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Abstract Definition
Abstract Definition, Abstract is a summary usually of less than 350 words containing the objectives, activities to be undertaken, expected outcomes and other pertinent details concerned with the project. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Allowable Costs
Definition Allowable Costs, Costs that the grantor reimburses under the provisions of the contract. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Annual Report
Definition Annual Report, Same as Grantee Financial Report. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Appendix
Definition Appendix, Additional data relating to the grant details presented at the end of the application. Like, letters of endorsement , latest annual report and a recent audited financial statement. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Application
Definition Application, A form filled and submitted for the request of a grant. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Assets
Definition Assets, The principal or amount like stocks, property or money that the grantor invests are called assets. The earnings of these investments are utilised in making grants. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Audit Financials
Definition Audit Financials, An examination of the acoounts of a firm by any external agency is categorised as financial audit.Audits are carried on at the end of the grant project.But commonly carried out annually. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Audit Program
Definition Audit Program, An examination of the grant project by the staff of the grantor.This monitoring may or may not be mandatory. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Award Instrument
Definition Award Instrument, It is a legal document which comprises of the Notice Of Grant Award , Proposal , Signed contract , the budget & the terms and conditions. It can be a combination of two or more of these. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Beneficiary
Definition Beneficiary, It is a member of the taget population.Is a part of the beneficiaries for the interest of whom the grant project is undertaken. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Block Grants
Definition Block Grants, Formula funds that are not allocated to a specific category and are more flexibly distributed. The grant seeker applies directly to state for these funds, and state sets up procedures for their disbursement. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Budget
Definition Budget, It is the plan that has been prepared for the implementation of the project, laying down the guidelines for the use of the finances. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Carry Forward
Definition Carry Forward, The funds that are transferred to the next funding cycle. These funds can be extended into next cycle because of non feasibility of the current project or exces of funds. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Categorical Funds
Definition Categorical Funds, Funds kept aside under the provisions of law,regualtions or statute for use by some organisations which qualify for some category. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Challenge Grant
Definition Challenge Grant, It is a grant which is approved only if the grantee is able to raise additional resources from other sources as well. For example, an organisation would make a challenge grant of $ 7000 if the grantee has gathered $ 7000 from some other source also. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Close Out
Definition Close Out, The end of a grant programme. It is marked by a meeting between the two parties i.e. the grantor & the grantee. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Cognizant Officer
Definition Cognizant Officer, The officer in charge within the grantee's organisation who is legally capable of entering into contracts on behalf of the organisation, usually the Head. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Competitive Grants
Definition Competitive Grants, Involves reviewing & selecting from the list of proposals, the proposal which is best in conformation with th guidelines. Highest ranked proposal is accepted. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Continuation Grants
Definition Continuation Grants, Grants that are given on a continous basis for an on going project. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Cooperative Venture
Definition Cooperative Venture, When two or more grantors combinedly participate in a grant project, it is a cooperative venture. This participation can be in the form of sharing financial or technical resources. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Cost Type Contract
Definition Cost Type Contract, It is a contract in which payments are made in accordance to the exenses incurred. It is usually in the case of subcontracting. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Cover Sheet
Definition Cover Sheet, It is the top covering sheet of any grant proposal. It is signed by the cognizant officer. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Deadline
Definition Deadline, It specifies date by the end of which all the proposed grantees should submit their proposals or transmitted by the applicant to receive consideration for possible funding - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Deed
Definition Deed, A legal document transferring the right to a real property from one person (Grantor) to another (Grantee). - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Demonstration Grant
Definition Demonstration Grant, These funds are used to study the feasbility of a new venture. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Direct Costs
Definition Direct Costs, The direct costs associated with the operations of a grant programme.Same as operating costs. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Discretionary Grants
Definition Discretionary Grants, Same as Formula Grants. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Distribution Committee
Definition Distribution Committee, The grant making decisions are generally undertaken by a group of people known as the distribution committee.It is broadly representative of the community served by the foundation. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Emergency grants
Definition Emergency grants, A grant awarded to overcome a sudden financial crisis faced by an organization. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Employee Matching Grant
Definition Employee Matching Grant, When the employer matches the contribution made by his employee for a charitable purpose , it is called an employee matching grant. The amount contributed can vary but the contribution is made to the same recipient agency. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Entitlement Grant
Definition Entitlement Grant, As opposed to competitive grants, it is a grant disbursed automatically on basis of legally defined formula to all agencies, institutions or persons that qualify for it. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Expiration Date
Definition Expiration Date, A specific date mentioned in the award instrument. It states the date after which no expenditures will be charged against the grant. Only the obligations before that date will be taken care of. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Federal Grants
Definition Federal Grants, Federal grants are announced by each agency. Grants are available for scientific research, community development, employment acceleration and training. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Financial Report
Definition Financial Report, Same as Grantee Financial Report. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Formula Grants
Definition Formula Grants, Grants given to eligible agencies through an allocation governed by the authorizing legislation. These grants are sent directly to the states, who disburse the funds according to the formula. Also known as Block Grants or Categorical Grants. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Free Grant Money
Definition Free Grant Money, Grant money is free and is not a loan, which means a business and / or an individual will not have to repay the money given. Grant money can be used to start a new business or train employees. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Free State Grants
Definition Free State Grants, Are Grants free? This question comes up each day and yes, grant money is free and is not a loan, which means that any person or business will not of to repay monies received. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Funding Cycle
"Definition Funding Cycle, The sequence of activities involved in the process of awarding a grant.It commences with the fomal announcement of the availabilty of the funds, inviting applications with pre set deadlines, analysing & reviewing the applications, assessing the conformity

