Grants And Loans
Make up to $38,657 and get free health care for your kids. Almost every state now has a Children’s Health Insurance Program (CHIPS), which extends medical coverage to many children who may not be covered. Contact your state Department of Health to see what version of the CHIPS program is offered in your area; or call a new government hotline to help locate free health care for kids at 877-KIDS-NOW (toll-free 877-543-7669)
Through the Technology Assistance Project, there are loans available for those who need money to cover the cost of adaptive equipment. An equipment exchange program and used wheelchair vans are also listed on the website. Contact: ICAN-Increasing Capabilities Access Network, Arkansas Rehabilitation Service, 2201 Brookwood, #117, Little Rock, AR 72202; 800-828-2799
do you have an idea for a product? Or do you have an idea that would enhance an existing product? Well the government will give you up to $500,000 if it will in some way help kids learn or help teachers teach. This money is set aside for small companies or individual inventors. It’s called the Small Business Technology Transfer Program or the Small Business Innovative Research Program.
you can get a federal tax credit of up to $3,000 per employee if you locate your business in certain areas called empowerment/enterprise zones. Who cares if your business is a few miles further than you would like especially if someone is going to give you a lot a money to be there. For further information and to identify these zones go to
States have programs to pay for Medicare Part B premiums when you cannot afford them. Contact your local Medicare office to see if you qualify to receive these funds. Contact Medicare at 800-622-4932
Does your mom need Meals on Wheels? Is she having trouble paying her bills? Does she need a new roof on the house? How about some extra spending money? Does Grandma need free legal help to divorce Grandpa? Does she want to know what programs exist for seniors? Answers to all these questions and more can be found by contacting the Eldercare Hotline at 800-677-1116. They can hook up seniors with all the resources available to them, and all it takes is a phone call.
Georgia provides a voluntary statewide pre-kindergarten program for four-year-olds. The purpose of the program is to provide full day, five days per week, 36 weeks a year program to eligible four-year-olds. The Office of School Readiness provides centers with assistance through money for start-up and monthly payments, training and other resources. Office of School Readiness, 10 Park Place South, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-656-5957; 1-888-4GA-PREK; Fax: 404-651-7430.
to train for better jobs while their other half is serving our country. See if your area has this money by contacting your local one-stop labor information center at your state capitol.
because small arts groups are having cash flow trouble in this tight economic climate, there are now easy loans being offered by some non-profits to help make ends meet.Find similar groups in your area by contacting your state department of arts and humanities located in your state capital.
……… .this is what small businesses in Pennsylvania are eligible for if they know about the program called Quality Connections. Check out what your state may offer to small businesses to get wired by contacting your state office of economic development at your state capital.
if you are one of the 115,000 taxpayers whose advance child care tax credit check was returned as undeliverable. They are sitting on over $118 million. It’s easy to see if there is a check waiting for you.
or you can get $10,000 to study for just one semester or about $5,000 to study during the summer. And remember the government cannot discriminate because of age. Wouldn’t you like to take a summer off and study overseas.
or $15,000 to fix up an old house or office. These are grants offered by the state of Vermont so they preserve the history of the state. See http://www.dhca.state.vt.us/DHP/financial/grants.html. If you have an old house or structure check what your state has to offer in the way of grants and other help.
The Lesko’s went on an archeological dig in Alaska and and you can too! Passport in Time is a volunteer archaeology and historic preservation program of the USDA Forest Service. You work with professionals on projects including archaeological excavation, rock art restoration, gathering oral histories, and more. Volunteers have helped stabilize ancient cliff dwellings in New Mexico, excavate a 10,000-year-old village site in Minnesota, restore a historic lookout tower in Oregon, clean vandalized rock art in Colorado, survey for sites in a rugged Montana wilderness, and excavate a 19th-century Chinese mining site in Hell’s Canyon, Idaho. You need to get to the site, but once there many offer free or cheap housing and meal options. To take advantage of this government opportunity contact: Passport in Time Clearinghouse, P.O. Box 31315, Tucson, AZ 85751; 800-281-9176