I thought this was a site for grants. Where are they?
"Grants" is too limited a word for the range of assistance you
can find in the CFDA. There are currently 15 types of assistance
available including surplus equipment, training, guaranteed loans, and,
of course, grants.
How do I apply for a grant?
Once you have found an
assistance program you wish to apply for, follow the directions
contained within that program. Each program is unique and has its own
requirements and procedures. Also, www.grants.gov is another valuable source for searching through available competitive and discretionary grant opportunities. This program is one of the 24 Federal cross-agency E-Government initiatives focused on improving citizens' access to services via the Internet. It provides the ability to search through available grant opportunities and also sign up to receive email notifications of future grant opportunities.
Where can I find assistance to go to school?
the financial aid office of the school(s) you want to attend. They will
have information on a wide variety of assistance options available to
you from the Federal Government as well as many other sources not listed
in the CFDA.
Where can I find assistance to start a business?
Federal Government offers many programs to assist you in starting a
business. There are a few programs which offer direct
loans or guaranteed/insured
loans for specific purposes but there are many more programs
offering a wide variety of services directed at enhancing business and
commerce and aid to small
Can you send me a grant application?
You need to read
the requirements for the program(s) you are interested in. While some
programs have their own specific application forms, many use the Standard Form 424,
Application for Federal Assistance, for applications. Visit the OMB Grants
Management Page for a wide selection of forms related to grants.
Why can't I download the Standard Form 424, Application for
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