Tools of the Trade: Resources to Aid in the Search for State Contracts and Grants
New Mexico Behavioral Health Collaborative
New Mexico Environment Department
New Mexico Department of Health
New Mexico Human Services Department
New Mexico Department of Transportation
New Mexico Department of Workforce Solutions
State agencies that do not have a web page dedicated to grants and RFPs will typically post these opportunities and announcements on the home page or under News and Events. Also, state RFPs can sometimes be located by doing an advanced search.
While researching state grants and contracts can take a bit of time and initiative, the payoff can be tremendously rewarding. A wealth of online tools exists to help nonprofit organizations search for funding opportunities within state government agencies. Those detailed in this article are just a sampling of the resources The Grant Plant uses each day to determine who in the state may be funding a project or program that may be a good match for one of our clients. Here are couple additional tips for monitoring opportunities:
- For state sites that align with your work, check to see if there is a newsfeed or email list to receive announcements for upcoming grant/contract opportunities.
- For sites without a notification link, contact the agency directly because many maintain internal mailing and email lists for announcing opportunities.
- Use your electronic or print calendar to post reminders about checking back on sites. You can set automatic repeat reminders in Outlook, Palm Pilot calendar, and other applications.
- If you don’t want to bother with monitoring sites, The Grant Plant can do this for a modest flat monthly rate.
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