(Federal Work-Study Program 84.033)
Part-time employment is available to students to help meet education expenses. This program pays an hourly wage to undergraduates. Graduate students may be paid by the hour or may receive a salary. A Student Financial Aid Handbook is available, as is a list of grantee institutions, by contacting Federal Student Aid Information Center, P.O. Box 84, Washington, DC 20044; 800-433-3243. Contact the Division of Policy Development, Student Financial Assistance Programs, Office of Assistant Secretary for Postsecondary Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20202; 800-443-3243; Continue reading
(Training Interpreters For Individuals Who Are Deaf and Individuals Who Are Deaf-Blind 84.160)
This program supports projects that train new interpreters and improve the skills of manual, oral, and cued speech interpreters already providing services to individuals who are deaf and individuals who are deaf-blind. Grants are awarded for training, classroom instruction, workshops, seminars, and field placements. Students must apply to those institutions that have received the program money. For a listing of institutions that received money contact the Office of Special Education and Rehabilitation Services, U.S. Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20202; 202-205-9393; TTY: 202-401-3664; Continue reading
The U.S. Dept. of Health and Human Services gave $4 million to 13 organizations to help families with adoptions. Find an organization near you at Children’s Bureau , 330 C Street, SW, Washington, DC 20447; 800-FYI-3366
The U.S. Department of Education offers funding for fellowships to graduate academic departments, programs, and units of institutions of higher education. The fellowships, awarded by the funded institution, are for superior graduate students with a financial need, who plan to teach or do research in academic areas of national need. These areas include biology, chemistry, computer and information science, engineering, geological science, mathematics, and physics. Contact the International Education and Graduate Programs Service, Office of Postsecondary Education, Department of Education, 400 Maryland Ave., SW., Washington, DC 20202-5247; 202-502-7638; Continue reading
The city of Houston offers $5,000 fix up money for the disabled and elderly in their Emergency Repair Program, and Minneapolis offers up to $10,000. The Rural Housing Service of the U.S. Department of Agriculture offers special grants through their Section 504 program of up to $7,500 if you’re over 62 and need to fix up your home. Contact your city government, your county government and your local community development office to learn about local programs. If you have trouble locating your local community development office, contact National Association of Housing and Redevelopment Officials, 630 I St., NW, Washington, DC 20001; 202-289-3500; or Office of Community Planning and Development, P.O. Box 7189, Gaithersburg, MD 20898; 800-998-9999;For Rural Housing Service contact Single Family Housing Programs, USDA Rural Housing Service, 1400 Independence Ave., SW, Washington, DC 20250; 202-720-4323.
Called Federal Housing Assistance to Individuals and Households and referred to as Program #96.048 in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, this program provides grants to individuals and households affected by a disaster to enable them to address their disaster-related housing needs. The money can be used for the following: 1) Temporary Housing, 2) Repair, 3) Replacement, and 4) Permanent Housing Construction. Assistance not used for the specified purpose will be required to be returned. Contact Department of Homeland Security 245 Murray Drive, SW., Washington, DC 20528, 202- 282-8000