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Single Mom Grants – Education, Business and More

There are many different types of grants available for single mothers. There is financial aid available that can help her go to college, start a business, pay off debt, and more. In 2009 there was said to be 1.4 trillion dollars just waiting for someone with a plan to claim.

A good place to start when look for any type of assistance is grants.gov. Their motto is “Find. Apply. Succeed.” This is a searchable site when you can find and apply for government money. Free funds are out there, all you need is a plan to succeed.

If you are lucky, you may live in a states that offers a business grant specifically for mothers raising children on their own who wish to start a business. To find out, inquire with your areas unmarried mother’s resource center. They should be able to tell you about specialized funds that you could be eligible for. Another benefit is that they might even be able to help you meet up with other women owners who have received the award in the past. From them you could get tips and guidance.

Before you apply for any program you need to make sure you meet the requirements. Why waist your time and resources when you know ahead of time that you cannot even be considered. You will always need a social security number and to be a valid United States Citizen. If you are applying for money specifically for a parent raising children alone, you better fit that mold. Most time you will need to have graduated from high school or have passed the GED test. If you are applying for tuition assistance you need to have been accepted and perhaps even enrolled at a university. Some funds are specifically for people in certain careers, religions, or of certain ethnicities. Make sure you read all the details before applying. Lying on any application is considered fraud.

If you have always wanted to be your own boss and start up a business there may be funds out there for you to do so. Women wishing to go to college are usually able to find financial assistance easily. No matter what you want to do, all you need is a plan to start applying for assistance.

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