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Federal Grant Law Research

About this Guide

This guide is intended for researchers of federal grant law, which is just one small part of the broader category of federal assistance. This area of the law has some similarities with federal contracting, but it also has its own legal and regulatory rules. This distinction is important for both researchers and practitioners in navigating legal issues concerning federal grants.

Search Terms

Useful keywords for searching within JACOB, databases, and websites for information related to federal grants include:

  • grants
  • grant award
  • grant in aide (used many years ago)
  • award
  • federal award
  • domestic assistance
  • economic assistance
  • cooperative agreements
  • federal assistance
  • fixed amount awards
  • grant agreement
  • assistance agreement

Glossaries, Acronyms & Abbreviations

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