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  • The mission directives of the National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA) are to enable a safer, more secure, efficient, and environmentally-friendly air transportation system through aeronautics research; operate the International Space Station and prepare for human exploration beyond low Earth orbit; explore the Earth-Sun system, our own solar system, and the universe beyond; and develop the crosscutting, advanced and pioneering new technologies needed for current and future missions, benefiting the aerospace industry and other agencies, and addressing national needs.

    Mailing Address:
    National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
    300 E St., SW Suite 5R30
    Washington, DC 20546

    Phone Number: 202-358-0001

  • The National Archives and Records Administration (NARA) drives openness, cultivates public participation, and strengthens our nation's democracy through public access to high-value government records. The National Archives' mission is to provide public access to federal government records. Public access to government records allows Americans to claim their rights of citizenship, hold their government accountable, and understand their history so they can participate more effectively in their government.

    Mailing Address:
    National Archives and Records Administration
    8601 Adelphi Rd.
    College Park, MD 20740-6001

    Phone number: 1-866-272-6272

    **Agency code NARA

    Also search: https://www.grants.gov/search-grants.html?agencyCode=NARA

  • The National Endowment for the Arts is an independent federal agency that funds, promotes, and strengthens the creative capacity of our communities by providing all Americans with diverse opportunities for arts participation.

    Mailing Address:
    National Endowment of the Arts
    400 Seventh St., SW
    Washington, DC 20506

    Phone Number: 1-202-682-5400

    **Agency code NEA

    Also search: https://www.grants.gov/search-grants.html?agencyCode=NEA

  • The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) is an independent federal agency created in 1965. It is one of the largest funders of humanities programs in the United States.

    NEH serves and strengthens organizations to by promote excellence in the humanities and to convey the lessons of history to all Americans. The Endowment accomplishes this mission by awarding grants for top-rated proposals examined by panels of independent, external reviewers.

    NEH grants typically go to cultural institutions, such as museums, archives, libraries, colleges, universities, public television, and radio stations, and to individual scholars. The grants:   

    • strengthen teaching and learning in schools and colleges
    • facilitate research and original scholarship
    • provide opportunities for lifelong learning
    • preserve and provide access to cultural and educational resources
    • strengthen the institutional base of the humanities

    Mailing Address:
    National Endowment for the Humanities
    400 7th Street SW
    Washington, DC 20506

    Phone number:
    1-800-NEH-1121
    202-606-8400

  • National Institutes of Health (NIH)  is the largest public funder of biomedical research in the world, investing more than $32 billion a year to enhance life, and reduce illness and disability. NIH funded research has led to breakthroughs and new treatments, helping people live longer, healthier lives, and building the  research foundation that drives discovery.

    NIH employs five broad decision criteria in its funding policy:

    • Ensure the highest quality of scientific research by employing an arduous peer review process.
    • Seize opportunities that have the greatest potential to yield new knowledge and that will lead to better prevention and treatment of disease.
    • Maintain a diverse research portfolio in order to capitalize on major discoveries in a variety of fields such as cell biology, genetics, physics, engineering, and computer science.
    • Address public health needs according to the disease burden (e.g., prevalence and mortality).
    • Construct and support the scientific infrastructure (e.g., well-equipped laboratories and safe research facilities) necessary to conduct research.

    Mailing Address:
    National Institutes of Health (NIH)
    9000 Rockville Pike
    Bethesda, Maryland 20892

    Phone number: 301-945-7573

  • National Institute of Justice is the research, development and evaluation agency of the U.S. Department of Justice. We are dedicated to improving knowledge and understanding of crime and justice issues through science. We provides objective and independent knowledge and tools to inform the decision-making of the criminal justice community to reduce crime and advance justice, particularly at the state and local levels. We accomplish our mission through the "Listen, Learn, Inform" model — we "listen" to the needs of the field; "learn" ways to meet those needs by funding research, development, and evaluation projects; and then "inform" the field of what we learned.

    Mailing Address:
    National Institute of Justice
    810 Seventh Street, NW
    Washington, D.C. 20531


    Phone Number: 202-307-2942

  • The National Science Foundation (NSF) is an independent federal agency created by Congress in 1950 "to promote the progress of science; to advance the national health, prosperity, and welfare; to secure the national defense..." NSF is vital because we support basic research and people to create knowledge that transforms the future.

    The National Science Foundation funds research and education in most fields of science and engineering. It does this through grants, and cooperative agreements to colleges, universities, K-12 school systems, businesses, informal science organizations and other research organizations throughout the United States. The Foundation accounts for about one-fourth of federal support to academic institutions for basic research.

