When people use the word "grants", they are often referring to education grants issued directly to students by governments and other organizations. In certain cases, a part of a government loan is issued as a grant, particularly pertaining to promising students seeking financial support for continuing their education.
These types of grants for individual students are not the purview of The Office of Grants and Sponsored Programs. Instead, OGSP works to obtain large-scale grants that help NJCU personnel pursue campus enrichment activities such as renovation of classrooms, academic and counseling programs, acquisition of scientific and laboratory equipment, research activities, and faculty development.
In the United States, grants come from a wide range of government departments or an even wider range of public and private trusts and foundations. According to the Foundation Center these trusts and foundations number in excess of 88,000 and disperse in excess of $40 billion every year.
Click on the sub-menu to the left or on the choices below to learn more about the various types of agencies that provide grant funding.