Grants For Senior Citizens

Financial assistance in the form of grants for senior citizens are awarded every year by the United States Federal Government.

These federal grants can be used for assistance in education, employment training, medical, and housing.

However, it isn't as easy as it sounds to receive a grant. Every one has specific requirements that the applicant must meet to qualify.

Plus, most are given to non-profit agencies and organizations that provide services to seniors.

So, how do you find out if you qualify for a grant?

A FEW GOVERNMENT ONLINE RESOURCES:

The best place to look is on a legitimate government website. Here are few of the more popular websites for grants.

  • Grants.gov - This is one of the best places to look for federal grants for senior citizens. Grants.gov is managed by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. It is a great source to determine if you are eligible for any of the grant opportunities that are offered on their site. By registering you will be notified of available grants that you qualify for and any deadlines for applying.
  • USA.gov for Seniors - This government site has a list of available resources for senior citizens. From employment to travel, seniors can find the federal and state agencies that can assist them with their needs.
  • Grants.gov Benefits - There is a list of all government benefits, grants, and financial aid offered by the government on this page. You can find and apply for grants. Plus, you can check your eligibility.

NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATIONS AND OTHER AGENCIES

  • Retirement Housing Organization - RHF is one of the nation's largest non-profit providers of housing and services for the elderly.
  • Funding Resources - List of state and local agencies that offer assistance to seniors.
  • Rural Housing - The U.S.D.A. Rural Housing Service offers home renovation and repairs in the form of grants or low-interest loans to rural Americans.
  • Community Connection - As part of HUD's American Recovery and Reinvestment Act, Community Connection helps make funds available to low-income individuals for home repair services.
  • Benefits.gov - Is in partnership with many Federal Agencies and Organizations. Their goal is to help individuals find the government benefits that they are eligible to receive.
  • GovLoans - Is in partnership with many Federal Agencies and Organizations to help you find loans for education to housing. The site also helps you maneuver through the benefits.gov website.
  • US Department of Education - Provides information on grants and loans for education.

While this is not a government site it does offer free information on grants for senior citizens.

  • Federal Grants Wire.com - The site provides free information on federal grants and government loans for seniors. The site offers detailed information on eligibility requirements. Plus, a Federal Grant Index and a Federal Grant Directory are available.

BE CAREFUL!

As with everything else in this world, there are many websites that offer to assist you in finding grants. Be very careful before paying a fee.

Some of these websites provide outdated information and others add a recurring monthly fee to your credit card. Make sure the online service offers a money back guarantee and has good customer support.

OTHER SOURCES THAT CAN HELP

Always check with your local community services for senior citizens.

They can often point you in the right direction for any grants or benefits that might be available to you.

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