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USA.gov is a free on-line resource for the U.S. Federal Government with expansive index of content and resource for businesses.
Purpose: Find resources on starting and managing a business, selling to and buying from the government, exporting, importing, and much more. Access online government services for businesses.
Who should use USA.gov?
- Any business or individual looking for sources of federal government information and business resources.
Who can access USA.gov?
- Publicly accessible via the web.
What major resources are available?
Grants.gov is a free online source to FIND and APPLY for federal grants. Grants.gov does NOT provide personal financial assistance. Grants.gov is a central storehouse for information on over 1,000 grant programs and provides access to approximately $500 billion in annual awards.
Purpose: Grants Opportunities
Who should register in GRANTS.gov?
Organization: An individual responsible for submitting a grant on behalf a company, state, local, or tribal government, academia or research institution, not-for-profit or any other institution
Individual: A individual can register to apply for “individual eligible” grants
What is required to register?
Complete a standard business profile that include, DUNS, CAGE, and MPIN numbers
Submit an Authorized Organization Representative (AORs) application
Have an E-Business point of contact (POC)
Detailed application can be found on grants.gov
Who can access Grants.gov?
With business tax-filing deadlines fast approaching, the Internal Revenue Service today encouraged small employers that provide health insurance coverage to their employees to check out the small business health care tax credit and then claim it if they qualify.
The recently-revamped Small Business Health Care Tax Credit page on IRS.gov is packed with information and resources designed to help small employers see if they qualify for the credit and then figure it correctly. These include a step-by-step guide for determining eligibility, examples of typical tax savings under various scenarios, answers to frequently-asked questions, a YouTube video and a webinar.
Web site maps out value proposition offered to firms located in the United States
SelectUSA is the Department of Commerce’s first-ever federal initiative to help attract, retain and expand business investment in the United States. It was created to showcase the United States as the world’s premier business location and to provide easy access to federal-level programs and services related to business investment. SelectUSA is designed to complement the activities of our states—the primary drivers of economic development in the United States.
In conjunction with the launch of BusinessUSA, the Department of Commerce is challenging app developers to find innovative ways to utilize Commerce and other publicly available data and information to create an application that supports businesses. Developers may choose the platform that best suits them. Applicants may design for the web, personal computer, mobile handheld device, or any platform broadly accessible to the open Internet. A list of developer-friendly data sets can be found on the Business Data and Tools page of Data.gov.