Start Your Business Easily with Government Grants

People don’t know that they can apply for government grants and start up the business that they’ve been dreaming of for many years. This is money that they don’t have to pay. So whatever business that you want to open, you can own your business and be your own boss with a little help from Uncle Sam.

The federal government is issuing government grants because they know that every new business will create new jobs and help stimulate the economy.

 Whether you’re opening a huge Italian pizza parlor, a little bed and breakfast, buy a retail outlet, or purchase your favorite franchise establishment, you can find a federal grant to help you get started. And to begin your journey, you need to obtain free publication catalog from the government with a listing of all grant sources available and offered in various federal agencies. This is called CFDA or Catalog for Federal Domestic Assistance.

CFDA categorically lists all grants that you may want to consider applying for. This catalog is also available in electronic version (PDF format). Then once you’ve identified your grant, you may want to research and meet all eligibility requirements. Some grants might be needs based while others are just for seniors, veterans, African American individuals, or just for women. Be certain that you meet all requirements and understand all requirements before submitting your application.

Draw up your business plan to outline the kind of business that you plan to open. Fill out the paperwork carefully and be mindful of any deadline to ensure approval of your application.


  • carlos said on June 30, 2010
    how can i get a business grant from government easily? Fort Lauderdale, Florida
  • GARY J MORRILL said on August 31, 2010
    HELLO ,i HAVE A SMALL CARD SHOP IN Arlington TEXAS AND AM IN NEED OF 100,000 TO MOVE AND EXPAND .THIS WOULD GET ME OFF TO A GOOD START AND MORE . can you please help me get going in the right direction
  • pat stewart said on March 25, 2011
    looking for grant to start bed & breakfast, any info would be appreciated
  • tina said on April 9, 2011
    i would like to start a daycare for kids where they will also get some basic pre education and i need at least 10,000. any ideas? tnx
  • Kendra Burentt said on June 27, 2011
    Hi I am trying to get my own cleaning business and open a quiznos which I need a down payment for. My mother and I already have the business plans wrote out and the issued licenses we just need money to start off our business which will be around 25 to 50,000.
  • Maria Gina Sebuco said on February 3, 2012
    Hello! I am from the Philippines and presently working here in Saudi Arabia. We have a group that composed of ofw's and we're trying to put up a cooperative business but we don't have enough capital to pursue our plan, how can we avail a government grants as what you have told above? Care to answer. Thank you!
  • Bibijan Salma Shaikh said on April 6, 2012
    Dear sir i want to start a small garment factory in my House. i have lot of house in Shimoga Karnataka India 577201 Dst,head qwtras THANKS
  • ndubu kingsley said on April 19, 2012
    I own a parcel of land where I have a little poultry of about 500 birds-briolers and layers inclusive and it is located on the outskirts of Abuja,Nigeria.I would really love to expand and inculcate goat and fish rearing but don't have funds for that, albeit now. I hope to be in the nearest future, gradually. its better than getting a loan from a bank where I might end up paying as much as I borrowed from my profits.
  • SUDHIR TELI said on April 23, 2012
    Respected sir/madam. I wanted to start a small Garment Factory but i don't have proper knowledge about its working process and which type of machines I'll require and also I wanted to know how can i capture the market for this Business. Please Guide me, Thank You.
  • Elize van Niekerk said on April 30, 2012
    I want to start my own event planning hiring business in Paarl area in western cape south africa. I need funding to buy my stuff and advice to rent a premises
  • nimesh s nair said on May 23, 2012
    hello sir , i would like to start a small scale business, of spare parts production, i dont have enough cash, plz help me
  • niki said on June 11, 2012
    I want to help to rural women so for that i want to start a business and i require a grant from government. Niki Baroda 7383909861
  • Karin said on June 21, 2012
    I want to start a wedding boutique in Stellenbosch, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa. I need funding to start up the business. where can I get this?. Pls help me.
  • Muhammad Bashir said on June 27, 2012
    I was located at sheka sabuwar abuja, Kano state of nigeria. I am hoping to own my livestock and poultry farm business, but still soliciting for financial back up from individuals or government.
