Groups

1500000 Grant To Organizations Who Help Small Businesses in Small Towns

The Rural Business Opportunity Grants program offers over $8 million in grants to non-profit organizations, who in turn give the money to entrepreneurs to start businesses in small towns. Find out what groups in your area have this money for you to use. Contact Rural Business-Cooperative Service, USDA, Specialty Lenders Division, STOP 3225, Room 6767, 1400 Independence Ave, SW, Washington, DC 20250, 202-720-1400

Visit: www.rurdev.usda.gov

Help With Mortgage Rent and Credit Counseling

Contact one or many of your local U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development Counseling Agencies. These groups can help with problems concerning your rent or mortgage and some even have grant money to get you through tough times. They can also help with your credit problems or direct you to an organization that can help you without ripping you off. Remember, if the office near you is not helpful enough contact one a little further away. It could be worth the drive.

Visit: www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/hcc/hccprof14.cfm