Definition General Purpose Grant
Definition General Purpose Grant, A grant awarded not for any specific project or purpose but for the normal working of an organisation. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Government Grant Money
Definition Government Grant Money, Grant money is available from the state and federal government. Why should you apply for a grant? There is no cost to submit a grant application and any grant money you receive is "free" - which means you do not have to repay it. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

SBA Loan Terms
Definition SBA Loan, The SBA enables its lending partners to provide financing to small businesses when funding is otherwise unavailable on reasonable terms by guaranteeing major portions of loans made to small businesses. - SBA Loans, Financing Programs: Small Business Administration

Definition Government Grants
"Definition Government Grants, Government grants are available at the state and federal level to provide assistance to entrepreneurs starting up a new business, or current business owners looking to expand their business. Grants can be used for seed / startup capital and also to recru

Definition Grant
Definition Grant, Any monetary / financial assistance which does not generally have to be repaid. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Grantee
Definition Grantee, Person / party who receives the aid or property. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Grantee Financial Report
Definition Grantee Financial Report, It ia detailed report submitted by the grantee as to where have the grant resources been utilised.It is given to the grantor listing all expenditures , assets & liabilities. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Grantor
Definition Grantor, Person / party transferring the property or providing the financial aid. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Grant Proposal
"Definition Grant Proposal, A Grant Proposal is a document written to apply for any grant program. Many federal and state grant programs, along with foundations have specific guidelines available online. If there is an example grant application / proposal format available, you sho

Definition Grants for Native Americans
Definition Grants for Native Americans, There are grant proposals directed towards Native Americans. These grants can assist Native Americans in starting a new business or provide free money to hire new employees and to train them. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Grants for people with disabilities
Definition Grants for people with disabilities, There are both federal government and local state grant programs for persons with disabilities. There are programs setup to assist with training costs, hiring expenses and even for starting up a new business. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Grants for Veterans
Definition Grants for Veterans, U.S. Veterans have opportunities to receive grants to start a new business and for certain personal needs. Check with your local state government (or a federal program) to see if you qualify. Each grant will have an application deadline. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Grants for Women
"Definition Grants for Women, There are special grants set aside for woman-owned and operated businesses within the United States. Each state and federal agency maintains a list of grant programs that women may apply for. There are different requirements to qualify, many require tha

Definition Grant Specialist
"Definition Grant Specialist, It is a person who is involved in the grant project since inception. His responsibilities involve administering and facilitating the pre-award grant preparation and subsequently assisting for the compliance with the grant regulations.He acts as an oversee

Definition Indirect Costs
"Definition Indirect Costs, Indirect costs can be categorised as general administrative expenses,maintenance expenses etc.These are the costs that are incurred in operations of a grant.Grantors can at times not fund these costs and also specify a certain limit to bearing these costs

Definition Individual Grant
Definition Individual Grant, It is the fellowship that is awarded to an individual directly.The educational institution as a whole does not have to go through the entire process starting from the submission of proposals. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition In Kind Contribution
Definition In Kind Contribution, These contributions are specified as other than monetary contributions. It can be in the form of - infrastructure support, office supplies support, equipment support etc. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Letter of Auditability
Definition Letter of Auditability, It asseses the financial soundness of the proposing grantee.This letter is prepared by a financial professional confirming that the organisation seeking grants has well-maintained records and timed financial reports. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Letter Of Commitment
Definition Letter Of Commitment, It is a letter which expressly lists the aids- money,equipment & other services which other partnering agencies have agreed to provide. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Letter of Inquiry
"Definition Letter of Inquiry, A letter generated for the interest of the the grantor.Usually a one page letter it contains details of :background of grantee;description of proposed project;amount of funds required,and;how it will benefit & of interest to both the parties.It is one of

