With more than $12,022.00 million dollars in grants and additional local government funding sources of $9,659.00 million dollars, the majority of the federal budget in government grants is put into the business sector every year as small businesses and large corporations are the foundation of the economic growth in District of Columbia. There are 16,728 business establishments in the state of District of Columbia, and they break down to the following:

District of Columbia Business Sector Breakdown by Size:

  • 7,820 registered businesses in District of Columbia have 0 to 4 employees. People who work at home with sole proprietorship are included in this breakdown.
  • 2,664 registered businesses in District of Columbia have 5 to 9 employees.
  • 1,818 registered businesses in District of Columbia have 10-19 employees.
  • 2,203 registered businesses in District of Columbia have 20-99 employees.
  • 966 registered businesses in District of Columbia have 100 to 499 employees.
  • Over 1,257 registered businesses in District of Columbia have over 500 employees.

District of Columbia Business Sector Breakdown in Service Industries:

  • 4,607 registered businesses in District of Columbia are in the Professional, Scientific and Technical Services sector.
  • 1,101 registered businesses in District of Columbia are in the Administrative, Support, Waste Management, and Remediation Services sector.
  • 2,219 registered businesses in District of Columbia are in the Accommodation and Food Services sector.
  • More than 4,087 registered businesses in District of Columbia are also service orientated businesses but are not categorized to the above sectors.

If you are in the farming industry, you may be eligible to apply for small business grants as well. There are more than 0 farms in the state of District of Columbia.

Starting and managing a small business in District of Columbia is not an easy task. Over $30,236,461,000.00 US dollars are paid to employee salaries/payroll alone in the state of District of Columbia and more than 1,257 businesses declare bankruptcy every single year. Although the federal government does not publically provide grants for starting and expanding a business, in District of Columbia, some small business grants are given to business owners to start and grow their ventures, and grant recipients do not have to pay back the funding from government. Therefore, it makes sense to look into small business grants as one of your sources to fund your business.

To apply for business grants in District of Columbia, contact District of Columbia financial aid agencies, or

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Current online applicants in District of Columbia are browsing from the following cities: Washington

Recent State Funding Opportunities

Below is a list of opportunities recently published in the local state:

Funding Opportunity
Child Nutrition School Breakfast Program Expansion Grant for U.S. States and the District of Columbia (apply)

Funding Number: USDA FNS CN SBPS 2021
Agency: Department of Agriculture, Food and Nutrition Service
Category: Food and Nutrition
Funding Amount: $2,000,000
Head Start/Early Head Start Grantee -- Washington, District of Columbia (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2021 ACF OHS CH R03 1896
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $4,878,494
Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (OESE): District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program CFDA Number 84.370A (apply)

Funding Number: ED GRANTS 021320 002
Agency: Department of Education
Category: Education
Funding Amount: Case Dependent
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Washington, District of Columbia (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2020 ACF OHS CH R03 1705
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $14,579,232
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee -- Washington, District of Columbia (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2019 ACF OHS CH R03 1411
Agency: Department of Health and Human Services, Administration for Children and Families - OHS
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $9,615,026
Service Area Competition – Additional Areas (SAC-AA) – California, District of Columbia, Kansas, Nevada, New York, Oregon, Texas, and Washington (apply)

Funding Number: HRSA 16 176
Agency: HHS-HRSA
Category: Health
Funding Amount: Case Dependent
Office of Innovation and Improvement (OII) District of Columbia Opportunity Scholarship Program CFDA Number 84.370A (apply)

Funding Number: ED GRANTS 022315 001
Agency: Department of Education
Category: Education
Funding Amount: Case Dependent
Technical Assistance to Support AIDS Directors and HIV Prevention Program Managers in the 50 States, District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the US Virgin Islands, and the Pacific Islands (apply)

Funding Number: CDC RFA PS14 1405
Agency: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Category: Health
Funding Amount: $1,000,000
Early Head Start Grantee Washington, District of Columbia (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2014 ACF OHS CH R03 0680
Agency: Administration for Children and Families
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $2,260,474
Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee Washington, District of Columbia (apply)

Funding Number: HHS 2013 ACF OHS CH R03 0339
Agency: Administration for Children and Families
Category: Income Security and Social Services
Funding Amount: $17,606,052

 

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