Tips & Advice on Applying for Grants

Types of Grants

Government Grants

Grants offered by some kind of government entity. This can be on the federal, state, and local level.

Private Grants

Grants awarded by non-corporate and corporate entities, e.g. a business offering a small business grant.

To learn about other types of financing, visit thefinance learning center

Preparing to apply

To search for the perfect grants to apply for, check out our Grant Finder. In it you will find both nationally available grants, and regionally available grants with all of the information you need – including the application deadline, grant amount, link, description, and more!

The Application Process

Application Requirements

Documents and information that are typically required in grant applications include business plans, financial statements, and project proposals.

Click here to learn more about where to find this information and create these documents.

Writing a grant proposal

Writing a grant proposal can seem like a daunting task, but it doesn't need to be!

Click here for tips on writing a spectacular grant proposal.

Budget planning

Tips on creating a realistic budget for the project that aligns with the grants objectives.

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Frequently asked grant questions

What are private grants?

Private grants are funding that is offered by a non-government entity, such as a corporation or business.