  • Ravi Bhatia said on June 29, 2012
    I want to start coffee bar & fast food at surat
  • neeta deshpande said on July 12, 2012
    Sir, I want to be self employed . Want to start business in any liquid form or chemical business. Please help me. At post: Sangli Maharashtra 14th north shivaji nagar sangli 416416
  • vinoth said on August 5, 2012
    I'm vinoth from india, I decided to start Plastic door and pipe business, my address Vadapalani street,Chennai,India
  • shinde suresh said on August 6, 2012
    Hello, sir i want open new three, two wheeler retail spear part shop in pune maharashtra i have all information sources about spare part we need financial help from government grant or individual lowest interest please help me
  • ashiq said on August 9, 2012
    Dear sir, I have a plan to start snow park in kerala, i am an gulf return citizen , the plant cost is around 150000 lacks, I have only 2lacks so please help me to start a business and ,This business may get job to 10 persons.
  • vandana ladha said on August 28, 2012
    Dear sir, I am a lecturer in a private college in Nagaland. My dream is to start a school in my home town Baroda, Gujarat. I want to start with the primary classes initially. My own savings is around Rs.10,00000. But according to my plan I would be in need to borrow at least Rs. 50,00000 from some good financial institution. pl. give some guidelines. Thank you.
  • dhananjay nakade said on September 14, 2012
    Nagpur city ,maharashtra, india . Reps sir i'm Dr nakade hand burn and plastic surgeon ,want to open hand injury, burn injury and plastic surgery including leprosy centre in Nagpur, can i get funds from govt or any other sources so that i can give advanced burn and trauma care to our people in this area. Dr nakade hand burn, burns and plastic surgeon, Nagpur india. Email:, mob: 0919923445455
  • Amjadh khan said on September 21, 2012
    Dear sir, I want to start and production of spares for manufacturing companies . please guide me
  • amol tonpe said on September 26, 2012
    Dear sir, i Want to start Poultry Farming business in satara. Plz help me at-post-kodoli, midc ,tel-dist satara 415004
  • Vipul Karsariya said on September 26, 2012
    Dear Sir, I want to start new business for food Laboratory analysis to the Food and Food products and other analysis facility to the public and help full to so many people. So, I get funds govt. or any other sources so that i can give advanced burn and trauma care to our people in this area. Dr nakade hand burn. Rajkot, Gujarat (India) E-mail : So you get feed back my email Id and I hope my request you like... Thank you,
  • Evette Barrett said on September 28, 2012
    I would to open a fast food restaurant business in Oakland, Ca 94605 USA
  • Tukaram Mohite said on October 5, 2012
    Dear Sir\Madam, how can i get a business grant from government easily? Provision/general or stationery store. Email - # - 9637008062 Location - Pune.
  • Sheeja sharma said on October 7, 2012
    Respected Sir I want to start skin, figure and hair Clinic How can i get a business grant from government easily. What are the rules and regulations.i am staying in gaziabad, up. This area which authority can help me to start a small clinic Please help me. Thank you.
  • AWOTINDE OLALEKAN DAVID said on October 8, 2012
    commercial farming in production of maize, plantain, oil palm, vegetable, tomatoes, okra, red pepper, eggs production, and fishes production in ILE-IFE, OSUN STATE, NIGERIA, WEST AFRICA.
  • Nilesh Shewale said on October 9, 2012
    Hello sir, i am Nilesh did my MBA(finance), now looking start my own business, so for that i require some capital amount may be RS. 300000. i am staying in India, maharashtra, nashik. so kindly help me out. thank you.
  • subhashree behera said on October 13, 2012
    I am subhashree from (country) india (state) orissa (city) berhampur. please help me to start a business of diary firm in my home town
  • subhashree behera said on October 13, 2012
    please send me the details to
  • ambika prasad mishra said on October 15, 2012
    Dear, Sir. This is to bring your kind notice that currently I am a partner of a Partnership firm. We are basically a garment manufacturing firm. Our main product are gents shirts (formal & casual) and Ladies kurtas and nighty wear. We are a Odisha based company. We supply our products to the other states and also now we are receiving orders from foreign countries. For this purpose we want to expand our unit and the technological set ups. It will kind enough for us if you can send the detail information about the loan facilities you provide to the small industries. Waiting for the early reply. Thanks & Regards, Ambika Mishra, 8763358681
  • Ravi Teja said on October 15, 2012
    Respected sir, i want to start a small scale business for providing data entry projects. So, please, tell me the details for the requirements of business loan. Thanking you
  • Kathyclough said on October 20, 2012
    I would like to find out about getting a business grant for a clothing store in a small Town that I live in without any clothing store Thanks Kathy Clough. 109South market ST., Milan mo., 63556
  • Leena Jaggiah said on October 28, 2012
    I've got my new business registered and finally got my South African Bureau of Standards Certificate, found a premises to operate my Numberplate Manufacturing business. Got some dealerships as customers as well, but not I'm stuck with finances to grow further as I don't have any more cash to buy more stock , pay the rent and overheads and make deliveries to the customers.. Could you please help!! 90 Grovend Drive, Phoenix, Durban 4068, South Africa..
