Thanks to unemployment and a bad economy, many low-income families find themselves living in poverty. Fortunately, there is assistance available to many of these families in the form of government grants. These programs provide free grant money for bills and personal use to familes who qualify, and our database provides access to many of them.
The grants that will be available to your family will depend on your own needs, but these are some of the more common government grants that are available to low-income families. Feel free to take a closer look at each one to familiarize yourself with their requirements.
Section 8 Housing
Section 8 housing is a federal program that provides rental assistance to low-income families in the form of rental vouchers. These vouchers can be used to find safe and affordable housing in communities as opposed to public housing complexes. Section 8 housing is run on the state level despite being a federal program, but the Public Housing Act combines all of this housing into one market-driven program.
Low-Income Energy Grants
Families that make less than 150 percent above the poverty level may be eligible for low-income energy grants. These government grants can be used by low-income families to pay for their immediate energy needs. States can apply for portions of a block grant and distribute to families based on weather, population, and generally where they will be able to do the most good.
Nutritional Assistance Programs
Nutritional assistance programs such as the Supplemental Nutritional Assistance Program (SNAP) can be used to ensure that low-income families receive proper nutrition. These programs also include free school lunch programs for students from low-income families, and many have partnered with food banks and other anti-hunger programs in the community.
These are just a few examples of the many government grants that can be used to help low-income families across the country. For more information about the over 15,000 grants in our database, contact us today.