Once you are done with the research work, checking your eligibility in order to apply for and receive a US grant is very important. If you are not legally eligible for a specific funding opportunity, you will waste a lot of time and effort completing the application process for a grant you will never receive.
When considering eligibility, the first step is to know what type of organization you represent (or whether you are applying as an individual). If you already know whether you will apply on behalf of your organization or as an individual, then you are ready to check your eligibility.
There are many types of organizations generally eligible to apply for funding opportunities on Grants.gov. Each type of organization listed in the categories below is a specific search criterion in Search Grants. Individual applicants can also apply for grants.
The general criterion for eligibility includes the following applicants:
- US Government Organizations
- US Education Organizations
- US Public Housing Organizations
- US Nonprofit Organizations
- US For-Profit Organizations
- US Individuals, for funding opportunities that are open to individuals.
Foreign (non-US) Applicants: Foreign applicants need to complete the same registration process as domestic applicants, but there are additional steps to this registration process