From the Summary: "This report describes key sources of information on government and private funding, and outlines eligibility for federal grants. Federal grants are intended to accomplish public purposes through projects benefiting states and communities. Individuals may be eligible for other kinds of benefits or assistance, and small businesses or students may be eligible for loans. [...] Once a program has been identified, eligible grantseekers may apply electronically for grants at the website Grants.gov through a uniform process for many agencies. Through Grants.gov, grantseekers may identify when federal funding notices and deadlines for a program become available, sign up for email notification of funding opportunities, and track the progress of submitted applications. Because government funds may be limited, the report also discusses sources of private and corporate foundation funding. The Foundation Center is a clearinghouse for information about private, corporate, and community foundations, with publicly-accessible collections of resources in every state."
CRS Report for Congress, RL34012
Congressional Research Service: https://crsreports.congress.gov/