  • pravin parikh said on November 19, 2012
    We would like to set up a unit for manufacturing water pump bearing, fuel pump etc. in and nearby Nasik (Maharashtra)V would like to know subsidy available from state and central government
  • issac jackson said on November 22, 2012
    Hi i am trying to start up my own studio but i do not have either the space or money for equipment i am 14 years old and and want to pursue into my dreams
  • Adepeju Oyegbami said on December 3, 2012
    I based in ibadan, Oyo state of Nigeria .Can you be of help to get government grant for my business at same location in nigeria?
  • Carmen said on December 4, 2012
    My spouse who is an US Army veteran, and myself (a minority woman) would like a US government grant to start a business. We have a business plan. We know the market, and we are confident we will thrive as a small business, and we want to grow and be able to hire veteran Americans. Please we need a light at the end of the tunnel. We have been traveling in circles. We haven't found any answers, yet President Obama supposed to have allocated money for this, to help "up" the economy.
  • A.Subbarao said on December 6, 2012
    My name is Subbarao, belongs to sc community & would like to start own business in jewellery sector, since I have been experienced in this field for the last 20 years. But i dont have any financial support, is there any support that i can get from the government.
  • Ankush said on December 8, 2012
    I want to start paper bag manufacturing company in Delhi, but i dont have money, tell me how can i get finance.
  • Fatima Aba said on December 10, 2012
    I'm a nigerian citizen from Borno state. I want a grant to start a business of fish farming. I have a small land which i want to use as a fish farming n a poultry
  • Rick Lowhorn said on December 28, 2012
    I am Looking For Free Grants To Start 4 Business If You Can Help Me Free Call Me At 6156661012 Ok My Address is 408 Center St # 3 Lafayette Tn 37083 USA
  • shakil anjum said on January 2, 2013
    i want to start a courier business in Kolkata (Calcutta) as i have rich experience in this trade but i don't have financial support, is there any way to get loan from bank or any financial assistance from the state government to start new business.
  • Priyanka said on January 8, 2013
    I want to start a YOGA STUDIO and Ayurvedic cure . How do i apply for grants from Govt in Bangalore
  • THAKKER JALPESH JAYANTILAL said on January 9, 2013
    AHMEDABAD, GUJARAT, INDIA. I want to start home base business of Children Wear for the same I require Government Loan. Regards, JALPESH THAKKER, 9925185919 8401454797
  • birender kumar said on January 21, 2013
    how can we get business grant from government or individuals as returnable basis for growth our construction company
  • bhanu pratap said on February 1, 2013
    Hello, i am B.Bhanu pratap naik, studied an intermediate, due to financial problems, i stopped my studies, now i am unemployed, and got a marriage and had one daughter, worked at many places but no financial satisfaction, so want to stand up my self and want to start my own business, I have an idea to start a mini diary form, for that i need at least 1/2 ac of land and Rs.200000, i am trying a lot to get a help from government pls help me, 9704699993
  • prasad said on February 7, 2013
    Hello, I am 29 year old from Mumbai.. I've been having major knowledge on HARDWARE of computers.I was looking for starting up small business like ASSEMBLING computers and selling it.But the question is WHO WOULD BUY MY COMPUTER ?And how should I tell everyone that I've started my business.I don't have that money to advertise on Cable channels,Newspapers,Radio.So its a very small business I am starting.Its a beginning from ZERO.Also,I can provide services like clean up of hardware formatting of computers ( WHICH MANY DUMB ASSES DON'T KNOW ) So help me out starting a small business in MUMBAI . Which is full of competition . Warm Regards, Prasad Vede. Mumbai,India
  • Ajit Tamgadge said on February 12, 2013
    Sir, I want to start sport academy for all games under our ngo "NAVUDAY BAHUUDDHEAHIY SHIKSHAN SANSTHAN, NAGPUR". AT. chandrapur (didtrict), Maharashtra, India.
