Resources for finding and applying for grants - Access to grant information from all 26 federal grantmaking agencies
Select the "Search Grants" tab and enter your criteria, including keyword, opportunity status, category, and eligibility. The site also has a short summary of how grants work

Commonwealth of Virginia Constituent Services
List of grants offered by agencies in Virginia for individuals and organizations

A directory of links to foundations and grants programs

GrantStation Insider
A weekly newsletter with information on grantmakers, funding opportunities, and training webinars

Philanthropy News Digest
Listing of RFPs released by US-based grant-making organizations

Tips on grant proposal writing

Ten Simple Rules for Getting Grants
This editorial was written for science grants, but the rules can apply to any funding opportunity.

The Grantsmanship Center's webcasts 
Short videos on topics like “How to Write a Mission Statement” and “Eight Reasons You’ll Get the Grant”

Data and Statistics

These websites may have information that can help you with your needs assessment and program evaluation.

U.S. Census Bureau
For population, housing, and other demographic information

Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Vital records, health statistics by topic, and research data

National Center for Education Statistics
Federal entity within the U.S. Department of Education that collects and analyzes education-related data

U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics and other statistical sites 
Links to statistical agencies within the US and around the world for public policy information related to various topics including education, economic development, wages, and consumer spending