Top Five Places to Find a Government Grant

Written by Victoria M. Johnson on January 18th, 2011
Summary:

This is the granddaddy site for all federal grants. It’s user friendly to navigate around and to find many grant opportunities.

1. Go to the Grants.gov web site

This is the granddaddy site for all federal grants. It’s user friendly to navigate around and to find many grant opportunities.

2. Go to the Federal or State department relevant to your request.

If you know the name of the department or agency that your grant request would fall under, go directly to that web site. If you don’t know the web site address, just Google the name. For example: Department of Transportation, National Science Foundation, or your state’s Parks Department.

3. Go to your state’s web site.

Hopefully your state has a site that reveals all the grant opportunities available. California’s site, for example, is www.Ca.gov/grants.html and it list opportunities by type: agricultural, education, health, environmental quality, transportation, and so on. Check out your state’s web site.

Apply for a government grant.

4. Go to your county’s web site.

As with many government sites, you may have to hunt for the information. If you can’t find a grants page, click on the ‘site map’, which may make the search easier. If not, type in your county’s name plus the word ‘grants’ in your search engine. You may be surprised by the offerings in social services, youth programs, arts, and more.

5. Go to your city’s web site.

Cities (municipalities) often offer a variety grants, and just like the county, if grant information isn’t available from the home page, follow step 4 above. Municipal grants are usually limited to organizations doing business in that city.

 

3 Comments so far ↓

  1. paul says:

    yes im looking to start a nonprofit organization world wide and will involve sports….i would like to know can i apply for my grants or do i need a licence or certification???for this project to happen…..would love more info thanks…

    • Victoria M. Johnson says:

      Paul, you do not need a license or certification to apply for grants for your nonprofit organization.

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