    The agency operates no laboratories itself but does support National Research Centers, user facilities, certain oceanographic vessels and Antarctic research stations. The Foundation also supports cooperative research between universities and industry, US participation in international scientific and engineering efforts, and educational activities at every academic level.

    Mailling Address:
    National Science Foundation
    2415 Eisenhower Avenue
    Alexandria, Virginia 22314

    Phone number: (703) 292-5111

  • Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention (OJJDP) assists local community endeavors to effectively avert and react to juvenile delinquency and victimization. Through partnerships with experts from various disciplines, OJJDP aims to improve the juvenile justice system and its policies so that the public is better protected, youth and their families are better served, and justice-involved youth are held appropriately accountable. OJJDP develops, implements, and monitors programs for juveniles. The office also supports many research, program, and training initiatives; develops priorities and goals and sets policies to guide juvenile justice issues; disseminates information about juvenile justice issues; and awards funds to states to support local programming nationwide.

    Mailing Address:
    Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention
    810 Seventh Street NW
    Washington, DC 20531 

    Phone Number: 202–307–5911

  • Office of Postsecondary Education works to strengthen the capacity of colleges and universities to promote reform, innovation and improvement in postsecondary education, promote and expand access to postsecondary education and increase college completion rates for America’s students, and broaden global competencies that drive the economic success and competitiveness of our Nation.

    Mailing Address:
    Office of Postsecondary Education
    U.S. Department of Education
    1990 K Street, NW, Room 6131
    Washington, DC 20006

  • The Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services (OSERS) understands the many challenges still facing individuals with disabilities and their families. Therefore, OSERS is committed to improving results and outcomes for people with disabilities of all ages. OSERS supports programs that serve millions of children, youth and adults with disabilities.

    Mailing Address:
    Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services,
    U.S. Department of Education
    550 12th Street SW, 4th Floor
    Washington, DC 20202-2600
  • Office for Victims of Crime administers the Crime Victims Fund (the Fund), which is financed by fines and penalties paid by convicted federal offenders, not from tax dollars. Federal revenues deposited into the Fund also come from gifts, donations, and bequests by private parties. OVC channels funding for victim compensation and assistance throughout the United States, raises awareness about victims’ issues, promotes compliance with victims’ rights laws, and provides training and technical assistance and publications and products to victim assistance professionals.

    Mailing Address:
    Office for Victims of Crime
    ITVERP Resource Center
    810 Seventh Street NW
    Washington, DC  20531

    Phone Number: 800–363–0441

  • The Office on Violence Against Women (OVW) currently administers 25 grant programs authorized by the Violence Against Women Act (VAWA) of 1994 and subsequent legislation. Four programs are "formula," meaning the enacting legislation specifies how the funds are to be distributed. The remaining programs, including six formerly authorized programs that still have open or active grants, are "discretionary," meaning OVW is responsible for creating program parameters, qualifications, eligibility, and deliverables in accordance with authorizing legislation. These grant programs are designed to develop the nation's capacity to reduce domestic violence, dating violence, sexual assault, and stalking by strengthening services to victims and holding offenders accountable.

    Mailing Address:
    U.S. Department of Justice
    Office on Violence Against Women (OVW)
    145 N Street, NE, Suite 10W.121
    Washington, D.C. 20530

    Phone Number: 202-307-6026

  • The Social Security Administration (SSA) delivers a broad range of services online at SocialSecurity.gov and through a nationwide network of over 1,400 offices that include regional offices, field offices, card centers, teleservice centers, processing centers, hearing offices, the Appeals Council, and our State and territorial partners, the Disability Determination Services. We also have a presence in U.S. embassies around the globe. The mission of SSA is to deliver Social Security services that meet the changing needs of the public.

    Mailing Address:
    Social Security Administration
    1100 West High Rise
    6401 Security Blvd.
    Baltimore, MD 21235

    Phone Number: 1-800-772-1213

    **Agency code SSA

  • SMART Office assists with implementation of the Sex Offender Registration and Notification Act and provide assistance to criminal justice professionals across the entire spectrum of sex offender management activities needed to ensure public safety.

    SMART Office
    810 7th Street, NW
    Washington, DC 20531

    Phone Number: 202-514-4689

  • The State Department's mission is to shape and sustain a peaceful, prosperous, just, and democratic world and foster conditions for stability and progress for the benefit of the American people and people everywhere.

    Mailing Address:
    Department of State
    2201 C St., NW
    Washington, DC 20520

    Phone Number: 1-202-647-4000

    **Agency code DOS

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