Thursday, September 23, 2010

The Bay Area Community Foundation grants


The Bay Area Community Foundation is now accepting DR. MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. scholarship application. Applications are available until 1/11/2010 and all high school seniors in Bay, Midland and Saginaw Counties are eligible.

Apply here for grant

Friday, September 10, 2010

Free grants

Cfda.gov
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) provides a full listing of all Federal programs available to State and local governments.

Fsd.gov

A strategic goal of the Federal Service Desk is to understand and improve the user experience on the systems that the Federal Service Desk supports.

Godirect and Usdirectexpress.com - Make changes to your existing direct deposit. Get your federal benefit payment using direct deposit as it is the safest way to get free grants.

Govbenefit - Take the benefits quick search to target specific benefits.

Disasterassistance.gov - The website provides information on how you might be able to get help from the U.S. Government before, during and after a disaster.

Are you eligible for free grant money?

There are many benefit programs for which you may be eligible. You must take 10 minutes off, complete an anonymous confidential eligibility questionnaire to obtain the most accurate a list of benefits tailored to your specific needs across all assistance categories.

Grant eligibility questionnaire

Govloans - find grants and loans

The U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) - Farm Service Agency (FSA)loan programs are designed to improve and stabilize farm income. Rural Development (RD) loan programs support such essential public facilities and services.

U.S. Department of Commerce - administers several financial assistance programs for United States commercial fishermen and other eligible citizens and entities.

U.S. Department of Education - Federal Student Aid (FSA) office provides loans and other types of financial aid to students and parents.

U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development - insures mortgage loans to help people buy or refinance their current homes with a low down payment.

U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs - provides VA federal benefits and services to veterans or survivors of veterans.

U.S. Small Business Administration - SBA provides financial,contractual and business development assistance to small business owners.

Source: Govloans.gov

free grant applications online

Following links are great places to start to apply for federal grants.

Enter to claim your money now!

http://grants.gov/applicants/apply_for_grants.jsp

http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/FOTWWebApp/complete013.jsp

http://www.neh.gov/grants/index.html

http://www.epa.gov/ogd/AppKit/application.htm

http://www.tn.gov/CollegePays/mon_college/apps_forms.htm

Saturday, September 4, 2010

How to apply for minority college grants


To perform a basic search for a minority grant opportunity,you can enter Grants.gov here and complete at least one of the fields Keyword Search such as - African Americans, Asians, and Hispanics.

African American Scholarships - Enter scholarships.com and search for African American.
Hispanic students may enter The Hispanic Scholarship Fund’s - Hsf.
Asian students can search for scholarships at the Asian & Pacific Islander American Scholarship Fund here.

Getting personal housing grants


If you are looking for free housing grants to file online you can start at Hud.gov Grants are available for homebuyers, home renovations, paying and refinancing.

Homebuyers - there may be programs sponsored by your state or local government or other organizations. Start searching here

Affected by the gulf oil spill - File a claim here

Help for America's Homeowners - At MakingHomeAffordable.gov were you can get help for unemployed.
Refinance and enjoy the lower mortgage rates - A Home Affordable Refinance will help you refinance into a more affordable mortgage.

Friday, September 3, 2010

Free federal Financial student aid


Studentaid.ed.gov is the biggest source for free information from the US department of education on preparing for and funding education beyond high-school.

How to use StudentAid?
First, you can get help selecting the school that's best for you, after that use the student planner to help you prepare for college, trade or technical school, and last, navigate your through the school application process.

Funding Your Education - Great valuable information on how to apply to all the U.S. Department of Education's student aid programs (grants, work-study and loans).

Fafsa - Search for scholarships for your field of interests, including deadlines for filing financial aid applications for selected colleges and estimated cost of attendance.

Other great tools - The College Savings Calculator function and the expected Family Contribution (EFC) estimator.

Start your financial aid process using FAFSA4casterSM:

Early estimate of your eligibility for free student aid.
Similar experience to FAFSA.
Easily transfer all of your FAFSA4caster data to FAFSA.
Apply for your Federal Student Aid PIN.
Increase your knowledge of the financial aid process.

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Free filing for grant money for new businesses

With SBA you can help your small businesses export products and services to customers worldwide.
Careful planning is fundamental to success. You should manage your business from start to finish by planning your success through the SBA business planner. The Small Business Planner includes information and resources that will help you at any stage of your business lifecycle.
You may apply for business loans if your business assets have been damaged or destroyed in a declared disaster.
If you are a small business owner, you can Search for Business Loans, Grants and Financing by using the small Business Loans and Grants Search Tool.

How to file for free federal grants

Grants.gov is the place to find and apply for grants.
Grant is an award of financial assistance from a federal agency to a recipient and it is not something that must be repaid, and there is no charge to find free grants.

How to actually get grant money for free? - You should know that federal grants are not federal assistance or loans to individuals.

Individuals who look for grant money absoultely free, may find the help needed at GovBenefits.gov.
Examples for Individuals are: someone enrolled in school, single working moms, and senior citizens.

There are 26 federal agencies offer over 1,000 grant programs.
To find the perfect grant category for you can go to the grant categories page.