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What grants can you apply for that you can use for personal needs?

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Individuals can apply for personal grants to receive funds for things such as housing, child care, education, home repairs and starting small businesses on Grants.gov. Grants.gov lists available grant opportunities and organizes them into different searchable categories, such as business and commerce, community development, consumer protection, education, and employment, labor and training.

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The Grants.gov website lists personal grants under the Individual eligibility category. Clicking on an individual grant name opens a new window that gives a synopsis for the grant opportunity selected. The synopsis provides additional information, including the closing date for applications, the estimated total program funding, the expected number of awards, a description of the grant program and any eligibility requirements that applicants must meet. It also provides the number of awards to be granted, which can give applicants an idea of how much competition exists for each grant.

USAGrantApplication.org offers grant application assistance as a paid service to members of its site. USAGrantApplication.org researches all of the available grant opportunities and then posts the descriptions and full requirements, including all required documents, onto the members-only site. Those registered users can then quickly search through the available grant opportunities to find those for which they would be eligible.

USAGrantApplication.org divides its site up into multiple sections for easy use. These sections are business, education, personal and housing. It then splits these sections into subsections for easy reference and searching.

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