Resources for People Facing Financial Hardship

Resources for the underfunded

At least once daily, our customer service department gets a call asking for information on grants to help those suffering severe financial hardship. Since GrantWatch is a listing service for nonprofit grants, all too often, we find ourselves unable to assist. Occasionally, these callers are able to find the grant they need on https://www.mwbezone.com, but the application process can be a deterrent. Some people use our crowdfunding platform YouHelp.com to collect funding from friends and families, but when faced with a ‘5 days notice’ to pay your rent or face eviction, a quicker and more permanent solution is needed.

What to do when you are in a crisis

We at GrantWatch wanted to help, so we did some research and found a few state and local resources that can assist by providing contact information for local financial assistance.

Help resource

Help for People Facing Financial Hardship

Call 211

211 is a phone number that is explicitly reserved to enable people in need to speak with a community resource specialist who can help them find local to social services for everyday needs and in times of crisis.

Currently, active 211 systems cover all or part of 50 states and some of Canada. They offer information on the following types of services:

  • Basic Human Needs Resources – including food and clothing, shelters, housing, utility assistance.
  • Emergency information and disaster relief
  • Mental Health and Health Resources – including counseling, support groups, drug and alcohol treatment, health insurance programs, Medicaid and Medicare, maternal health resources, health insurance programs for children, medical information lines, clinics, and hospitals.
  • Employment and Education Support – including job training, employment services, transportation assistance, and education programs.
  • Older Adults and Persons with Disabilities – including adult daycare, community meals, respite care, home health care, transportation and homemaker services.
  • Children, Youth, and Family Support – including childcare, after school programs, educational programs for low-income families, family resource centers, and recreation programs, mentoring, tutoring and protective services.
  • Information on physical and or emotional Domestic Abuse.

Benefits.Gov

Benefits.gov is the official benefits website of the U.S. government, their mission is to increase citizen access to benefit information while reducing the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government.

The site’s core function is the eligibility prescreening questionnaire or “Benefit Finder.” Answers to the questionnaire are used to evaluate a citizen’s situation and compare it with eligibility criteria for more than 1,200 Federally-funded benefit and assistance programs. The site also features a recommendation engine that customizes the user’s search for benefits based on their location or interest in a category.

Other Resources

The Salvation Army. They do the following:

  • Help Disaster Survivors
  • Provide Food and Shelter
  • Provide financial assistance
  • Combat Addiction
  • Share God’s Love
  • Assist the Unemployed
  • Fight Human Trafficking
  • Offer programs to stop Domestic Abuse
  • Offer educational programs to kids
  • Serve the LGBTQ Community

Catholic Charities

The core mission of Catholic Charities is to provide service to people (regardless of their faith), who are struggling with poverty and other complex issues. These services include:

  • Affordable Housing
  • Immigrant and Refugee Services
  • Integrated Health
  • Food & Nutrition programs
  • Disaster relief

Red Cross

In addition to providing relief and support to those in crisis, they help members of the military, veterans and their families prepare for, cope with, and respond to, the challenges of military service.

Volunteers provide home comforts and critical services on bases and in military hospitals around the world. They support military families during deployments and emergencies.

Community Action Agency (CAA) etc
Do a web search for a local Community Action Agency (CAA). They have several resources to help the needy. In addition, most churches, The United Way, and The Urban League are other organizations that offer resources for those in crisis.

Do you know of a place in your community that offers resources to help the needy? Please tell us about them in the comments.

Head Start Grants

As far back as 1965, Head Start began as a summer program. The thought was to develop a holistic preschool program that provides assistance for the emotional, social, health, nutritional, and psychological needs with school readiness for low-income children. Education always breaks the cycle of poverty – but when it is started at the youngest of ages it quadruples the odds of success.

Head Start and Early Head Start programs offer a variety of service models, depending on the needs of the local community. Many Head Start and Early Head Start programs are based in centers and schools. Other programs are located in childcare centers and family child care homes. Some programs even offer home-based services that assign dedicated staff who conduct weekly visits to the children and their parents in their own homes, which as you can imagine is a great help.

Today Head Start programs provide services to over a million children every year, promoting school readiness of children from low-income families who are ages birth to five, supporting the development of the whole child.

Group of happy young children who are at school

There are Head Start programs in every U.S. state and territory, in farmworker camps, and in over 155 tribal communities, critical to low-income families.

GrantWatch.com has several Head Start, Early Head Start and preschool grants listed on the website.  Click here to view all the available Head Start grants.

