Government Grants

Government grants are available to all US citizens but unfortunately the majority of US citizens either don’t know about them, or they simply do not believe they can receive one. These government grants have been around for over 50 years. They are not highly advertised to the public and therefore because they are not, US citizens are mainly left in the dark about them.

Let’s say you are want to become a car accident lawyer and are interested in law school. However you can’t afford the entire tuition on your own. The government along with other private sources may provide monetary assistance in form of grants and scholarships to students who are aspiring for a degree in the legal field. Pell grants are probably the most well known of the government grants available to students. Pell grants unfortunately are for undergraduate students. However, for students going to law school it’s more likely that the individual Law school’s financial aid office will be the ones to offer a wide-ranging financial assistance program for enrolled students, including endowed scholarships and grants for low-income high-achievers. Since the average monthly student loan payment for new attorneys (whether it’s a new lawyer in the private sector such as a car accident lawyer or personal injury lawyer, or an assistant district attorney) is a little over $1,000 each month, borrowing money requires prudent evaluation. As a new car accident attorney you are more likely going to be assisting the principals of a law firm specializing in car accidents rather than working with your own car accident clients. Most likely you will be on salary, although each job situation is different. And most car accident lawyers work on a contingency basis. When a case is finished, the lawyer takes a percentage (usually between 30% to 40%) of the settlement.

Nevertheless, free government grants are given away all of the time. The only difference between a person who receives one and a person who doesn’t is knowledge. This is true for many things in life. Some folks may equate these government grants to gift baskets. However, these gift baskets are not filled with savory and sweet treats, wines, teas and coffees, fruit, baby stuff, or spa items. A government grant may actually help a fledgling gift basket business expand and develop new markets. These government gift basket grants are like the container that will support, display, and cradle the ingredients that fill the gift basket. The grant or container represents the potential for something bigger and grander. When you look at the container that is a gift basket, you can imagine the potential, but until it is “fleshed out”, it is still just a container. If you know how to go about applying for a government grant then you stand a good chance of receiving a grant “gift basket,” which you can then develop into something bigger and better than just a piece of paper with potential. But to someone else who doesn’t know how to apply for a grant there’s no way they can receive one. Once you apply for a government grant you can apply for another. Actually there is no limit to the number for free government grants you can apply for.

Now, if you want to start a business you might want to consider applying for a government grant. First you must register as a grant applicant with the federal government at .

All federal grant applicants must preregister at in order to apply. To register visit and follow the prompts under “Get Registered.” After registering, there is a wait time of a few weeks for registration approval. But do check your eligibility. Before beginning the application process, you should make sure you or your organization is eligible to apply for a government grant. A friend of mine decided they wanted to start a pool business in southern New Jersey. He was inspired by an above ground pool ny area business called
Royal Pools and Spas
. This family run business, (the third generation is now running the business) operates out of three locations in Orange County New York. They rank high in a local search for above ground pools in NY. Unlike many online businesses, you can’t actually buy anything on their large website. They use their site to show potential customers all their different pool designs as well as pool accessories. But you need to go to one of their stores to purchase anything. My friend liked their business model, so he started the process of applying for a government grant. Ten months later. He was successful in obtaining a small business grant and his business has survived the first year with sales steadily growing.

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