One thing that you see plenty of people pushing is the information products that tell you how you can get all this money from the government for free. Free! Did you hear that? Free! (I couldn’t help myself.)
Between Kevin Trudeau and his Debt Cures and Mathew Lesko and his question mark-y free money omnibus, consumers are inundated with sales pitches to try and sell people on information that is already free. Arguably, they do collect the information and put it in a little bit easier to use format (at least Lesko does) but it is free nonetheless.
I don’t really believe in regurgitating information. I figure if you want something bad enough, you shouldn’t be hesitating to do a little research to find out how to go about doing it. So, without further ado, here’s the government website where you can search until you’re blue in the face for free money from the government. It’s Free!
Visit Grants.gov for all the information on government grants that you could ever want. It’s a little hard to wade through, but if you end up with a grant, it will be well worth the work. Also, if you are ever looking for more information about other government programs other than the grants programs, make sure and give the new usa.gov site a try. It serves as a one stop index of all the government websites. There are way more than you would expect so be ready to do some more wading.
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