Funding is available to USA public and private nonprofit organizations, including CBOs and faith-based organizations, for-profit organizations, Native American Tribal agencies, and organizations for early childhood programs that serve low-income pregnant women and children from birth to compulsory school age in the eligible service areas. Funding streams also include programs focused on the children of migrant workers, programs in Native American communities, and the expansion of existing programs.

If you choose to apply for a Head Start grant, It’s important to note that required registrations to complete the application,  may take up to four weeks to complete.

Grants for Head Start Programs

 

Funding Opportunity Title

Funding Opportunity Number

Due Date

Merican Indian/Alaska Native Head Start

American Indian/Alaska Native Head Start Grantee — Peach Springs, Arizona

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CI-R11-1781

11/12/2019

American Indian/Alaska Native Head Start Grantee — Polk County, Texas

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CI-R11-1782

11/12/2019

 

 

 

Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants

 

 

Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants – Andrew, Buchanan, Clinton and Dekalb Counties, Missouri

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-HP-R07-1757

11/12/2019

Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants – Bernalillo and Rio Arriba Counties, New Mexico

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-HP-R06-1743

11/12/2019

Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants – Burnett, Clark, Rusk, Sawyer, Taylor, and Washburn Counties, Wisconsin

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-HP-R05-1666

11/15/2019

Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants – Cook County, Illinois with the exception of the City of Chicago

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-HP-R05-1629

11/12/2019

Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants – Douglas County, Nebraska

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-HP-R07-1722

11/12/2019

Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants – Dunklin, Pemiscot and Scott Counties, Missouri

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-HP-R07-1723

11/12/2019

Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants – Milwaukee County, Wisconsin

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-HP-R05-1661

11/12/2019

Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants – South Carolina

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-HP-R04-1778

11/12/2019

Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants – Spartanburg and Lancaster Counties, South Carolina

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-HP-R04-1696

11/12/2019

Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants — The Cities of Covington, Newport, Erlanger and Florence, Kentucky

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-HP-R04-1754

11/12/2019

Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants – The City of Chattanooga, Tennessee

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-HP-R04-1699

11/12/2019

Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants – The City of Shelby, North Carolina

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-HP-R04-1697

11/12/2019

Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants – Union, Umatilla, Morrow, Wallowa and Gilliam Counties, Oregon

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-HP-R10-1761

11/12/2019

Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care Partnership Grants – Winnebago County, Illinois

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-HP-R05-1772

11/12/2019

Early Head Start Expansion and Early Head Start-Child Care The Cities of Morganton, Charlotte and Valdese, North Carolina

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-HP-R04-1686

11/12/2019

 

 

 

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee

 

 

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Acadia Parish, Louisiana

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R06-1610

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Accomack and Northampton Counties, Virginia

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R03-1714

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Adams, Billings, Bowman, Dunn, Golden Valley, Hettinger, Slope and Stark Counties, North Dakota

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R08-1726

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Aikens and Barnwell Counties, South Carolina

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R04-1695

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Alameda County, California

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R09-1733

11/15/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Alamosa, Conejos, Costilla, Delta, Denver, Garfield, Huerfano, Las Animas, Mesa, Moffat and Pueblo Counties, Colorado

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R08-1727

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Alcona, Alpena, Arenac, Bay, Cheboygan, Clare, Crawford, Gladwin, Huron, Iosco, Lapeer, Mecosta, Midland, Montmorency, Ogemaw, Osceola, Oscoda, Otsego, Presque Isle, Sanilac, and Tuscola Counties, Michigan

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R05-1654

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Allegany County, New York

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R02-1645

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Allegheny County, Pennsylvania excluding the City of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R03-1709

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Allen, Bourbon, Chautauqua, Cherokee, Crawford, Elk, Labette, Linn, Montgomery, Neosho, Wilson and Woodson Counties, Kansas

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R07-1719

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Anderson, Cherokee, Gregg, Harrison, Henderson, Marion, Panola, Rusk, Smith, Upshur, Van Zandt, and Wood Counties, Texas

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R06-1615

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Andrew, Buchanan, Clinton and Dekalb Counties, Missouri

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R07-1639

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Apache, Coconino, Navajo and Yavapai Counties, Arizona

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R09-1734

11/15/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Armstrong County, Pennsylvania

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R03-1711

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Ashley, Bradley, Chicot, Desha and Drew Counties, Arkansas

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R06-1608

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Atoka, Johnston, Murray, and Marshall Counties, Oklahoma

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R06-1619

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Auglaize, Champaign, Darke, Greene, Logan, Miami, Preble, Shelby, and Van Wert Counties, Ohio

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R05-1663

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Baltimore County, Maryland

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R03-1704

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Bee, Goliad, Live Oak and Refugio Counties, Texas

