Welcome to USGrants.org - your one-stop portal to find and apply for government grants, stimulus packages, and funding opportunities from your local state and federal government agencies.

Quick Facts about Government Grants

  • The United States government has been issuing various types of grants for centuries.
  • The end goal of allocating funding in grants is to stimulate the economy by creating new jobs and supporting businesses, large or small.
  • Once granted and released, the government does not require recipients to repay the funding amount. (free money)
  • Every funding opportunity comes with requirements the applicants need to follow. In addition, the majority of funding opportunities are for new and existing businesses & organizations. Therefore, not everyone or every business is eligible to receive grants.
  • The majority of public funding opportunities can be found on www.grants.gov - the official website for government grants in the United States.

 

Inside USGrants.org Applicants Portal

  • Grants Repository - Access current and historic funding opportunities with ease. Thousands of funding opportunities are published every week. We can help you sort through the database and find the eligible ones to apply for.
  • Applicant Video Guides - The grant application process can be challenging to follow. We can help you with intuitive video guides to speed up the process and eliminate errors in submissions.
  • Grant Proposal Wizard - We have developed a network of private funding organizations and investors across the United States. We can reach out and submit your proposal to these contacts to maximize your chances of getting the funding you need.
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Common Types of Government Grants

  • Small Business Grants - A significant portion of federal grant funding is for businesses and corporations, large or small. The Small Business Administration (SBA - www.sba.gov) oversees SBA Grants and has worked together with public and private funding agencies and organizations to offer grants focused on scientific research and development (R&D), technology innovation, and job creation.
  • Pell Grants (Education Grants) - The government invests in education. This type of grant is specifically targeted at pro-profit and not-for-profit organizations and institutions in the education sector to create learning opportunities and improve education quality.
  • College Grants - Many post-secondary institutions (colleges and universities) offer monetary awards in scholarships and grants for students. Requirements for applying for these grants will vary from institution to institution.
  • HUD (Housing) Grants - The government offers financial incentives for developers in the public housing sector. Small businesses looking to expand may also be qualified for certain opportunities. The government does not provide financial support for personal home renovation/repair needs.
  • Veteran Grants - The government offers many financial incentives to assist veterans to adapt back to society.
  • Grants for Women - The government has made available many funding opportunities to help women-owned, or women-led businesses capitalize on opportunities. The goal is to diversify markets and promote equal growth globally.

Typical Government Grants Application (Grant Writing) Process

In order to receive funding from government agencies and funding organizations, applicants go through the following process/lifecycle:

  1. Searching for opportunities
  2. Registering for an account on grants.gov
  3. Preparing for the application package
  4. Submitting the application package
  5. Monitoring the status of the application
  6. Receiving the Notice of Award
  7. Reporting status and spending progress back to the funding agency

 

Applicants often face challenges in finding the eligible opportunities to apply for. In addition, poorly prepared application packages often result in rejected applications. In our applicants portal, we have step-by-step videos to guide you along the application process.


Submitting an Application Package as an Individual

  1. Find a funding opportunity that is available for individuals and obtain the funding opportunity number.
  2. Complete the registration form as an individual on grants.gov and obtain a username and password.
  3. Submit the application package containing all of the materials required by the funding opportunity. Obtain a tracking number.
  4. Track the status of the application with the tracking number.

 

Apply for Grants as an Individual

 


Submitting an Application Package as an Organization

  1. Obtain a DUNS number. This is a unique 9-digit identification number provided by Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) for your organization. This is a mandatory step and will take up to 2 business days to complete.
  2. Register with the System for Award Management (SAM). The United States utilizes SAM to manage funding applications for organizations. This is a mandatory step and will take up to 4 weeks to complete.
  3. Complete the registration form as an organization on grants.gov and obtain a username and password.
  4. Submit the application package containing all of the materials required by the funding opportunity. Obtain a tracking number.
  5. Track the status of the application with the tracking number.

