Tuesday, June 28, 2005

Grants In My Own Back Yard!

As I often like to tell people I live just outside of Philadelphia in Montgomery County.  (Philly is officially like a few blocks away!)  My own local area has received over $1 Million Dollars in grant money and they are investigating more grant funding resources as well.  So far the grants received were to help enhance the area which enhances the community and helps it to economically thrive.

It also help that this is an historical area as well because there is a grant program for the area residents that qualify.  The grant per award is over $20,000 and is used to help repair the home(s).  To meet the eligibility requirements the homes must be located within a certain area and you must be low to moderate incomed to apply.  There are some additional restrictions as well.  But if you do qualify there is a waiting list and after that all applicants will be reviewed on a "first come, first served" basis.

Of course these grants aren't limited to just my area.  You should check and see if your own area(s) qualify for these types of grants too.

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