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Government Grants


Grants may be offered by your local, state government or by the federal government. They usually help fund projects that benefit the economy, public services, and education. Most of them are for universities, researchers, and non-profit organizations. However, some may accept applications from individuals. Read the requirements and see if one of these might apply to you.

Here are some websites that offer information on government grants.

This site has information to help you determine if you are eligible to apply for, and receive, a government grant.

This site offers help with the application process.

Need help getting through the process? This site provides step-by-step instructions and videos. Get the help you need to register, apply, and track your grant on

Confused about some of the terms used in the grants application process? Here you can find the meanings for many of the terms used when applying for a grant.

Here you can learn more about the grant writing process including information about developing and writing your proposal, creating a budget as well as additional resources provided by the University of North Carolina's Writing Center.

Use the University of North Carolina’s Writing Center site to learn:

  • More about the grant writing process
  • How to develop and write your proposal
  • How to create a budget

Additional writing resources can be found there, as well.

The Purdue University Online Writing Lab (OWL) provides valuable resources, as well.

Preparing a budget for a project is often a key step and part of the grant writing process. This site provides help with budget preparation.

It can be important to show the impact of a proposed project. Statistics about those who would benefit are often needed.  Here are some websites that can be used to find statistics to support a grant proposal.

This five-part video series covers the basics of the complete process. Each video is less than three minutes, giving you a quick way to learn more.