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R06-1604

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Bell County, Texas

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R06-1607

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Benson, Bottineau, McHenry, McLean, Pierce, Ramsey, Sheridan, Towner and Wells Counties, North Dakota

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R08-1724

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Bexar County, Texas

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R06-1601

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Boone, Dekalb, Grundy, Kane, and Kendall Counties, Illinois

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R05-1662

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Broome County, New York

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R02-1643

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Brown and Manitowoc Counties, Wisconsin

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R05-1647

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Butler County, Pennsylvania

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R03-1708

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Camden, Chowan, Currituck, Dare, Gates, Hyde, Pasquotank, Perquimans, Tyrrell and Washington Counties, North Carolina

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R04-1693

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Cameron and Willacy Counties, Texas

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R06-1618

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Carbon, Emery, Grand, Piute, Sevier, San Juan and Uintah Counties, Utah

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R08-1725

11/15/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Carroll County, Maryland

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R03-1701

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Carroll, Coweta, Harris, Heard, Meriwether and Troup Counties, Georgia

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R04-1777

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Carteret, Craven, Jones and Pamlico Counties, North Carolina

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R04-1677

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Carver, Dakota, and Scott Counties, Minnesota

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R05-1652

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Cedar, Clinton, Muscatine and Scott Counties, Iowa

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R07-1717

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Charlotte County, Florida

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R04-1683

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Chaves and Eddy Counties, New Mexico

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R06-1613

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Cherokee, Ida, Lyon, Plymouth and Sioux Counties, Iowa

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R07-1721

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Cheshire and Sullivan Counties, New Hampshire

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R01-1637

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Chilton, Autauga, Shelby, and Elmore Counties, Alabama

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R04-1626

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Claiborne and Webster Parishes, Louisiana

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R06-1611

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Clay and Wilkins Counties, Minnesota

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R05-1653

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Clayton County, Georgia

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R04-1688

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Columbia and Sullivan Counties, Pennsylvania

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R03-1741

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Columbia, Suwannee, Hamilton and Lafayette Counties, Florida

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R04-1680

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Cook County, Illinois with the exception of the City of Chicago

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R05-1631

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Counties within the state of Mississippi

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R04-1768

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Crow Wing, Morrison, and Todd Counties, Minnesota

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R05-1655

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Curry, De Baca, Guadalupe, Harding, Quay and Roosevelt Counties, New Mexico

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R06-1603

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Defiance, Fulton, Henry, Paulding, and Williams Counties, Ohio

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R05-1664

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Delaware County, Pennsylvania

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R03-1703

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R06-1623

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Ector, Howard, Reeves, and Ward Counties, Texas

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R06-1614

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Erie and Huron Counties, Ohio

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R05-1665

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Essex County and the Village of Saranac Lake, New York

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R02-1640

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Essex, Lancaster, Northumberland, Richmond and Westmoreland Counties, Virginia

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R03-1775

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Fisher, Haskell, Jones, Mitchell, Nolan, Shackelford, Stephens and Taylor Counties, Texas

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R06-1620

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Franklin, Grand Isle, Chittenden and Addison Counties, Vermont

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R01-1633

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Franklin, Vance, Warren and Granville Counties, North Carolina

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R04-1673

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Galveston County, Texas

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R06-1616

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Grant County, Washington

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R10-1736

11/15/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Guadalupe and Comal Counties, Texas

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R06-1617

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Hamilton and Marion Counties, Indiana

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R05-1657

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Hancock, Brooke, Ohio, Marshall and Wetzel Counties, West Virginia

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R03-1715

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Hancock, Henry, and Rush Counties, Indiana

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R05-1656

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Hanover County, Virginia

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R03-1750

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Harney County, Oregon

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R10-1779

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Haskell, Latimer, Le Flore and Pittsburg Counties, Oklahoma

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R06-1764

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Henry, Des Moines, Louisa and Lee Counties, Iowa

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R07-1716

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Hillsdale and Jackson Counties, Michigan

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R05-1627

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Hood River, Wasco, and Jefferson Counties, Oregon and Skamania and Klickitat Counties, Washington

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R10-1737

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Inyo and Mono Counties, California

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R09-1762

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Iredell County, North Carolina

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R04-1780

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Jackson and Williamson Counties, Illinois

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R05-1742

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Jefferson County, Alabama

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R04-1685

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Jefferson, Jennings, and Scott Counties, Indiana

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R05-1648

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Johnson, Lafayette, Ray, Chariton, Carroll, Pettis and Saline Counties, Missouri

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R07-1646

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Johnson, Lee, and Harnett Counties, North Carolina

