What’s the Skinny on Federal Grants?

grants.govBillions of dollars in Federal grants are awarded each year for programs and projects that benefit the public. This assistance is rooted in the Constitution and its call to “promote the general Welfare.”   SOURCE: grants.gov

You’ve heard the infomercials expounding on “get free money” from the US government. The guy in the wild-n-crazy-suit makes it sound so easy and a pretty sure thing, but truth is there is a lot of competition in the federal grants realm (perhaps even more than in the private foundation world). Most of all there is a lot of work, eligibility requirements and necessity of being a qualified organization. Here’s a peek at which entities are the most likely to get the grant awards:

  • Universities
  • Researchers
  • Cities, counties and statesIN.usgrants.2015
  • Nonprofit organizations

Want to see where those awards go?  Check out usaspending.gov or the  Indiana State Summary which totaled $99,443,122,649 in funds awarded in FY-2015.

Still interested?

If you work for a state or private organization and are interested in grants, you may find the following resources helpful:

There are several types of grants available for states and organizations, such as:

Other resources for states and organizations include:

SOURCE: https://www.usa.gov/grants

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