Business Grants For Women
Women have some advantages, for example, women can be very intuitive and they have the ability to blend analysis and creativity; very useful qualities for successful business startup and expansion, as proven by the growing number of successful businesses owned by women. So, where to find funds to get started in business or expand the one you have?
The United States government provides economic aid, in the form of Government Grants, from the general federal revenue to various recipients, to carry out public support or stimulation as authorized by the law of the United States. The grants are distributed by 26 grant making agencies which provide hundreds of billions of dollars of funds to around 900 grant programs administered by the states, local governments and various agencies. These grants are to stimulate economic growth.
Although business grants for women are not available directly from the U.S. government, free help for planning, starting and expanding businesses, and cheap loans are. The Small Business Administration provides planning, financing, training and advocacy for small businesses and it works with thousands of lending, educational and training institutions nationwide and is able to provide low interest loans.
The U.S. Small Business Administration, or SBA, has offices in every state, the District of Columbia, the Virgin Islands and Puerto Rico. The contact details for each of these can be found at SBA Women’s Business Centers.
The SBA can help you if your business is, or will be independently owned and operated, is not dominant in its field, and meets the maximum business size standards.
Business grants for women are available from the states. Contact details for each state can be found at Grant Resources by State. Simply put, discover which grants you are eligible for, and apply for them.
Business grants for women are also listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. In fact, the CFDA provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments (including the District of Columbia); federally-recognized Indian tribal governments; Territories (and possessions) of the United States; domestic, public, quasi- public, and private profit and nonprofit organizations and institutions; specialized groups; and individuals. It is of course comprehensive and, once again it is necessary to discover the grants for which you are eligible and apply for them.
It can take weeks and enormous tenacity to find grants using the government site and grants authorities sites.
Discover how to find and apply for your grants quickly and easily at Business Grants For Women.
www.womensnet.net Resource site for women entrepreneurs, with a free grant awarded every month.