Grant Fraud Prevention

Resources for Preventing Grant Scams and Fraud

The following links will connect you to tips and information about protecting yourself – and the government – from grant-related fraud and scams: 

Federal Trade Commission (FTC): Government Grant Scams

This FTC webpage focuses on the many ways scammers might attempt to use the promise of "free federal grants" to lure you into giving out valuable information. 

Report Grant Scams to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission

You can report grant scams (or any other type of scam) to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

Better Business Bureau "Scam Stopper"

This website collects information on the latest scams surfacing across the country, including overpayment and fake check scams, emergency scams, phishing scams and home improvement scams. - Government Grants is a project of the National Consumers League (NCL), a nonprofit advocacy organization based in Washington, D.C. This webpage contains tips for avoiding scams related to so-called "government grants."

Report Fraud

If you think you may have been a victim of a government grant scam, report it to the U.S. Federal Trade Commission.

You can also report grant-related scam attempts to the Health and Human Services (HHS) Fraud Hotline at 1-800-447-8477.