How to Get a Government Grant

Grants are not just given by the government. Every year, thousands are being given grants yet thousands also apply for them.

That is why it is important that you are aware of the important things about grants and how to get a government grant.

Grants’ Sources

Many people believe that government give grants for everything. The website of the US government grants says exactly the opposite. Although the government really gives out thousands of grants yearly, it is still true that in a year, millions of different organizations also apply for grants. One thing that you should know if you are applying for grant is the sources of these grants. The local, state and federal grants award loans with low interests and grants to individuals, charities, schools and businesses for them to do those things that the government sees the need to be accomplished. Programs about health care, science, energy, arts, education, transportation and social services are made possible since the government is able to identify the needs of the community and allot funds to meet those needs. The entire 26 federal agencies release proposal requests yearly and they also accept grant applications. The funded programs will then provide the supplies, services, construction, equipment and others which might be needed by the community.

Grants’ Criteria

Since the grant competition is very much often severely competitive, criteria must be set. With the hundreds if grant applications that an agency can receive, there are only a handful of available grants. Even those grants for a particular grantee or project must still come with a proposal and meet the criteria before there will be any award of fund. Applications usually comprised of hundreds of pages that contain complete documentation, letters, budgets, licensing and staff credentialing requirements.

Learn about Grants

For you to know more about grants, the best thing that you can do is to visit the website for the grants in federal government and sign up so that you will receive email alerts that are free about your particular area. And some people do not know that the project funding can also be written as expenditures in budgets of the local, state or federal. You also need not compete there is still a need for you to submit an application that is acceptable. Funds are also made available from state agencies, boards and Councils of Government.

Grants Application

When you already know what specific RFP you are eligible for, you must now have the entire application and the packet containing the instructions and completely read it before filling it up. You should develop the plan on how you will complete the grant and give specific tasks to your grant team members. Collect the data that are being asked for in the form and at least before a week or two of the deadline, you should already submit the application so that they will be received by the viewers of the grant while they are still fresh. When applying for grants, it is very important that you are patient enough since months might pass before you know if the grant will be awarded to you.

