Friday, July 20, 2007

Official Government Information

One of the things that you should know about the government grant programs is that these grant programs are funded with taxpayer money - yes the money you pay in taxes! It is also the rule that the government has to make the information about their grant programs "freely accessible to the public". Now that means that the government has both a website and printed copies of their grant program information available at public libraries. I am a constant visitor to the government's website about their grant programs because it is part of my work.

However other people have lamented on how difficult the information is on the government's official website. Have you ever dealt with the government before? If you have then you know that dealing with them is not a smooth or easy process. So why would you expect it to be different as far as the information about their grant programs would go. I mean we are talking about the government here.

There is just no secret about finding these government grant programs. You have to do the work, weed through all the information just to be able to find a grant program that you may be eligible to apply for.

You may ask the question of "why do people bother?" and the answer to that question is that the grant money is free! If you had the choice between taking out a loan or getting a grant - which option would you choose?

No comments: