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Anonymous40784

Hey Roseb,

I have seen some of the posts that people have written to you.  Some nice and some 'whiny'.

My Dad always taught me this "if you want something done, and want it done right, do it yourself."  

I teach others "if you want something DONE, do it yourself".

I know what it is to have NEED.  However, few things in life are FREE.

So, unless we know someone (a friend, relative) that will show us then we have the following OPTIONS:  (1) FIND the information ourselves, or (2) TAKE a class on grantwriting.  They teach these at most community colleges and online, or (3) Contact our local Chamber of Commerce & Small Business Administration, or (4) Go to the library, interet or purchase a grantwriting book, or  (5) PAY someone else to get the info for us.

I know all of the EXCUSES, they run from not having money to needing what little do have for food, etc.  We can give every excuse in the world, no matter how true they are it still WILL NOT change our OPTIONS. 

Complaining about other people not doing stuff for us, or them charging a fee for doing stuff will not help our situation in the least!

And, another thing.  On this site, all information offered here is done a voluntary basis.  No one is REQUIRED to give anyone anything. 

I am just so grateful to the people who are able to provide some insight and direction sometime.

God bless you,

Anonymous40784

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Roseb441702
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The reason why I advise people to go to their nearest social service agency is because that is where the information is.  Now if they don't have the information then it is no one's fault but their own!

And the bottom line is that if you don't have any money to pay someone then you will have to find this information yourself - another reason why I suggest the social service agencies because they do not charge to help you find information about grant programs.  I have even dealt with a few where I had to help THEM with information!

If you can't find help at the social agencies you can start with your own state's website and the government's own website - which are both free and open to the public

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Elaine of TSA

Dear Harry: I feel compelled to come to Rose's defense. You are attacking her without cause. THERE IS HELP AVAILABLE, but don't expect it to fall in your lap or come knocking on your door. Rose has offered a lot of information that if you were so inclined, you would research a little further on your own to get the help you need. YES! She is in the BUSINESS of helping people access grants. However, she offers advice and bits of info which you could benefit from IF you tried. Maybe she has a point that people do not value what they have not invested any time, effort or energy in pursuing and has found a way to help people and derive an income from it. First YOU need to understand that not all grants are CASH to you but some are benefits with value. To prove her point that help is available: The first link below is for help with utilities The Second link is to aidmate Soulight's resources to access for dental care The Third link is to agencies which provide emergency food, rental or utility assistance The Fourth is assistance/grants for the purchase of a home So stop attacking and do something productive!
http://liheap.ncat.org/sp.htm
Soulight's dental help pages
http://www.efsp.unitedway.org/ EFSP/WC.DLL?EFSP%7EFundedState s
http://www.zerodownmortgagegui de.com/index2.html

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spam warzone

Rosebud, It seems as though you know what you are talking about as far as grants go but you never really tell any of us how to get them except to go to the social service agency. I have been to them and they for whatever reason had no idea what I was talking about. I also noticed on one of your websites that you yourself may be charging money for the information you have access to. So you explain that yes grants are available but could you guide me in the direction I need to go to find the applcations I need. I know grants are not going to come to me but I have NO money to pay someone for information. Could you possibly help? Thanks

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nikkijd1

hi,can anyone help,my cat went missing monday night to cut a long story short he got hit by a car and is in the local vet clinic they wont let us bring him home untill bill is paid,we are on benefits with children , the vet bill up today is £360.09pmanaged to get £130.00 danated from 2 charities,every night he is there they are billing £20.00 per night,any advise please

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Anonymous40784

Hi rose, I am so glad your brother is well taken care of. Please pray for other service members. For all are not taken care of as well. Even those that do get checks, often do not get the best of medical care. One can just listen to/or read the news to know what is going on with the wounded veterans and their care. Many of my fellow service members are neglected or lost in the cracks of the system. Some received injuries in Iraq but still are not getting a check or adequate medical care at this time. President Bush and congress is working to rectify this issue but it has a way to go. Your prayers are greatly needed for all the service members. Thanks a bunch, Soldier girl

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Anonymous40784

Hi Rose, I went to your site: grant 101. Alot of people are looking for grants to pay their individual bills. Do you know where one may find assistance with these? I know 2 people who are seeking assistance with electric and housing. LEAP is not efficient/funds not available in their state. Thanks.

