Housing Low Income Grants

Low-income housing grants are one segment of the overall grant funds available for housing. HUD publishes an annual listing of qualifying income limits on their huduser.org webpage, which allows the user to see what income limits apply to their specific area.  Continue reading

Housing Grants

When the subject of housing grants arises, most people think of the various federal housing grant programs.

The grants.gov website lists grant opportunities for many types of grant opportunities in housing, most of them under the auspices of the Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). Continue reading

Home Grants

Grants for homes that are available from the Federal government are restricted to such programs as the Department of Energy’s home weatherization program.  These home grants are issued as block funding  to  “…states, U.S. overseas territories, and Indian tribal governments states, U.S. overseas territories, and Indian tribal governments”  This is part of the description found at http://www1.eere.energy.gov/wip/wap.html.   Continue reading

Health Care Grants

The term health care grant is often confusing, as they seldom ever fund actual health care. Health care grants are available from both the Federal government and many private foundations.  They can be quite complicated, such as the HRSA (Health Resources and Services Administration) grants that are funded through the United States Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), or the private Robert Wood Johnson Jr. Foundation. Funds awarded under these grants can be in the multiple millions of dollars, and often are multi-year renewable grants.  Continue reading

Grant Writing

The art of Grantsmanship is exacting, time consuming, yet very exciting for anyone who wants to do their own grant writing. Easily mastered with diligence and practice, learning how to grant write is really just a matter of following a few simple, but standard rules which most granting agencies mandate. Here we take a look at the basic format of grant writing used by private and corporate foundations, as well as the more complicated government grant writing. Continue reading

Grant Research

Organizations needing grants for research funding have options through both the Federal government and private or foundation funding.

Research grant applications are typically some of the most demanding application to construct.  Continue reading

Government Grants

Government grants are one of the most popular forms of grant funding sought by people or organizations to further their goals.  Entering the terms “grant funding, free government money, or free money from the government” in a popular search engine can return 179 million results.

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Free Grants

By definition, grants do not generally require repayment, and are thus “free money”.  There are no filing fees, taxes to be paid, or licenses to purchase to apply for grants.

That is not to say that free grants are free of any costs.  There may be salaries for employees who write the grant application, or fees for a contracted grant writer.  Large grants may require salaries or fees for an administrator to keep track of costs associated with delivery of goods or services provided by the free grant. These administrative costs typically cannot be included in the use of the grant funds. They are considered a normal cost of doing business, not a program cost. Continue reading