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Free Money For Your Down Payment

If you are within a certain income and need help paying your heating bills, or need money to make your house more energy efficient, or need funds for urgent repairs, call your local Community Action Agency. There are about 1,000 of them around the country to help neighborhoods. They will also come out and check if your home or apartment needs to be more energy efficient. To find an agency near you, contact National Association of Community Action Agencies, 1100 17th St., NW, Suite 500, Washington, DC 20036; 202-265-7546; Fax: 202-265-8850. Also, your local utility can provide you with or refer you to other programs in your area to analyze your energy usage, recommend energy saving measures, provide fuel and utility assistance to retain or restore service, establish payment discounts based on income and usage, or establish affordable payment plans if you are in arrears. Contact your local utility company to take advantage of these services.

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Up to $75,000 for Research

The Getty Scholar and Visiting Scholar Grants are awarded yearly to scholars, artists or writers working on projects related to a specific theme designated by the institution. Getty Scholars are in residence for a year and receive a maximum stipend of $75,000, an office, research assistant, airfare to Los Angeles, an apartment, and health benefits. Visiting Scholars are in residence for three months and receive a maximum stipend of $10,500, an office, research assistant, airfare to Los Angeles, and an apartment. Contact J. Paul Getty Trust, 1200 Getty Center Drive, Suite 800, Los Angeles, CA 90049-1685; 310- 440-7320; Fax: 310-440-7703; Continue reading