Monday, March 21, 2011

Grants for Senior Citizens

Many senior citizens typically live off of fixed income which makes spending a lot of money pretty tough. Usually you have to keep to a tight budget which does not allow much room for extra spending. One great way of getting some extra money is by getting grants for senior citizens. These grants are given by the federal government and are free for recipients. They are much better than getting loans because you aren't required to pay back the money. There are different types of grants available for different situations. First figure out what type of situation you want the grant for. Then apply for it.

If you are planning on going back to school and getting an education, it is never too late and you are never too old. You can get the Pell grant for senior citizens which would help you to pay for tuition and other school costs. To get the Pell grant you would have to fill out the FAFSA which the government uses to figure out how much money you get. The form will ask you questions about your income and how much assets you have. The less you have the more money you will get from the government.

Another type of grant for the elderly would be the housing grant. These types of grants could help you to make home repairs. For example, if the roof of your home was leaking and you did not have money to make the repairs, you could apply for the housing grant. Other grants in this category could also help you to make down payments on your first home. Check the grants.gov website to search for grants.

Finally, you may want to start a business and need business grants for seniors. You do not always have to look to the federal government for money. You could also research organizations that help seniors in their endeavors. Start with your Chamber of Commerce to find these organizations. If you do a search online you could probably pull up many organizations that will help you.

14 comments:

  1. Hello, my name is Janice Gearhart. My mother is a senior citizen who needs help repairing her home to maintain a reasonable living environment. Due to my father having cancer and maintenance his care the home she is living in needs a lot of maintenance. Please send me any information that will help my mother. Thanks,

    Janice Gearhart

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  2. How do you know which of these sights can be trusted. Theres to many of them that says free grants and then they want 29.95 for there free grant kits.

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  3. i am on ss and am a rn. i can no longer do this work. i am on retirement disability also. total 24,000 a yeAR. i want to attend a massage therapy school. there are three in my area of asheville, n.c. their tuition is 6-7,000 dollars for the 1 yr. course for a certificate or a 2yr for assoc. degree at same price.

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  4. I am a senior citizen, my house need windows, central heating and air; some other things.
    I've tried to a reverse mortgage but it was said that the repairs would have to be done before I could get the reverse mortgage. I really need help. I am also receiving social security. please help!

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  5. my mom is legally blind and can meet her utility bills and can get no help from the county that she is in we were told about senior citizens grants can someone help me on this .

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  6. I have been in one industry for 40+ years. My company is giving me until the end of the year to find another job. It's become a tech savay operation & I know I need trainig in Microsoft Office & InDesign to be marketable for my same field or another career. I do not have retirement & will need to work for several years. I need a grant for training asap. Can you help?

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  7. My Grandmother is a senior citizen and her home is in great need of repairs she have a leaking roof, her floor is about to cave in she need windows and doors. If there is any information you can help me get please send it..Thanks

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  8. My husband has been a semi truck driver for ten years. He was resently injured and has not been able to drive again. I am retired and am asking for financial help to start a small business. Can you send me information as to where I can apply for assistance. Thanks

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  9. I am retired and looking for a grant to start rabbit farming in Rural Tennessee. I'm on a fixed income and have been raising rabbits for meat and feel that if I could get a grant to build a building to house approximately 200 rabbits I could start immediately selling the meat. It is a healthly meat than chicken and fish. Please assist with some assistance thanks.

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  10. I am 75 years old retired on SSI after 50 years of full time work. I also have bad back with three disks bulging visited three surgeons not giving me good numbers for surgery, which it means I will be with this handicap for rest of my life. My wife had falling down fracture her hip which was just replaced. Presently we are living of SSI, last year we sold our old house and both new one so we have little money leftover. But with Doctors medicine and rest of bills that will not last very long. I had to install lift in stairway of our new hoome because she is unable to walk up to bedroom without help. Also some other things that were require to be installing in a bathrooms ETC. My question is would I qualified for any grant from Uncle-Sam that does not had to be paid back. NOTE: The Medicare does not cover for any mention above.

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  11. I need info on grants for closing cost for a new home. There has been CHIP money available, however, we are told that there is not any more money available. Need help for closing cost as contract is signed for building. Thank you for any help you can provide.

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  12. I need info on grants for home repairs for my elderly father in law Thank you for any info

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  13. I need info on grants for home repairs for seniors for my father in law

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  14. As a result of the following, I have been left almost penny less, spent my savings trying to keep my Wife alive!... (Dr.'s, Meds, transportation, Home extra expenses when she was in Hospice care here.) WHY am I unable to get any HELP ???


    snowbeardvc, Aug 10 12:41

    My Wife and I were Attacked in a Brutal Home Invasion and Fire.. She did NOT survive and died, I am recovering from a Concussion and many 10" Hunting Knife cuts all over my upper body, fighting it away from my neck, hit in temple and knocked out, dragged up wheelchair ramp and zip tied to lower rail of ramp...He the shot 9 rounds into home through window just over my wife's head, when she refused to open the door, then broke out window and climbed into home, kept hitting her because she was not walking fast enough with he walker.... I am a retired minister, Disabled and 81 yrs. old. We were helping our local neighbors with providing them WATER and what ever else (helping with food, obtain fans & generators for their power, etc.) we were able to do to help them. The attack and fire destroyed our Well pump generator and a number of other things located in the building that burned down... We are seeking a way to rebuild, get a new generator to pump the well pump water into our water tank, which has been dry for 18 months now, it also services my home, so I have been without any Running Water in my Home for that time, made me ill the week before last, had to be Hospitalized for a week (Dehydrated, and with Blood poisoning).... Living in Apache County Arizona (is the Poorest County in our Nation) in a Rural area OFF the Grid, where many are existing in trailers and shacks, that was part of the reason I came here to help the surrounding residents, many older also and some disabled to, few have their own water wells, have to drive miles to haul their water.. (Unfortunately some of the older residents are dying in the Winter from the cold and from the Heat in the Summer) We would like to just make their lives a bit more comfortable and save trips to town that is 25 miles away....... Unfortunately, my home was NEVER finished, the Manufacturer and Dealer gave us a Home worth $38,000, problem we paid $65,000+ cash up front. So it can be said, "We were Ripped OFF !"
    Then to have the Attack and Fire, has just topped it off! We have been unable to find anyone that seems to care !

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