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R04-1679

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Kaufman County, Texas

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R06-1773

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Kerr County, Texas

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R06-1759

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Kittitas County, Washington

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R10-1769

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Lake County, Illinois

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R05-1649

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Lane County, Oregon

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R10-1735

11/15/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Laramie County, Wyoming

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R08-1765

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Lee County, Florida

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R04-1671

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Loudoun County, Virginia

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R03-1751

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Lucas County, Ohio

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R05-1658

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Madison, Greene, Shenandoah, Page and Warren Counties, Virginia

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R03-1712

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Mahoning County, Ohio

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R05-1628

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Marin County, California

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R09-1732

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Martin County, Florida

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R04-1690

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Middlesex County and Hartford County, Connecticut excluding the City of New Britain, and the towns of Berlin, Enfield, Manchester, and Southington

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R01-1746

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R03-1710

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Morehouse and West Carroll Parishes, Louisiana

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R06-1609

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Multnomah County East of Portland Public School District including the Cities of East Portland, Gresham, Troutdale, Fairview, Wood Village and the Town of Corbett, Oregon

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R10-1739

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Nassau County, New York

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R02-1642

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Orleans Parish, Louisiana

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R06-1606

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Philadelphia County, Pennsylvania

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R03-1702

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Racine County, Wisconsin

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R05-1650

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Rapides Parish, Louisiana

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R06-1612

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Robeson County, North Carolina

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R04-1692

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Ross County, Ohio

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R05-1630

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Rutherford, Williamson, Cheatham, Robertson, Sumner, Trousdale, Wilson and Cannon Counties, Tennessee

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R04-1682

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Santa Clara County, California

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R09-1770

11/15/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Shawnee County, Kansas

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R07-1718

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Smith County, Texas

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R06-1621

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Snyder, Union and Mifflin Counties, Pennsylvania

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R03-1763

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Spotsylvania County, Virginia

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R03-1749

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — St. Clair County, Illinois

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R05-1659

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — St. Louis County, Minnesota

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R05-1651

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Starr and Zapata Counties, Texas

HHS-2020-ACF-OHS-CH-R06-1771

11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — State of Alaska

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Sumner County, Kansas

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Tarrant County, Texas

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The Cities of Boynton Beach, Lake Worth, Jupiter, Pahokee, West Palm Beach, Riviera Beach, Belle Glade, Delray Beach, South Bay, Royal Palm Beach, and Boca Raton, Florida

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The Cities of Century, Pensacola, Molina and Cantonment, Florida

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The Cities of Cottageville and Estill, South Carolina

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The Cities of Cuthbert, Shellman, Coleman and the towns of Benevolence, Springvale and Morris within Randolph County, Georgia

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The Cities of Dale, Hilton Head Island, Beaufort, Pineland, Saint Helena Island and Jasper County, South Carolina

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The Cities of East Point, Norcross, College Park, Union City, Atlanta, Chamblee, Douglasville, Lawrenceville, and Marietta, Georgia

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The Cities of Georgiana, Evergreen, Troy, Ozark, Luverne, Elba, Enterprise, Greenville, Midland City, Brundidge, Union Springs and Monroeville, Alabama

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The Cities of High Springs, Newberry, Archer, Hawthorne, Alachua and Gainesville, Florida

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The Cities of Meriden, Wallingford, Southington and Berlin, Connecticut

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The Cities of Moneta, Goodview, Lynchburg, Madison Heights, Bedford, Amherst, Big Island, Huddleston and Goode, Virginia

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The Cities of Monticello, Tallahassee and Apalachicola, Florida

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The Cities of Niagara Falls, Newfane, North Tonawand and the Town of Lockport, New York

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The Cities of Pascagoula, Gautier, Vancleave, Moss Point, and Ocean Springs, Mississippi

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The Cities of Rehoboth, Dothan, Webb, Cottonwood, and Ashford, Alabama

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The Cities of Shelbyville, Brooks, Shepherdsville, New Castle, Taylorsville, Eminence, Louisville, Warsaw, Owenton, and Mt. Washington, Kentucky

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The City of Asheville, and Buncombe and Madison Counties, North Carolina

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The City of Binghamton, and the Villages of Johnson City and Port Dickinson, and the Towns of Conklin, Kirkwood and Binghamton in Broome County, New York

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The City of Bridgeport, the towns of Stratford, Fairfield, Easton, Trumbull, and Monroe within Fairfield County, Connecticut

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The City of Columbia, South Carolina

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The City of Daytona Beach, Florida

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The City of East Orange, New Jersey

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The City of Hopewell, Virginia

