State & Federal Resources for Procurement, Contracts, and Grants


Resources Links and Descriptions

Funding Opportunities – Federal is a one-stop website for finding and applying for federal grants. This site provides information and services for non-profits including grants, loans, assistances, taxes, management, and more. US Department of Health & Human Services grant funding opportunities US Department of Education (USDOE) grant funding opportunities website National Endowment for Humanities (NEH) grant funding opportunities website is the official benefits website of the U.S. government, with information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs. Federal Funds Express is a website offering a variety of grants information, including funding opportunity resources. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) website provides comprehensive information by federal agency, programs in agencies, eligibility, function, and subject. (Federal Business Opportunities) is a one-stop website for searching for federal funding opportunities related to government contracts.

Funding Opportunity – State The Electronic State Business Daily (ESBD), administered by the Texas Comptroller of Public Account (CPA), is a website for posting and searching for bid opportunities for all purchases exceeding $25,000. The Texas Register serves as the journal of state agency rulemaking for Texas. Information published in the Texas Register includes proposed, adopted, withdrawn and emergency rule actions, notices of state agency review of agency rules, governor's appointments, attorney general opinions, and miscellaneous documents such as requests for proposals. OneStar offers funding, grants, and other resources to help organizations more effectively serve their communities’ needs. The CPA State Purchasing page provides information to vendors about how to do business with the State of Texas. Working in partnership with the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH), Humanities Texas provides financial support to nonprofit organizations and institutions for programs that bring humanities scholars and scholarship to general public audiences. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission (HHSC) Business Opportunities page provides information about contracting opportunities with the agency. This link to the Texas Department of Family and Protective Services provides information about client services contracts, administrative purchases, information technology (IT) procurement and other funding opportunities. The Funding Information Center web page, administered by the Department of State Health Services (DSHS), has extensive listings of funding opportunities from DSHS, other state, federal, and private funding resources. This is the Texas Department of Aging and Disability Services (DADS) web page that provide information about contracting opportunities with the agency. The Texas Department of Assistive and Rehabilitative Services (DARS) Business page provides critical information to vendors/contractors about doing business with the agency. The DSHS Funding Alert page provides a listing of funding opportunities, grantsmanship training and other items of interest to grant seekers.

Frequently Asked Questions/Vendor’s Manuals This DSHS link provides questions and answers to vendors about the agency’s contract processing. This DSHS web page contains information related to contract processes, client service procurement, contractor’s financial procedures manual, and other related information. The CPA’s State of Texas Procurement Manual contains standard procedures for implementing requirements of Texas Statues and serves as a guide for purchasing  in the State of Texas DARS’s Provider’s Manual provides guidelines to vendors/contractors on how to do business with the agency. This HHSC page contains information about the agency’s client services programs and handbooks and forms for providers. This is a Grant Management Handbook page administered by the Texas State Library.

Grant Writing Resources The DSHS Grant Writing Resources page has a wealth of information about grants tutorial, grant and proposal writing workshops and other related information. The Grantsmanship Center provides information about proposal writing guide/workshops and other grant resources to grant seekers. The Foundation Center offers free short courses in grant writing.

Federal/State Grant and Contract Laws and Regulations This federal circular establishes principals and standards for determining costs for federal awards carried out through grants, cost reimbursement contracts and other agreements with state and local governments and federally-recognized Indian tribal governments. The circular establishes consistency and uniformity among federal agencies in the management of grants and cooperative agreement with state, local, and federally-recognized Indian tribal governments. This circular sets standards for the federal agencies in the administration of grants to and agreements with institutions of higher education, hospitals, and other non-profit organizations. This circular establishes principals for determining costs of grants, contracts, and other agreements with non-profit organizations. This circular establishes principals for determining costs of grants, contracts, and other agreements with non-profit organizations. This circular sets standards for consistency and uniformity among federal agencies for the audit of state, local governments, and non-profit organizations expending federal awards. The Uniform Grant Management Standards were established to promote the efficient use of public funds by providing awarding agencies and grantees a standardized set of financial management procedures and definitions, by requiring consistency among grantor agencies in their dealings with grantees, and by ensuring accountability for the expenditure of public funds.

Texas Administrative Code, Title 34, Part 1, Chapter 20: Texas Procurement and Support Services Texas public laws governing financial issues as related to procurement and contract activities.

Texas Government Code, Chapter 2155. Purchasing: General Rules and Procedures Texas public laws governing financial issues as related to procurement and contract activities.

Other Resources This DHSH page provides information about starting a non-profit organization and other non-profit assistance. This website is administered by the Texas Economic Development Division within the Office of the Governor. This page provides information about how to start  a small business in Texas. This website is a treasure trove of resources from how to set up a nonprofit, marketing, volunteer opportunities, nonprofit careers, and much, much more from trusted national sources. This website has a complete database of listing for all emergency, legal and law enforcement government offices in the country.