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Government grants

Federal government grants are typically not given to people for personal expenses. They are for organizations that work with programs and projects funded by the government.

Who gets government grants

Federal grants usually go to organizations that work with programs and projects that are funded by the government. Organizations can include:

  • State and local governments
  • Universities
  • Research labs
  • Law enforcement
  • Non-profit organizations
  • Businesses
If you need financial help as an individual, search for government assistance programs you might qualify for.

Report government grant scams

Texts, email, ads, and websites promising free government grant money for individuals are often scams.

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Each federal grant program has its own eligibility rules, application process, and deadlines.

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LAST UPDATED: November 7, 2023


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