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2018-12-18 07:38:24 -0800 answered a question Can I get help with my therapy dog Camilla?

Please check with  the Assistance Dog United Campaign --- they provide some financial assistance for people with service dogs and those trying to get them. You might also check out this article about clever ways to make extra money to help deal with your situation.

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2018-12-17 21:32:41 -0800 edited question Can I get help with my therapy dog Camilla?

She has had eye surgery. She gets uti's every 6-8 months. Shots.

I can't afford to take her to the vet with her uti's. They take urine samples from their sides. Blood tests. Her nails need done, her shots are due. Just to get a $10 antibiotic.

I don't mind taking her in for her nails. Then her shots. Not at all. But she was peeing straight blood. I stopped the aspirin for pain. The vet will give me pain pills but I can't afford them right now. If I could just get help with her medical issues I could deal with everything else. She could have stones or cancer causing her uti's. We both hope we can get speedy help with our problems. 

Thank you very much.

2018-10-08 17:34:04 -0800 edited question Searching for handicap accessibility building grants or funds?

We are a 501(c) 3 Public Charity church camp and retreat facility in need of updating our outdoor and shower houses to accomodate handicap accessiblitly. We also need to update a dorm to include handicap assessibililty as well. Are there any grants or funding that we could qualify for? We are searching for handicap accessibility building grants or funds.

2018-04-11 16:08:54 -0800 answered a question I am looking for a grant to buy a new home.

There are many programs available that exist to help people buy a home, and some are specifically for those buying for the first time. You can get a good overview of what's out there and perhaps find one that could help you in this article about federal, state and other programs to help you people buy a home.

2018-04-09 22:41:53 -0800 edited question I am looking for a grant to buy a new home.

I would like to buy a home. I am looking for a grant to buy a new home.

2017-08-07 20:41:13 -0800 edited question What is the best grant for starting a business?

I am looking to start a business for the first time. What are my best options for this, being my first time? I am seeking a grant for the first time. What is the qualification criteria for a business grant? I would like to get a grant to start my own business. What is the criteria for the grants? What is the best grant for starting a business?

2017-05-17 15:02:57 -0800 answered a question Is there a grant for VA senior who needs home repair in NC?

It certainly can be frustrating. Have you checked with the VA to see if they can recommend a source for a loan or grant?  If you haven't had any luck with them you might also try this article about veterans grants.

I have also rercently heard of a great program offered by Habitat for Humanity. It's called Repair Corps Service and they provide critical home repairs for Veterans. Sounds like you could be a perfect candidate! And thank you for your service.

2017-05-16 20:59:59 -0800 edited question Is there a grant for VA senior who needs home repair in NC?

We have a 40 year old deck that has become unsafe.  We have asked a local carpenter to repair it for us and he is barely charging for his labor to repair it for us.  He is only charging $2,000 for it and we don't have that kind of money to pay for it.  I am 76 years old on Social Security and my husband, a veteran is 70 years old and could not do the construction because of his health.  I am under medical treatment for severe arthritic back pain.  How can we apply for a grant for the $2,000 to repair our deck?  One of the grant applications asked about our income: our combined social security a month is $2,272 - annual income $27,264.  Our medical expense so far in 2017 for my husband's surgery is $11,189.00.  The grant agency came back and said we are ineligible because we make too much money.  Hello?  Who were they talking about?  Is there a grant for VA senior who needs home repair in NC? We need help.  Please tell us how we can get help.  Thank you.

2017-01-03 12:17:26 -0800 answered a question Are there any government grants to help me with small business debt?

I would recommend that you start by talking with someone at the Small Business Administration. They not only help people get government-backed loans from banks but they also provide some great advice and training. And it's free! This is a good review of the SBA site and how best to use it.

2017-01-03 12:12:19 -0800 edited question Are there any government grants to help me with small business debt?

Hello my name is Edward Lopez

My question is is there any government grants to help me? I've been in business for over two years now. The last few months I really went into debt. I'm still working but it has been so hard.

2016-12-19 15:23:00 -0800 answered a question Is this federal grant offer a fraud?

