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Grant Applicants

One of my top priorities in Congress is to ensure federal funding opportunities are accessible to El Paso’s eligible grant seekers, such as government, education, public housing, and nonprofit organizations, to support and expand services for El Pasoans. The federal grant process is highly competitive, and the process of researching and applying for assistance can get overwhelming for local organizations. 

Below, you will find ways my office can support local grant applications and general information about the federal grant process. If you have any questions or need more information, please call my office at (915) 541-1400.

Grants Newsletter & Webinars

My biweekly newsletter contains highlights of recent TX-16 grant awardees, upcoming funding opportunities and announcements from federal agencies, webinars hosted by both my office and federal grant-making agencies, and local resources for small businesses. 

Representatives from government, education, public housing, nonprofit organizations, and small business owners can sign up for my Grants Newsletter by emailing and requesting to be added to the distribution list.  

Disclaimer: My Grants Newsletter is tailored for eligible grant applicants submitting applications to funding opportunities established by federal agencies. The Grants Newsletter is not intended for the general public. 

Request a Letter of Support

Grant applicants may request that my office provide a letter to federal and state agencies in support of their grant application. These letters are generally known as a Letter of Support (LOS).

To request a LOS, please provide a sample letter that outlines the proposal and its benefits to El Paso, along with a completed LOS Request Form. Both documents may be submitted to in a single email. 

Download the LOS Request Form here

Turnaround Time: 3-5 business days 

Research Services

Authorized personnel from eligible grant organizations in TX-16 can request that my office research available funding opportunities that are in alignment with their mission and work.  

Please email a completed Research Service Request Form to to formally make a Research Service Request.  

Download the Research Service Request Form here

Turnaround Time: 2-3 weeks 

Grants and Federal Domestic Assistance

Guidance and key resources to help eligible grantseekers find information on federal grants, loans, and nonfinancial assistance for projects, as well as on private funding. Prepared by the Congressional Research Service for Members of Congress, updated April 2018.

How Best to Find Information

  1. Find out Who is Eligible for a Grant? Other government websites may be more suitable for personal needs, student loans, small business assistance , or other business opportunities such as government contracting. The website Government Benefits, Grants, and Loans may also be of help.
  2. If eligible, search for program information at Assistance Listings. Includes grants, loans, business and nonfinancial help.
  3. Contact federal office given in each Assistance Listing program description.
  4. Go to federal websites given in each Assistance Listing program description.
  5. Check current federal grants opportunities at, obtain a Dun and Bradstreet (DUNS) number, register with System for Award Management (SAM), and apply online (links and instructions given at the website). Additional notices appear at
  6. Search foundations for project funding: use the Foundation Center Web site or Foundation Center Funding Information Network resources in libraries to identify national, state, and community foundations.
  7. Learn how to write grant proposals: Take the free online Foundation Center Proposal Writing Short Course or see other tips and sample proposals at Grantspace's How Do I Write a Grant Proposal?

Key Federal Funding Sources

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