Ex-offenders can receive government grants. Though no grant is designed specifically with ex-convicts in mind as of 2015, they are still eligible for business funding.
Several resources are available to ex-offenders who wish to start their own businesses. They can obtain advice from state and local start-up and mentoring services, such as those offered by the Small Business Administration.
Ex-offenders may also be eligible for grants based on their cultural background or the pursuit of higher education. Some established companies and organizations regularly offer grants and funding to small start-ups, presenting a great opportunity to those with a criminal history.