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Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf
If your child is under 6 and has a moderate to profound hearing loss, you can apply for money to pay for intervention, educational and/or rehabilitation services. There is also money available for children with hearing loss between the ages of 5 and 19 to attend art or science courses during the summer, weekends, or even after school. For more information, contact: Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, 3417 Volta Place, NW, Washington, DC 20007; Telephone: 202-337-5220, TTY: 202-337-5221.
If your child is under 6 and has a moderate to profound hearing loss, you can apply for money to pay for intervention, educational and/or rehabilitation services. There is also money available for children with hearing loss between the ages of 5 and 19 to attend art or science courses during the summer, weekends, or even after school. For more information, contact: Alexander Graham Bell Association for the Deaf, 3417 Volta Place, NW, Washington, DC 20007; Telephone: 202-337-5220, TTY: 202-337-5221.
 
Billy Barty Foundation
Sponsors a scholarship fund to help promising college students who have a medical form of dwarfism. Provides $2,000 scholarships.
 
Children with Disabilities Grants and Funding Page
An online guide for parents and children. Provides links to information on funding opportunities from the Federal agencies and offices represented on the Coordinating Council on Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention. It also presents suggestions for identifying funding opportunities from other Federal agencies and the private sector.
 
Creating Options: A Resource on Financial Aid for Students with Disabilities (2001)
The latest edition of this popular resource paper features up-to-date information about federal financial aid programs, describes the relationship between state vocational rehabilitation agencies and the financial aid process, and lists organizations that offer disability-related grants and scholarships for postsecondary education. The paper suggests other sources of financial assistance for individuals with disabilities and recommends web sites where students will find additional financial aid information. Also included is a precollege financial aid checklist to help students plan and manage a funding search.
 
Disability Resources Monthly Guide to Disability Resources on the Internet
Includes links to financial aid and grants resources.
 
Ethel Louise Armstrong Foundation (ELA)
Supports professional organizations that work with people with disabilities through grants and scholarships that further their goals of education, advocacy, leadership development, mentorship and the arts. The Foundation especially seeks to support the work of organizations that are led by or support the work of women and girls with disabilities. The next deadline for applications is November 1 and grants are small, ranging from $1,000 to $5,000. For more information contact Ms. Deborah Lewis, 626-398-8840, email: executive director@ela.org.
In addition the Foundation is committed to expanding opportunities for female graduate students with disabilities and developing future leadership in the disability community. The foundation will award one or two scholarships of up to $2,000 each per academic year to supplement financial assistance received by a female graduate student(s). Visit the ELA Web site for complete eligibility information and application guidelines and forms.
 
Financial Resources for Individuals Interested In International Exchange Opportunities
Courtesy of Mobility International USA National Clearinghouse on Disability and Exchange.
 
Foundation Center RFP Bulletin: Disabled
The RFP (Request for Proposals) Bulletin is published weekly by the Foundation Center. Each RFP listing provides a brief overview of a current funding opportunity offered by a foundation or other grant making organization. Interested applicants should read the full RFP at the grant maker's Web site or contact the grant maker directly for complete program guidelines and eligibility requirements before submitting a proposal to that grant maker.
 
Foundation for Exceptional Children Grant and Scholarship Programs
The Foundation for Exceptional Children (http://www.cec.sped.org/fd/back.htm) is a national organization committed to improving the lives of children and youth with disabilities. Currently, the foundation is accepting applications for Scholarship Awards and Minigrant Awards. In the former category (deadline: February 1, 2001), FEC offers Stanley E. Jackson Scholarship Awards and the Infinitec Scholarship Award for full-time, post-secondary education or training during 2001-2002. Post-secondary education or training includes two- and four-year under-graduate college programs or vocational, technical, or fine arts training. Applicants must be anticipating enrollment for the first time in full-time, post-secondary education or training during 2001-2002 and also must provide evidence of financial need. Different recipients will be selected in each award category, and no recipient will receive more than one award. The FEC minigrants (deadline: March 1, 2001) program provides funds to schools, community groups, and other centers of learning for innovative educational programs. Between 20 and 30 grants are awarded annually. Minigrant awards of up to $500 will be made for innovative education-related projects that directly benefit gifted children or youth and/or children and youth with disabilities. For more information, contact: Foundation for Exceptional Children, 1920 Association Drive, Reston, Virginia 20191; Tel: (703) 264-3507. Source: Foundation Cener RFP Bulletin, December 15, 2000.
 
