Hello, Johnnie, you have to look for federal grants and then apply. Please read this article that goes through this process and contains on the left to other research locations: blog.grants.gov/2016/06/22/exploring-eligibility-individuals-seeking-grants-for-house-repairs/ In general, “essential participation” refers to the degree to which federal employees directly execute or implement parts of the awards program. In the case of a grant, the federal government maintains a stricter oversight and oversight role. In a cooperation agreement, federal employees are then more involved in the implementation of the program. If you read “cooperative,” consider working “side by side.” The specific way in which this participation is integrated varies according to the programme and the agency. Here, for example, is a Geological Survey Cooperation Agreement (USGS) from the Department of the Interior. This is a means of financing research and technical assistance, which is provided in the form of a cooperation agreement and not a grant. The winner will work closely with USGS staff and researchers to enhance high-performance scientific computing and scientific visualization capabilities through research into new scientific computing tools, new methods, and large-scale data management techniques. A cooperation agreement “differs from financial assistance in that it provides for substantial participation between the federal issuing agency or passport agency and the non-federal agency in carrying out the activity provided for in the federal allocation.” The question now is what constitutes a “substantial involvement” of the federal government. This is a scam. You will never have to pay a fee for a federal grant, especially for a grant for which you have not applied.
Read this article: blog.grants.gov/2016/06/28/answers-to-your-grant-fraud-questions/ On Grants.gov, we of course have public subsidies, but you will also find many “cooperation agreements” if you are looking for ways to finance. This is because cooperation agreements and subsidies are very similar, but with a big difference. Cooperation agreements and grants are “a legal instrument of financial support between a federal awarding agency or transit agency and a non-federal agency” within the meaning of the OMB Uniform Guidance (§200.24 for the cooperation agreement and §200.51 for the grant agreement). If you are interested in more detailed information about grants and cooperation agreements, here you will find some other resources: Key Takeaways 1. . . .