One of the most frustrating things in life is wanting or needing help and not being able to find it. Sure, grant and assistance programs are out there but so are scams and loan sharks.
To help women in West Virginia separate the wheat from the chaff, we have put together this list of legitimate resources. From a grant for college to assistance with bills, there is likely something for you here. Read on to see if any of these grants or programs can help your situation.
The Amber Grant
The Amber Grant by WomensNet is a really cool program because it helps female business owners to fulfill their dreams. The organization awards one grant of $1,000 to a lucky winner each month. But it doesn’t stop there. All twelve grant winners from the year are entered in the running to win an additional $10,000 in grant money at the end of the year! Only one woman will win the grand total of $11,000.
++ 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
If you are interested, you can apply by filling out the online application. It involves answering a few questions about yourself and your business. There is also a $15 fee to process the application, as they are a privately funded foundation and they have to pay people to process the hundreds of applications they get each month.
If this sounds like an opportunity that you would like to take advantage of, learn more here.
The West Virginia WORKS Program
The West Virginia WORKS program provides temporary financial assistance to needy families in the state. It is available to single mothers or anyone who has a child under the age of 18 years old who lives with them. The mission is to help people who are out of work or low income to become self-sufficient and economically independent.
There are income and asset requirements that must be met in order to qualify, and these are, in-turn, based on the number of people living in the house. To see a full list of requirements and restrictions, visit the website here.
West Virginia’s Pell Grant
The Pell Grant program is designed for low income students who would like to attend college but are unable to due to financial shortages. Eligible students can receive up to $6,000 per year to help pay for tuition, textbooks, school fees, room and board, transportation cost, supplies, and more.
The grant is funded by the federal government, but it is the duty of the schools to distribute it. To apply, you can fill out the FAFSA form here, and then get in touch with your school of choice. They will provide you with the details and status of your approval. To see a list of participating schools in West Virginia, or to learn more, click here.
LIEAP West Virginia
LIEAP assists low income families with paying for heating costs in West Virginia through both direct cash payments to the family and payments on the families behalf to the utility companies. To qualify, you must be a West Virginia resident and must show a need for the assistance. There are also income limits that must be met. If you wish to apply, or learn more information, you can do so here.
The Yearly FedEx Small Business Grant
Each year, this awesome program put on by FedEx awards 10 different businesses with a cash grant of up to $25,000, as well as store credit for FedEx Office and Print services. The application is available online and requires that you answer a few questions and submit photos of your business in action. You can also provide a video explaining your services and business.
Though the video is not a requirement for the application process, it is recommended by us to better your chances of getting approved. To qualify you must also have less than 99 employees, have been in business for at least six months, and be a “for profit” business. To learn more about this generous offer, or to apply, visit the link here.
As you can see, there are some great grants and programs available to women living in West Virginia. If any of these sound like a good fit for your needs, follow the link to learn more and apply.
++ 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