Financial Contract Tip: Before you sign any agreement or contract which obligates you financially, be sure to fully read all the terms and conditions and to ask questions until you fell absolutely comfortable signing. Never under any circumstance sign a blank (unfilled) contract. Some sells and service providers may require to sign a blank document after telling you that the information and billing items will be added later. That's a definite clue to not sign. Once you do sign, demand a copy of the signed document, so if the company later adds other items and expenses to the contract you can refute those.
If the contract is to include any warranty or service coverage, ensure those are spelled out in detail, as well as the term (length) with start and stop dates so you can hold the
company liable for fulfillment.
A federal government program that is much like a personal individual grant you don't have to pay back, is the Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP).
SNAP offers nutrition assistance to millions of eligible, low-income individuals and families and provides economic benefits to communities. SNAP is the largest program in the domestic hunger safety net. The Food and Nutrition Service works with State agencies, nutrition educators, and neighborhood and faith-based organizations to ensure that those eligible for nutrition assistance can make informed decisions about applying for the program and can access benefits. FNS also works with State partners and the retail community to improve program administration and ensure program integrity.
Free government grants for veterans and other assistance programs, including for dependents.
Personal Loans for
All Credit Types
Short Term Loans
up to $1,000
Long Term Loans
up to $5,000
All discretionary grants offered by the 26 federal grant agencies can be found, plus you don't have to register with Grants.gov to find grant opportunities. However, once you are ready to apply for a grant, you will need to register. This registration approval process takes 3-5 business days.
Free Grant Opportunities Search
Search by keyword, Funding Opportunity Number (FON) or Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) number.
Search by a variety of categories of funding activities.
Search from a list of agencies offering grant opportunities.
Search by more specific criteria such as: Funding Instrument Type, Eligibility or Sub-agency.
Search for Recovery Act Opportunities.
* Log and Itemize Expenses by Category
* Track Bill Payments and History
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Federal Benefits for Veterans and Dependents
Provides a comprehensive summary of federal government benefits available to veterans and their dependents, including information on alcoholism treatment programs, aid for the blind, burial assistance, clothing allowances, compensation for service-connected disabilities, death payments, dental treatment, dependents' education, education and training loans, etc. Searchable. Web page maintained by the Consumer Information Center at Pueblo, Colorado.
Federal Benefits Manual for Veterans and Dependents
The Department of Veterans Affairs maintains a copy of the latest edition at this site plus other information about veteran benefits programs.
Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation
The Marine Corps Scholarship Foundation exists to provide financial assistance to the children of Marines and of former Marines pursuing higher education at accredited universities and colleges, or vocational schools. America's most precious resource is its children, and their development as responsible citizens and civic leaders requires education. The foundation is dedicated to youth, education, and the enduring values and standards that have made our Corps and our country great. For further information call: 609-921-3534.
U.S. Army ROTC Scholarships
Ok, you don't have to be a veteran to get a ROTC scholarship. But check out this site anyway if you are interested.
Veterans Online Application Web Page
The Veterans Affairs Department has launched a new Web site that enables veterans to file online for pension and health care benefits. Unveiled last Friday, the Veterans Online Applications site lets veterans apply for disability compensation, pension and vocational rehabilitation benefits electronically. The site is designed to cut down on the time it takes for vets to receive their compensation and pension checks.
for free grants for veterans.