There are a few places where you can find all the information you could ever care to find on business or maybe even car wash grants. A grant for a car wash? Dream on! While almost everyone has probably heard about someone who got a grant to start their business or car wash, there aren’t very many that actually give you money to start or expand a business. The following link take you to all the federal grants that are out there. Please don’t ever pay for grant information, all they provide you is the same information you will find here.
This website is the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance. This grant website lists each and every federal government grant that is currently being offered. As you look through this website, you quickly find that nearly all the grants are offered to government entities and non-profit agencies. These account for over 99% of all grants, not to small business as wildly advertised on tv. You will also find that the few grants that are available for a for-profit business are in very specific areas that address a need for a government agency.
There are a few other sources for grants are available, but these are location specific through the city or county and typically contingent on hiring a large number of employees or bringing a large number of new jobs to an area. Therefore, most of these are not available to the small business person or car wash operator.
Don’t believe the hype about grants to start a business. Focus your time and efforts on raising money from somewhere else.