Yes, that is fraud. Do not share any personal information. Federal grants do not work this way. Remember, if it sounds too good to be true, then it most likely is. Your friends account has also likely been hacked. Please report the fraud to Facebook. You may also want to report the incident to the Federal Trade Commission.

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2016-07-26 17:55:21 -0800 answered a question Is phone call about a government grant for real?

AB your instincts are totally correct, this is a total scam. It is happening all over the country. 

Neither the government nor anyone else awards grants in this way or notifies people by phone. .There are several scams going on that operate exactly as you describe. Do NOT give them any money OR any personal information about yourself or your finances! You will lose the money and never see the "grant." It's just not real.

Please learn more about these scams and how to recognize them in this artilce about Free Money Phone Call Scams!

2016-07-26 17:44:43 -0800 answered a question Are grants available for a married woman with children?

There are definitely grants for anyone who wants to go to college OR to a vocational school or trade school! They're called Pell Grants and all you have to do is be low-income and fill out the application! This article about Pell Grants will tell you more --- and this quick Pell Grant Quiz will let you now quickly if you could qualify.

You might also so a search in your local area (state/county/city) to see if there might be grants available for "women in transition" --- i.e., those going back to school to learn a new vocation.

Best of luck to you!

2016-07-26 16:46:21 -0800 answered a question Are there grants to start a farm?

Jesse that is a tall order! It's great that you want to do all that and there is a lot of interest these days in doing one's own gardening and raising your own food. There is also a decrease in the number of farmers and of new farmers starting out. The good news about that is that the government and others want to encourage those just starting out so it's possible you could find some grant money or very reasonable loans. Take a look at this article about Grants for Farms and also go to the website of the Department of Agriculture to see what programs they might have available for people ike you.

2016-07-26 16:34:30 -0800 answered a question I myself would like to get a grant of $20,000.00

Well unfortunately it's not that simple. Your ability to get a grant depends on what type of grant you are looking for and what organization would provide it. There is a lot of confusion about what grants really are and how they are different from government benefits. There is no place I know of that you can just ask for money and receive it.

Grants are typically awarded to non-profits or government agencies for very specific purposes that are in the public interest. Those agencies and organizations then assist individual citizens or companies that apply for specific types of grants. Benefits are provided by the government for low income or underserved individuals or groups.

You can get a good overview of what kinds of grants are out there and how you find them here.

2016-06-11 13:40:34 -0800 edited question Need help with older home. I am 61 years old and have Multiple Sclerosis.

I am 61 years okd and have Multiple Sclerosis.  My home was built in 1899 and needs a lot of repair.  Just had a tree fall on my house and refined 2 trucks I had.  Didnt have Hone Insurance or insurance on one of the trucks.  About a month later, started up my 1990 Jaguar and the engine caught on fire.  I didn't have any insurance in that.  Have major plumbing issues in house and some electrical problems.  I am female and live alone, and having the Multiple Sclerosis, I have fallen many times.  I think for my own safety I need to have these repairs done.  I would totally appreciate any help I would receive for these many problems I have with this house.  Last week my Lawnmower caught on fire and just hoping it can be repair.

i receive $1000 a month from my Daughter for Mortgage on her house.  I am also in Debt to my Doctor for over 20,000, that is now in Collection.  Owe some money on a few credit card bills.

Need help tearing out carpeting and laying down laminate or re-doing hardwood floors.

2016-05-25 16:33:59 -0800 answered a question I need help!

Oh my goodness you certainly have been hit with a lot of difficulties at once. Unfortunately we are not able to provide assistance directly, we are a platform that lets people with relevant knowledge provide good information to people who need it.

Both you and your daughter should be able to benefit from services specifically offered for the disabled. Check out this article that explains the government's website for the disabled -- it's a great source of all kinds of resources and services which you can find right at your local level. It's called disability.gov and it is constantly updated so the information should be reliable. Here is a link to a good review of disability.gov and how to use it.

2016-05-24 17:48:58 -0800 edited question I need help!

I need help fixing my roof. My roof is in bad shape.

I need a new vehicle because I am handicapped and only have one leg. I cannot wear a prosthetic.

