While you are dreaming of American lifestyle, whether it is Washington DC, New York or Miami, and trying to find resources for developing your business, American government is ready to help you with the implementation process: while government is contributing to the country’s economy, you are fulfilling your American Dream. There are several main players on the market, who offer special business development/ R&D grant opportunities:
National Association for the Self-Employed (NASE)
NASE is one of the largest non-profit organizations in America which offers a “helping hand” to entrepreneurs and micro-businesses in America. NASE is not just a program that offers business grant, it is a huge organization with very professional staff, who are willing to help your business grow, despite the business origin. Its
program “NASE Growth Grant” aims to help budding companies to take one more step in their development, but are lack of financial resources. The only requirement is that “Growth Grants” applicant must be officially registered minimum for 3-months prior to submitting an application. In order to win you should provide NASE with detailed explanation of your business need and what outcome will it have (all the benefits/improvements you get from implementation). NASE committee will decide which applicant should take home 4 000 USD. Apart from the money, NASE offers you its whole network: 24/7 expertize of the professionals, UPS discounts, medical emergency help and lots of other benefits. In order to apply, first you should register on official website and only after you can apply for the grant.
Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA)
If you are a representative of American Indian, Alaska Native or Native Hawaiian and have micro business, non-profit organization, institution of higher education etc., the best opportunity is to apply for the grant program issued by The Minority Business Development Agency (MBDA), a bureau of the U.S. Department of Commerce. MBDA
s aim is to promote micro businesses, create jobs and as a result, boost local economy. 2019 year budget allocated for the grant recipients is 3 300 000 USD. MBDA is sure that with the help of financing and following coaching, they help minority enterprises to overcome challenges that they meet in a century of monopolism. The Announcement is already available on the official site and application deadline is 26th May, 2019 - dont miss it.
Frankly speaking, the best grant opportunities still provide Federal Grants. The one and only reason is that the grant budget is quite high and lots of government agencies are engaged in the process. So called grant-making agencies offer federal grants to any kind of business, startup or non-profit organization: their main aim is to foster innovation and boost economy by inspiring businesses to develop and cease grant opportunities. In case you are interested: American government has created special database: grants.gov – feel free to scroll at your convenience.