Grant Development Center

About the GDC

Center History 

The Grant Development Center (GDC) provides grant development education and health-related funding information for State of Texas residents. The GDC replaces the Funding Information Center (1990 to 2022). The GDC is part of the Department of State Health Services  Office of Practice and Learning.  

The Funding Information Center (FIC) was established in January 1990 to serve as a statewide clearinghouse for funding information on HIV/AIDS-related programs. As mandated by the 1989 Human Immunodeficiency Virus Services Act (Texas Health and Safety Code, Title 2, Chapter 85, Section § 85.013 and § 85.014), the FIC researched and disseminated HIV/AIDS-related funding information to the Texas public.  The Texas Legislature removed Section § 85.013 from the FIC mandate in April 2015.  The scope of FIC coverage then expanded to include almost all public health interests and many social service issues. 


Grantsmanship Resources 

Grant Writing 101

Grantsmanship Glossary

Grantsmanship and Nonprofit Management Resources

DSHS Library Resources

Data Resources

Funding Resources

Government and Foundation Funding Sites

Funding Opportunity Databases

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