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2019-03-06 09:37:21 -0700 answered a question Are there any grants available to pave my driveway?

A couple of possibilities:
-- If you live in a fairly rural area it's possible that you could get a grant of as much as $7500 from the Department of Agriculture. They could also provide a guaranteed loan but of course the grant would be much better. The grants are for homeowners with low incomes so you could possible qualify. Learn more about the Rural Repair and Rehabilition program.

Also try your local HUD office to see if they can provide a referral. If there is an office of NeighborWorks near you  they might be able to provide a very affordable loan.

2019-03-04 17:32:02 -0700 edited question Are there any grants available to pave my driveway?

I am currently in Bankruptcy, Chapter 13 and can't afford to pay $3,000 to add an additional driveway to my property. Ever since they painted the street red in my HOA, no one is allowed to park on the street. The only way to resolve the parking issue is to add an extra driveway to the property. Are there any grants available to pave my driveway?

2019-02-14 12:06:58 -0700 answered a question Is there funding for a non-profit startup for a minority woman?

There are indeed grants for non-profits.  Many require that you be an official 501c3 organization as defined by the Internal Revenue Service. You can find out more in this article about  Grants for Nonprofits. It will give you some itips about how to go about finding a grant. You might also check with the  federal government's SBA (Small Business Association) . Even though you're not starting a for-profit business they may be able to help you with the counsling and consulting aspect of your project, and it wouldn't cost you anything.  And they have special programs for women and minorities too. Discover more in this review of the SBA.

2019-02-11 19:31:15 -0700 edited question Is there funding for a non-profit startup for a minority woman?

I am a black woman starting a non profit business in counseling. I am looking for free grant funding for a non profit start up business to hire employees. I am in need of counselors, consultants, and secretary. Is there funding for a non-profit startup for a minority woman?

2019-01-23 18:43:21 -0700 answered a question Where do I fill out a free application for grant money for personal use?

We don't know of any place where you fill out an application and get money for whatever you want to spend it on. There are lots of different resources for different types of needs, like medical bills, school, housing, business funding and more. You can learn about applying for different types of grants in Apply for a Grant  You can also find out a lot about getting help paying for school and related costs in Grants for College.

 

 

2019-01-21 15:52:30 -0700 edited question Where do I fill out a free application for grant money for personal use?

I have a son in his first year of college and need help paying tuition and books/housing. Where do I fill out a free application for grant money for personal use?

2019-01-08 13:36:40 -0700 answered a question Are there any grants to replace a roof on our home?

There may be some grants and certainly other financial assistance programs you could benefit from. My first suggestions is to contact your county's Area Agency on Aging and ask about assistance funds you could be eligible for based on the Older Americans Act. 

Contact the county Area Agency on Aging to find out about home modification and repair funds provided by the Older Americans Act.

Also check out the information provided in this review of Grants for Seniors.

2019-01-07 20:42:04 -0700 edited question Are there any grants to replace a roof on our home?

We have done a ton of major updates on our home. Our roof is needing to be replaced and we just do not have the funds to do so. We are senior citizens and we both work full time. Can you help us please? Are there any grants to replace a roof on our home?

2018-10-30 13:01:16 -0700 answered a question Can I get a grant for college outside the United States?

If you are looking for a grant to attend school when you return to the U.S., or if you want help paying for schooling outside the country. When you return to the U.S. you can certainly apply for a Pell Grant, which are made available to American students with low family incomes. If you want to study abroad there are also many options and opportunities reviewed in the article Travel Grants.

2018-10-29 17:23:11 -0700 edited question Can I get a grant for college outside the United States?

I am a citizen who has been living outside the country for 19 years now. Can a U.S. citizen living outside the country get grants to attend college after I return due to financial situations? Can I get a grant for college outside the United States?

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2018-09-20 17:11:25 -0700 answered a question Getting help for disabled man and wife?

Here are a few resources to check out:

 Grants for Seniors provides a wide variety about ways to save money, bring more money into your life, and get help with needed repairs. 

Also:  Home Grants provides lots of information specific to housing, whether you own or rent it -- or are looking for a place to live..

 I Need Help can help you find different kinds of help, whether urgent or long term. And always remember to check the website of your state and search for things like "grants" , "help for seniors", and "home repair help."

2018-09-17 15:45:48 -0700 edited question Getting help for disabled man and wife?

Getting help for disabled man and wife? We need to fix bathroom so we can be safer. We need fix spare room, top is falling. We need to fix other bathroom and make both rooms bigger. We have large medical bills. Plus the state of North Carolina says I owe the $20,000 for over payment. Getting help for disabled man and wife?

