through a number of programs offered by U.S. Department of Agriculture for people who have low or moderate incomes.
Who would have thought that such money exists? That’s why I wear question mark suits! We would never think of asking for concrete money. But if you’re interested in making big money in the construction industry you should take a look
these programs are hard to find but we have located over 150 such programs. They are normally non-profit organizations that are trying to help people start their own little small business. You’ll have to do a lot of searching to find them all. A good place to start is a free database that keeps track of some of these groups.
Called Direct Housing – Natural Disaster and referred to as Program #10.445 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, this program assists qualified lower income rural families to meet emergency assistance needs resulting from natural disaster to buy, build, rehabilitate, or improve dwellings in rural areas. Funds are only available to the extent that funds are not provided by the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). For the purpose of administering these funds, natural disaster will only include those areas identified by a Presidential declaration. Contact your local office of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Housing Service at
If you are like 99% of all the other investors in the US who wish they had their money in real estate and not stocks and bonds during the past few years, or you heard about a friend of your brother-in-law who is making a bunch on foreclosed property, remember there is no magic in finding these properties. It just takes work. Here’s where Uncle Sam keeps the bargains.
The Italian-American Community Services Agency awards grants to Italian-Americans in financial need and indigent individuals, including senior citizens. It had a total of $15,690 for grants to individuals. Contact: Italian-American Community Services Agency (formerly Italian Welfare Agency, Inc. ), 678 Green St., San Francisco, CA 94133-3896. Phone: 415-362-6423; website
Some people consider this money from angels, but they are known in the business world as venture capitalists. These are individuals, government-sponsored organizations or private organizations who invest in your business because it is a good idea. These people also want to own a percentage of your business. So they really become your partner. But remember, the point is you want to get your business going. Who cares if you have a partner? If a partner is going to make it happen, it is better than sitting at home with no business at all. The federal government has two major venture capital programs. You can go to these web sites to get a list of government sponsored angels to contact: Venture Capital for Small Businessand Venture Capital For Low Income. But you can’t stop there. There are thousands of other private and public venture capitalists who help small businesses. A good starting place for locating these people is a good reference librarian at your public library.
If you find yourself interested in science and technology, this scholarship is for you. There are four types of technical scholarships available to current undergraduate students: General Scholarship, Women’s Scholarship, Underrepresented Minority Scholarship and Scholarships for Students with Disabilities. To find out more about this program, go to the link and read the Frequently Asked Questions. Go to the Microsoft Scholarship Program
Dream of quitting your dead-end job and getting your master’s in computer science? Earn your master’s or doctorate degree and let the U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS) pay your way. Through the DHS fellowship program, get your graduate degree in the physical, biological, social, or behavioral sciences – including science policy, engineering, mathematics, or computer science. Have your tuition covered and have money to live on! You must have career and employment goals aligned with the mission and objectives of the DHS, but you are not required to accept a position with them following graduation. To learn how you can get your advanced degree paid for, contact the U.S. Department of Homeland Security
that’s what homeowners living in Michigan can get! But that’s not the only place in the country that offers money like this. See what kind of goodies your local government offers at
know a lot of guys who hang around bars who can qualify for this money given out by the Pennsylvania Council of Arts Fellowship program! Last year they also gave out money to writers, filmmakers, poets and even highland dancers.
Treatment prevention professionals, social workers, community organizers and more are eligible to apply for this money from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation
this is what the Big Bark Bakery received from the Texas state government to help increase their business. The money can be used for marketing and even cash flow. Now who says the government has no grants for business? Take a look at the GO TEXAN Partner Program
Residents of Bensalem Township may be eligible to receive a loan to repair, improve or rehabilitate their home. The Bensalem Township Housing Program is open to all township residents who own and occupy a single-family home. Multi-family structures and rental units are not eligible. Maximum household limits apply. To be eligible, the gross annual income of a household of four cannot exceed $37,000.
Through WIC and the Seniors Farmers’ Market Nutrition Programs, let the USDA bring you customers you might not otherwise reach. Simply apply to become an authorized vendor, and let the government do the rest. Coupons will be distributed to seniors and WIC recipients that you can then redeem for cash. To find out how you can start making more money, contact the USDA Food and Nutrition Service.
That’s what the government-run Overseas Private Investment Corp is offering for those who want to make money in other countries.
Depending upon your situation with Medicare and Medicaid, you may or may not be eligible for this program, but it is worth a call for clarification. It is also helpful to know about this in the future if your situation changes. Eligibility issues: Indiana resident for at least 90 days and age 65 or older. May not have insurance that includes a prescription drug benefit. Must have a monthly income which is less than $997 for individuals or less than $1,344 for couples. Contact HoosierRX, P.O. Box 6224, Indianapolis, IN 46206-6224; 866-267-4679
the truck manufacturer Navistar got this kind of money to locate their business in Ontario. If you don’t care where you make your millions just as long as you make millions, check around in different states and even countries who will offer you the most to start your business there.
…I just did an hour Web seminar on the subject and you can hear a re-broadcast of the entire lecture
If you are starting a business with just yourself, that’s at least one job and you can apply to the government’s Certified Development Company 504 Program. You can also get millions if you create enough jobs. The money has to be used for real estate, equipment or other kinds of fixed assets. You can’t use it for working capital. Last year this program couldn’t give out all the money it had available. Don’t let that happen this year. Find your local 540 Program office at
Young people between the ages of 16 and 24 who are not going to school may be eligible to learn skills in construction and rehabilitation of housing.
AMBUCS offers scholarships ranging from $500 – $1500 annually to students in their junior/senior year in a bachelor’s degree program or a graduate program leading to a master’s or doctoral degree. There is also one two-year award in the amount of $6,000 offered. Applicants must be accepted in an accredited program in physical therapy, occupational therapy, speech language pathology, and hearing audiology.
You can be making up to $35,000 to $40,000 a year and still be eligible for government benefit programs. Like money for food bills, day care, health insurance for you or your children, fuel and utility bills, phone bills, and more. A non-profit organization called SEEDO is developing a web site so people can learn how to take advantage of these programs.