Foundations and Corporate Grant Programs Related to Disability
A collection of foundations and corporate grant programs that may be of interest to many NIDRR grantees AND have Internet sites. Sponsored by the National Center for the Dissemination of Disability Research (NIDRR).
 
Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc
This charity provides trained guide dogs to the blind at absolutely no charge. They also include training in using the dog and will pay for room and board, all equipment, and round trip transportation. For more information, contact: Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind, Inc, 371 East Jericho Tpke., Smithtown, NJ 11787; Telephone: 800-548-4337; 631-265-2121.
 
HEATH Resource Center
George Washington University has received a grant from the U.S. Department of Education's Office of Special Education and Rehabilitative Services to operate the National Clearinghouse on Postsecondary Education for Individuals with Disabilities, known as the HEATH Resource Center. The web page contains information about funding opportunities along with many other resources.
 
Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation
The Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation gives national "Starfish Grants" to benefit young people with disabilities throughout the country.
 
National Federation of the Blind Scholarship Program
Each year at its National Convention in July, the National Federation of the Blind gives a broad array of scholarships to recognize achievement by blind scholars. All applicants for these scholarships must be (1) legally blind and (2) pursuing or planning to pursue a full-time post-secondary course of study. In addition to these restrictions, some scholarships have been further restricted by the donor.
 
NEC Foundation of America
Makes cash grants to nonprofit organizations and programs with national reach and impact in one or both of the following arenas: science and technology education, principally at the secondary level, and/or the application of technology to assist people with disabilities.
 
Pilot Dogs, Inc.
This charity gives its trained animals to the blind at absolutely no charge. They also include four weeks of training in using the dog and will pay for room and board, all equipment, and round trip transportation. For more information, contact: Pilot Dogs, Inc., 625 West Town Street, Columbus, OH 43215; Contact - Telephone: 614-221-6367; Fax: 614-221-1577
 
Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society of North America
Need money to buy a van, a talking computer, or rubber door know grips? People with disabilities now have a place to turn to learn everything they need to know about how the latest in technology can improve their lives. It can be a specially equipped van, a talking computer, a special kitchen or eating aid, or adaptive toys for children. Or it may be a student with learning disabilities who needs special help getting through school. A project funded by the U.S. Department of Education, called Technical Assistance Project has established an office in each state that can provide: Information Services: will help you identify the special products that are available to help you cope with your disability. Equipment Loan Program: allows people to borrow new technology devices for a number of weeks before they purchase them. Recycling Program: matches up people with needs for products with people who want to sell or donate products. Funding Information: collects information on the various sources of funding for this equipment from public and private sources. Loans: many states are offering special loans to help people purchase the necessary equipment; Ohio offers low interest loans up to $10,000, California has loans up to $20,000, North Carolina up to $15,000.
Contact your state Office of Social Services or Vocational Rehabilitation (In Michigan the Family Independence Agency). If you have trouble locating your state office, you can contact the office that coordinates all state activities: Rehabilitation Engineering and Assertive Technology Society of North America, (RESNA), 1700 North Moore Street, #1540, Arlington, VA 22209; Telephone: 703-524-6686; Fax: 703-524-6630; TTY: 703-524-6639
 
