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
- Research labs
- Law enforcement
- Non-profit organizations
Report government grant scams
Texts, email, ads, and websites promising free government grant money for individuals are often scams.
- Learn how to identify government grant scams.
- Contact the Federal Trade Commission (FTC) to report government grant scams.
Find federal grants for organizations on Grants.gov
Each federal grant program has its own eligibility rules, application process, and deadlines.
LAST UPDATED: November 7, 2023