California Grants Resources
According to the U.S. Census, California received $61,971,412,000 in grant payments last year from the federal government.
This works out to approximately $1700 in federal aid per Californian.
Federal aid helps California pay for medical assistance programs, highway projects, welfare, child nutrition, special education, and many other state programs.
Despite the state's budget problems and the impending spending cuts by the governor and the state legislature, millions of dollars in California State Grants will nonetheless be issued this year.
The following websites offer instructions on how to obtain grant money, low-interest loans, and other state aid.
These California-based foundations are owned and operated either publicly by the state government or privately by non-profit organizations.
Grants from the State of California at ca.gov
The California Student Aid Commission at csac.ca.gov
CalGrants at calgrants.org
California Arts Council Grants at cac.ca.gov
Companies Doing Business in California
California Grants are often allocated to California businesses to conduct research, purchase property, or perform services as requested by the state government:
California Banks including Banks in Los Angeles, CA for example.
California Credit Unions including Credit Unions in San Jose, CA for example.
California Credit Counselors including Credit Counselors in San Diego, CA for example.
California Insurance Companies including Insurance Companies in Anaheim, CA for example.
California Insurance Agents including Insurance Agents in Oakland, CA for example.
California Car Dealers including Car Dealers in Long Beach, CA for example.
California Fingerprinting including Fingerprinting in Sacramento, CA for example.
California Hotels including Hotels in San Francisco, CA for example.
California Travel Agents including Travel Agents in Bakersfield, CA for example.
California Real Estate Agents including Real Estate Agents in Fresno, CA for example.
California Apartment Buildings including Apartments in Riverside, CA for example.
California Contractors including Contractors in Santa Ana, CA for example.
Except in special cases, California small businesses and sole proprietors are generally not the target of grant funding. California State Grants are awarded mainly to large businesses to complete state tasks, to college students to attend state schools, and to charities to benefit volunteer work.