Everyone knows Wisconsin has great cheese, but did you know that they also have awesome programs for women seeking an assistance or grants? Well they do, and here we have compiled a list of the best ones available. From scholarships to small business grants, Wisconsin has it all. Keep reading to see how you can benefit from these programs.
Let’s start off with a federal scholarship program for low income individuals who wish to attend college but are lacking the necessary funds. The Pell Grant awards up to $6,000 per school year to qualifying applicants, and the cool thing is the money can be received annually for up to 12 years!
Tuition is generally deducted straight away, before you receive the grant, and the remainder (if any) is given to you to spend on books, school fees, food, housing, transportation, etc.
++ 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
To apply, visit the link here and fill out the FAFSA form. Then, get in touch with your school of choice as they will be in charge of distributing the funds. If you wish to learn more, or to see a list of participating schools in Wisconsin, click here.
The Live Your Dream Grant
Up next is an excellent program by the Soroptimist Foundation, the Live Your Dream Grant, is available to women who are the main source of income for their family or dependents.
If approved, you can receive assistance with improving your education skills, and also finding and accessing higher employment opportunities. This, in turn, allows you to better provide for yourself and your family. To learn more about this program, visit the link here.
The Cancer Care Assistance Program
This assistance program helps women who have been diagnosed with cancer to pay for related costs and treatment. Approved applicants can receive financial aid for treatments, medications, hormones, medical equipment, doctor visits, transportation, child-care, and more.
All forms of cancer diagnosis are accepted, and in some rare cases, coverage is even extended to men in need. One thing about the Cancer Care Foundation is that if they are unable to provide assistance to you for whatever reason, but you are indeed in need, they will use their extensive network to help find you the aid you need from another organization.
If you wish to apply, or if you want to learn more about this program for women in Wisconsin, click here.
Home Energy +
If you are struggling with energy costs, it could be due to your home and home appliances being out of date, or failing. This can lead to excessive energy consumption and Home Energy + aims to fix this for low income households. Eligible applicants can receive assistance with replacing windows, doors, seals, appliances, and more, all free of charge. This will lead to a lower energy cost burden each month. To learn more, or if you wish to apply, head to their website here.
This very helpful program helps low-income families to put food on the table each day. It is essentially the food stamps program, but since actual food stamps are no longer used, accepted applicants will receive an EBT card that has money added to it monthly and can be used the same way as a debit or credit card.
The amount received by families varies based on income, family size, etc, but the average for a family of three is somewhere around $300 to $400 per month. If you wish to learn more you can visit their website here.
The Amber Grant
The Amber grant program awards one female business owner each month with a cash grant of $1,000. Then, at the end of year, one of the 12 winners from that year is chosen to receive an additional $10,000 in funding for their business. The application process is simple and can be completed online, but you should put in a little effort in answering the questions if you wish to be considered. There is a standard application processing fee of $15 per application, due to the grant being privately funded. If you wish to learn more or apply, visit their link here.
In times of need, it may sometimes feel like you are all alone and there in no-one to help, but this is not the case in Wisconsin. Apply for one of these great assistance programs today, or get a grant for you business!
++ 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