My coworker Jon let me know that you were interested in learning more
about federal funding to see if there were any grants available to help
with the pumping of excess water from a lake. Below and attached are
some resources I hope you find helpful. Please feel free to reach out
should you have additional questions!
As you may know, federal assistance is available in a variety of forms
and includes federal grants, loans, and certain types of contracts.
Senator Baldwin and her staff work with and oversee federal agencies on
a wide variety of topics, including federal funding assistance for
non-profit organizations, institutes of higher education, and local
governments. Although some resources are accessible to individuals and
businesses, federal funding is most commonly available to eligible
public or non-profit entities that serve a public purpose. I have
attached two Congressional Research Service (CRS) reports titled
_Resources for Grantseekers_ and _How to Develop a Grant Proposal_ to
this email, which contain helpful information about federal grant
eligibility and various sources of funding.
All federal grant opportunities are posted on the website www.grants.gov
. This website also includes a search function and guidelines for
interested applicants on how to apply for federal funding. You can
access a Grants.gov user guide for additional guidance on how to
register your organization and navigate this website here .
In addition to Grants.gov, the Foundation Center , a non-governmental
organization established in 1956, remains a leading source of
information about private philanthropy worldwide. Seven Wisconsin
libraries belong to the Foundation Center's Funding Information Network,
a nation-wide network of nearly 500 collections that provide information
about foundation and corporate giving. Each of the seven Funding
Information Network locations throughout Wisconsin  provide _free
on-site access_ to an online database of foundation grants, as well as
print materials. In addition, a recording of the Foundation Center's
_Introduction to Proposal Writing_ webinar is available online here .
This video goes over the basics of proposal writing and includes tips
and best practices.
I am also including some information for the U.S. Department of
Agriculture - Rural Development's Programs & Services .
More information and links to additional resources that may be of
interest to you are available on the Senator's website,