It’s not surprising, in light of the scams that have been circulating for years, that most people view ads promoting free government grant money with nothing but healthy skepticism. But the existence of scams doesn’t mean that these programs don’t exist, or that it’s impossible to obtain free government grant money.
In fact, these programs do exist, and those people that are willing to expend the effort to find and apply for these grants are reaping the rewards of their labors. These people are using this free government money to start new businesses, pay for university educations, pay down their debt, make much-needed home renovations, and a variety of other purposes.
You might not realize, but in many cases, you don’t have to itemize how you spend the money you receive. In many cases, you just need to apply. While the awarding of the grants usually is not dependent on financial need, if you didn’t need it, you probably wouldn’t be motivated to actually apply for the grant.
One of the best things about these free government grants is that, by the simple nature of a grant, the money never needs to be paid back, making it completely different than any other business or personal loan you might take out. Once you’ve applied for and received the funds, the money is yours.
To prevent yourself from becoming the victim of the many scams or hoaxes out there, keep in mind that there is never a processing fee required to apply for a government grant. While there is often a small initial fee to cover the costs of postage and handling to obtain a current listing of the free government grant money that is available, the actual application for the grants is free. Any advertisements that indicate there is a fee to submit applications for grants should be questioned before sending them any money.
Many grant applications can be completed online, so beyond that initial cost to get the list of grants, you might not even have to pay for the postage to send in your applications.
There is a significant amount of government grant money available, and all you need to do is be willing to investigate the available opportunities, fill out the application forms and (if necessary) mail them in. Do this, and you might find yourself flush with the cash you need to pay for your project, and a lot sooner than you think.