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**Pell Grants:** **Pell Grants:**
-According to ed.gov, “Financial need is determined by the U.S. Department of Education using a standard formula, established by Congress, to evaluate the financial information reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and to determine the family EFC.” You can learn more at the ed.gove website as well as on our page [[Grants for College]].  +According to ed.gov, “Financial need is determined by the U.S. Department of Education using a standard formula, established by Congress, to evaluate the financial information reported on the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and to determine the family EFC.” Here in a nutshell is basic information about Pell Grants: 
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 +•A Federal Pell Grant, unlike a loan, does not have to be repaid. 
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 +•The maximum Pell grant for the 2010-11 award year (July 1, 2010, to June 30, 2011) is $5,550. 
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 +•The amount awarded depends on your financial need, costs to attend school, status as a full-time or part-time student, and plans to attend school for a full academic year or less. 
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 +•To apply, complete the FAFSA. 
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 +You can learn more at the ed.gov website as well as on our page [[Grants for College]]. And be sure to look at the great (free!) information about Scholarships at [[http://www.freescholarshipswiki.com/start|Free Scholarships Wiki.]]  
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 +**Business Grants** 
 +There is a misconception that the Small Business Administration provides grants to companies. While this is not the case, they do provide asssistance to organizations that do provide such grants, and they are a very useful source of information. As is true for all types of government grants, grants.gov is also a good place to seek out information about business grants, especially those which are aimed at companies owned by women, minorities, and other specific groups. Check our our page [[Grants for Business]].
**Block Grants:** **Block Grants:**
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It takes a bit more effort to find grants available from Corporations and private Foundations because there is no central agency which lists them. You can, however, check the information at one of the “Foundation Center Cooperating Collection" sites nearest you. These collections were formed by the Foundation Center (a nonprofit research and publishing group in New York) to create a convenient place to find a variety of helpful pulications and directories (both print and online) regarding national funders and their grant offerings.   It takes a bit more effort to find grants available from Corporations and private Foundations because there is no central agency which lists them. You can, however, check the information at one of the “Foundation Center Cooperating Collection" sites nearest you. These collections were formed by the Foundation Center (a nonprofit research and publishing group in New York) to create a convenient place to find a variety of helpful pulications and directories (both print and online) regarding national funders and their grant offerings.  
-**The Common Grant Application" +**The Common Grant Application** 
-This is an excellent approach for non-profit organizations to follow to find grants. They have a very helpful website open to "Non-profit organizations, Non-governmental organizations, Charities, Churches, Libraries, Schools, Government agencies, Individuals, Groups, and associations, coalitions, and alliances of grantseekers." +This is an excellent approach for non-profit organizations to follow to find grants. 
 +It was created to ease the burden involved for non-profits to find available grant. It provides an online grant application and management system that non-profits can access in order to apply for and seek funds from non-profit grantmakers through a single application. As of August 1, 2008, the Common Grant Application Web Site lists over 3,500 grantseekers and grantmakers and is a very valuable resource open to "Non-profit organizations, Non-governmental organizations, Charities, Churches, Libraries, Schools, Government agencies, Individuals, Groups, and associations, coalitions, and alliances of grantseekers."
**Trusts and Corporations** **Trusts and Corporations**
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**Grant Database Software Programs:** **Grant Database Software Programs:**
 In addition to the resources noted above, there are many consultants who can help you. A potentially less expensive route is to investigate some of the many grant-related software programs that can help you find grants, prepare to write grants, and apply for grants.  In addition to the resources noted above, there are many consultants who can help you. A potentially less expensive route is to investigate some of the many grant-related software programs that can help you find grants, prepare to write grants, and apply for grants.
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 +We want **you** to improve this page! Our site loves community participation. As a wiki, you can edit this page as soon as you become a user. The changes you make will be immediately seen by other users. Other users will help make improvements too! No edit is too small. From typos to new sections and headings, we encourage you to become a user and contribute. Read more in the [[:grants#community|community section]] of our page on grants. 
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Portions of this article are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Grant (money)" and the Wikibook on "Grant Writing". Other material sources are cited in the article. Portions of this article are licensed under the GNU Free Documentation License. It uses material from the Wikipedia article "Grant (money)" and the Wikibook on "Grant Writing". Other material sources are cited in the article.
 
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