Business Plan for a Grant

Do you need a business plan for a grant application? A business plan for a grant application contains the vast majority of the same information that a typical business plan; though, the Company Overview should often be somewhat tailored to the particular grant being desired. The vast majority of federal grants are granted to Non-Profit organizations; though, there are a myriad of state-level grants that are designed to stimulate the state’s economy, which are often granted to profit-based organizations such as home-based business grants and minority business grants, hotel grants, and medical/dental grants. A grant application typically also requires a grant proposal, which is a 1 (to 2) page description of why your Company fits the criteria for the grant and why the Company should receive the grant. Government agencies typically require at least a detailed 1 year financial plan. The following are the typical sections of a business plan for a grant:

  • Executive Summary
  • Company Overview
  • Products and/or Services
  • Market Analysis
  • Profile of Direct Competitors
  • Competitive Analysis & Strategy
  • Marketing Plan
  • Operational Plan
  • Financial Plan

Capital West Advisors has developed business plans for clients seeking grant funding since its inception in 2006. Our clients have presented for grants in the U.S. and at the state-level, as well as abroad, and have had success numerous times. If you need help developing a business plan for a grant contact Capital West Advisors at (888) 300-3090 for a free consultation.