Businesses Seeking Grants

Colorado Grants does not develop proposals for for-profit companies, and does not research grants available to the for-profit sector. We do NOT provide any services to people seeking funding for their business (we only serve tax-exempt charitable organizations). Please use caution when seeking grants for your business.

The myth of federal grants for businesses

According to the Small Business Administration:

"The Small Business Administration does not provide grants to start or expand a business. Instead, we help businesses get loans, surety bonds, and even find venture capital."

"The bottom line is that if you’re looking for free money, you won’t get it from the government. Unless you can fill a specialty area, you won’t have luck securing funding from a federal grant."

Many have heard that there are grants available to private businesses. With extremely rare exceptions, it simply is not true! There are a lot of unscrupulous predators pitching their products who want you to believe that there are government grants. The free money they refer to is often free money we are familiar with: student grant programs, Medicaid, Medicare, food stamps, research grants for university professors, and other similar "free money." Lots of folks do not believe us when we say it, but there is no free money available to new businesses, or to expand an existing business.


Resources for you:

Your local Small Business Development Center (SBDC) can help you identify financing options.

SBIR Colorado, 303.427.5226, is a non-profit organization that will assist entrepreneurs, scientists and researchers identify SBIR grant opportunities.

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