 

Apply for Grants as an Organization

 


Applicant Expectations

Applying and receiving government grants is not a quick funding option. The time it takes for you to receive the money depends on the number of applicants and the response time of the issuing agency or organization. On average, it takes up to 6 months, and sometimes up to a year, for a grant application to be reviewed, approved, issued, and released.


Tips on Grant Applications / Grant Writing

  1. Read the grant application carefully.
  2. Understand all the requirements thoroughly and make sure you are eligible.
  3. Write a strong, convincing, and concise summary statement.
  4. Create an outline for your proposal in a logical order.
  5. Write your proposal with details. Go beyond the requirements.
  6. Format your proposal to help the grant issuer read, such as images, infographics, tables, and lists.
  7. Proofread your proposal three times minimum and by three different individuals.
  8. Add a cover letter to your application package.
  9. Show your application package to 3 other individuals outside of your organization and see if they can be convinced of your plans and requests.
  10. Submit both digital and hard copies of your application package well before the deadline.

 

Inside USGrants.org Applicants Portal

  • Grants Repository - Access current and historic funding opportunities with ease. Thousands of funding opportunities are published every week. We can help you sort through the database and find the eligible ones to apply for.
  • Applicant Video Guides - The grant application process can be challenging to follow. We can help you with intuitive video guides to speed up the process and eliminate errors in submissions.
  • Grant Proposal Wizard - We have developed a network of private funding organizations and investors across the United States. We can reach out and submit your proposal to these contacts to maximize your chances of getting the funding you need.
Access Applicants Portal

 

Recently Published Government Funding Opportunities:

Funding Opportunity
Climate Program Office (CPO), Earth System Science and Modeling Research in support of the Disaster

Funding Number: NOAA OAR CPO 2023 2007562
Agency: Department of Commerce
Category: Business and Commerce, Environment, Natural Resources, Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: $250,000
Soil Carbon Monitoring Training and Outreach Agreements

Funding Number: USDA NRCS NHQ 22 NOFO0001213
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture
Funding Amount: $2,000,000
Fiscal Year 2022 CDFI Equitable Recovery Program

Funding Number: CDFI 2022 ERP
Agency: US Department of the Treasury, Community Development Financial Institutions
Category: Community Development
Funding Amount: $15,000,000
HUDRD - Qualitative Data Collection for Cohort 2 MTW Expansion- Rent Reform Experiment

Funding Number: FR 6600 N 29D
Agency: US Department of Housing and Urban Development
Category: Housing
Funding Amount: $1,000,000
Fiscal Year (FY) 2022 National Dam Safety Program (NDSP) - Region 7

Funding Number: DHS 22 MT 041 07 01
Agency: Department of Homeland Security, Department of Homeland Security - FEMA
Category: Other (see text field entitled Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity for clarification)
Funding Amount: Case Dependent
Violence Against Women and Substance Use Prevention Initiative

Funding Number: WH AST 22 004
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Health
Category: Health
Funding Amount: $750,000
DoD Vision, Clinical Trial Award

Funding Number: W81XWH 22 VRP CTA
Agency: Department of Defense, Dept. of the Army -- USAMRAA
Category: Science and Technology and other Research and Development
Funding Amount: Case Dependent
International Agricultural Education Fellowship Program (CA)

Funding Number: USDA FAS 10619 0762 10 22 0004
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Foreign Agricultural Service
Category: Agriculture
Funding Amount: $1,000,000
Intelligence Community Centers For Academic Excellence

Funding Number: ODNI FOA 22 01
Agency: Office of the Director of National Intelligence
Category: Other (see text field entitled Explanation of Other Category of Funding Activity for clarification)
Funding Amount: $2,500,000
Great Lakes Invasive Species Control Monitoring Project

Funding Number: USDA NRCS IN CTA 22 NOFO0001175
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Natural Resources Conservation Service
Category: Agriculture, Environment, Natural Resources
Funding Amount: $100,000

 

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