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Step 5

Seek resources for implementing the action plan. Identify the parts of the plan that don’t require additional resources.


Secure resources necessary to implement the action plan. Look within your community first to see what resources are available for implementing your plan. Seek outside resources in the form of grants, awards and donations.

Track and document the resources donated and garnered to support the initiative.

Resources / Funding Sources:

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance
Through this website you can get information and applications for an abundance of federal grant and funding programs. Type key words into the search bar under “Find Programs” to find grants for which you may be eligible.
According to their website, is a source to find and apply for federal grants. was established as a governmental resource named the E-Grants Initiative, part of the President’s 2002 Fiscal year Management Agenda to improve government services to the public. Today, is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards.

MoDOT Highway Safety Grants
This link connects to MoDOT’s Highway Safety Division. The Highway Safety Division is responsible for administration of the State and Community Highway Safety program, the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance program and the Safe Routes to School program. More information and applications are available through this site.

Missouri Department of Natural Resources Grants and Loans
This link provides access to a large list of grant and loan opportunities and applications available through DNR.

Missouri State Parks
The search tool on this website can assist in discovering a large number of grants for outdoor and environmental improvement.

Community Foundations – Missouri
Community Foundations are nonprofit, tax-exempt, publicly-supported grantmaking organizations. These foundations are public charities, since they develop broad support for many unrelated donors with a wide range of charitable interests in a specific community. This website provides more information on community foundations and a list of grant opportunities available through community foundations in Missouri.

Statewide Foundations
This is a list of the top giving foundations in the state of Missouri derived from The Grantsmanship Center’s funding databases. Forty foundations are listed for the state. Learn more about these funding opportunities and others through this link.

Community of Science
The Community of Science site offers the opportunity to search keywords through their comprehensive Funding Opportunities search page. This site provides information available on the web for more than 400,000 funding opportunities, worth over $33 billion.

The Grantsmanship Center
Search for foundations, funders, and corporate giving programs available in Missouri and nationwide.

Trailnet Toolkit
Learn a few grant writing tips and about funding opportunities on pages 79-85 of this community toolkit (pdf).

Volunteer Resource
This document contains an assortment of resources on working with volunteers. Originally from Building Communities from the Grassroots – Community Development Academy.

The Community Toolbox
Learn more about receiving grants, obtaining financial resources, and planning for long-term success as an HLI community using these resources through The Community Toolbox.


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