Federal government grants are available from almost every department in the federal government. Ranging from the Department of Human Services to the Environmental Protection Agency, federal government grants opportunities are available to social service agencies and corporate entities. Federal government grant solicitations that are geared toward social services agencies are funds that the federal government has allocated to address the needs of a defined population. The majority of federal government grant solicitations that are available to businesses entities, small business and large corporations alike, include: federally supported research opportunities, assistance in utilizing renewable energy sources in their operations; and assistance in growing their workforce. Examples of each of these federal government grant opportunities are provided in detail below.

Federal government grants for social service agencies include grants for those organizations serving victims of violent crime, assisting the mentally challenged, assisting the elderly, assisting children, providing housing for low income individuals, providing medical care to low income individuals with restricted access to care, serving families and children in meeting their basic needs, and providing services to at-risk youth. The Office for Victims of Crime allocates millions of federal grant dollars annually to programs serving victims. For more information visit: Office of Justice Programs.

The US Department of Transportation Federal Transportation Administration provides federal government assistance for Transportation for Elderly Persons and Persons with Disabilities. For more information visit: Federal Transit Administration. The US Department of Housing and Urban Development provides a federal government grant solicitation for the Neighborhood Stabilization Program Technical Assistance and Capacity Building grant. For more information visit: HUD.gov.

The Department of Health and Human Services allocates a federal government grant entitled “Affordable Care Act Capital Development-Building Capacity Grant Program” to eligible social service agencies for increasing their capacity to provide primary and preventative health services to medically underserved populations. For more information visit: Federal Funding Opps Details.

The Department of Health and Human Services also administers the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) federal government grant which provides assistance to families in need in meeting their basic needs. For more information visit: http://www.acf.hhs.gov/opa/fact_sheets/tanf_factsheet.html. The US Department of Labor offers a federal government grant solicitation for the YouthBuild program, a program designed to assist at-risk youth in obtaining an education and job skills. For visit: USDL. These examples of federal government grants simply provide an overview of the federal grant opportunities that are available to social service agencies.

Federal government grants are also available to entrepreneurs. The federal government currently has open solicitations for small businesses seeking federal government assistance for research, the Small Business Innovation Research (SBIR) grant and the Small Business Technology Transfer (SBTT). For more information visit: SBIR/STTR. The government also provides a grant to businesses looking to use green technology.

For additional information on how to apply for federal government grants visit our article entitled, Federal Grants.

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