Grants And Loans
can start by contacting a free service called The Clearinghouse on Disability Information, Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services, U.S. Dept. of Education, 202-205-8241. …… for help with getting money for education and training contact Higher Education and Adult Training for People with Handicaps (HEATH), George Washington University, 800-544-3284
you can actually see the data showing which banks in your state like giving money to small business and people starting businesses in their home. The information is collected by the Federal Reserve.
in last week’s newsletter I mentioned that the Home Buyers Association offers help to single moms looking for a home. It seems I was a bit misleading and used the wrong name. It’s called the Home Buyers Assistance Foundation and it does offer similar programs
gift down payments are provided for first-time homebuyers or for those families who have grown and need a larger home. Emphasis is placed on single mothers and first-time homebuyers. There are no income, asset or citizenship requirements in the qualification process; however, the home must be used as the primary residence and homebuyers must attend the free counseling and education classes offered by the program. Up to 7.5% of the purchase price is available for down payment costs or other costs associated with the purchase of the home. This is a nationwide organization. Contact: Home Buyers Association Fund, 288 South Main Street, Suite 300, Alpharetta, GA 30004; (866) 521-HBAF
in Pennsylvania if you are a non-profit organization and want to help families who need day care services. The money can be used for most anything in starting or expanding a day care center. And if you are not a non-profit, it doesn’t matter. The government will help you become one for next to nothing. Tell this office you are also looking the state’s small business development center’s office.
Venture Grants are time-limited grants for innovation. One form of venture grants is seed money grants. These are intended to provide short-term support for start-up, development or stabilization of new programs. For more information contact United Way of Northwest Georgia, P.O. Box 566, 101 Selvidge Street, Dalton, GA, 30722-0566; 706-278-9230; Fax: 706-226-1029
Grants and low interest rate loans are available for down payments in Florida. For new home construction and rehab homes, some programs allow a person to use work (sweat equity) as a down payment. Contact: Affordable Housing Concepts, Inc. 809 E. Bloomingdale Ave, Wuite 395, Brandon, FL 33511
The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services gave $4 million to 13 organizations to help families with adoptions. Find an organization near you at Children’s Bureau , 330 C Street, SW, Washington, DC 20447; 800-FYI-3366
Called the Supportive Housing for the Elderly Program and referred to as Program #14.157 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, it can be used to finance the construction or rehabilitation of a structure or portion thereof, or the acquisition of a structure to provide supportive housing for the elderly, which may include the cost of real property acquisition, site improvement, conversion, demolition, relocation and other expenses of supportive housing for the elderly. Project rental assistance is used to cover the difference between the HUD-approved operating cost per unit and the amount the tenant pays.Contact your local office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
anyone interested in starting his own business or expanding an existing one may do well to look into venture capital. Venture capitalists are willing to invest in a new or growing business venture for a percentage of the equity. The Venture Capital Fund of New England is one source for those with high tech related business ideas
Due to a critical teacher shortage in Florida, the Florida Department of Education is offering Teachers forgiveness of their student loans. If you are a Florida teacher and you are certified in a critical teacher shortage subject area contact The Office of Student Financial Assistance, 1940 North Monroe Street, Suite 70, Tallahassee, Florida 32303-4759; 888-827-2004. To find out more about this program, visit their website
National Immunization Information Hotline at 800-232-2522 (English); 800-232-0233 (Spanish);
If you are like 99% of all the other investors in the US who wish they had their money in real estate and not stocks and bonds during the past few years, or you heard about a friend of your brother-in-law who is making a bunch on foreclosed property, remember there is no magic in finding these properties. It just takes work. Here’s where Uncle Sam keeps the bargains.
You can find the grave site of any vet who is buried at a national cemetery by putting in their first and last name
This is the government’s major source of federal money programs. This is federal programs only. You can search by keyword or any other way you wish. We copy directly from this book. My first New York Times best seller was a cut and paste job from this book. You’re right I’m a plagiarist. But remember, nothing in the government is copyrighted. You can make money off of plagiarizing too.
is available in 16 states because of grant money from the federal government. Wisconsin is already up and running. To see if and when your state will have this help, contact your state department of health.