2018-08-09 16:27:27 -0700 answered a question Is e-funding club number (212) 345-9686 real or a scam?

No calls that come out of the blue and tell you you've qualified for a government grant are legitimate. This is surely a scam. There is an e-funding club but we've been unable to find any reviews on it and it is primarily an information service that charges you $60 per month with no guarantee that they will find you a governemnt grant. To be sure you don't fall for such scams please read our article about phone call scams and the many, many rip-offs that are operating these days. And if you are in despeate need please see our review called I Need Help.

2018-07-30 23:03:20 -0700 edited question Is e-funding club number (212) 345-9686 real or a scam?

They called me and told me I was approved for a government grant and I had to pay $3.85 processing fee and my grant would be direct deposited within 24 to 48 hours. But I had a choice to a cashier check which would have taken longer but I am desperate there are a lot going on in my life right now and I could really use the money. I am fighting for full custody of my grandchildren and the lawyers fees have wiped me out.

2018-02-05 12:58:54 -0700 answered a question Is there housing for a disabled person in Fort Bend County, Texas?

Fort Bend County does have a rent/mortgage assistance program due to a Block Grant from the Department of Health and Human Services. You may be able to qualify for it based on your disability.  Check out the Fort Bend County website to get details about what documentation you need to bring with you to apply. Proof of disability provided by a doctor will be required. 

 

You can also find some great tips in this article about disability grants for programs and services available in a number of areas including public and private housing.

2018-01-29 20:48:14 -0700 edited question Is there housing for a disabled person in Fort Bend County, Texas?

My son is disabled and I am his representative payee. We moved to Fort Bend after the storm came through Wharton on Valentine's Day last year. We lost our home so we moved in with my mother, her husband and her 20 year old adopted son. It's really not a good fit. Is there housing for a disabled person in Fort Bend County, Texas?

2018-01-22 17:38:44 -0700 answered a question About my grant money I’ve never received

Sadly this is not a surprise --- because this is a scam. You will never be called out of the blue fby anyone who is legitimately from a government agency (such as the CFDA). There is a scam going on right now where callers pretend to be from the CFDA or another agency and announce that you've won a grant. It doesn't happen that way. Grants by definition do not require you to pay any kind of a fee.  There proably is no way to get your money back but you can report it to the FBI. And please read this article about free money phone call scams so you don't get taken again...

2017-12-23 12:00:14 -0700 answered a question Are there grants for a non-profit?

There are a number of grants for different kinds of nonprofits. You could first do a search for grants on your state's website. If you are doing something that strengthens your community your state may be able to support you.

Also take a look at this article about grants for nonprofits. It has great tips tips about how to find government grants and also details about private and foundation grants.

 

 

2017-11-29 13:59:39 -0700 answered a question Can I get a grant to help my mom out with her hospital bills?

I'm sorry I don't know of any specific grants for helping out your mom. However, if you haven't already done so you should check out theNational Kidney Foundation to see if they can help you, or point you to other useful resources. Learn more at www.akfinc.org or at helpline@kidneyfund.org.

Sometimes people with serious medical bills and a story to tell get help by crowdfunding -- that is, they tell their story on an internet portal for this purpose and other people pitch in to help out. One site that is specific to health and medical issues is gofundme.com.  Discover more about this and other crowdfunding sites in Free Money 2015.

 

 

 

2017-11-27 21:40:39 -0700 edited question Can I get a grant to help my mom out with her hospital bills?

My mom has been on dialysis for almost 4 years. Seeing my mom in a wheel chair at a really young age, which is 42, really saddens my heart. Can I get a grant to help my mom out with her hospital bills?

2017-11-13 20:51:18 -0700 edited question I am retired. Can I get a home repair grant?

I am in desperate need of home repair. I am disabled and cannot do it myself. I am unable to receive any loans from anyone. I do not know what to do next. I am at the end of my rope. I am losing all hope. I am geting very depressed. I am retired. Can I get a home repair grant?

2017-11-08 11:52:04 -0700 answered a question How can we get a grant to repair our home damaged by a hurricane?

 

Many states offer programs to help people in your situation -- particularly when there are health issues involved. That black mold should be a concern, and the fact that seniors and disability are involved could also qualify you for help. Get in touch with your nearest Area Aging Agency -- if you can't find it you can call 1-800-677-1116 for help getting contact information.

You could also see if you can find a local office of the organization Rebuilding Together -- they help the elderly and the disabled with home repairs. And you might also contact local churches since some of them have ministries that provide home repairs.

If you don't have insurance you might be able to get some casualty loss assisance via the IRS -- get some more detail at Home Repair Help.

