions option on FedBizOpps.gov

Want to see what kind of federal grants are available? Federal agencies offer more than 1,000 grant programs and access to approximately $400 billion in annual awards. Note that federal grants are not federal assistance or loans to individuals. Rather, organizations can search and apply for grants from 26 different federal agencies through the Grants.gov site. For grant opportunities related to the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, use the Find Recovery Act Opportunities option on Grants.gov.

Please note that to reduce the burden of the extra volume of grants resulting from the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, select programs have been temporarily authorized to use systems other than Grants.gov to process grant applications. Once you have identified your grant opportunity on Grants.gov, be sure to carefully read the instructions to ensure you are following proper submission procedures for that application, even if you have applied before. Read more about this change.

Interested in finding out which loans or benefits you might be eligible for? GovLoans.gov is a Web site designed to help you learn more about federal loans. The site will help you determine which loans may be right for you and where to find more information about them. You can also visit GovBenefits.gov where a screening tool will help you find government benefits you may be eligible to receive. The site also provides information about how to apply for those programs.
A large portion of the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act funding will go to states, territories and tribes, which will in turn distribute funds through grants, contracts, subsidies, loan programs, etc. Be sure to check the list of State Recovery sites for a link to your state.