Are there any government grants for single parents and low income families?

Question:I need to know where I can find these grants and how to apply for them without purchasing anything?




Answers:
I don't think you are looking for grants for your schooling, but more for your daily expenses and what not

The Government has created a portal to help individuals who need benefits because of life events. Visit http://www.govbenefits.gov

Use the drop down button
DO YOU NEED BENEFITS BECAUSE OF A LIFE EVENT?
Choose the life situation best applicable to you and then see if you qualify for the available government assistance.

Forget grant money. The government is NOT in the business of giving away free money for the sake of giving away money. There are no grants for paying bills, no grants for paying off credit cards, no grants for getting out of debt and no grants for simply fattening your wallet.

Grants are free, but it means OBLIGATION. You will be obligated to do as the grant sets out to do. Grants have objectives, and your purpose must fit the objective of the grant.

For one, you have to write the grant application and the grant application is not a simple document - you have to explain how your purpose for applying for the grant fits well with the objectives set out by the grant.

There is a stringent review process through a committee. You will compete with other applicants for the grant money, and this grant review committee will evaluate the merits of each proposal. Only those that they feel exemplifies the objective of the grant will be approved.

You can go to the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) http://www.cfda.gov and Grants.gov http://www.grants.gov - these are two sites created by the federal government to provide transparency and information on grants. Browse through the listings and see if you can find any grant that would support your purposes.

Even if you buy books on "how to get grants" or list that supposedly has information on grants -- all of them are mere rehash of what CFDA has, albeit packaged differently.
I work as a "scholarship Coodinator" Try this website. I think you will find some interesting info.

http://www.singlemom.com/resources/finan...

http://www.singlemotherresources.com/gra...

By the way, have you fillled out your fafsa??
Absolutely! Go to your local university or community college and speak with their financial aid department. They will probably have you fill out a fafsa form online. It takes a few days to a few weeks. They'll email you with your awards. I use to get my entire tuition and about half my books paid for every semester then I got a job and my combined income excedes. Sucks! but such is life.

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