In today’s economy going back to school can be a frustrating situation. In order to get ahead one needs to further their education; if a single parent wants to return to school he or she needs money to do so. With a growing number of adults returning to school to either obtain a degree or further their education to get ahead in a depleting economy it may seem virtually impossible for a single parent to get the financial assistance they need in order to achieve their goals.
A large percentage of adults who are returning to school to either obtain a degree or further their education are single parents. Finding the money to return to school is a tedious and time consuming task. The good news is that there are many Government programs that provide grants specifically to single parents. If you visit Grants.gov, this is a great resource for those wishing to find a specific grant for a category that interests them.Use “search grant opportunities” tool at the top of the page to see grants is available. The website, www.neh.gov is another great website with grant information.
Single parent grants are not limited to just providing funding for education. There are many grants available to single parents to purchase a vehicle, pay for housing expenses, or even for home improvement purposes to make his or her living environment safer for their children. There is an abundance of money out there provided by the Federal Government; it’s just a matter of finding the right grant to meet your financial needs. Spend time doing research and ask questions about what certain single parent grants will pay for. Do research on the organizations that are providing the grants. Make sure you are finding exactly what you need so you are not spending countless hours doing pointless research.
One of the first places you should look is the website for the Federal Government. They offer several grants every year for many different purposes. If you intend on applying for a single parent grant through the Government it is important to find those grants that you qualify for and are able to set time aside to apply for. Don’t waste your time applying for grants that you know you don’t qualify for according to the specifications of the grant. Instead, use your time and energy on those grants that you definitely qualify for or those that you meet a majority of the criteria for the grant. The more you apply for, the better your chances are of receiving a single parent grant.
It could take several weeks to months for the application process to be completed. The application must be filled out, sent in with all supporting documents, reviewed, and either accepted or rejected. Because there are thousands of single parents that apply for Government grants your chances of being awarded these types of grants are very low. Increase your chances by applying to as many single parent grants as you can. In addition to Government grants look at local organizations and apply for grants that are being offered by private organizations.