I need help buying things for my daughter. She is handicapped from a car accident and she had a stroke. Now she has a hard time walking and geting out of the tub. She has a brain condition.

We are on SSI and that is not enough money to live on. Can you help me with some kind of grant. I need help!

2016-04-19 12:01:01 -0800 answered a question Are there grants available to help with costs to get power to a cabin?

Well Duke I don't know of grants specifically for getting power to a cabin, but I do know there are grants to help farmers AND those wanting to get into farming! Our farmer population is aging and the government wants to encourage and help beginning farmers and ranchers. You'll find a nice summary and some details about different programs available in Grants for Farms. Be sure especiallly to note the paragraphs about the Farm Services Agency and the section called Beginning Farmers and Ranchers Loans. 

2016-04-18 22:00:43 -0800 edited question Are there grants available to help with costs to get power to a cabin?

I have property with a house my dad built years ago with no power. I would like to raise cattle and maybe move there some day. I'm looking to see if there is funding available to help with the costs associated with getting electricity ran over a mile and starting up a small farm. Are there grants available to help with costs to get power to a cabin?

2016-04-12 17:39:44 -0800 answered a question Where can I get an application?

The answer depends on what type of grant you are looking for and what organization would provide it. There is a lot of confusion about what grants really are and how they are different from government benefits. There is no place I know of that you can go to and get an application that basically just asks for money.

Grants are typically awarded to non-profits or government agencies for very specific purposes that are in the governmenet interest. Benefits are provided by the government for low income or underserved individuals or groups. You can get a good overview of what kinds of grants are out there and how you find them here.

2016-04-11 20:21:00 -0800 edited question Where can I get an application?

I need to know where can I get an application from to fill out on how to apply for grants?

2016-03-21 20:02:24 -0800 edited question Is there grant money for me to attend school part time and pay off bills?

I have many bills as most people do, but I want to attend my next semester in August and I do not have the money to go. Also I need to pay off bills so that I can be at peace and have less problems in order to concentrate. I already take care of my 91 year old mother and financially it is difficult. Is there grant money for me to attend school part time and pay off bills?

Thank you

2016-03-11 11:45:33 -0800 answered a question Can someone help me save Jimmy's Home?

Sandra I don't even know where to begin. I wish someone could wave a magic wand and make everything right and allow you to keep the house. But this site is just a platform where people can share information that could help others. I'm afraid there are no grants available that would help people in your situation. The one thing you might try would be to start an online campaign on a crowdfunding site like gofundme or fundrazr. These sites let you tell your story and hopefully get donations from people. Other than that I'm afraid you may not be able to make this dream come true. Personally I find that prayer is always a good thing and maybe it would help you to find a supportive church...

2016-03-10 12:38:41 -0800 edited question Can someone help me save Jimmy's Home?

 I sent something like this out but the response from 1 person was not positive. So I am doing this on my own I hope my brother Jimmy agrees. Life has been ok. I miss my mom who died a month after my 9th b-day from cancer. She had I think 13 kids. 4 were under age. We went to go live at my mother’s sister’s home. She failed what she promised our mother. She took us for income & other things. I knew love & honesty with my mother. I had a soul I was not broken, not even slightly bent. School was no better wearing high waters & only being able to shower once a week did not help our situations. I was bullied so much I still remember the girl’s name. It was her & a few friends. It was over a boy & I still remember his name. When she went to high school because we were a year apart & I was still in junior high I finally was free of her& her friends. But when the year ended& I knew at the end of the summer I would have to be back in the same school with her I prayed that she would forget me.I had knots in my stomach all summer. I would just cry at night hoping I would be just too small for her to notice me, but she did notice& so did her friends. This is what we moved to so we could be farther away from family members.Now my mom’s sister could torture us even more no one could help us now. That was my life as a high school kid living in a dysfunctional family that did things to us that they should have been jailed for. By the time I was of age I felt I had no soul I knew hatred of blacks and gays.I didn't care what people thought of me. I felt worthless. I had no respect for life. I was angry at my mother & god. I used drugs & alcohol until I received a miracle maybe nobody else thought it was but I did. I stopped doing drugs even smoking cigarettes. I had a beautiful baby boy. I was homeless but my oldest sister let me share a room with her. After he was born I stayed for a little while. Then my other sister and her partner (wonderful man, I always dreamed of finding someone like him) got an apartment where I had a room and my son had his room. Things didn't go well. I started to experience emotions that were unbearable till the point I wanted to kill myself. I went into therapy wasn't enough so I was hospitalized. I learned a lot there but knew my life was changing & I knew it was going to be hard. I had severe postpartum depression& posttraumatic stress with anxiety. I was a mess. Still am.Anyways the story is ... (more)

