How to Get Approved for a Small Business Grant

Federal agencies, state agencies, and even private companies offer funding to help you grow your business

By MATT RYAN WEBBER Published August 31, 2023


Fact checked by SUZANNE KVILHAUG

Whether you are looking to start a new business or expand an existing one, small business grants are an important part of the financing landscape for small businesses. A grant provides a sum of money, often focused on a specific business activity or outcome, that doesn’t need to be paid back.

As a small business owner or manager, you can apply for small business grants from a variety of sources—the federal government, your state government, foundations, charities, and corporations. Once you’ve found a suitable grant, you should make sure your application is as competitive as possible. In this guide, we’ll show you how.


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