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The City of Martinsville and Pittsylvania, Henry and Campbell Counties, Virginia

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The City of Nashville, Tennessee

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The City of Newark and Essex County, New Jersey

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The City of St. Louis and St. Louis, St. Charles, Lincoln, Warren and Montgomery Counties, Missouri

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The City of Winchester, and Clarke and Frederick Counties, Virginia

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The Communities of Boulder, Erie, Jamestown, Lafayette, Louisville, Lyons, Nederland, Superior, Ward as well as unincorporated Boulder County, Colorado

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The Communities of Washington Heights and Inwood within Manhattan, New York

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The Neighborhoods of East Harlem and Washington Heights within Manhattan, and Bronx County, New York

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The Towns of Lynn, Saugus, Nahant, Swampscott, Marblehead and Lynnfield, Massachusetts

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Union County, Indiana

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Waldo County, Maine

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Washington County, Oregon

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Washington, District of Columbia

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Washington, Lamoille and Orange Counties, Vermont

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — West Feliciana Parish, Louisiana

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Wichita County, Texas

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Williamson and Burnet Counties, Texas

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Windsor County, Vermont

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Woodbury County, Iowa

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — Wyandotte County, Kansas

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee –The Cities of Hazard, Blackey, Hyden, Yerkes, Littcarr, Whitesburg, Jenkins, Stinnett, Emmalena, Wooton, Hindman, Topmost, Mayking and Yeaddiss, Kentucky

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11/12/2019

Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee –The City of Lubbock and Lubbock County, Texas

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11/12/2019

 

 

 

Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Grantee

 

 

Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Grantee — Bledsoe, Cocke, Greene, Unicoi, Carter, Grainger, Hawkins, Hamblen, Jefferson, Rhea and Washington Counties, Tennessee

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11/12/2019

Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Grantee — Cache, Box Elder, Weber, Davis, Utah and Juab Counties, Utah

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11/12/2019

Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Grantee — Cochise, Maricopa, Pinal and Yuma Counties, Arizona

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11/12/2019

Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Grantee — Lenawee, Monroe, Washtenaw Manistee, Benzie, Oceana, Mason, Ottawa, Kent, Muskegon, Van Buren, Cass, Berrien, Allegan, Montcalm, Grand Traverse and Leelanau Counties, Michigan

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11/12/2019

Migrant and Seasonal Head Start Grantee — Yakima, Chelan, Douglas and Okanogan Counties, Washington

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Modified: Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee

 

 

Modified: Head Start and/or Early Head Start Grantee — The Cities of Baytown, Channelview, Crosby, Houston, Huffman, Humble, Pasadena, La Porte and Spring within Harris County, Texas

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Natural Disasters & The Grants That Help Those Affected

Natural disasters, such as hurricanes, are becoming the norm in today’s world. There are ongoing debates as to the reason behind the increase in the intensity of said disasters. Whatever your beliefs, one thing is certain, the devastation that follows is becoming increasingly drastic.natural disasters

Recently, our friends and family in the eastern Caribbean and the east coast of North America waited with bated breath for hurricane Dorian to dissipate. The storm, dubbed as one of the most devastating natural disasters of this century,  ravaged the islands of the Bahamas, speared South Florida and continued north to wreak havoc as far north as Canada. In the days following the storm, Grant Watch’s customer service department was inundated with phone calls, emails, and direct messages. People wanted to know if we had listings for grants to assist those affected by the storm.

A search of Grantwatch.com returned more than 400 disaster relief and financial assistance grants for nonprofits. But, the grant application process can sometimes be a lengthy one and those affected needed immediate help. We had an alternate suggestion. YouHelp! YouHelp is a crowdfunding platform powered by Grant Watch. This platform in 100% free! You keep all the funds raised, and the folks at GrantWatch will help to spread the word about your campaign. We suggested this ‘secret weapon’ to our users. With YouHelp, they can start a campaign to raise funds for administrative costs or simply use the funds collected to tide them over until their grants are approved.

According to https://www.who.int/, Every year natural disasters kill around 90,000 people and affect close to 160 million people worldwide. Here in Florida, we are home to an amazing array of natural disasters. Hurricanes, tropical storms and tropical depressions, tornadoes, wildfires, and floods regularly affect Florida’s residents and visitors. I say, let’s be proactive. Let’s start to seek funding for our nonprofits before the need arises. Start a YouHelp campaign, use the funds collected to fund your nonprofit.

What else can you do?

