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Today, Grants.gov is
a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant
provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual
are many groups of organizations that are eligible to apply
government grants. Typically, most grantee organizations fall
(This information was taken from grants.gov)
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other
than institutions of higher education
- Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the
IRS, other than institutions of higher education
For-Profit Organizations (other than small
Small business loans and small business grants may be awarded to
companies that meet the size standards that the U.S. Small Business
Administration (SBA) has established for most industries in the
economy. The most common size standards are as follows:
- 500 employees or less for most manufacturing and mining
- 100 employees or less for all wholesale trade industries
- $6 million or less for most retail and service industries
- $28.5 million or less for most general & heavy
- $12 million for all special trade contractors
- $0.75 million for most agricultural industries
Note that about one-fourth of industries have a size standard that is
different from these levels. They vary from $0.75 million to $28.5
million for size standards based on average annual revenues and from
100 to 1500 employees for size standards based on number of employees.
Can you receive a grant with no employees, yes.
few exceptions, all federal agencies, and many state and local
governments, use the size standards established by SBA. You can search
for further information and for loan opportunities on the Small Business
Administrationís website .
An individual submits a grant on their behalf, and not on behalf of a
company, organization, institution, or government. Individuals sign the
grant application and its associated certifications and assurances that
are necessary to fulfill the requirements of the application process.
So, if you register as an Individual, you will only be able to apply to
grant opportunities that are open to individuals. An individual cannot
submit a grant application to a grant opportunity that is just open to
To find out what grants are currently available for these
different eligibility categories, please visit the Advanced Search
United States Government wants you to apply for grants. Grant funds do
not have to be repaid and they are available to business owners,
individuals, writers, artists and other professionals.
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