The Army College Loan Repayment program allows participants to pay off federally insured student loans when they enlist in the Army, in a qualifying job. To be eligible, applicants must enlist for three years on Active Duty or six years in the Army Reserve and their loan status must not be in default. For Active Duty Soldiers, participants can receive up to $65,000 to repay college loans. For Army Reserve Soldiers, individuals can receive up to $20,000 to repay college loans. Contact the United States Army at 800-872-2769; Continue reading
Called Community Development Block Grants, Section 108 Loan Guarantees and referred to as Program #14.248 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, this program provides communities with a source of financing for economic development, housing rehabilitation, public facilities, and large scale physical development projects. All projects and activities must either principally benefit low and moderate-income persons, aid in the elimination or prevention of slums and blight, or meet urgent needs of the community. Eligible Applicants include: metropolitan cities and urban counties, i.e., the principal beneficiaries are low and moderate income persons. To find organizations in your area who have this funding, contact your local office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development
Over $2.75 million in college scholarships is awarded exclusively to federal and postal employees and their family members. The Federal Employee Education Assistance Program (FEEA) scholarship applications are available from January through March each year. You can get an application online at their web site.? Eligible applicants include current civilian federal and postal employees with at least three years of federal service and their dependent family members (children and spouses). Employee applicants may be part-time students; dependents must be full-time.
For more information send a self-addressed, stamped #10 business envelope to: FEEA Scholarships, Suite 200, 8441 W Bowles Ave, Littleton, CO 80123-9501; 303-933-7580; Continue reading
Called The Rural Housing Preservation Grants Program and referred to as Program #10.433 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, this program helps very low- and low-income rural residents individual homeowners, rental property owners (single/multi-unit) or by providing the consumer cooperative housing projects (co-ops) the necessary assistance to repair or rehabilitate their dwellings. These objectives will be accomplished through the establishment of repair/rehabilitation, projects run by eligible applicants. This program is intended to make use of and leverage any other available housing programs which provide resources to very low and low-income rural residents to bring their dwellings up to development standards. Contact your local office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service.