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ACL awards more than one billion dollars in grants, primarily to state and local governments, non-profit organizations, institutions of higher education and small businesses. Some are awarded in accordance with formulas established in legislation, while others are awarded in a competitive process. 

See details about 2017 grants.


ACL announces competitive grant funding opportunities through the Funding Opportunities section of this website and at Each FOA contains all information needed to apply for a grant.

Other sections of this page (Applying for a Grant, Managing a Grant) contain information on how to apply for a grant, general tips for writing and submitting an application as well as information on how to manage an ACL grant.

Information regarding past awards can be found at


Last modified on 10/12/2017

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