  • Ali Hassan said on February 12, 2013
    Dear sir, This is to inform you that i want to start a small business that is cyber cafe and computer hardware service center in Bangalore. But i don't have that much of money .so i request you please grant me some lakhs of money from the government scheme to starts a own business. Thanks you, Regards Ali Hassan
  • Arghya Pramanik said on February 12, 2013
    Hello, I am Arghya from west Bengal I am 29 years old. I've been having major knowledge in Multimedia Design. I am looking for starting up a small business in computer Design. But I don't have enough money to start this business. Its a beginning from ZERO. So help me to starting a small business in Kolkata . Warm Regards, Arghya Pramanik, kolkata, Wsst Bengal.
  • Jennifer said on February 14, 2013
    Good Day, i'm from Cape Town, SA and wanting to start an atchaar business and would very much like information on government grants as well as who to contact for a business plan. I'm a single mother & desperate to start earning a living as soon as possible. TxJennifer
  • Goutam Bhattacharjee said on February 22, 2013
    i need some investment in my fertilizer business. business location is-kolkata, west bengal, india.
  • Asma Zafar said on February 28, 2013
  • sharon said on March 4, 2013
    i would like to know where can i get a grant for a cleaning business in orlando florida.
  • Reena Nahar said on March 19, 2013
    Dear sir/madam am from ahmedabad. I have dress making knowledge & certificate also. I want to start kurties manufacturing business. But i don't have money for start this business. Please guide me how to get money from government grant. Whats the procedure this business. Thanks
  • NANDANA BANDYOPADHYAY said on April 2, 2013
    Dear sir/madam i am from kolkata. I want to start a new business but i don't have enough money. I need financial support to start up the business. Thank you.
  • Ashim Bhandari said on April 17, 2013
    Sir/Madam, I, Ashim Bhandari, male, aged 50+, from Kolkata(West Bengal) India, want to expand my existing Garments Business, which needs financial assistance and support from the Government Grants, which will certainly give some employment to local people and a scope to improve my economic position. I will be highly obliged if you can provide with necessary arrangements for obtaining the grants. Thank You.
  • Satyavrat Sharma said on April 18, 2013
    Dear Sir/ Mam, I want to start my new business in Mundka timber market Delhi. Kindly let me know how get the Government grants for this. Thanks & Regards, Satyavrat Sharma
  • Terry Lofton said on May 24, 2013
    I am recently retired and cant make it on social security. I am looking for a 10,000.00 grant for me and my wife to start up a woodworking shop. Any ideas how to get such a grant. Thanks, Terry Lofton Mobile, Al. 36605. 251-635-8544
  • raju senva said on June 14, 2013
    Dear sir/madam i am from gujarat. I want to start a new photography business but i don't have enough money. I need financial support to start up the business. Thank you
  • ramesh said on July 6, 2013
    Dear sir, i am ramesh from Andra pradesh. i have a plan to start agarbatti manufacturing plant in my project cost will be 15 lacks for 10 machines.can i get government grants for it. is government grants and subsides are same if it is. can u tell me how can i get it. can i expect reply on same.Thank you.
  • saket said on July 26, 2013
    hello sir, i am from chhattisgarh. i want to start a pig farm, i have prepared a project, it's a practically worked plan. my partner is in this work from childhood.can i get the loan of 6 lakh rs on my degree. i am also unemployed but finding a job and waiting for some joining latter and results.
  • Lipika Roy Chowdhury said on July 30, 2013
    I want to start knitted fabric kids garment and ladies panty manufacturing and selling at kolkata westbengal India start up fund need 6to7 lakh
  • ak chatterjee said on October 28, 2013
    want to start tea business in udaipur rajasthan with assam. kindly guide how to get govt. aid. ak chatterjee, contact no. 9414158574
  • Sk said on November 1, 2013
    For All the Non US citizens who have written comments on this page, this article is for American Citizens Only. I am surprised to see people not reading contents / writer of the article and posting requests on this. My advise to all you money seekers is to get hold of yourself. I am not sure how anyone with such comments would be able open up business and run it. Please READ the article at-least.