60 Comments

  • Ranjit Hemu Chekhalia said on June 13, 2011
    My name is Ranjit Hemu Chekhalia, I am from village - Malana Bodiya, Taluka - Dhandhuka, District-Ahmedabad, Gujarat (India). I want to start my own petrol pump near Dhandhuka for which I require grant & Loan from Gujarat Government. Please help me out in the above matter, at which place should I apply for the grant/loan, what is the procedure to get the grant/loan sanctioned, what is the total capital required for the setup of new petrol pump. Kindly help me in details. Awaiting for your kind reply at the earliest. regards, Ranjit Chekhalia
  • cynthia said on June 15, 2011
    i want to start a glass recycling business in our town and later extend the business provincially. Can u please help me to get a government grant. My location:Pescodia, Kimberley,Northern Cape,RSA.
  • henok said on July 6, 2011
    I WOULD LIKE T START A GAS STATION BUSINESS IN HUNTSVILLE, AL.
  • BONYO said on July 27, 2011
    I would like to open a topless bar/club and possibly have dancers as well in the York,Pa area. How would I find out if there are any restrictions for this in the York area and also how and what what I need to do to get a grant or some type of help financially? Thanks.
  • winston said on October 26, 2011
    i would like to set up a cremation oven but need the government to fund me. thank you
  • zukisani Ruluwa said on January 16, 2012
    I'm zukisani from port elizabeth i want to have three trucks that are going to transport coal.around the country and i want to have my own franchise business in our busy town and it will create jobs for young people.and it will be very profitable because its new from the town.and i will put it in a very busy place.please kindly respond as soon as possible.thank you for your generosity and your assistance. i'm looking forward to your response!!!
  • ronald said on January 30, 2012
    i need a grant for vegetable production in ramotswa will i be helped out
  • mositi phera said on January 31, 2012
    i want to start a taxi business in gaborone ,botswana.the problem is the money.how i can i get the finance from he government. i'm looking forward to your feedback
  • Sawmill said on February 15, 2012
    I live in western N.Y. I am looking for grant money to start up a custom saw milling business. I want to purchase a woodmizer and start portable saw mill to go to customers homes or farm and cutting there logs into lumber. Unfortunately I do not have the money to get started and would need to find a grant..
  • zunay printers said on April 11, 2012
    i have started a printing company but i need to apply for a goverment grant pls assist
  • Fredrick said on May 9, 2012
    I want to expand my rise/onion farm in tanzania, I am looking for grant to purchase tractor, irrigation equipment, drilling three deep water bore holes, purchase and installation of windmill or solar power energy.
  • galiema Damon said on May 16, 2012
    Need grant funded by S. A government to start up my business as an entrepreneur. Will be able to employ about 30 to 40 unemployed and unskilled people. I live in Cape town South Africa.
  • Nathan said on June 28, 2012
    I want to start a Towing business in Sacramento ca and need help getting the funds loans or grants .
  • sachinandansenapati said on June 30, 2012
    I am an educated unemployed youth of west bengal. i have completed diploma in pharmacy. I want to start my retail medicine shop. how could i get government loans and grants. how to apply and where to apply? please let me know.
  • Kirti said on July 4, 2012
    I am an indian and want grant to purchase a home. I have no money .Please tell me how can i get a grant money
  • ERIC HAMILTON said on August 2, 2012
    TRYING TO START A NON MEDICAL TRANSPORTATION BUSINESS IN KNOXVILLE TENNESSEE
  • Paramjit Kaur said on August 28, 2012
    Respected Sir, I am residing in Village Ramnagar Maur Mandi, i am educated upto university level but still unemployed and married, aged about 51 yrs.My husband has taken V.R.S from O.N.G.C. I want to set up a Petrol Pump on Bhatinda Mansa Highway. What i have to do, Is there any aid is provided by govt to educated class women living in villages for self dependent in a betterway. Please suggest me. THANKS
  • Linda Shelton said on August 29, 2012
    I'm a massage therapist and have an existing business in Valley Village, CA that needs funding in order to continue. I have 3 volunteer therapist who would like to become employees and 1000+ clients. I need funding to pay rental space, staff, bills and marketing. I'm hoping to find a grant to stay in business.
  • Milind Raut said on September 3, 2012
    I have one office in commercial complex at virar & one Godown 5 k.m. from my office , i want to start Distribution ship for which i required Rs.50,00,000/- . so please advise & guide me for loan formalities. My cell No. 7709399837 Thank You , Regards, Milind Raut
  • nokuthula mhlongo said on September 5, 2012
    i'm an entrepreneur and project manager, i sell hairpieces out of the boot of my car, i want to make it professional and have a walk in shop, i need funding for rental space, bills and marketing! can the government fund with a grant to pick up my business..
  • dimaatso freddy kgasago said on September 13, 2012
    I am youth south african; a small scale farmer who is currently farming with broiler farming. I started this project last year early november due to high unemployment rate and also due to high demand of chicken in my community. The project is registered as Dimaks poultry business (PTY)LTD and located at limpopo province on road to burgusford. The project is in for capital assistance to be sustainable.
  • LynnMarie Martini said on September 16, 2012
    My business location is in North Richland Hills, Tx i am opening a commercial cleaning business cleaning offices and banks, schools and commercial buildings, I need help for advertisement, flyers, brochures, truck supplies, fax machine, equipment, business card surety bond, license, permit, I will be working out of my home. Where do i go to get grants and proposals,
  • Fred said on September 21, 2012
    My name is fred, I need info on getting A grant from the government on how to open A recycle glass business. I live in NewHaven ct 06519. please get back too me thank you .
  • Fred manacchio said on September 21, 2012
    I need info on getting A government grant to open a glass recycling Business. I live in NewHaven ct 06519. Please get back to me thank you.
  • EBRAHIM MZEE EBRAHIM said on October 12, 2012
    Dear sir i need farm equipment to improve my rice farming. i need a tractor with a full kit. seeding machine and harvester am from TANZANIA
  • Mubin lakhani said on October 28, 2012
    Dear sir please I want to start small business so please help me I am from ahmedabad gujarat India my email ad. [email protected] [email protected] [email protected]
  • Debrah johnson said on November 5, 2012
    Hi, i am working in moedwil combined school between rustenburg and swartreggens north west, the school is a boarding / hostel. There are also little ones in hostels. They need help about bathing them washing the clothes, there are children from poor housing a rural or farms, i need government to help me with grant to start, i feel so bad about situation, i need to look for 8 woman and 8 mans.
  • saad said on November 19, 2012
    i want to set up a small scale plastic recycle factory. how do i get the grant or investors and the market in bangalore, hoskote industrial area, india.
  • SAJITH said on December 9, 2012
    I want to start a wholesale shop for marketing Non Plastic shopping bags(Non Woven Bags and Paper Bags). I need grant /loan for that .Kindly advise me to how to get grant/loan.? .
  • Anthony Bishop said on January 7, 2013
    can u please help me in obtaining a grant for transportation of the elderly, i'm in chicago, illinois. i have worked with the elderly for 6 years
  • Ophelia said on January 8, 2013
    Hello my name is ophelia, i'm started my own clothing line. I live in los angeles area. I need funding to open up a store. And create jobs for people thats unemployed. [email protected]
  • mr paul said on January 23, 2013
    hello am Paul am a youth leader we have being farming fish for the last 2 years with my fellow youth but due to lack of knowledge and know how we have gotten nothing, we are jobless the little we had we had to take 2 of our youth for training to get knowledge of fish layering we have 2 acre piece of land and we have tap water,we want to layer fish with modern technology concrete fish pond under green house layering, our major problem is finance please help us we are over 30 youths. Paul from kiambu central [email protected]
  • jigo said on January 26, 2013
    My name is jigo, I am from village - Kerala, Taluk - Mallappally, District-Pathanamthitta, Kerala (India). I want to start my own Advertising Agency Near in Tiruvalla for which I require grant & Loan from Kerela Government. Please help me out in the above matter, at which place should I apply for the grant/loan, what is the procedure to get the grant/loan sanctioned, Kindly help me in details. Awaiting for your kind reply at the earliest. regards, Jigo
  • anita joshi said on March 12, 2013
    i want to start business of cloth can u help me on how to finance
  • kashiefa abrahams said on April 6, 2013
    I would like to apply for a grant to start a catering business. I live in kensington cape town, I do not have any funds to buy equipment, stock etc. please advice me on how to apply. many thanks. kashiefa abrahams
  • Synpoco said on June 18, 2013
    I would like to start a glass recycle and tin can recycle business to bring in supplies to make my glass art and tin re-purposed artifacts. I need to figure a few things out. Especially, with the extra benefit I have as being a female entrepreneur. Can you Help me get on the correct path? Thank you.
  • rajesh kumar said on June 29, 2013
    hi sir, i am interested work in agriculture field. but i dont have own land..plz give me help.
  • LONDIWE said on August 13, 2013
    HI MY NAME IS LONDIWE SIBISI, I WANT TO START A COPIA BUSINESS NOW I WANT YOUR ASSISTANCE. AS SOON AS POSSIBLE. LONDIWE, SOUTH AFRICA DURBAN
  • james covin said on August 16, 2013
    I am looking for information on funding a franchise in multiple locations
  • Soraya said on October 7, 2013
    I registered a cleaning company, where i can create jobs for the jobless in Cape Town. I need urgent funding to get the business going. Please help with a grant . I am in dire need and i want to help our jobless community. You can call me in Cape Town on my mobile number +27604583852 or( 060 458 3852) please respond urgently. Thanku Soraya. I want to help jobless people with jobs so they can put food on the table for their families. I see to many people in my community go to sleep without food, due to the breadwinners being jobless
  • Ali said on October 12, 2013
    I need a finance in order to finance my construction company that was started 2004. I am earning a low wage as i am working as a Petrol attendant.
  • VIJAI BHASKAR expert adviser said on October 14, 2013

