What is Federal Financial Assistance?

Federal financial assistance means more than just money. It is also aid that enhances the ability to improve or expand allocation of a recipient’s own resources.


  • Student aid (releases recipient’s funds for other uses)
  • Training of employees (permits better use of the employer)
  • Grants and Loans, tax-exempt bonds
  • Property
  • Loan of Personnel
  • Tax incentives and tax-exempt status
  • Technical assistance, etc.