  • Go to youhelp.com and donate to a campaign dedicated to helping the victims
  • Start a campaign of your own – you do not need to be part of a nonprofit organization to do this. Ask your friends and family to go fund your campaign.
  • Search Grantwatch.com for grants that will assist your nonprofit.
  • Look for donation station in your area – Give!
  • Are you an expert in supply chain or logistics – volunteer  – We all mean well, but if relief is not organized, chaos ensues.

How can we help you?

Where to Find Grants for International Economic Development

Getting that first grant takes a lot of time and effort for most grant seekers. People all over the world turn to GrantWatch for assistance when looking for funding for nonprofits or small businesses furthering economic development. 

The scope of financial assistance grants can include financially struggling individuals, families, communities, or tribes; general operating costs for your nonprofit or small business; and meeting basic nutritional needs. 

Other areas to search for international grants include community service grants, education and literacy, workforce development and advancing technology, improving medical conditions, and meeting healthcare needs. You can also find international grants for such critical areas as conflict resolution in war-torn regions of the globe, farming and agriculture to provide for people's needs, as well as export opportunities for the world market, improving the transportation infrastructure, and expanding a country's travel and tourism sectors. 

The first rule to remember when searching for a grant is to always check your eligibility. Don't waste time applying for a grant if you don't meet the funder's eligibility requirements. 

Once you win a grant, finding another is easier due to having gone through the process already, having built a relationship with the funder, having much of the required paperwork already on file, and having gained familiarity with the process. If you need assistance, you can hire a grant writer

Grants from US Government to Support International Development

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits, For-Profits, Agencies, and IHEs to Support International Development Strategies, Deadline: 9/11/19.  

Grants to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit and for-profit organizations, IHEs, governmental organizations, and international and multilateral organizations to pilot and test creative international economic development strategies. Funding is intended to support ideas that can dramatically improve or save the lives of impoverished populations in developing countries. 

Innovations are not required to be technology-based but should be evidence-based. Other criteria are cost-effectiveness, and that will ultimately reach millions of people and become sustainable – not needing continued outside support.

These grant submissions can include applications to fund:

  • New technologies.
  • New ways of delivering or financing goods and services.
  • More cost-effective adaptations to existing solutions.
  • New ways of increasing uptake of existing proven solutions.
  • Policy changes, shifts, or nudges based on insights from behavioral economics.
  • Social or behavioral innovations. 
  • Economic Development

 

Grants for Nonprofits 

Nonprofits eligible for international grants can be based in the United States and serve other countries, or based in other countries. There are grants for refugee and immigrant needs, justice, quality of life, disaster relief, and all other categories listed on GrantWatch. 

Here are two international grants that can be used for education, community and economic development, social services, the environment, workforce development, and the environment.   

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Basic Human Needs and Human Resources Development, Deadline: Ongoing. 

Grants in the areas of basic human needs, human resources development, and the promotion of international cooperation. Within this funding category, the Foundation will especially respect trans-national, cross-border activities, local and regional undertakings that may fall outside the reach of the public sector or other donor agencies, and initiatives to tackle pressing issues and long-range or persistent problems that require prompt and systemized care. 

Grants to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits for Education,Social Service, Economic Development, and Environmental Programs, Deadline: Ongoing. 

Grants to International nonprofit organizations and educational institutions for charitable programs and projects that focus on the areas of education, social services, community and economic development, and the environment. The funding source considers requests for operating, program, capital, or endowment support. Priority is given to organizations that feature employee volunteer participation. 

 

In-Kind Grants:

An In-kind grant is a contribution of goods or services, other than cash grants – that speaks to the expertise or product of the funding source.

In-Kind Grants of Technical Resources and Assistance to USA, Canada, and International Nonprofits to Improve Software Operations, Deadline: Ongoing.

In-kind grants of technical resources and expertise to USA, Canada, and International nonprofit organizations to implement a software initiative. This program is intended to help nonprofits improve their operations by increasing efficiency and expanding outreach. Applicants should demonstrate how the project will engage as many users/supporters as possible. This grant is ideal for entities that have a high volume of internet traffic and are looking to expand on it.

This grant is wide in scope. Any project that assists or enables organizations that are focused on improving the well-being of humanity and/or the natural environment are welcome under this grant.

Grants for Businesses 

Competition for grants for start-up businesses and nonprofits is steep. Perhaps it's even higher in Africa than in other areas of the world.

Here are some differences that exist in what's considered a grant in Africa and some other countries. 

Three types of grants African businesses and nonprofits encounter when looking for funding on their continent include direct grants, equity grants, and repayable grants. 

Direct Grants: 

Direct Grants are cash awards given as part of the start-up capital or budget for expansion of a business. Direct grants are generally given only to those with substantial skin in the game – those who've invested a substantial amount of their own money in the total of investment capital required for the project.  