Definition Letter of Intent
Definition Letter of Intent, The letter highlights the feasibility & benefits of the project that will be undertaken by the proposed Grantee.This brief descripition submitted to the grantor helps in reviewing the proposal. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Letters Of Support
Definition Letters Of Support, These letters are like references. These letters are submited to the grantor by people or organisations that approve & support the grantee. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Leveraging Ratio
"Definition Leveraging Ratio, Measure of dollars that a grantee has from other sources to match with the grant dollars that is received from the grantor.Like- a leveraging ratio of 2:1 depicts that for every two dollars received from a grantor , a grantee will obtain one dollar from

Definition Matching Grant
Definition Matching Grant, Grants that are made to match the funds imparted by another grantor.This matching of funds can be in monetary or any other form. Like infrastructure or technology support. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Mini Grant
Definition Mini Grant, Grants which are small in nature and needed for very small projects. It involves less funding. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Minority Grant
"Definition Minority Grant, There are specific grant programs available for minorities - both from the state and federeal levels. There are local programs to provide assistance for minorities starting up new businesses that require grants, which are not loans and do not need to be

Definition Notice of Grant Award
Definition Notice of Grant Award, It is a legal document which states that a grant has been awarded to the grantee.It is a notification to the grantee. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Obligations
Definition Obligations, Statutory requirements that are to be complied with.A grantee is obliged on his part to make payments for goods and services received and similar transactions at a future date. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Operating support grant
Definition Operating support grant, Grants meant to cover the operating expenses of a project. Operating expenses can be categorised as administrative and other miscellaneous expenses. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Pass Through
Definition Pass Through, Distribution of the received grants by the grantee furthur to subgrantees.A portion of the funds although are kept by the grantee. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Personal Grant
Definition Personal Grant, Certain states and counties offer personal grants for tax payors. Grant categories can include education, utilities, housing and healthcare. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Pipeline
"Definition Pipeline, The applications received but not awarded any grants are put in pipeline. These requests are those which were rated high but could not qualify in the first place .These pipeline requests are catered to in situations of excess funds or non feasibility of p

Definition Planning Grant
Definition Planning Grant, A grant disbursed for the planning stages of a project.It funds all the activities involved therein. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Request For Proposals Or Applications
"Definition Request For Proposals Or Applications, RFP / RFA - A solicitation or an announcement by the grantor to invite potential grantees for proposals for funding in specific topic or program areas.It contains details about the areas in which the grantor is interested to fund , proposal review and eva

Definition Research Grant
Definition Research Grant, A grant for educational purposes. It is awarded to educational institutions for research projects. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Scholorship Grant
Definition Scholorship Grant, There are grants available for scholorships / education. Federal and state government programs are available for colleges / universities, in addition to many grant programs that focus on continuing education / workforce training. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Seed Money
Definition Seed Money, Funds or grants given for initialising a new project or an organisation.It is at times the support provided till some other sources put in the money or support.It is also known as Startup Money. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Set Asides
Definition Set Asides, Grants which are kept by some grantors to be awarded only for some specific projects. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Small Business Grant
"Definition Small Business Grant, Small business grants are available for entrepreneurs in every state. There are many federal programs in addition to local state government programs that provide seed funding to new companies. Grant monies are not a loan and do not need to be paid back

Definition Sponsorship
Definition Sponsorship, Association of a grant seeker with another existing non profit entity for the purpose of getting grants. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Start up Business Grant
"Definition Start up Business Grant, Check with your local government or the many federal programs regarding locating and applying for a grant to start up your business. You can also check with your local Chamber of Commerca or SBA office for grant applications / suggestions for finding a s

Definition Subgrantee
Definition Subgrantee, A person or agency that is awarded the subgrant and is accuntable to the grantee for the utilisation of the resources. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Target Population
"Definition Target Population, The specified group of people or the beneficiaries of the grant project are known as target population.Grant projects are undertaken in order to achieve some targets & benefitting certain sections.This target population share some common characteristics

Definition Termination
Definition Termination, Withdrawing the grant permanently before the expiry of the term is termination.It also means the voluntary relinquishment of the authority by the grantee or subgrantee. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Timeline
Definition Timeline, Presents a break up of the activities and the number of days in which the activity will be completed during the period of the grant. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Trustee
Definition Trustee, A member of the board of the foundation who takes part in the decision making process regarding the investments of the grant funds. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition US Government Grant Program
"Definition US Government Grant Program, The US Government Grant initiatives are confusing - as there are so many hundreds of agencies and state and local programs that it is hard to know where to begin. There are two initial steps to approaching a grant - step #1 researching and identifying th

Definition Woman Owned Business Grant
Definition Woman Owned Business Grant, Woman owned businesses can apply for grants in their state and also through the many federal programs. There are also corporations and foundations that will have grant applications available for women owned / run business units. - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

Definition Workshop
Definition Workshop, A session conducted by the grantor which discusses the details of the funding cycle - Grant directory - Federal and State Government

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Definition: Government 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.

Grant Glossary of terms for State & Federal Government Proposals - Small Business Programs - 2004-2005 HJ Ventures International, Inc.