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System for Award Management – The System for Award Management (SAM) is an official website of the U.S. government. You must have an active registration in SAM to do business with the Federal Government. SAM Registration is required in order to apply for funding and / or when entering into contracts with the Federal Government. There is no cost to use SAM. You can use SAM for FREE to:

• Register to do business with the U.S. government

• Update or renew your entity registration

• Check status of an entity registration

• Search for entity registration and exclusion records

• And much more 


Dun & Bradstreet / Data Universal Numbering System (DUNS) Number – The Data Universal Numbering System, abbreviated as DUNS or D-U-N-S, is a proprietary system developed and regulated by Dun & Bradstreet (D&B) that assigns a unique numeric identifier, referred to as a "DUNS number" to a single business entity. It was introduced in 1963 to support D&B's credit reporting practice. It is standard worldwide. More than fifty (50) global industry and trade associations recognize, recommend, or require DUNS.  The U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), a United States federal agency, announced in the June 27, 2003 issue of the Federal Register (68 FR 38402) that a DUNS number would be required for all grant applicants for new or renewal awards submitted on or after October 1, 2003. The DUNS number is a supplement to other identifiers, such as the Employer Identification Number (EIN), and is required whether the application is made electronically or on paper. –'s mission is to provide a common website for federal agencies to post discretionary funding opportunities and for grantees to find and apply to them. The program management office was established, in 2002, as a part of the President's Management Agenda. Managed by the Department of Health and Human Services, is an E-Government initiative operating under the governance of the Office of Management and Budget. Under the President's Management Agenda, the office was chartered to deliver a system that provides a centralized location for grant seekers to find and apply for federal funding opportunities. Today, the system houses information on over 1,000 grant programs and vets grant applications for federal grant making agencies.

Using the system makes it faster, easier and more cost effective for grant applicants to electronically interact with federal grant-making agencies. It also provides the following key benefits, among many others, to the grant community:

  • Helping the grant community learn more about available opportunities;
  • Facilitating interaction with the federal government;
  • Simplifying the grant application process to save applicants costs, time and hassle;
  • Making it easier to research and find federal grant opportunities;
  • Making electronic grant application processing easier; and
  • Providing a secure and reliable source to apply for federal grants.


NYS Grants Gateway -  If interested in New York State funding, we recommend you visit the NYS Grants Gateway. This online portal is available to the public, providing one- stop shopping for anyone interested in locating grant funding opportunities with State agencies.  The New York State Grants Gateway serves as the primary outlet for State agencies to post upcoming and available funding opportunities. The Gateway went live on May 15th, 2013 and all opportunities can be found in the Grant Opportunity Portal. The Portal offers a simple way to search for available and anticipated grant opportunities, download grant opportunities, and register to receive email notifications when specific types of grant opportunities are posted.

Important to note that many State agencies are transitioning to the NYS Grants Gateway System when applying for State funded programs; and if awarded funding, for award agreement / contract execution. 


U.S. Senator Kirsten Gillibrand's Grants Page - The Senator offers links and information to a variety of federal sources.


US Census Bureau / County of Sullivan Statistical Data – the US Census Bureau's mission is to serve as the leading source of quality data about the nation's people and economy.


Federal Grants is a robust resource of active federal grant programs with over 1,000 opportunities providing access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards. Comprehensive search options allow you to search for competitive grant opportunities by a variety of criteria. Many federal agencies require grant applications through, making it a wonderful resource to begin your search with.

Link to homepage also offers a wealth of resources and tools to assist with grant seeking, writing, and application development. There is also a new blog, which has updates about the website and its content and upcoming training opportunities. Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) blog

All County government departments seeking funding through must have these grant applications submitted by an Authorized Organization Representative (AOR). The AOR has the authority to sign grant applications and has the necessary certifications and/or assurances to fulfill the requirements of the application process.

The Federal Register is the official daily record for activities and announcements that occur within Federal agencies and organizations. Daily issues of publication have Notices of Funding Availability (NOFA) and Requests for Proposals (RFP). These contain links that provide information on where to get more information and apply for the funding. Subscribe by email to get daily issue of the Federal Register sent to your inbox.

Link to Federal Register homepage

The System for Award Management ( combines award management, federal procurement systems, and the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance into one new system where grantees can manage their awarded funds. SAM is designed to get grant seekers properly registered to effectively compete for federal, state, and local government competitive funding opportunities. Many grants require SAM registration information before you submit applications, so register soon!

Link to SAM homepage


State Grants

Are you interested in learning more about State-funded opportunities? This page provides quick links for locating grant opportunities with New York State agencies. Browse to see what each site has to offer, search for specific grant programs, or register to receive announcements of upcoming and available funding opportunities. All sites are updated on a regular basis.

The New York State Grants Gateway is a statewide grant opportunity portal that lists available and anticipated grants posted by the following New York State agencies: Council of the Arts; Department of Environmental Conservation; Department of Health; Department of State; Division of Criminal Justice Services; Division of Homeland Security and Emergency Services; Governor's Traffic Safety Committee; Office For People with Developmental Disabilities; Office of Children and Family Services; Office of Parks Recreation and Historic Preservation; Office of Temporary and Disability Assistance; Office of Victim Services.

This comprehensive list of funding programs is sortable by many variables. Registration allows you to be notified of upcoming and newly posted grants that match specified interests. Sign up TODAY!

Link to Grants Gateway homepage

Grants Gateway Help Desk Availability
Hours: Monday thru Friday 8am to 8pm
Phone: 1-800-820-1890

The New York State Grants Gateway is part of the NYS program “Grants Reform,” which is an initiative to streamline the grants seeking process and simplify grants management. Check it out!

Link to Grants Reform information page

Grants Action News (GAN) is a monthly publication from the New York State Assembly that has information about competitive grants available from federal, state, and private sources. The grants highlighted in the newsletter are tailored for New York state organizations.

New competitive grant opportunities published on the first of each month, so make sure you check back often!

Link to GAN homepage and monthly newsletter

The New York State Register is a weekly publication by New York Department of State Division of Administrative Rules. Published each Wednesday, this online resource provides Notice of Availability of State and Federal Funds, which lists new competitive grant opportunities available to interested New York State applicants. Full archive of the New York State Register is also available back to the year 1979.

Subscribe to the New York State Register to receive it weekly by email and stay current on new funding opportunities.

Link to New York State Register homepage


Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council - Established in 2011, the Mid-Hudson Regional Economic Development Council works to develop long-term strategic plans and implementation schedules to advance economic growth in our region. Through the New York State Consolidated Funding Application (CFA) Process the Council provides grant opportunities for projects that represent a community-drive, comprehensive, holistic approach to economic development for our region. The CFA allows applicants to access multiple State funding sources through one application.