  • RATAN BHATTACHARYA said on November 14, 2013
    I am non US Citizen, first, here I asking you and confirm to me 'Indian citizen is eligible to this government grants'? Please confirm to me through my e-mail as an early possible dates, then I open my business proposal. Thanking you, RATAN, City- KOLKATA, State- West Bengal, Country- INDIA.
  • noelene baine said on January 1, 2014
    I want to start up but don't have funds to do it .P.N.G government grant eligible to give me thanks e-mail back.
  • Mahmood Ahmed said on January 2, 2014
    Myself maria. i'm a native of India living in Hyderabad with my three kids. I need a financial help so that I can have my own business. I want to have a fancy store and a boutique of my own. I have a good knowledge of fashion and selling the fancy items to the women at reasonable price can help improve the economy. kindly contact me soon as its very urgent for me to start the business.
  • Mami said on January 4, 2014
    From where can I get financial support to take me out of my misery.
  • shamala said on February 17, 2014
    Myself Mrs. Shamala I am from I am from , Maharashtra, India I wanted to start my own business of household items and want to sell them from my home. I want the government grant for the same. can you please help me to give knowledge about me in details. secondly I want to make a proposal for it and please guide me for that. Thank you.
  • Yohith Kumar said on February 26, 2014
    Hi I'm from banglore , india I need to start my own business that is car accessories showroom so I need some finance can I get it from government grants so, please help me. Thank you
  • kunwarsen Choudhary said on March 11, 2014
    Hi, i stay in NRC and i wanted to start my own business would anyone suggest me how i can get a approx loan of 3-5 lakh for garment showroom. Thanks, Best Regards, Kunwar 7838350909
  • Mahalakshmi said on April 11, 2014
    Hi, Am from Chennai, I want to do export business. To start up with, i want some 50,000. Kindly tel me will i get the government grants for this.
  • Apple mae said on May 11, 2014
    Please i need help. i want to start a new life with my kids. i'm jobless and i need to support my kids schooling even how to provide food i dnt knw anymore .i dnt have savings anymore and i'm out of items to sale for us to have food. i'd like to request for a grant financial assistance . i'm planning to start a small retail mini grocery store and i dnt have funds. i only have a good area or place where to put up the store. pls help me. my email i'm frm the philippines located at mindanao .i prayed that i can have update soon. please give us back the hope to appreciate life for my kids sake. thank you
  • dina nath said on June 6, 2014
    hello sir or mam i am from chandigarh i start a business of interior decorating pls tell me how i can take grant from govt. and how
  • Sian Lewis said on July 2, 2014
    Hi im in the uk just after a little advice please. Let me start with the situation as it is partner has been dealing in cars for coming up to 15/16 years i have seen him strip a 4x4 mitsubishi shogun and take the engine from one and replace a new one and re build it with his bare hands..he knows everything about cars really talented but has no qualifications down on paper everything he knows he has learnt himself has done since a boy. The local garage near us is a mate of my partners. And has told my partner that he can buy him out if the business and carry on and take over the garage . Problem being the garage is owned by another local business a building contractors, they knew that the insurance have said that if they don't repair the roof of the building by the end of the year 2014 -2015 they will not insure that building. My partner and the current owner are waiting on a reply as to wether they gonna put the roof right and repair as its going to cist them twenty thousand pounds to repair the roof! So I would like to know if anyone can point me in the right direction and give me some sound advise on this matter. Can anyone back my partner financially. Or with advice on best way to start ur own business and were do ee find the application for a government grant if he is entitled to one of course. Thank u for taking ur time and reading this comment appreciate it i do thanks. Sian.
  • sachin Patel said on July 13, 2014
    I want to open a venture with Telecom company, as consultant for telecom services for Smes and Enterprises. I need around 50 lacs, to run this venture, Please see if i could get government grants.
  • hemant said on July 18, 2014
    Respected sir, I am having 22 years of experience in the same field. I am just started my new business "Engineering services" design office in India, Maharashtra, Pune. having 6 engineers working with me. I need support for making regular monthly income. I have been denied of loan from kind of Banks. Thanks
  • mrs vandana dhotre said on July 28, 2014
    Hello sir i want to start a gym in boisar which cost around 500000 please help me with the fund i look forward for your help thank you.
