Women who are living in Maryland and need some assistance have many options these days. From helping you to feed your family to helping you go to school (and almost everything in-between), read on to learn about the programs that can help.
The Amber Grant
This womens-only grant program is funded by WomensNet and has been in operation since 1998. It is a business grant, and the aim is to help young women fulfill their dreams. The program awards one woman each month with $1,000 in grant money, and then enters them for a chance at $10,000 come the end of the year. You can complete the full application process online, but be forewarned that you will have to answer some personal questions. These will involve what your business does, a bit about yourself and your mission, what you will do with the money should you win, and others. Aside from that, there is a $15 application fee due when you submit your form. To learn more about eligibility requirements, stop by the website here.
++ Popular grants for women
- $5,000 Doris Day foundation grant
- $15,000 Patagonia Grant
- $2,500 Zach Grant
- $700 Target Field Trip Grant
- $25,000 Ben & Jerry’s Social Change Grant Program
- $1,000 Pollination Project Seed Grant
- $10,000 Saucony Run for Good Grant
- $35,000 W. Eugene Smith Photography Grant
- $2,000 Whole Kids Garden Grant Program
- $20,000 Dizzy Feet Foundation Dance Grant
TANF provides cash assistance and services to single mothers and needy families in Maryland who have children under the age of eighteen. The core focus of TANF is to assist beneficiaries in becoming economically independent. To apply, or first view the requirements and restrictions, visit the link here.
Cancer Care’s Financial Assistance Program
Cancer Care’s financial assistance program is available to women in Maryland. It offers benefits to cancer patients, regardless of the details of the diagnosis. Benefits range from medical equipment and medications to child care, hormones, and much more. The only downside to this program is that, at times, there is limited funding, as they rely on one hundred percent on donations. However, being the great people that they are, if they cannot help you with funding, they can point you in the right direction and help you get it from another organization. To learn more visit the website here.
If you are looking for money to attend college, then the Pell Grant is the place to start. This program offers students who either enrolled or in the process of enrolling in a public college or university. Unfortunately, you are automatically disqualified if you already hold a bachelors or any other degree. Those who do qualify, can receive up to $6,000 per school year, for a maximum of 12 years. Naturally, the level of funding you receive will directly relate to your financial means and a few other factors. To apply, you must fill out the FAFSA form (which you can do here), and then meet with your school’s financial aid department. If you wish to learn more about this program, you can do so here.
Maryland Housing Choice Voucher Program
This program is covered under, and also sometimes referred to, Section 8, which in turn refers to the Section 8 Housing Act or ’37. It allows families living in poverty access to help with paying rent and utility/electric bills. This program allow beneficiaries to rent homes from private owners, and have a portion of their rent paid on their behalf, by the program. Anything not covered by the Housing Voucher Program is to be paid by the tenants. To find out if you meet the requirements, or to learn more about the program, visit the website here.
Halstead Grant for Women
The annual awards put on by the Halstead Foundation, grant cash to women who are up-and-coming jewelry artists. There are multiple prizes available through this program, with first place coming in at $7,500 in cash, and an additional $1,000 in jewelry goods/supplies, not to mention a trip to Halstead’s headquarters. Although it is for developing artists, you must already have a portfolio to be considered. To apply visit their website, here.
This program, for single mothers and families in Maryland, is nationally known as LIHEAP, and provides low income households with assistance for keeping the utilities on. Cash grants are doled out to eligible households and are to be used solely to pay electric and other home utility bills. For more information, or to apply for this wonderful program, visit the link here.
If you live in Maryland and need assistance, then what are you waiting for? With so many programs available, there will be something for everyone. Contact the organizations running the programs that seem like a good fit for you!
++ Popular grants for women
- Government assistance programs for Women
- Section 8 Assistance Program for Women
- Low Income Financial Assistance Programs for Women
- Foreclosure Assistance Programs for Women
- Mortgage Assistance Programs for Women
- Get Help with Buying your Medications
- Medical Bills Assistance Programs for Women
- Financial Assistance Programs for Women
- Organizations That Offer Free or Low-Cost Credit Counseling to Women
- Salvation Army Assistance Programs for Women
- Free Legal Assistance for Women
- Help for Women with Paying Off Student Loans
- Electric Bills Assistance for Women
- Grants and Scholarships for Women Going Back to College
- Popular Charities that Help Women with Bills
- Financial Assistance Programs for Senior Women
- Financial Assistance Programs for Disabled Women
- Pell Grants for Women
- Children’s Health Insurance Program for Women
- Grants for Women with No Health Insurance
- How to Apply for Government Benefits as a Woman
- Food Stamps for Women
- Unemployment Benefits for Women
- Grants for Women that Help with Telephone Bills
- Debt Consolidation Programs for Women
- Bankruptcy Assistance for Women
- HUD Public Housing for Women
- Small Business Grants for Women
- Grants for Pregnant Women
- Welfare Benefits for Women
- WIC Program for Women
- Rent Assistance for Women
- Housing Grants for Women
- Food Assistance for Women
- Cash Assistance for Women
- Childcare Assistance for Women
- Local Church Assistance Programs for Women
- College Grants for Women
- LIHEAP Energy Assistance Program for Women
- Water Bills Assistance for Women
- Financial Help for Female Veterans