2016-02-25 17:06:48 -0800 edited question Where do I find an application for home repairs or improvement?

I need repairs inside and around the roof. Where do I find an application for home repairs or improvement?

2016-01-20 23:04:05 -0800 edited question Can I receive emergency rental and utility help from USA Grants?

I am a person with disabilities, and have been current with my rent up until the month of December, 2015.  Because of voices that I hear outside of my head, listened to them and for the month of December, 2015 did not pay my rent.  I blame myself for this one time mistake I made, because I listened to the voices and thought that I had to move out of my apartment. My lease is not up until six more months.  And would like to request a one time emergency rental assistance from USA Grants.

I can be reached by phone at ???-???-???? or email:  ?????@gmail.com.  Thanking you in advance for your immediate and prompt response.

2015-12-07 17:25:21 -0800 edited question Is there a grant or loan for moving for poor health?

IS THERE A GRANT OR LOAN FOR MOVING FOR POOR HEALTH?

I AM A DISABLED PERSON WITH THREE IMMUNE DISORDERS AND HAVE DOCTORS LETTERS STATING I NEED TO MOVE TO A DRY AND ELEVATED CLIMATE.  I PRESENTLY LIVE IN TEXAS WHICH IS HUMID AND HAS MANY ALLERGIES.  

IS THERE A LOAN OR GRANT AVAILABLE THAT WOULD ENABLE ME TO MOVE TO A DIFFERENT STATE WHERE MY HEALTH WOULD IMPROVE?

A LOAN FROM THE GOVERNMENT WOULD ALSO BE GREAT.

THANKS SO MUCH

2015-11-30 16:05:34 -0800 edited question Are there small business grants in Kentucky?

I am a single parent of two kids. Are there small business grants in Kentucky?

2015-10-12 17:52:31 -0800 edited question Can I get grant to provide transportation for veterans to go to doctor visits?

Veterans do not make scheduled appointments because they do not have transportation. Many veterans are unable to recieve the medical care that they need because they do not have transportation to see a doctor.

Can I get grant to provide transportation for veterans to go to doctor visits?

2015-08-11 08:32:24 -0800 answered a question Can a tribal grant school apply for a grant for a library?

This is a tough one to get good information on. Some grants do exist but appear to be available only indirectly through a community agency or non-profit. However, there are a couple of places you should try:

1) Contact the Bureau of Indian Education at bie.edu. Their website lists mostly scholarships but there may be information regarding available grants if you contact them directly.

2) grants.gov is the central, constantly updated database of all federal grants. Go there directly and enter your keywords to do a search, or start with this review of grants.gov to get more information about how to use the site.

2015-07-07 20:24:40 -0800 edited question Where do I find an application for home repair or improvement?

I have asked and looked everywhere trying to find an application to fill out for a Home improvement Grant or Loan. I don't want a site that says look here and here and leads nowhere. I just want a site that says this is an application for a Home Improvement loan or grant.

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2015-03-03 17:19:04 -0800 edited question I need help! I am going for surgery and will be disabled for three months.

I need help! I am going in for surgery and will be disabled for three months. In that time, I will have no income. Is there any help for me?

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2014-09-02 18:33:52 -0800 answered a question Grants to re-build water well?

So sorry to hear about your spouse. What a terrible loss. The leading federal program for water wells is offered by the USDA and described at Household Water Well System Grants. It looks like they don't provide grants directly to individuals but rather to non-profits which in turn provide assistance to people. Still, the USDA can be a good place to get started to find such agencies.