Low Income Families

Money for Teens to Learn to Fix Up Houses

Called Opportunities for Youth-Youth Build Program and referred to ca Program #14.243 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, this program provides funding assistance for a wide range of multi-disciplinary activities and services to assist economically disadvantaged youth. The opportunities are designed to help disadvantaged young adults who have dropped out of high school to obtain the education and employment skills necessary to achieve economic self-efficiency and develop leadership skills and a commitment to community development in low income communities. Another important objective of the Youth Build program is to expand the supply of permanent affordable housing for homeless persons and members of low income and very low income families. By giving disadvantaged young adults participating in the program meaningful on-site training experiences constructing or rehabilitating housing as a community service, they are helping to meet the housing needs of homeless and low income families in their community. Contact your local office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development

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10000 Grant to Fix Up a Home And Make it Healthier

Called the Health Homes Demonstration Grants and referred to as Program #14.901 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, this program is designed to develop, demonstrate, and promote cost-effective, preventive measures to correct multiple safety and health hazards in the home environment that produce serious diseases and injuries in children of low-income families. HUD is interested in reducing health threats to the maximum number of residents, especially children, in a cost efficient manner. Healthy Homes Demonstration grants are intended to serve a broad array of beneficiaries including homeowners, rental property owners, and public housing residents. For information on where these programs are available in your area contact Ms. Ellen Taylor, Director, Healthy Homes Program, Office of Healthy Homes and Lead Hazard Control, 451 Seventh Street, SW, Room P3206, Washington, DC 20410, 202-755-1785, extension 116

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5000 to Get Rid of Lead Paint in Your Home

Called the Lead-based Paint Hazard Control in Privately-Owned Housing Program and referred to as Program #14.900 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, this program provides grants to identify and control lead-based paint hazards in privately- owned housing that is owned by or rented to low- or very-low income families. Specific objectives include: (1) building the capacity necessary to eliminate lead-based paint hazards in all housing; (2) preventing childhood lead poisoning; (3) involving cooperation among all levels of government, the private sector, faith-based organizations, and community-based organizations; (4) integrating comprehensive community approaches to address lead hazards in housing; (5) integration of lead- safe practices into other programs which will continue beyond the life of the grant; (6) establishment of a public registry of lead-safe housing; and (7) promoting job training, employment, and other economic lift opportunities for low-income residents of project neighborhoods. . Contact your local office of the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development at

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100% Student Loan Forgiveness!!

If you are a teacher and have served full time in a public or nonprofit elementary or secondary school system as a teacher in a school serving students from low-income families; or special-education teacher, including teachers of infants, toddlers, children, or youth with disabilities; or teacher in the fields of mathematics, science, foreign languages, or bilingual education, or in any other field of expertise determined by a state education agency to have a shortage of qualified teachers in that state, you may qualify for cancellation (discharge) of up to 100 percent of a Federal Perkins Loan. Contact The Office of Federal Student Aid, Federal Perkins Loan Teacher Cancellation Program, Union Center Plaza, 8 31st Street, Washington D.C. 20202; 800-433-3243; Continue reading

Money For Food

Program providers receive reimbursement based upon the number of meals served. Participants are required to attend training and renew their application for the program each year. Office of School Readiness, 10 Park Place South, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-656-5957; 1-888-4GA-PREK; Fax: 404-651-7430. Head Start/Early Head Start: Head Start and Early Head Start funding is granted by the federal government to local communities grantees to provide quality child development services to low-income families and children with disabilities. They largely target three and four-year olds. These grantees may be public or private, for-profit or non-profit or a public school. If a grantee gives up or loses funding, the Head Start Funds remain in the community and are awarded to another eligible organization. Georgia’s Head Start Collaboration Project was established to help facilitate the partnership between federally funded Head Start programs and state-funded early childhood programs. Office of School Readiness, 10 Park Place South, Suite 200, Atlanta, GA, 30303; 404-656-5957. Or, contact the Regional Head Start Office for Georgia, Atlanta Federal Center, 61 Forsyth Street, S.W., Suite M60, Atlanta, GA 30303; 404-562-2833; Fax 404-562-2980; 866-763-6481

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Receive $5,000 to Help Pay Off Student Loans While Making a Difference

The Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program offers individuals who teach full-time for five consecutive complete academic years, in certain elementary and secondary schools serving low-income families, forgiveness of up to a combined total of $5,000 in principal and interest of their Direct Loan and/or Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFELP) loans. Contact American Education Services AES/PHEAA, Attn: Loan Discharge, 1200 N. 7th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102-1444; 800-692-7392, 717-720-2676; Continue reading

Receive 5000 To Help Pay Off Student Loans While Making A Difference

If you are a teacher and have student loans you simply cannot afford, this program is for you. The Federal Teacher Loan Forgiveness Program offers individuals who teach full-time for five consecutive complete academic years, in certain elementary and secondary schools serving low-income families, forgiveness of up to a combined total of $5,000 in principal and interest of their Direct Loan and/or Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFELP) loans. For more information contact American Education Services AES/PHEAA, Attn: Loan Discharge, 1200 N. 7th Street, Harrisburg, PA 17102-1444; (800) 692-7392

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