Equity Grants:

What Americans would call investment capital is often referred to as "equity grants" by African funders. Here the grant funders obtain partial ownership or equity in the business. 

Repayable Grants

When we in the United States talk about grants, we generally refer to money given for a specific purpose that does not need to be repaid. In Africa, and some other countries, some funders offer a type of loan they call "repayable grants." Repayable grants are offered to business owners, that are to be repaid over a period of time from revenues once a business is up and running. If for some reason the business fails the loan does not need to be repaid. 

So, make sure whether the grant you're applying for internationally is really an award that does not need to be repaid, or a type of low-interest loan. 

Find international grants for your business or nonprofit and more on GrantWatch.com.  

About the Author: The author is a grant writer for GrantWatch and all GrantWatch affiliated websites.

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Why Would You Think You Were Awarded A Grant If You Never Applied For It?

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Did you ever get a call from someone claiming you’d been awarded a grant?

The saying, “If it sounds too good to be true, it is,” holds true for grant offerings. Many listings for grants are not legitimate. If you didn’t apply for it, you did not get a grant. According to the U.S. Department of Justice, FBI, and other federal agencies, fake U.S. grant scams are on the rise across the country.

At GrantWatch, we research every grant we list so that people searching for grants can be sure of the authenticity of everything they find on our site. GrantWatch lists grants you can apply for. Our grants go through a grant researcher, grant associate, proofreader, editor, and publisher to make sure they are all legitimate and to protect people from scams.

While you should never pay for a grant, you might find it helpful to pay for assistance in researching, locating, and applying for grants. What GrantWatch does is aggregate grants from foundations, corporations and government agencies, and lists them all in one place, published in an easy user-friendly searchable format. Due to all the work involved in the process, there is a fee.

How to avoid a Grant Scam

People get calls, emails, or letters claiming to be from branches of the federal government like the IRS or the FBI that say they’ve won a free grant, and that all they have to do is pay the processing fee or provide their bank account and/or their social security number to receive the money.

Remember: No legitimate federal government agency employee would ever call and tell you that you qualify or have been approved for a grant that you haven’t applied for.

According to Security University founder and CEO, Sondra Schneider, “There’s definitely a lot of people who send out bait and want to get a hook into you, so you need to check the hook. Check the URL address, explore the website, do a screenshot when you get emails or texts.”

“You want to validate the hook. There’s no way a valid URL will look fishy. If people go to places like SAM to apply for grants, chances are slim that you’ll be scammed. Real grantors will never call you up and ask you for personal contact information, after you’ve already been awarded a grant.”  If you applied all of that would have been in the original application.

If you’re really awarded a grant, you will get an email, a letter, and a phone call from the grantors to set up a time to meet with you.

Fraud Alert

What not to do

  • Do not assume the caller ID is accurate. Caller IDs can be manipulated to provide false information. Have you ever gotten a call (or email\) that look like they’re coming from you yourself? Clearly, that’s not possible, so suffice it to say that if scammers can make the call look like a call is coming from you, they can make it look like it’s coming from Discover Card, Merchant Services, or the IRS.
  • Do not pay any money for a grant and never share your banking information with anyone if you are not sure who they are no matter how hard they pressure you or try to convince you of their legitimacy.
  • Do not give your personal information over the phone. Ask for the caller to send you the proposal in writing. You will most likely not hear from them again. If you do, check the email carefully.
  • Do not make any payments by prepaid cards or money transfers. These are like using cash and there will be no way to get your money back once you’ve paid.

What to do

  • GrantWatch makes it easy to find grants and send you directly to the link of where to apply for foundation and government grants without having to go through a difficult search navigating the web. Grant applications that are from grants.gov will start with www.grants.gov/. Grants.gov is the only official list for all federal grant opportunities.
  • Check to be sure what agency the grant issuer represents. Do a search and make sure that agency, department or foundation actually exists.
  • Check the USA.gov Index of Government Agencies. Many scammers are “look-alikes,” seeming to be the real agency but with wording that is slightly different. https://www.usa.gov/federal-agencies

Conclusion

If you think you’ve made an error in judgment and have been taken advantage of, contact the Federal Trade Commission Department of Consumer Information as soon as possible, www.consumer.ftc.gov and file a consumer complaint or contact your state through the State Consumer Protection Offices and your State’s Attorney General.

You can learn more about these scams and be sure you are not falling for one on the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services website – HHS.gov website as well as on the Grants.gov website.

For more information, visit the Federal Trade Commission’s Consumer Information page on government grant scams.

