Definition: Discretionary Grants - Small Business Grants (Women and Minority grant programs)
Grants are monies / financial assistance which are not a loan, and do not need to be paid back.
When should I apply for a grant? You should apply for State & Federal grant applications as soon as possible. Grant proposals typically have a deadline for applying.
A grant proposal should look like a business plan. It needs to show the clear use of funds and why you receiving the grant will benefit your company and the community.
Federal and State government grant proposals should be written in a way where your "mission statement" is easy to understand and very clear. You want the federal agency reviewing your grant application (whether for your small business or personal use) to clearly see why you need this grant and how it will be used in detail.
Grants for Small Businesses are offered by almost every State government and federal agency to help promote job growth and economic improvements in the community.
Federal Government Grant proposals (including minority & women-owned businesses)