Business Grants for Women

 by: Rebecca Game

Many women in business find that in order to meet their business' financial needs, they turn to searching out a loan source. Business loans for women are widely available through the Small Business Administration and a variety of other sources such as banks, credit unions and other financial institutions. Loans, however, are not the only source for financing. In some instances, business grants for women are available.

Business grants for women are a wonderful option for some women in business. Grants are an excellent source of funding because grants are not repaid. The funding is provided through government resources that have been budgeted for specific needs in our national community. Anyone is open to apply, so business grants for women are available to anyone regardless of gender, race, religion, or background.

The downside of grants is that business grants for women are not widely available. Rather, business grants for women are available only to select businesses and under very strict circumstances, mostly for research or development. Technologically-focused businesses, for example, will find it much easier to qualify for a grant than a craft or retail business. Still, because the money is readily available, even if your business is retail oriented, it may be of benefit to check into business grants for women available for various resources that could assist you in your business.

According to Denouement Solutions and Grants.gov, the United States government and its government organizations offer more 1000 grants totaling more than $400 billion in grant funding every year. Only 10 percent of citizens that qualify for these grants actually apply for grants, despite the fact that many more than that would qualify for a business grant for women. Therefore, even though not every individual or business is eligible for a business grant for women, it certainly can be beneficial to check into business grants for women.

According to grants.gov, the United States government's web site and main resource for grants that are available and can be applied for, there are more than 1000 grant programs offered by the 26 Federal grant-making agencies. These programs fall into 21 different categories, as defined by the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. While some agencies may list available grants under multiple grant categories, the Federal government lists these categories of grants as follows:   (continued...)

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About The Author

Rebecca Game is the founder of Digital Women ®, an online community for women in business. A 30 year entrepreneur and dedicated to helping other women find business loans and business grants. Visit her site: Business Grants for Women

http://grants.digital-women.com




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2013 Mid-Atlantic Research Set-Aside Program
The Mid-Atlantic Fishery Management Council has recently established the 2013 Mid-Atlantic Research Set-Aside Program wherein it intends to solicit proposals that can successfully and efficiently address the Mid-Atlantic Research Set-Aside priorities relating to summer flounder, scup, black sea bass, longfin squid, Illex squid, Atlantic mackerel, butterfish, and bluefish.


National Science Foundation's Smart Health and Wellbeing Program
The National Science Foundation has constituted the development of the Smart Health and Wellbeing (SHB) Program wherein they intend to address scientific and technical issues that would pave the way towards the transformation of the healthcare process from being rather reactive and hospital centered into becoming preventive, proactive, evidence-based, patient-centered and focused on the wellbeing of the person rather than his/her disease.


Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral Sciences, and Population Sciences Career Development Award Program
The National Institutes of Health has recently form a partnership with the National Cancer Institute in an effort to establish the Cancer Prevention, Control, Behavioral Sciences, and Population Sciences Career Development Award Program.


USAID University Engagement through Higher Education Institution Program
The United States Agency for International Development has recently constituted the USAID University Engagement through Higher Education Institution Program wherein it seeks to hone the knowledge, research skills, and creativity of higher education campuses.


What You Need To Know About Grants.Gov
Grants.gov is one the largest websites that features at least 1,000 grant programs from 26 different federal grant-making agencies in the United States.


First Time Homebuyer Programs in New Hampshire
The State of New Hampshire gives great importance to the welfare and safety of its people. One of the ways of showing this is through the establishment of the New Hampshire Housing Finance Authority, which is specially designed to assist low to moderate income residents of New Hampshire in the process of procuring safe and affordable housing opportunities.


Keystone Home Loan PLUS Program
The Pennsylvania Housing Finance Agency has constituted the estbalishment of the Keystone Home Loan PLUS Program wherein it aims to offer the lowest PHFA interest rate to first time home buyers in the State of Pennsylvania.






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