Tuesday, June 14, 2005

Grant Basics 101 - continued...

Well this is the first time that I have seen this forum.  There are so many questions here but its very hard to post replies.

What I did want to say is that there are grants that are known as "emergency" financial grants and they are available from many places.  There are also grants that help with utility bills and I know about this firsthand because I have helped a relative get these plus other grants as well.  That's why I do it professionally now.

I think it would help you a lot better if you understood the grant process more better.  I have basic information about grants on my web page at:


It's just basic information about grants but it help you better to understand the process of the whole thing.  Basically with grants you will have to show need and one of the most important things that one should know is that you do not automatically get a grant.  You have to submit either a proposal, application or some type of inquiry/summary to the grantor.  And your may not be the only one submitted.  The winning grant recipient is usually the one that best meets the objective of the entity awarding the grant.  Sometimes they give more than one grant award.  For instance there is a grant of $20,000 awarded to 5 minorties who submit the best business plan for their business.  There is another grant for entrepreneurs who have ideas for a business they want to start that will better help serve the community and society as a whole.  This grant award is $100,000! and is awarded annually.

So you see there is a lot more that you will need to know to better help prepare you for applying for a grant of any kind.  The number one reason why grant requests are denied is because the application process was not done right.

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