“Over $700 billion in grants and cooperative agreements were awarded in FY 2017.”
The U.S. government and many non-profit organizations offer financial assistance in an effort to help low-income families afford life’s necessities and work on building a better future for themselves and their family. These Federal and non-federal grants can help alleviate financial burden and pull families out of their economic crisis. The best part is that grant money NEVER has to be paid back. Distributing financial resources to eligible recipients provides public services and helps to stimulate the economy.
If you are just learning about the world of grants and government funding, it can be confusing to find the right program for you and your family.
Federal Grants, Funding & Benefit Programs
Grants.gov is the official government website for you to search and apply for various federal grants. By visiting this webpage you can get a short summary of grants, how they work, search various grant programs, determine your eligibility and even learn how to apply.
Non-Federal Grant Programs
There are a large number of nonprofit organizations and for-profit businesses that also provide grants or other types of funding assistance. Try using the Community Foundation Locator to find a grant-making foundation in your area. Prospective grant applicants can also check The Foundation Center where you can access a comprehensive database on the U.S. and global grant-makers and the funding opportunities they have available.
How To Apply For Grants
Once you have found the right type of funding for your needs, it is necessary to carefully follow the instructions provided by the specific organization when filling out the application.
In the event you are applying for a Government Grant – Here’s How to Apply.