The Secret to Acquiring Business Grants

by: Michael Saunders

Since 2002, the federal government has been developing and implementing Grants.gov as a collaborative cross-government program focused on streamlining grants management for the Federal grant community.

Grants.gov is the one-stop-shop Website to apply for more than $400 billion in Federal grants.

Managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Grants.gov is one of the 24 E-Government initiatives operating under the governance of the Office of Management and the Budget (OMB). The Website centralizes grant information and electronic submission for more than 1,000 grant programs across the Federal government.

Business grants could be one of the most important financial tools that nearly all businesses would need. They may not be the single most significant support businesses could have, but they can get definitely help you start the business right.

Business grants refer to a particular amount of money that is being granted by the government to a particular business. Some people may have thought of it as a “free financial support” from the government, but they are not. That is because there is an equivalent effort, time, and sweat entailed when requesting for grants.

Moreover, not all businesses can avail of business grants. Even if the government provides business grants to support businesses, certain qualifications are required prior to the approval of the business grants.

Primarily, your business should be a not-for-profit organization or it should include an expansion of a new knowledge or technology. If your business does not fall under these categories, you are not qualified for a business grant.

However, there are some instances that the government may award business grants if your business can prove that it can develop a new technology for economic advancement or if you can meet the requirements. You need to accomplish all the prerequisites at an agreed period to get the business grant. If in case you failed to meet the deadline, your request for a business grant will not be approved.

Secondly, your business should have a business plan. If you think you can qualify for business grants, you should consider having a business plan as well.

Getting the first stage of the application is just the start of your journey. You need to create a business plan in order to guarantee the government that you really intend to develop your business and help the economy. In this way, you can show them that your business aims to develop a knowledge that will boost the country’s economy.

What most unsuccessful businesses failed to realize is that business plans are extremely important when establishing a business. Statistical reports show that more than 85% of unsuccessful businesses do not have business plans.

************************************

Did you know?

Applying at Grants.gov can reduce your costs and the time required to find government grant opportunities and process your application. The site provides access to multiple grantors and reduces paperwork.

By downloading a grant application package, you can view it offline, giving you the flexibility to complete the application when and where you want.

************************************

  (continued...)

The Secret to Acquiring Business Grants
  Page 2

About The Author

Michael Saunders has an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. He edits a site on Government Grants for Women Owned Businesses and also edits HandsNet - A Human Services News Website.




Additional Government Grants Resources


Effective Communication for People with Disabilities: Before, During, and After Emergencies
The National Council on Disability has recently established the program entitled Effective Communication for People with Disabilities: Before, During, and After Emergencies wherein the agency intends to assess the quality of communication between American with handicaps and disabilities before, during, and after emergencies.


Affordable Housing Partnership Program for the First Time Home Buyers in California
The Affordable Housing Partnership Program is a housing opportunity that enables first time home buyers in the State of California to seek financial assistance from lending institutions that have formed a partnership with CalHFA for the purposes of this endeavor.


Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Seving Institutions Education Competitive Grants Program
The National Institute of Food and Agriculture has recently constituted the Alaska Native-Serving and Native Hawaiian-Seving Institutions Education Competitive Grants Program wherein it intends to award funds in an attempt to support education, applied research, and several other related community development programs.


Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program High Priority Grant Opportunity
The Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration has recently announced the Motor Carrier Safety Assistance Program (MCSAP) High Priority grant, which enables the agency to provide funds to State agencies, local governments and organizations representing government agencies as they as train and educate qualified officers and employees in strict coordination with State motor vehicle safety agencies.


Down Payment Assistance Loan for First Time Home Buyers in New York
In line with this, The State of New York Mortgage Agency has been running the Down Payment Assistance Loan Program (DPAL) wherein it intends to help first time home buyers overcome the setbacks brought about by down payments and closing costs.


Small Business Innovation Research Phase IIB Bridge Awards
In line with this mission, the NIH has recently constituted the Small Business Innovation Research Phase IIB Bridge Awards to Accelerate the Development of Cancer Therapeutics, Imaging Technologies, Interventional Devices, Diagnostics, and Prognostics Toward Commercialization Program.


Development of Therapeutics and Diagnostics for Biodefense Program
The National Institutes of Health, in partnership with the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases(NIAID), has established the Development of Therapeutics and Diagnostics for Biodefense Program in an attempt to seek research proposals that desire to support the development of lead candidate diagnostics or therapeutics against NIAID Category A, B, or C priority agents.






Social Entrepreneurship
Spotlight



Building a Million Dollar Company Where Everyone Counts

Building a Million Dollar Company Where Everyone Counts
Ganesh Natarajan is the Founder and Chairman of 5FWorld, a new platform for funding and...








More Federal Domestic Assistance Programs


Demonstration Projects to Ensure Students with Disabilities Receive a Higher Education | Transportation Services | AIDS Education and Training Centers | Regional Information Sharing Systems | Assistance to State Water Resources Research Institutes |  Site Style by YAML | Grants.gov | Grants | Grants News | Sitemap | Privacy Policy


Edited by: Michael Saunders

© 2004-2017 Copyright Michael Saunders