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Roseb441702

If you have your doubts about a particular company do a check with the Better Business Burea - that way you will see if there are any complaints against that company. But here is something else that you should consider. Where do you think these companies got their information? They did the work to find the information - that is why they charge a fee because they have already done the work to find the information. If you're worried about having to pay a fee or don't have the money to pay the fee then you can find the information yourself - just like all those companies do. Over 95% of all the grant information that I have found has been online but I do the work to find it - which is exactly what you will have to do if you want to find the information. Have you talked to anyone at your local social services agency? Since they are a part of the government who would best know about the government programs than them? Now other grant programs that are offered by non-governmental agencies require more work but the bulk of information about their grant programs are online as well.
Grant Basics 101

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j1love

Hi! I need help. I have been trying to find a grant to start a combo for profit and not for profit daycare center. Everywhere I look, there are companies that for a so-called "small" fee can give me a list of federal grants. Which companies can I trust? Also, I would like to open up a building, in my rural town, to house the daycare. I also need info on who I can contact about daycare licenses. I am an educator in Alabama.

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poutygirl

They said that my husband makes too much money. He only makes a little over 11.00 an hour and as we all know anymore thats just not enough. They go by your gross pay and not your bring home which is not that much.

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Elaine of TSA

Rose, I would like to thank you for pointing out that there was such a thing as a caregivers grant. If I had not seen your post, I would not have known. Thank you, Elaine

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Roseb441702

Below is a link to a very interesting article about the different number of ways that you can earn money online. Take a look at it and you may be able to find one or two things that you can try. The name of the article is 101 Ways To Earn Money Online and I have included a link to it from my blog
Working From Home Blog

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soulight

Hi Roseb Thank you for your 'Grant Related News' page link (I found it on Nikkis page). This is the first time that I have seen this page ,and realised how much time you put in to helping people. It is a great page ,and I am going to add it to my resource page if that is OK with you. soulight

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Roseb441702

If you are a member of the military, the government will usually provide you with free housing grant as part of your benefit. It is very convenient for you and your family because you will be having housing funds provided by the government. And, the good thing about this is that it's free. This means that you'll never have to repay the government for the housing grant they provided you. You can also qualify if you are a family member of a veteran, usually in the first degree. This means that if you are a child of a retired military or a veteran, you can also qualify for the government's free housing grant. Another person who can qualify for a home grants are persons who are disabled. The government will provide housing grant for disabled people. If you are disabled physically, all you have to do is ask the government for housing grants. They will usually give it to you. Native American Indians also qualifies for housing grants. They are even given by the government reservations for tribes. Being a member of a particular Native American Indian tribe will give you housing grants from the government.
Grant Basics 101

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Roseb441702

Here is an interesting website that someone told me about. You get paid for answering surveys. They give you $6 to signup. But you should be aware of some things. First off they have 2 payment options - you can either get paid via a check in the mail though it takes 4-6 weeks to get it or you can get paid via your Paypal account. That's why I thought of this forum because so many people that post here have a Paypal account. First let me tell you that you have to accumulate $75 before you can cash out and be forewarned that if you option to take the paypal option $25 will be deducted. So if you cash out at $75 and use the Paypal option then the company will take out a $25 fee and you will only get $50. Now I did some research online and I found that the opinions of this program are about half and half. Some people complain about the program saying that they don't offer enough surves and there is are an equal number of people who have said that they have gotten their money. So you can visit the site and decide for yourself. I joined it yesterday and managed to rake up $25 so far in my account so that means that I have another $50 dollars to go before I can cash out. If any of you have a website or blog this program also has an affiliate program where you can add their banner to your site and you will get paid for those that sign up. Now the reason I posted this here is because so many people have computers so taking a few minutes to make some money answering surveys does not seem like a bad thing. Also a lot of people here have posted that they have paypal accounts so why not make them work for you.
Answering Surveys

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Roseb441702

If you need money to help re-train yourself then there is a lot of re-training money available from the government, go to your station capital and ask for the grant programs that can give you up to $9,000 to train for a new career or upgrade your skills
Grant Basics 101

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Roseb441702

"that govnt grant thing u wrote me about costs money i cant spare unfortunately. thankyou for the advice though." The "government grant thing" does NOT cost you money if you do the work and find the information yourself - whether you find the information online or you find it in the library. It also does not cost if you go to a local social services organization to find out what financial programs you are eligible for. You have to use what you have - which is access to a computer, access to a library and access to your local social service organization.
Grant Basics 101

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Leah

that govnt grant thing u wrote me about costs money i cant spare unfortunately. thankyou for the advice though.

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cali_dime

thank you for your adivce =) I wont give up. Im going to do even more!

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Roseb441702

I was looking at some of the posts that talked about writing Oprah and asking her for money. I did a little digging around ('cause that's what I do!) and found an interesting article about Oprah and asking her for stuff. The link is below:
Ask Oprah and Ye Shall Receive

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