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How can we help you?
Before you call our office, we strongly recommend that you read the information on this web site.
All federal grants are listed on www.grants.gov and have a specific period during which you can apply.
Most federal grants are highly competitive. We urge small agencies to pursue grants from foundations or smaller government bodies or to partner with larger agencies which can serve as a fiscal agent.
Although we cannot assist you in writing or editing grant applications, we can provide a support letter for a specific federal grant application, assuming a Congressional Staff Member approves it. However, requests for letters must be submitted a minimum of two weeks in advance.
Community organizations must have an IRS-designated non-profit status to qualify for a federal grant. Additionally, please present a written description of your organization’s mission, accomplishments, and programs.
You can get on a list-serve to receive regular federal grant announcements by clicking on the following link: http://www.grants.gov/web/grants/applicants/individual-registration.html
Individual PELL grants or scholarships:
If you are an individual looking to secure funding for your education, please visit: our student financial aid page: http://robinkelly.house.gov/services/additional-services-and-resources/student-financial-aid.
Are there grants for small businesses?
The federal government does NOT provide grants for starting and expanding a business.
Government grants are funded by your tax dollars and therefore require very stringent compliance and reporting measures to ensure the money is well spent.
Grants from the federal government are only available to non-commercial organizations, such as non-profits and educational institutions in areas such as, medicine, education, scientific research and technology development.
Some business grants are available through state and local programs, non-profit organizations and other groups. For example, some states provide grants for expanding child care centers, creating energy efficient technology, and developing marketing campaigns for tourism. These grants are not necessarily free money, and usually require the recipient to match funds.
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