There are many groups that are eligible to apply for government funding opportunities that are posted on Grants.gov.
Typically, most applicant organizations fall into the following categories.
- State Governments
- Local Governments
- City or Township Governments
- Special District Governments
- Native American Tribal Governments (federally recognized)
- Native American Tribal Governments (other than federally recognized)
- Independent School Districts
- Public and State Controlled Institutions of Higher Education
- Private Institutions of Higher Education
Public Housing Organizations
- Public Housing Authorities
- Indian Housing Authorities
- Nonprofits having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
- Nonprofits that do not have a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS, other than institutions of higher education
For-Profit Organizations (other than small businesses)
Small business grants may be awarded to companies meeting the size standards that the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) has established for most industries in the economy. The most common size standards are as follows:
- 500 employees for most manufacturing and mining industries
- 100 employees for all wholesale trade industries
- $6 million for most retail and service industries
- $28.5 million for most general & heavy construction industries
- $12 million for all special trade contractors
- $0.75 million for most agricultural industries
Individuals submit funding opportunity applications on their behalf, and not on behalf of a company, organization, institution, or government. If registered as an individual, you are only allowed to apply to funding opportunities that are open to individuals.
In order to apply for a grant, you and/or your organization must complete the Grants.gov registration process.
Grants.gov makes it easy to track your federal grants that you have applied for. Enter the Grants.gov tracking number you received after submitting your application to track the processing status.
Search grants.gov for your federal grants by keywords or more specific criteria. All discretionary grants offered by the 26 federal grant-making agencies can be found on Grants.gov. You do not have to register with Grants.gov to find grant opportunities.
– Reference: www.grants.gov