How to Forecast Potential Funding Opportunities in

You can search for potential funding opportunities that a federal agency plans to announce in the future by using the Search and checking “Forecasted” under Opportunity Status.

Agencies list opportunities as “forecasted” when funds are not yet available and are pending budgetary and discretionary spending approvals. encourages agencies to publish their forecasts in the Search; however, you may also find forecasted opportunities listed on the agency’s website.

To learn more about accessing forecasts published on, watch the video How to Locate Federal Grant Forecasts on