  • Geeta Pandey said on August 28, 2014
    I want to open a Beauty parlour and boutique training centre in my area because my locality is a city cum village and the girls are want to do something after which they can do work for earning money. So I want to give them that talent of beauty parlour and boutique. I have a good knowledge of beauty parlour and boutique. My contact number is 7839016808
  • JINEN SHAH said on November 4, 2014
    Respected Sir, Please guide me with the details of all the documents required to open a medical i.e. pharmacy shop in Pune, Maharashtra. I am ready with the rent agreement and pharmacy council certificate and a PPP card. THANKING YOU, JINEN SHAH 9730375146
  • Rishabh Malhotra said on December 3, 2014
    I Want to set up New Business. I am Experienced in Real Estate & require loan to start new business related to this only. Feel Free to call @ 9999394266
  • sohan said on December 4, 2014
    Dear Sir, Please guide me how to start my own business [small industries business] in Bhopal Madhya pradesh ,India . I am mechanical Engineer and presently working in steel plant but not satisfy. THANKING YOU, Praveen Shukla
  • Raju said on January 15, 2015
    Hi, I am 42 years old, have 20 years work experience in garments retail & manufacturing industry(specialized in denims & t shirts). I would like to start a retail store with branded goods as branded goods have high sales in my city and back to back also want to start a garment manufacturing unit. I am located in Bangalore(the garden city & the most happening city), Karnataka known as the Software hub of India, also the garment retails & manufacturing hub of India. I need INR One crore to start my project. Thank you for your help
  • Sylvia Christopher said on January 20, 2015
    I would like to start a silk saree shop in Tambaram -chennai . It will be of great help to the weavers as well as the girls whom I will employ . So I need a loan amount of INR 25 lacs.
  • shoeb ansari said on February 21, 2015
    dear sir, I am 32 years old. I have 10 years experience in CCTV & security systems. I would like to start my own dealer shop at bhiwandi location .so plz guide & help to us for start this businesses.
  • Manas Jha said on March 2, 2015
    I want to set up some small business please share me some idea and there expenditures. Location: Rohini Delhi 110085
  • karamjit singh said on March 31, 2015
    i have cieared my two years diploma in pharmacy(allopathic medicines) in 2012.from then i am working at my brothers own medical store. now i wish to establish retail medical store. Due to poor financial condition i request for grant of loan from govt. of punjab,india for establish my own medical shop. location for medical shop is at amritsar, punjab, india. kindly help me for secure my future by self employment. thanks with regard.
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  • rajeev said on June 7, 2015
    Hi, I want to start new business, like i have some ideas(export, ebay sales, ice cream shop). But I am having so much confusion on how to start business, how to get finance help. please give me some guidance. Thanks, Rajeev -> +91 8190079132
  • Sohan Roy said on August 3, 2015
    I want to start new business in PAN India, in hardware products(Anti – Termite, Adhesive, Construction chemical, Epoxy product, Polish Item, Pipe fittings product, anaerobic product, Instant Setting product, Silicon purpose Gasket Maker) which is daily need products in endures on daily basis, how to get finance help, please give me some guidance. Sohan Kolkata +91-9547303249
  • Vinod kumar rathod said on August 15, 2015
    Hi I'm Vinod my city is stone city because would I created stone cutting blade's company at my city please help me
  • ankit bhanushali said on August 18, 2015
    I want loan from government. how i will get?
  • ankit bhanushali said on August 18, 2015
    My name is ankit - location, nashik. I want loan from government for my travel and tours agency . I have a great ideas , but i need financial support! Urgent plz help me I have full plan for a business
  • Sunita Pattanayak said on August 21, 2015
    I am an Electronic engineer and have some experience, I want to start some business related to Electronics or something else. But I do not have any money. pls. help
  • GANESH GIRWALKAR said on September 8, 2015
    dear sir, I am starting own medical shop having own ideas . seeking for grants .do provide needful information
  • ajit suryawanshi said on March 29, 2016
    I want to start turmeric process plant in sangli maharastra i want information of gov. grands.


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