 

 

2017-11-06 21:41:20 -0700 edited question How can we get a grant to repair our home damaged by a hurricane?

Our roof was damaged and now leaks. We also have black mold developing. And we need other repairs to the house and also to build ramps as I am disabled. The lady that owns the trailer is a 74 year old widow. So we are both on disability. FEMA has been no help and we have no insurance. Please help us.

Our roof was damaged due to hurricane Irma and now we have several leaks as well as black mold beginning to form. We need to replace the roof, plus remove sheet rock, and boards in one room (where the mold is) plus replace flooring. Plus also need to build ramps as I am disabled and the lady that owns this trailer who also lives here is a 74 year-old widow. We are both on fixed income and have no insurance. FEMA did not give us enough to even replace the roof.

How can we get a grant to repair our home damaged by a hurricane?

2017-10-24 16:30:33 -0700 answered a question Are there grants available to help with rent or mortgage payments?

Well not exactly .... but there are a couple things you can try:

Take a look at this article about grants for seniors .... it doesn't deal directly with childcare but there is good information about finding housing help. 

Contact Social Security and make sure you're getting all the benefits you might qualify for. 

Finally read Disability Grants for resources that might help you.

It's also always a good idea to contact your nearest housing agency. They may be able to offer good advice and referrals. 

2017-10-24 16:16:39 -0700 answered a question Is there emergency housing for widow and child?

Tough situation. There are several you should try:

Take a look at  this article about grants for seniors. They are not specifically for seniors caring for a child but it's a start toward finding ways to save money/bring in more money. Also contact Social Security to be sure you getting all the benefits you are entitled to. And be sure to take a look at Grants for Widows with Children.  You might also contact your local Housing Agency to see if they have some resources to suggest, and look at your state's website to see what sort of assistance they might provide.

2017-10-16 20:23:57 -0700 edited question Is there emergency housing for widow and child?

I'm a widow and I have a 13 year-old daughter. I'm being evicted for non payment of rent after I was unable to keep my job due to me not being able to deal with my grief. Is there anywhere in Pensacola, FL that we could get government assistance to get us somewhere to live quickly? Thank you for any suggestions. Is there emergency housing for widow and child?

2017-10-11 14:01:37 -0700 answered a question Can I get a grant to help pay my bills?

Sorry for your loss.

Regarding your financial situation, there are many programs that provide help for critical needs. Check out this article about Grants to Pay Bills  for some good leads. Also take a look at  grants for seniors for a wide range of assistance that is available for seniors -- it might be useful for more than utilities and car insurance.

2017-10-09 21:27:03 -0700 edited question Can I get a grant to help pay my bills?

Can I get a grant to help pay my bills? Such as car insurance, utilities, etc. without having to pay any money? I'm on social security. I need help paying my car insurance and utilities. My little sister past away and I had to help pay for the funeral cost. I'm on social security and need a little help please. Can I get a grant to help pay my bills?

2017-09-14 10:24:13 -0700 answered a question Where do I find grants for home repair to help seniors on fixed income?

 

There are a number of places you can look for resources to help repair your home. First is an article about Grants for Seniors Also check to see if there is an office of Habitat for Humanity near you. They have a program to help provide repairs to seniors in need. Another possibility is to contact the nearest government housing agency to get information about local resources. And finally, this article about Grants for Home Repair may also be useful.

 

 

2017-09-11 21:38:04 -0700 edited question Where do I find grants for home repair to help seniors on fixed income?

I am 77 years old. My mobile home needs a new roof and more efficient windows. Where do I find grants to help? Where do I find grants for home repair to help seniors on fixed income?

2017-07-04 14:58:07 -0700 answered a question Are there grants to do home repairs in Alabama?

Find our more about the possibility of getting a loan or grant in Alabama by contacting the U.S. Department of Agriculture and Rural Development. Given your age and the seriousness of your needed repairs I would expect you to qualify for this program.  You can find out more, including checking your address to see if it’s elegible, on this website of the USDA. For more general information also check out the articles Grants for Seniors and Grants for Home Repair.

2017-07-03 21:03:45 -0700 edited question Are there grants to do home repairs in Alabama?

I am a senior citizen living on a fixed income. My home is in great need of repairs. I can't afford to make them because my income is too low. My floors are sinking. My walls are separating. The house need to be jacked up. You can actually see the ground from inside the house. I can't afford to move but the house is really not livable. The heating and air unit has gone out also. If you can help then I will really appreciate it. Thanks.

2017-04-04 11:18:12 -0700 answered a question Is there a grant that will help me start my small business?

Great idea! Please take a look at the top ten ways entrepreneurs are finding money to start there businesses these days in the article Fund a Startup Business.  it should give you some great ideas! 