    TO ALL ENTREPRENEURS IN INDIA  : FUNDS ARE AVAILABLE FROM GOVERNMENT TO SET UP ANY INDUSTRY NOT TRADING. YOU WILL NEED EDUCATION OR EXPERIENCE . YOU CAN GET A LOAN UPTO 100 LACS ( OR 10 MILLION RUPEES) WITHOUT ANY COLLATERAL . THIS IS THE SCHEME - CGTSEM (CHECK GOOGLE AND GO THROUGH )

    THIS MEANS YOU WILL GET LOAN UPTO 35 LACS FOR MACHINERY AND 35 LACS WORKING CAPITAL IF YOU FORK UP YOUR INVESTMENT OF 15 LACS EACH FOR MACHINERY & WORKING CAPITAL . YOU WILL REGISTER A PREF. PVT LTD COMPANY WITH A REGISTERED OFFICE AND GET A BANK ACCOUNT. YOU FIRST REGISTER WITH LOCAL DISTRICT INDUSTRIES CENTRE AND GIVE LOCATION OF FACTORY ADDRESS. YOU WILL REMIT YOUR PART INTO THE ACCOUNT. YOU WILL RELEASE ADVANCES FOR MACHINERY ,SET UP OFFICE & GET PROJECT REPORT MADE BY A CHARTERED ACCOUNTANT . YOU WILL SUBMIT TO THE FINANCIAL INSTITUTION FOR FINANCE . GENERALLY STATE FINANCIAL CORPORATIONS GIVE LOAN TOWARDS CAPITAL MACHINERY AND BANKS OFFER WORKING CAPITAL. REGISTER YOUR COMPANY AND MAKE YOUR DREAM COME TRUE..

