The Financial Resources page is a tool to assist grants seekers in finding information about grants and training. This agency does not award grants or any other financial assistance. Through this site, the Maryland State Clearinghouse for Intergovernmental Assistance (e.g. clearinghouse) provides access to information regarding state, federal, and private financial and nonfinancial assistance programs, and grantsmanship and training resources.
Responsibilities of the State Clearinghouse for Intergovernmental Assistance include the following grant-related products and resources:
The Intergovernmental Monitor (commonly referred as The Monitor) which is prepared and posted to our website. The Monitor provides information about federal and state assistance activities. It summarizes projects and proposals submitted to the clearinghouse, each week, for intergovernmental review. Intergovernmental review is the term used to refer to the assessment of a project or proposal for consistency (compliance) with known state laws, policies, and guidelines.
The Digital Catalog of State Assistance Programs, known as the Maryland InfoPortal, is a free on-line, searchable database of more than 700 programs assisting the citizens of Maryland and local governments, including information on scholarships available through State colleges and universities. It is a cooperative effort of State agencies providing information on programs and grant opportunities that offer financial and technical assistance to local governments and individuals.
The Maryland InfoPortal identifies and describes programs offering both financial and nonfinancial types of assistance. Nonfinancial assistance may be in the form of services, regulations, etc. Programs are cross-referenced with the sponsoring agency State budget code and where possible with the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA).
Programs may be viewed by the sponsoring agency or through a targeted search function related to applicant eligibility, type of assistance, or keyword search. Using the Internet allows sponsoring agencies to submit changes in program information as often as necessary which helps to ensure that the contents of the "The Maryland InfoPortal" is current.
The clearinghouse receives many requests for information on where to find grants for many types of projects. This section provides links to other Internet sources to assist you in your search. For example, the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) is an online federal resource on grants and grants information. One feature of this site is called Developing And Writing Grant Proposals. It covers such topics as developing and writing a successful grant proposal, development of budgets, goals, and outcomes.
The clearinghouse functions as the gubernatorial designated Central State Reception Agency for information about federal assistance awarded to Maryland. This information is collected and submitted by the U.S. Department of Commerce, Bureau of the Census and the Office of Management and Budget. (See www.USAspending.gov or www.archives.gov)
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