Called The Very Low Income Housing Loans Program and referred to as Program #10.410 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, this program helps very low, low-income, and moderate-income households to obtain modest, decent, safe, and sanitary housing for use as a permanent residence in rural areas. Direct and guaranteed loans may be used to buy, build, or improve the applicant’s permanent residence. New manufactured homes may be financed when they are on a permanent site, purchased from an approved dealer or contractor, and meet certain other requirements. Under very limited circumstances, homes may be re-financed with direct loans. Dwellings financed must be modest, decent, safe, and sanitary. The value of a home financed with a direct loan may not exceed the area limit. Direct loans are made at the interest rate specified in RD Instruction 440.1, Exhibit B (available in any Rural Development local office), and are repaid over 33 years or 38 years for applicants whose adjusted annual income does not exceed 60 percent of the area median income, if necessary to show repayment ability. Payment assistance is granted on direct loans to reduce the installment to an effective interest rate as low as one percent, depending on adjusted family income. Payment assistance is subject to recapture by the government when the customer no longer resides in the dwelling. There is no funding provided for deferred mortgage authority or loans for deferred mortgage assumptions. Guaranteed loans may be made to refinance either existing RHS Guaranteed Housing loans or RHS Section 502 Direct Housing loans. Guaranteed loans are amortized over 30 years. The interest rate is negotiated with the lender. Contact your local office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service
these programs are hard to find but we have located over 150 such programs. They are normally non-profit organizations that are trying to help people start their own little small business. You’ll have to do a lot of searching to find them all. A good place to start is a free database that keeps track of some of these groups.
The New England Patriots’ R.O.S.E. Award offers a cash award to a female victim of violent crime who is working to overcome her adversities. The award is meant to help her continue in her journey toward regaining her self-esteem and rebuilding her life. Cash awards vary according to funding availability. Contact: The R.O.S.E. Fund, Inc., (formerly Ryka Rose Foundation), 175 Federal St., Ste. 455, Boston, MA 02110; (617) 482-5400; Fax: (617) 482-3443
The Frederick B. Abramson Memorial Foundation Scholarships are awarded to economically disadvantaged public high school seniors in Washington DC. These scholarships are available to help them defer college expenses at a four-year accredited institution. Contact: Scholarship Committee, The Frederick B. Abramson Memorial Foundation, 734 15th Street, N.W., Suite 502, Washington, DC 20005
If you are starting a business with just yourself, that’s at least one job and you can apply to the government’s Certified Development Company 504 Program. You can also get millions if you create enough jobs. The money has to be used for real estate, equipment or other kinds of fixed assets. You can’t use it for working capital. Last year this program couldn’t give out all the money it had available. Don’t let that happen this year. Find your local 540 Program office at
Depending upon your situation with Medicare and Medicaid, you may or may not be eligible for this program, but it is worth a call for clarification. It is also helpful to know about this in the future if your situation changes. Eligibility issues: Indiana resident for at least 90 days and age 65 or older. May not have insurance that includes a prescription drug benefit. Must have a monthly income which is less than $997 for individuals or less than $1,344 for couples. Contact HoosierRX, P.O. Box 6224, Indianapolis, IN 46206-6224; 866-267-4679
A report from the U.S. Congress estimates that over 29 million seniors don’t take advantage of free preventive health services like flu shots, tetanus shots, pap smear, mammography, vaginal cancer screenings, colorectal cancer screening/colonoscopy, osteoporosis – bone mass measurement, prostate cancer test, and glaucoma test. They are all covered under the Medicare laws, but most doctors are not aware of this. 800-633-4227.
Let the government help you to replace trees, bushes, and vines through the Tree Assistance Program. If you are a landscaper/orchardist and had plants damaged or destroyed by natural disaster, you can be reimbursed up to $75,000 for the cost to replant eligible trees, bushes, and vines. To find out how, contact the Department of Agriculture, Farm Service Agency
That’s what Alan Greenspan’s Federal Reserve experts say. So, it’s not a bad idea to buy a year-old computer at half price or a 2-year-old computer at 66% off if you just want to search the web and do word processing. Computers 2 years ago were good enough to do that.