About AMWA — Resources



A source to find and apply for federal grants. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the managing partner for Grants.gov

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services 

The Department of Health and Human Services is the principal agency for protecting the health of all Americans. It is comprised of 11 Operating Divisions and the Office of the Secretary of HHS (18 Staff Divisions.) The agencies perform a wide variety of tasks and services, including research, public health, food and drug safety, grants and other funding, health insurance, and many others. The staff subdivisions of the Office of the Secretary provide direct support for the Secretary?s initiatives.

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Funding Forecast 

A database of planned grant opportunities proposed by its agencies. Each Forecast record contains actual or estimated dates and funding levels for grants that the agency intends to award during the fiscal year.

U.S. Department of HHS Recovery Act Funding Opportunities 

HHS is structuring its grants to result in meaningful and measurable outcomes and promote the goals of the Recovery Act. The evaluation criteria for awards will include those that will have an impact on the measurement and likelihood of achieving these outcomes, including, jobs creation and preservation.


Administration of Children and Families 

ACF is a federal agency providing assistance to local organizations through funding, policy direction and information services for federal agency funding state, territory, local and tribal organizations to provide family assistance (welfare), child support, child care, Head Start, child welfare, and other programs relating to children and families.


Administration on Aging 

Grants and cooperative agreements are the vehicles by which AoA transfers its appropriated funding resources to the Aging Network. Grants are used when AoA has no substantial involvement in the administration of project and there is no direct benefit to AoA. If, however, AoA expects to have substantial involvement in the direction and implementation of a project, AoA often uses cooperative agreements.


Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality

AHRQ’s mission is to improve the quality, safety, efficiency, and effectiveness of health care for all Americans. AHRQ fulfills its mission through establishing a broad base of scientific research to promote improvements in clinical and health system practices, such as incorporation of health information technology and recommended screening tests in everyday care delivery. Important new initiatives include comparative effectiveness research on which medical treatments work best for a given condition and research on ways to reduce healthcare-associated infections (HAIs).


Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry

ATSDR serves the public by using the best science, taking responsive public health actions, and providing trusted health information to prevent harmful exposures and diseases related to toxic substances.


Centers for Disease Control and Prevention 

The CDC awards nearly 85 percent of its budget through grants and contracts to help accomplish its mission to promote health and quality of life by preventing and controlling disease, injury, and disability. Contracts procure goods and services used directly by the agency, and grants assist other health-related and research organizations that contribute to CDC?s mission through health information dissemination, preparedness, prevention, research, and surveillance.


Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services 

A variety of different programs are funded through the grants process. These programs are intended to improve the quality of life for all citizens, both physically and emotionally; and to detect fraud and abuse in the Medicare/Medicaid community. Additionally, research and training in both the medical and social sciences are conducted as well as support for demonstration programs to test the validity of the research findings. It is in the research and demonstration (R&D) areas that CMS funds and approves the majority of its grants and cooperative agreements.


U.S. Food and Drug Administration 

FDA’s Division of Federal-State Relations (DFSR) sponsors several competitive grant/cooperative agreement programs related to food and feed safety and human health issues. These grants/cooperative agreements provide Federal-State Agencies with the opportunity to enhance or develop new and existing programs intended to aid in safeguarding products intended for human or animal use. Grants are designed to support Federal-State governments to diagnose, prevent, cure, treat, or mitigate disease (or other conditions).


Health Resources and Services Administration

HRSA makes grants to organizations to improve and expand health care services for underserved people, focusing on the following program areas: health professions, HIV/AIDS, Maternal & Child Health, Office of the Administrator, Primary Health Care/Health Centers, Rural Health, Healthcare Systems, Organ Donation. HRSA health professions loan repayment, scholarship and loan programs help to encourage and enable clinicians to work in underserved areas.


Foundation Grants

Industry Grants