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Grant Eligibility – Who can apply?

All grants have different eligibility criteria and it is important to determine if you are eligible before committing time and money to the application process.

When determining eligibility, it is important to know what type of organization you represent or if you are applying for it as an individual. Each funding opportunity is different so it is important to understand what you are applying for. You can check your eligibility here. You can also search for grants here.

Some eligible participants may include but are not limited to:

  • Government Organizations – state government, county governments, city or township governments, special district governments and Native American tribal governments;
  • Education Organizations – universities,  independent school districts, public and state-controlled institutions of higher education, private institutions of higher education;
  • Public housing Organizations;
  • Non – Profit Organizations – having or not having a 501(c)(3) status with the IRS;
  • For-Profit Organizations – small businesses are not eligible.

It is important to understand that individuals and small businesses are generally not eligible for grants. Small business grants may be awarded to companies of a specific size based on the U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA).

Individuals must apply for opportunities open to individuals only on their own behalf (i.e. not on behalf of an organization, company or institution).

Foreign applicants may also apply for grants. Before applying foreign applications must review the most recent legislation and guidance for Aliens and International Taxpayers on the IRS website. Additional criteria may apply to foreign individuals.

Contact us for more information on grants and your eligibility.