How do grants work?

As an adult in academia I am aware that getting funding for work is an important mechanism for survival. But that is something I'm super not good at.

I just found out (ten minutes ago) that Hampshire has lots of grants, and there's a place on campus specifically for learning how to do stuff like that.

Also, my brain is mush and I can't internalize any of the information. But it's called CORC and I need to google it tomorrow.