For information on real grants your nonprofit or business can apply for go to GrantWatch.com where you will find thousands of verified grant listings that are updated daily. 

About the Author: The author is a grant writer for GrantNews and all GrantWatch websites.

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Achieve Independence Through Start-Up Grants For Businesses and Nonprofits

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The Fourth of July is a time we naturally think about independence. What does independence mean to you? In what ways do you wish to be more independent? GrantWatch lists many start-up grants for nonprofits and small businesses.

Everyone loves the idea of “free money.” Nothing sounds better if you’re starting or running a business. Many small business grants are primarily open to companies in the science, technology, or health fields. If your business is involved in research and development, environmental and climate-related initiatives, then federal grant programs might be available to you.

Small business grants you can fall under are Federal, state, local or corporate grants. We also have listings by categories that can help you locate the best grants for your start-up business or nonprofit. Make sure to find out everything you need to know about eligibility requirements, timelines, and the application process for each grant.

Grants for women
Grants for minorities
Grants for veterans
Grants for capital funding

The Small Business Administration (SBA) is also a helpful source for small business owners, helping business owners create, build and expand their businesses. The SBA is primarily known for its great loan programs, but the agency also offers a few business awards.

If you’re looking to start a nonprofit, here are some tools from the Council for Nonprofits to help you get started, or a guide from Capterra.com.

Here are 5 top grants to gain independence  

Grants to USA Small Businesses to Research and Develop Marketable High-Risk Technologies, deadline, 12/12/19.

Grants to USA and territories small businesses for early-stage research and development projects. A Project Pitch must be submitted prior to the full proposal. Funding is intended to support the development of innovative, technically risky technologies in nearly any science and technology field that are likely to produce a societal or commercial impact.

Grants to USA Small Businesses to Promote Business Expansion, deadline, 8/15/19.

Grants of $1.000, $2,000, and $10,000 to USA small businesses for business expansion. Funding is intended to assist business owners in bringing their operations to the next level. Applicants must describe how they overcame a past business challenge or how they’re addressing a current challenge. Grants will be awarded to a grand prize winner, first runner-up, and second runner-up.

If you dream of starting a school, you can find Grants for USA New Charter Schools in Multiple States to Support Start-Up Activities, Deadline: Ongoing

Grants to Arkansas, California, Colorado, Georgia, Indiana, Louisiana, Massachusetts, New Jersey, New York City, Oklahoma, Tennessee, Texas, and Washington, D.C. charter schools that opened in 2018 or those planning to open in 2019 or 2020. Applicants must complete an eligibility questionnaire before applying. Funding is intended to support the start-up and launch costs associated with opening a new school.

Traditional start-up grants vary depending on funding needs and network size and range from $100,000 to $325,000. The Foundation is currently accepting inquiries from operators that opened a school in fall 2018, or are planning to open in 2019 or 2020.

Even if you don’t live in the United States, start-up grants could help you start a business or nonprofit. Start-up grants and grants to expand production and improve operations are listed on GrantWatch for Canada and other countries as well

Financial Assistance to Canada Businesses and Nonprofits in Multiple Provinces to Improve Operations, Deadline: Ongoing

Financial assistance to New Brunswick, Newfoundland and Labrador, Nova Scotia, and Prince Edward Island businesses and nonprofit organizations seeking to expand or improve their operations. Applicants must contact their local program office prior to submitting an application.

They can help you start up, expand or modernize your business. Focusing on small and medium-sized enterprises, they provide access to capital in the form of interest-free repayable assistance. Most business sectors are eligible except retail/wholesale, real estate, government services, and services of a personal or social nature.

Businesses can apply for financing to:

  • Start-up, expand and modernize
  • Develop and commercialize products or services
  • Improve their competitiveness

Grants to USA and Canada Women Entrepreneurs to Start a Business or Grow an Existing Business, Deadline: Ongoing

Grants of $2,000 to USA and Canada women entrepreneurs to start a business or develop an existing business. One grant will be awarded each month. One of the 12 monthly winners will be awarded a $25,000 grant at the end of 2019. Funding is intended to help women achieve their entrepreneurial dreams.

In addition to grants, crowdfunding can help you start or expand your business or nonprofit. Start a free crowdfunding campaign on YouHelp and follow the six weeks of success tips.

Find start-up business grants and funding to expand your existing business on MWBEzone, or grants for your nonprofit on GrantWatch

 

 

 

About the Author: The author is a staff writer for GrantWatch and all GrantWatch affiliates.

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https://www.grantwatch.com/grant/180647/grants-to-usa-and-canada-women-entrepreneurs-to-start-a-business-or-grow-an-existing-business.html