A citizen of the United States of America can apply for a government grant. Government grants are basically funds granted by several government bureaus, corporations, departments, foundations, etc. These grants are lawful ‘money giveaways’. Federal grants are not to be mistaken with national aid or federal loans. These grants are monetary advantages that are made available by the government to those people or groups who satisfy the eligibility standards set up for these government grants. In fact, many people are not aware of the fact that these free grants are easily accessible to the public.
Numerous types of organisations and groups are eligible and can apply for these government grants. Some of them are: – Several government establishments like State government, City or Township Governments, special District Governments, etc. – Education organisations like Independent school districts, Personalized Institutions of Higher Education, Public and State Controlled Institutions of Advanced Education. – Public housing organisations and non profit organisations. – Profit organisations like small businesses that fulfill the size criteria that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has set forth.
Apart from the above named groups, individuals can also apply for grants offered by the government. If they do so, then they will be able to sign up only on their behalf. In addition, when one applies as an individual, one is allowed only for those government grants that are open to individuals. Currently, over nine hundred grants are being issued by 26 federal agencies in the United States.
These grants are divided into four main types. Project grants are those that are granted to people on a competitive basis. These grants are used mainly for conducting scientific research, used to help educational goals, welfare works, several technological developments, healthcare, etc. The second type of government grant is those that are given to individuals who need vocational training. The categorical grants, which fall into the third type, are those grants, which are used for different intentions like urban forestry assistance, hazard abatement project and other specific projects. The block grants are the last type of grants, in which a large amount of money is presented to state or lower government bodies with particularized provisions on how they must be used.
A person over 18 years of age and a citizen of the U.S. or should be a resident alien if he or she wants to apply for and claim government grants. If you fulfill these criterions, you can get a copy of the grant application package online, fill it out and send it in.
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