While it takes some time and effort, finding the right grants to go after will greatly increase the probability that you will be able to win a grant. The faster you can find the right grant opportunity, the more time you will have to prepare a winning application. Read How To Find Grants below to get pointed in the right direction.
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Where to find grants? Resources are different if you are a student, business person, reseacher, artist, non-profit organization, etc. And your best source depends on what you're looking for. You can definitely save a lot of time and effort if you know where to begin.
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The best way to find a grant depends on who you are (student, business person, reseacher, artist, non-profit organization, etc.) and what type of grant you are looking for. While it can be confusing, there are many sources of help, including private and federal websites and consultants. If you are uncertain about any terms and their meanings, check out Important Grant Related Terms. If what you are actually looking for is some assistance with your taxes, see our article on Free Tax Help. And if you are in a tough situation and are looking for some cash fast, check out Grants to Pay Bills.
Check out Grants for Business if you know that is what you are looking for, Pell Grants and Scholarship Information and Where to Find Scholarships if you are a student seeking financial support, and Grants for Research if you are an individual or organization with expertise in a particular field of research. Your state is also a good resource, and many states award grants in wide range of programs. Texas and California are big in that regard as in everything else – see our state-specific articles on Grants in California andGrants In Texas to learn more about opportunities for residents of that state. You may also want to check out a book that provides a step-by-step guide to government contracting success. Though provocatively titled, this experienced consultant shares his secrets of success so you can “make large amounts of money by doing business with and receiving grants from federal, state, and local governments.”