There are Various Kinds of Federal Grant Options available to individuals and organizations. Some of the most typical types of federal grants include:
- Research grants: These grants are typically granted to individuals or organizations to support scientific and medical research.
- Education grants: These grants are available to students, teachers, and schools to fund educational programs and initiatives.
- Short business grants: These grants are granted to small businesses to help them mature and expand their operations.
- Community development grants: These grants are awarded to organizations and community groups to support community development and improvement projects.
- Social service grants: These grants are awarded to communities that provide social services, such as accommodation assistance, food assistance, and healthcare services.
To apply for a federal grant, you will need to submit a grant proposal that outlines the goals and objectives of your project, as well as a detailed budget and strategy for how the grant funds will be used. The grant proposal will be reviewed by a panel of experts, who will evaluate it based on a number of criteria, including the potential impact of the project, the feasibility of the plan, and the overall quality of the proposal. If your proposal is selected, you will be awarded the grant funds to support your project.
Different Kinds of Grants
The U.S. Department of Education (ED) presents a sort of national grant to students attending four-year colleges or universities, community colleges, and career schools. Check out the grant programs for more details and to learn how to apply:
- Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grants
- Federal Pell Grants
- Iraq and Afghanistan Service Grants
- Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants (FSEOG)
The majority of the grants are offered to those students who can financially needy.
If you are curious about our grants, or any federal student aid, begin by submitting a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA®) form. To persist in receiving federal student aid, fill out the FAFSA form every year you’re in school.
Visit the separate pages for each of the grants itemized above to learn about additional eligibility and application requirements.
Once you’ve submitted a FAFSA form, your institute or career school will let you know how much you may receive and when you may receive it.
Maintaining Grant Eligibility
The requirements for staying eligible to receive a grant vary from program to program. Please visit the individual page relevant to your exact grant to ensure that you complete the requirements for maintaining eligibility for that program.
Repaying Your Grant
- You withdrew before from the program for which the grant was given to you.
- Your signup status changed in a way that reduced your eligibility for your grant (for instance, if you switch from full-time enrollment to part-time, your grant amount will be reduced).
- You received beyond scholarships or grants that reduced your need for federal student aid.
- You received a TEACH Grant, but you did not complete the requirements of your TEACH Grant service obligation.
Your school will inform you if you must repay part of your grant. From that point, you will have 45 days to either pay that portion of the grant back in full or enter into an acceptable repayment arrangement.
If you enter into an acceptable repayment arrangement, the school may assign the debt to ED for collection or may keep the debt and allow you to make payments literally to the school.
If you do not carry out one of the choices described above, you will lose your eligibility for further federal student aid.
Note: If you do not complete your service commitment for a TEACH Grant, your TEACH Grant servicer will notify you if your grants are converted to Direct Unsubsidized Loans. You must then refund the loans to ED, with interest charged from the date the TEACH Grant was disbursed.