Free money from a private foundation, federal, state or local agency for the express purpose of accomplishing some task, project or goal. Grants may be given for research, business, art, or culture.

Grants are usually received after a person has applied for funding by turning in a grant proposal. Writing these documents involves calling or writing the agency from whom you would care to get some free money to obtain guidelines. Information about your project or idea is submitted with a budget. After your proposal has been reviewed, they write you a letter to tell you if they thought you were good enough to receive money.

A good place to begin to understand grants and how to find them is

Grant (?), v. t. [imp. & p. p. Granted; p. pr. & vb. n. Granting.] [OE. graunten, granten, OF. graanter, craanter, creanter, to promise, yield, LL. creantare to promise, assure, for (assumed LL.) credentare to make believe, fr. L. credens, p. pr. of credere to believe. See Creed, Credit.]


To give over; to make conveyance of; to give the possession or title of; to convey; -- usually in answer to petition.

Grant me the place of this threshing floor. 1 Chrcn. xxi. 22.


To bestow or confer, with or without compensation, particularly in answer to prayer or request; to give.

Wherefore did God grant me my request. Milton.


To admit as true what is not yet satisfactorily proved; to yield belief to; to allow; to yield; to concede.

Grant that the Fates have firmed by their decree. Dryden.

Syn.-- To give; confer; bestow; convey; transfer; admit; allow; concede. See Give.


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Grant, v. i.

To assent; to consent.




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Grant, n. [OE. grant, graunt, OF. graant, creant, promise, assurance. See Grant, v. t.]


The act of granting; a bestowing or conferring; concession; allowance; permission.


The yielding or admission of something in dispute.


The thing or property granted; a gift; a boon.

4. Law

A transfer of property by deed or writing; especially, au appropriation or conveyance made by the government; as, a grant of land or of money; also, the deed or writing by which the transfer is made.

⇒ Formerly, in English law, the term was specifically applied to transfrrs of incorporeal hereditaments, expectant estates, and letters patent from government and such is its present application in some of the United States. But now, in England the usual mode of transferring realty is by grant; and so, in some of the United States, the term grant is applied to conveyances of every kind of real property.

Bouvier. Burrill.


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