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  • Zwelithini Hlongwane said on November 17, 2013
    we run a business called emkhindini cultural village incooparate:cultural village,indigenous nursary,organic farming and camp site. we started 2009 and we now got +1500 trees growned from seedlings and a vegetable garden with 1000 letties, 1000 cabbages, baby marrow, pumpkin and more. but our problem is the fence, shade cloth and capital to start building our cultural village, bar & rest and the office. need to help or more info call us on 0787392904 or email at [email protected]
  • Dinesh Raghuwanshi said on December 8, 2013
    sir, i want to start pvc pipe manufacturing industry in guna district (M.P). plz advise me how to avail govt grant and loan from state govt to set up industry
  • rohtash kumar said on February 1, 2014
    Dear sir i want to start slipper and shoes making industry for this how can i get loan .i belong from bhiwani distt. Haryana. please help me
  • lawrence williams said on April 6, 2014
    I wood like to buy a chicken farm about 6 house farm I live in Mississippi but need help hoping I mite find sum here e mail [email protected] mail.com
  • Steve Dantzler said on May 20, 2014
    I want to start a motorcycle accessory store in Cleveland ohio please help me apply for the right grant.
  • Cheryl Copley said on November 9, 2014
    I reside in Cape Town South Africa. Want to start my own car wash door to door corporation. Will be able to offer employment. I require funding for equipment materials website including a Van. I can be contacted via my email address. My status is unemployed and want to get this business going without delay just require urgent funding.
  • shakeer said on December 10, 2014
    want to start a medical wholesale business plz help me sir.contact no :9908884929
  • Refiloe Moloi said on February 18, 2015
    I want to start a dairy farm, please help how to get funding as I already statutes selling milk. I need equipment and livestock.
  • Ambrish Charu Mishra said on April 9, 2015
    I want to open my own Vehicles interior and exteriorIndia Washing point ? Balancing ? Alignment ? @ my hometown Distc.RAEBARELI ,UTTAR PRADESH ,INDIA. MY home ADDRESS IS GGIVEN BELOW : "CHANDRA LOK BHAVAN ,PRABHU TOWN ,RAEBARELI ,U.P.,
  • kritanjal shukla said on May 9, 2015
    i want to open a dairy farm in Allahabad city, Uttar Pradesh, India. I will collect milk from Village areas and sell it to in city as well as in town and villages, i want to open a small dairy farm, capacity 1000 ltr. per day.. please suggest me the process and cost and licensing related this. call me 8853508486
  • Vineet Bharti said on September 22, 2015
    hai this is vineet from himachal i want to start poultry farm in Kangra district, Please give detail how to start and how to get fund from government.
  • SHAILENDRA KUMAR SINGH said on September 25, 2015
    Like to start up a business of thermacoal usable products need to setup a manufacturing unit for the same please help me how to get a grant from from govts. With Regards from Shailendra 9335012996
  • faustino chavez said on December 21, 2015
    Hello Sr May name is Faustino Chavez and I have40+acres properly tat I am trying to find financial help to make a solar farming power lines runs to the front of the property can you please help me with Sam government grants to make the project tanks please call me when you get the chance. (760)217 5761
  • Theresa Nambuya said on February 4, 2016
    I am Theresa, Kampala - Uganda and would like to start a tour company. I would like to be supported in getting 2 tour Vehicles/Min Buses. Please advice me
  • Azar said on February 23, 2016
    I am truffle hunter live in Azerbaijan. In Azerbaijan grows black truffle. I had one dog lagotto from Italy but he died. I need finance or grant to buy more dogs to find truffles. Also to cultivate this kind of truffle in Azerbaijan. Please help me to get grant or join me with investor.
  • Pradeep Singh said on March 12, 2016
    i am from India allahabad. Can I get a government grant for my business?
  • Siko M said on April 9, 2016
    Good day,I have a business plan decline by bank because I have no second source of income or collateral, where can I get some one to can secure me the funds.Regards.
  • John Prater said on October 27, 2016
    I want to open a Drug & Alcohol Rehab facility in SoCal. Upland or Pomona Ca, which is so much needed. A START FROM SCRATCH facility with a multifaceted approach using various Psychological behavioral methods combined with any necessary medical supplies. A different approach that will help individuals understand WHY they became dependent, and help them to focus on reclaiming their lives and becoming whole again.
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