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What Are Federal Grants? How Do You Apply For One?

We often hear of federal grants and how they could aid in making our lives better. Well, they actually do make our lives better. But instead of assisting our personal financial wishes such as personal debts and rent payments, federal grants intend to make our lives better by finding remedies for the down sides in the community and the society.

In many instances, federal grants are made to state governments, educational and research institutions, hospitals, non-profit organizations, and the public, all in the hopes of providing a variety of services, including jobs, education and training, health care and nutrition, housing, transportation, and scientific research.

Let's say you're a representative of a local or state government, or an educational research institution, and you've already skimmed through many web pages searching for the funding opportunity that perfectly fits your institution's needs and abilities, but you're stuck with a problem: You do not know how to apply for this grant.

In this article, we intend to provide you with a detailed instruction of how you can flawlessly and successfully make an application for your preferred funding opportunity.

Without further a do, listed here are the things that you have to do if you are interested in acquiring a federal grant:

1) Visit the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance website (for first time grant applicants) - The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance website could will give you a general introduction to the grants for which you might be eligible for. On top of that, the website may also provide you with the basic grant description, grant objectives, uses and restrictions, eligibility requirements, along with other essential related information.

2) Proceed to the Grants website at Grants.gov (for more experienced grant applicants) - More experience grant seeks often times have a more definite idea of the kind of grant they desire and they might prefer to go directly to the Grants website and use the "Find Grant Opportunities" feature, which gives them more control over their search.

3) Prepare to fill out an application - The government has emphasized again and again that submitting an application for a grant should never cost you even a penny. The federal government will never charge any application fees but will require you to acquire the following information:

a) Obtain a DUNS number - The government policy stipulates that anybody who is doing business with the federal government should have a DUNS number from the Dun & Bradstreet website at www.dnb.com.

b) Register with Central Contractor Registration - The government policy also stipulates that anyone who is doing business with the federal government should obtain a CCR number from the Central Contractor Registration website at www.ccr.gov.

4) Procure the essential documents - The federal policy requires grant searchers to submit documents such as a Statement of Intent, List of References, and List of Accomplishments. All of these documents should not come from a personal friend of the applicant but should originate from a professional who can confirm a person's qualifications.

The TopGovernmentGrants Editorial Staff maintains one the most comprehensive Websites offering information on government grants and federal government programs.

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