Thinking about getting a grant but not sure if you qualify for one? Knowing whether you are eligible to apply for and receive a federal grant is very important. With this information would save a lot of time and money. You can avoid having to complete the application process when you cannot actually receive the grant.

When considering eligibility, knowing what type of organization you represent, or whether you are applying as an individual is the first step. Already know whether you will apply on behalf of your organization or as an individual? Then you are ready to check your eligibility.

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Grants support critical recovery initiatives, innovative research, and many other programs listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA). A grant is a way the government funds your ideas and projects to provide public services and stimulate the economy.

A grant is one of many different forms of federal financial assistance. Federal financial assistance is a broad term to refer to the various ways the U.S. government redistributes resources to eligible recipients.

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The first step in applying for grants is completing a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The FAFSA calculates your Expected Family Contribution (EFC), which determines what the government expects from you financially. The results of your FAFSA is on the Student Aid Report (SAR). This describes what government, state, and institutional grants you are eligible for.

Some state-sponsored and college-based grants require additional applications grant funding. Most have academic requirements. Pay attention to the directions of each award so you don’t submit an incomplete application. Funding levels of federal grants change annually, so do not miss the deadline. If you miss the deadline you will not get a grant. Apply early to avoid this issue.

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