There are a few things to be aware of as you get started with your application. No matter what type of grant you’re applying for, you’ll need to provide some basic information about your business.
Are you ready to grow your clean tech business with grant funding? There are a few things to be aware of as you get started with your application. No matter what type of grant you’re applying for, you’ll need to provide some basic information about your business. Getting organized ahead of time will make the application process easier. To help you out, we’ve prepared a list of documents to have ready when you apply for clean tech grants.
As we explained in our Grants for Small Business Guidebook, these requirements are just a baseline. Funders may require additional documents to aid their decision-making process. Grants for large market expansion or research and development projects often require competitive analysis, letters of support, and proof of financing. Increasingly, programs are requesting short video pitches in place of traditional pitch decks. If you don’t have these materials prepared already, you’ll want to put in the groundwork before starting your applications.
Careful records of expenses and project progress will make the claims/reimbursement process go more smoothly. Staying organized also ensures you make a positive impression on funders, which can increase your chances of securing more funding in the future. Most programs will provide templates for claims and reports, but it’s up to you to keep track of the information needed to complete them.
We’ve put together a high-level summary of the grant life cycle to help you with this. Let’s get to it!