Shaklee Teacher Award
The Shaklee Teacher Award is designed to recognize up to ten of America's most outstanding teachers of children with disabilities. Selection of teachers will be based on specific student outcomes and related contributions they have accomplished in their roles as teachers of children with disabilities. The standards reflected in this award exemplify the attributes of outstanding educators as determined by the Shaklee Institute Senior Scholars. Benefits of the 2001 Shaklee Teacher Award include a $1,000 cash award, a specially-designed pewter sculpture, and a four-day summer session learning experience. The application process requires the outstanding teacher to describe numerous aspects of their competence as an educator and their overall involvement within the field. The award is limited to professionals involved in direct teaching programs for children with disabilities. Applications are available online. (There is a $25 application fee.) For more information, contact: Shaklee Institute for Improving Special Education, 8700 East 29th Street North, Wichita, Kansas 67226; Tel: (316) 634-8735 or (800) 835-1043; Email: ksoule@heartspring.org. Source: Foundation Center RFP Bulletin, Dec. 22, 2000.

Summer Precollege Programs for Students with Disabilities - 2001 Edition
This resource web page describes campus-based postsecondary orientation programs for students with various types of disability. The new edition describes 17 programs located in nine states throughout the country, and provides details about program features, curricula, tuition and contact information. (Other colleges not listed here may also have summer precollege programs, but may limit admission to those students who have been admitted to that college. Therefore, interested students should also consult the college to which they have been admitted.)

 

Free Grants for Personal Individual Use As the economy continues to stagger, with high unemployment, rising living costs and mounting debt, consumers turn to the internet in search of free grants for personal individual use.

 

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Money for Christmas
It's not uncommon for consumers to be short of money to buy Christmas presents. Besides the traditional financial resources, there are other avenues to get help. Free Christmas Money and Loan Options for Gifts
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Need money to buy Christmas presents? Here are ways to get free Christmas gifts for kids, as well as options for a line of credit or for a cash loan.

It's not uncommon for consumers to be short of money to buy Christmas presents. Besides the traditional financial resources, there are other avenues to get help.

Before we discuss a line of credit or a cash loan to buy Christmas presents or for other emergency needs, let's look at alternatives for parents with small children:

The resources below offer free Christmas presents for children of needy families:

Salvation Army
Local Churches
Military Bases
Some Retailers
Family, Friends and Neighbors

In regards to military bases, most have a Toys for Tots type campaign. Contact your nearest military installation for information.

Don't let your pride get the better of you. If you have small children, swallow your pride and put your children first. Ask for help, even from friends, family and neighbors.

If you would rather obtain a line of credit or a loan, but have bad credit, here are some options to consider, starting with our highest recommendation:

Refinance an Auto - If you have an auto that is paid off, you have a good chance of getting approved for a loan by using your auto as collateral. We recommend a traditional loan, versus an "Auto Title Loan", because a traditional loan generally offers the best interest rate.

Refinance an Auto Loan - this is another good alternative, because in addition to an equity cash loan, you may also be able to lower your current loan's interest rate and/or monthly payment.

Get a quick loan for Christmas - an unsecured personal loan for bad credit may have a higher interest rate, but offers easy approval with no credit check.

Get a Guaranteed Approval Card - Shopping Cards offer you a line of credit, but limits where you may use the card. Typically, it offers online or catalog orders for merchandise from a select group of vendors.

If you decide to obtain a line of credit or a loan, use the links on the right side of this page to select and apply online.





Christmas Loans: Because Christmas is a special time, presents and celebrations can be costly and you may not have enough money. Christmas loans can help solve money problems. There may be offers with reduced rates, flexible repayments, or grace periods. These loans are usually personal, unsecured loans and can be used for anything - money for a down payment on a used auto, presents, or paying bills. What you get can depend on your credit and how much you can repay. Many times, even bankruptcy is not a problem for getting approved.

Special loan offers may be one right solution for obtaining Christmas money. There are many lenders who do not have the hard-to-meet-requirements for approval. Find an ideal Christmas loan solution, regardless of credit. Interest rates can be tiered according to the lender's risk. Get a couple of loan quotes; after all banks and credit unions must compete for your business to offer an interest rate lower than competitors..

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