Grants for women are usually sourced through foundations. These grants are offered for many types of needs, i.e. domestic violence, education, housing, nutrition, short-term funding for assistance with rent or utilities, business expansion, or financial training, to name a few. Continue reading
Government grants for women in business, commonly referred to as woman-owned business grants, often fall under the eligibility sections of other types of grants. In other words, government grants for women in business are one of the preferred classes of minority applicants. Continue reading
Training grants include funding for specific fields, such as teaching or nursing, as well as grants for vocational students. Training grants are offered to assist student-teacher teams in areas such as technology, or civic management, as well as hands-on applications of concepts such as architecture and engineering. Continue reading
Technology grants may be defined in several ways. They may involve funding for development of new technology, refinement of existing technology, or funding to add or enhance technology for a school or community agency. Continue reading
Green grants are those grants available to organizations engaged in those industries or fields of study that emphasize clean energy or sustainable technologies that reduce the impact of man’s harmful influence on our planet. Continue reading
Commercial grants from Federal funding are very limited, but can be available for small businesses meeting the posted criteria. These grants are known as SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) or STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) grants.
One example of the boilerplate criteria requirements for an SBIR grant may be found under current postings at the government website http://www.grants.gov (this one happens to be from Posting No. 11-577) and reads as follows: Continue reading
Business start-up grants are one of the most frequently researched topics in search engines.
There are very few programs, whether funded by the government or by private foundations, that offer working capital to start a for-profit business.
Are They Real?
There are more people hoping to start small businesses now, and many of them are seeking business government grants. After all, you see the ads on TV and on your computer all the time, so there must be lots of money available, right?
Are There Really Any For-Profit Business Grants?
The “dot gov” website maintained by the U.S. government leads you to believe that there are no grants available to businesses that do not adopt the “non-profit” business model. In fact, if you use their search feature and simply look for grants under “any business” you will get a “no results found” message. You will get a lot of advice to visit the Small Business Administration’s website, but nothing on grants. Continue reading
Federal business grants are usually found under one of two program headings. The SBIR (Small Business Innovation Research) and the STTR (Small Business Technology Transfer) program are both targeted at specific types of businesses.