As a general rule, there are no grant programs that help individuals start or operate for-profit ventures. There may be limited exceptions; for example, individuals with disabilities may qualify for special funding. The Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) lists all of the federal government’s grant programs, including grants where businesses are the beneficiary. There are other web sites that list grant opportunities as well. A review of these listings will demonstrate that most government grant programs to assist businesses are in the form of grants to non-profit organizations, educational institutions or governmental units to assist small businesses, rather than grants to the businesses themselves.