The federal government awards grants (money) each year to a wide variety of state and local governments, educational institutions, public housing organizations, non-profit organizations, and individuals. Grants are provided for a variety of purposes that benefit the public. Federal grants for individuals are limited and small businesses must typically employ at least 100 employees. The Small Business Administration (sba.gov
) does have several loan programs for small businesses that are not eligible for federal grants.
There are 26 grant-making agencies in the federal government. All grant opportunities and eligibility information can be found on grants.gov
, which has more than 2,000 grant listings at any given time.