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Government grants

Has anyone applied for a gov't grant? If so, what was the protocol? and did you actually receive gov't money?

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Asked by Anonymous at 8:29 PM on Feb. 20, 2009 in Money & Work

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  • most you find online are scams, FYI. never give your information out. You'll think you are applying for a grant.. when really you are being ripped off and your identity stolen.
    I have helped my school apply for grants before, but never personally.

    Just an FYI: they do not do small business grants anymore, which is a big bummer!

    Answer by LuminousMom at 8:31 PM on Feb. 20, 2009

  • Do you mean Pell Grants for school? You have to fill out a FAFSA to see if you qualify. If you do, they send the money directly to the school you're enrolled in.

    Answer by StarLee at 8:43 PM on Feb. 20, 2009

  • I have done a lot of research, but its not as easy as sending in an application. 1st you have to find what grants you will quailfy for try it is a FREE government web site and you can find out what you qualify for and if you want to apply for one, you do have to register. I don't believe that you have to pay anything. It is free to look and it tells you EVERYTHING about ALL the available grants.
    Plus you have to apply by the date, they only take applications once a year for each grant. Good Luck

    Answer by ketha04 at 9:44 PM on Feb. 20, 2009

  • Almost impossible to do. Mostly they give out grants to nonprofit organizations a you have to show proof that you are going to help the community with the money they give. DH got one of those grant CDs that tells you about different grants and such and there is absolutly nothing in there for an everyday person, mostly for nonprofit organizations. And alot of them aren't really grants, they are loans.

    Answer by amyrw at 12:40 AM on Feb. 21, 2009

  • isn't the right website---that's for research grants and research procurement contracts (and it sucks!). The Small Business Administration (SBA) is the Federal agency that gives small business grants. Look at for information on grants and other programs that help people start up their businesses. It is likely that you can only get loans, not grants, for starting up a business. Grants (i.e., free money) aren't given to people for personal gain (starting up a business); they are given to people who are doing things to benefit their community, public health, etc.

    Answer by evwsquared at 6:33 PM on Feb. 24, 2009

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