The Department offers several kinds of grants:
Discretionary grants are what people usually have in mind when thinking about applying for a grant from the Department. The remainder of this page is devoted to discretionary grants and the questions people often ask.
Use the Guide to Education Programs to identify programs you are eligible to apply for.
Discretionary grant application packages lists most ED competitions that are currently open, with links to application information for each competition.
Most ED competitions are announced in Federal Register Notices, which provide information on rules, deadlines, and how to apply.
IES funding opportunities provides information on research funding opportunities run by the Institute for Education Sciences, including funding for unsolicited grants.
Grants.gov lists discretionary grant competitions from across the federal government, including many ED competitions.
The ED grants forecast can help you identify competitions that may open soon.
Different competitions have different application procedures. Each competition's application package tells you what to do. If you found a grant announcement using one of the links above, the announcement should include a link to the application package or application instructions. You can find information about application procedures also from two additional sources:
Additional information about the application process is available in Grantmaking at ED.
You should be able to find all of the forms you'll need in the application package of the grant for which you're applying and in the online application system. If you discover that you are missing forms or that you need to see other forms, grant application and other forms provides a list of grant-related forms.