2017-04-03 20:32:00 -0700 edited question Is there a grant that will help me start my small business?

I got laid off. I am now on unemployment. Is there a grant that will help me start my small business? Is there a grant that I can get?

2017-03-27 21:14:53 -0700 edited question Please give me $500,000 in grants.

Please give me $500,000 in grants.

2017-03-02 17:29:21 -0700 answered a question Is there a grant to help buy and donate engineering books for high schools?

I don't know of specific grants for that purpose but you might well be able to find funds from a local community service agency, a foundation or another non-profit. 

Start with your state's website. Search grants and find out what sort of Block Grants your state has received for things like "community development" and "education." 

Also, though it's a long shot, you might try a search on grants.govIt lists all current federal grant opportunities and is constantly updated. This review of grants.gov will give you some good directions and tips about how to do an effective search on the site. You might also get some good ideas at Types of Grants and Where to Find Them.

2017-02-27 17:23:50 -0700 edited question Is there a grant to help buy and donate engineering books for high schools?

So like buying computer software / engineering books and donating them to High Schools? Is there a grant to help buy and donate engineering books for high schools?

 

2017-02-22 15:16:07 -0700 answered a question Where in Dallas, TX can I get accredited or certified grant education?

I am not sure what type of certification you are looking for. If you want to learn more about being a proficient and/or professional grant writer you could search for that type of learning in your state or county. If you want to be certified as a professional in the general area of "grantmanship" you could contact the Grants Professionals  Certification Institute. 

If you want some direction and training in that area of writing grant applications, take a look at this article about writing good grant proposals and see if that helps you.

If what you are looking for is a way to better understand grants and where you can find them, check out Types of Grants and Where to Find Them.

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2017-02-22 15:10:08 -0700 edited question Where in Dallas, TX can I get accredited or certified grant education?

Where in Dallas, TX can I get accredited or certified grant education?

2017-02-06 15:07:17 -0700 answered a question Based in South Africa, Does the USA provide grants to develop sports clubs and develop sport?

Good question, I'm afraid we are not very familiar with entities in the U.S. that make grants to those in other countrries. You might take a look at the U.S State Department website and see if you can search "internatioinal grants" or find any information on the site. 

You could also contact that Africa Foundation which I believe is located in South Africa. They are largely interested in conservation but also put an emphasis on community development.

2017-02-06 14:54:57 -0700 answered a question How to apply for low income assistance

As this is a public site it is a good idea not to provide any personal/contact information.We have deleted it so that it is not available to a public audience.

The article Low Income Help is very comprehensive and would be an excellent place for you to start finding more resources and assistance. It's broken into categories like housing, help with kids, etc. so you can home in on most urgent needs first. Note the sections with ideas about finding a job as well as others.

2017-01-19 15:21:35 -0700 answered a question Where is the first time home buyer grant?

I don't know of a specific "first time home buyer grant"" but ther are a number of different programs in each state that help those buying a house for the first time. For tips on how to find help to buy a home, see this article on Grants for First Time Homebuyers

2017-01-16 20:24:23 -0700 edited question Where is the first time home buyer grant?

Hello. My name is Trinidad Gomez. I am looking for the first time home buyers grant. Where is the first time home buyer grant?

2016-11-30 08:30:39 -0700 answered a question Is it true for the government to choose a person randomly to get a grant of $9000.00?

NO! This is NOT a legitimate call, don't fall for it -- you will never see the grant or your $250 again. The government DOES NOT call to tell you that you have qualified for a grant, and I don't know of any groups that do so, especially if you have not submitted an application. Most frequently these are scams and people are trying to get you to send money and/or get you to give them your personal information. Please NEVER give them such information, and do not send them any money thinking that you will receive a “grant.” It just doesn't happen that way. Important: read this quick article about Free Money Phone Call Scams so that you will not fall for one of these calls!

2016-11-29 15:20:48 -0700 edited question Is it true for the government to choose a person randomly to get a grant of $9000.00?

I got a call from a Randy More. He said I can receive this government grant and never pay it back with no interest on it. Is it true for the government to choose a person randomly to get a grant of $9000.00? To activate it you have to put $250 on the card and they will send you a tracking number to receive this money.

2016-11-09 09:02:46 -0700 answered a question Is there an emergency dental grant?

So sorry for your situation.

A few suggestions:  

 

  • Check out the American Dental Association and see if there is any resource there to lodge a complaint or get some direction about what action you might be able to take with this dentist;
  • Take a look at this article about Free Dental Care and how to find it somewhere near you; and
  • Check out toothwisdom.org, a collection of all kindsof resources related to dental health.