Grants for Equipment

Lack of proper equipment can hinder the development and progress of projects that we want to accomplish. We may have to forego some big opportunities because we didn’t have the equipment needed to see the project we started to completion. If your organization lacks important equipment but don’t have the funding to purchase them, you can apply for government grants for equipment and get what you need to accomplish your organization’s goals. Here are some grant opportunities open for eligible applicants.

Used Energy-Related Laboratory Equipment Grants – This grant is open to institutions of higher education in the country that want to equip their engineering and science departments with used laboratory equipment for instructional purposes or energy related research. Eligible applicants include universities, colleges, middle schools, and high schools. Hospitals and museums can also apply. Training in using the equipment may be included in the grant. You can get more information here:

Program Manager
1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, District of Columbia 20585
Telephone: (202) 586-9742
Fax: (202) 586-0019
Website: http://erle.osti.gov/erle

State Energy Program Special Projects – this project is under the Department of Energy as provided by the Energy Organization Act of 1977, as amended. This grant is provided to state governments to allow them to implement projects related to building codes and standards, industrial efficiency, and alternative fuels, including solar and renewable energy resources. Grant funds can be used to pay salaries, materials, supplies, services and equipment required for the implementation of the projects included in the grant application. Range of grant amount is from $500,000 to $1 million. More information about this grant can be obtained from their headquarters:

1000 Independence Ave., SW
Washington, District of Columbia 20585
Telephone: (202) 586-3835

Shared Instrumentation Grant Program – This grant program is meant to encourage researchers and investigators to purchase or upgrade instrumentation or an integrated system costing at least $100,000 although the grant itself can reach up to a maximum of $600,000. The equipment should be a single item, specialized and commercially available to qualify. Examples of these expensive instrumentation include but are not limited to, electron and confocal microscopes, mass spectrometers, biomedical imagers, DNA sequencers, X-ray diffraction systems, cell sorters, NMR spectrometers, and biosensors.

There are many government grants for equipment that you may be eligible to apply for and while it is actually recommended that you apply for as many as you can to increase your chances, you must always remember to strictly follow the application procedure and submit complete requirements because otherwise, your application may be delayed or even rejected outright. So before you submit your documents, go over them twice or thrice to make sure that everything is in order.

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