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What type of grant money is available for seniors?

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One type of grant money available for seniors as of January 2016 is home-repair-assistance grants, according to SFGate. The grants facilitate repair and maintenance of homes for the senior citizens. The grants are available through the Federal Repair Programs, State Weatherization Programs and State Repair Programs.

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The Federal Repair Program grants are those that the federal government give to senior citizens with low income, through the administration of the U.S. Department of Agriculture Rural Development, explains SFGate. In addition to having low income, a senior citizen must be 62 or older, and a resident of a particular location to qualify for this grants. Eligible applicants get a maximum of $7,500. The State Weatherization Program grants help senior citizens in upgrading their homes, including, among other things, installing air conditioners and insulating their homes. Examples of state weatherization programs are those that the California Department of Community Services and Development provide to senior citizens in California.

The State Repair Program grants are those that state agencies give to senior citizens within their respective states, notes SFGate. Other than the state agencies, other administrators of these grants include municipalities, cities and non-profit housing agencies. The grant amount varies with state. In California for instance, eligible citizens for this grant receive a yearly maximum of $800.

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