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Government Funding Sources

Many organizations* offer public funding for violence prevention and education programs.

Administration for Children and Families (ACF)
Federal programs that promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
View all federal programs as well as public and private institutions offering program funding.

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC): Healthy Youth Funding Database (HY-FUND)
Awards for programs that promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability.

The Council on Foundations
Access a list of community foundations by state.

Department of Education Forecast of Funding
Find a list of all of the programs and competitions available from the department.

Department of Education Grants
Read more about the department's formula-based grant programs designed to improve elementary and secondary schools.

The Foundation Directory Online
Search databases of up to 80,000 grantmakers and more than 500,000 grants. (Paid subscription required.)

Fundsnet Services Online
Since 1996 Fundsnet Services has provided resources information about grants, fundraising, philanthropy, foundations and 501(c)(3) non–profits organizations to those in need of funding and research for their their philanthropic efforts and missions.


National Institute for Mental Health (NIMH)
Helps to fund programs that reduce the burden of mental illness and behavioral disorders through research on mind, brain, and behavior including violence in children.

Find and apply for federal government grants through nearly 1,000 different programs.

No Child Left Behind-Title I
Funds providing academic support and learning opportunities to help low-achieving children master challenging curricula.  

Partnership for Character Education
Grants for character education programs involving teaching students civics, citizenship, justice, responsibility, and respecting themselves and others.

Safe and Drug-Free Schools and Communities
Grants for violence prevention and programs that ensure the health and well-being of students as well as promoting development of good character and citizenship.

Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)
Grants are provided to promote protective factors and to reduce risk factors for substance abuse.

Suicide Prevention Resource Center
Provides prevention support, training, and resources to assist organizations and individuals to develop suicide prevention programs, interventions and policies.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)
Federal funding for programs for families, communities, and students. Find grant information for more than 300 programs. 

Additional Federal Government Funding Resources

Developing Quality Grant Proposals
United States Department of Justice

* Inclusion on this list does not indicate endorsement or sponsorship of any Hazelden products or services.

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