Federal grants are available for everything from paying college tuition, conducting research or starting a small business. There are federal grants specifically set aside for women veterans due to the service they've done for their country. The hardest part can be finding available grants and applying for them. Some federal grants are based on need and income, while others are set aside for specific endeavors like buying a house or starting a business.
Fill out a Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) if you need federal grant money for education. Once you've filled out a FAFSA application, it will be reviewed and you will receive a reply. If you have shown financial need, you will given a Federal Pell Grant for your educational goal.
Log onto FederalGrantsWire which is a free grant finder website.
Look for "Federal Grants by Applicant Type" and click on "See All 35 Applicant Types" which is highlighted in blue.
Go to the bottom of the "Federal Grants, Government Grants and Loans by Applicant/Benefactor Type" webpage. At the bottom of the webpage will be both "Veteran Federal Grants" and "Women Federal Grants" highlighted in red.
Click on both the "Veteran Federal Grants" and "Women Federal Grants" links and search for federal grants a women veteran can apply for.
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- Federal Student Aid. "When You May Have to Repay a Grant." Accessed Feb. 18, 2020.
- Federal Student Aid. "A TEACH Grant Can Help You Pay for College if You Plan to Become a Teacher in a High-Need Field in a Low-Income Area." Accessed Feb. 10, 2020
- Federal Student Aid. "How Much Money Can I Get?" Accessed Feb. 18, 2020.
Evan Salveson has been writing for various websites since August 2009, specializing in the military and health care. Salveson served in the U.S. Navy for eight years, aboard a submarine and as a Navy Instructor. He has a Bachelor of Arts in workforce education from Southern Illinois University. He is currently working towards graduating as a registered nurse.