How to Find Government Grants For Single Parents

The government will provide financial support to any single parent who can prove that they need it in order to raise their child. The reason why there are government grants for single parents is because the law understands that raising a child without the second income of a partner can be a very difficult task. In order to help out the parent, government grants are provided to help reduce the hardships and pressures that are often faced financially. These grants are accessible to the general public, especially the needy single parents.

To process an application if a single parent seeks financial or monetary support for single parenting, he or she must obtain a form from the nearest City Hall. The forms should be honestly and clearly filled out because the information will have to be verified and will form the basis for approving the financial aid application.

For single parents, be advised that while government grants for single parents are available and open to every single parent in the land, qualifications and eligibility do exist and are set to protect the funds from abusive and money greedy people. Take note that financial aids will not be given to single parents whose salaries and compensation is very huge and more than enough to comfortably and even luxuriously support the child or children.

Government Grant Eligibility

In order to qualify for financial assistance provided by the government to single parents, the single parent, above all, must be first and foremost divorced. Another case for eligibility for financial assistance is when the other significant parent, mom or dad, is already dead, or is seriously injured, disabled or handicapped.

Experts and the government assume that during those cases, parent support to the child in terms of the financial aspect is almost too impossible and hopeless. Thus, the government intervenes and will help in aiding the financial providing role.

Another case for eligibility for single parenthood financial assistance is when the other parent has abandoned the child for about or more than a year already. It is because during the said span of time, or time frame, can it be rightly asserted and assumed that there exists abandonment.

Imprisonment of the other parent is also grounds or causes for financial support. Or if the child has been born while the parents are not legally tied or married, in other words, the child is born obviously and apparently out of wedlock. Another desperate case is when the other parent is not identified. Children and single parents with the following situations, take note, are not eligible for filing or seeking financial assistance or support from the government.

  • The child is under the custody of foster parents or he or she is under the custody of a day care center.
  • If the child is currently raised and supported by the single parent’s domestic or current partner. Partners bounded by common-law marriages are covered by this provision.
  • The single parent is also eligible to receive or be granted public pension benefits.
  • The child is a rightful heir for any property or pension due to the single parent or both parents.
  • The single parent receives or attains additional disability pension funds either because of his disability or because he has children.

It is important not to get priorities mixed up though. The parent must always understand that any government grant for single parents are provided to help provide for the child and support the family. These grants can and should not be used for luxuary or non-essential purchases. The most vital step in raising a child alone is to provide for their kids emotionally and not just financially. Being able to care for your child through all hardships and needs in their lives emotionally will always be more important than the financial aspect.

Resources For Finding Federal Government Grants for Single Parents

If you are in the position where you need financial help, you can use the Web and browse through the following websites:

Benefits for Single (formerly the website) was launched in an effort to provide American citizens with easy and online access to find information about government benefit and assistance programs. Eight years after its initial launch, the original website was redesigned and became The program’s mission is to reduce the expense and difficulty of interacting with the government while increasing access to information about government benefits.

The website’s main function is the eligibility pre-screening questionnaire or “Benefit Finder.” Answers to the questionnaire are used to evaluate a benefit seeker’s situation and compare it with the eligibility criteria for more than 1 000 government grants for single parents and other Federally-funded benefit and assistance programs. Each program description provides citizens with the process and steps to apply for any benefit program that they are interested in. This site also provide access to benefits for single parents.

Federal Student AidFederal Student Aid, which is an office of the Department of Education, plays an essential role in America’s education community. The main mission is to ensure that all eligible individuals, including single mothers and fathers, benefit from federal financial assistance—grants, loans and work-study programs—for education after high school.

The Federal Student Aid team is committed to making education beyond high school more attainable for all Americans, regardless of socio-economic status.

USA Government Grants for Single ParentsAs the government’s official web portal, makes it easy for the public to get information about government grants for single parents on the web. The website also serves as the catalyst for a growing electronic government. is an interagency initiative administered by the U.S. General Services Administration’s Office of Citizen Services and Innovative Technologies. It got its start when Internet entrepreneur Eric Brewer, whose early research was funded by the Department of Defense, offered to donate a powerful search engine to government. That gift helped accelerate the government’s earlier work to create a government-wide portal.

As you can see, there are many resources that single parents can make use of when they are looking for government grants, and although it may take a while to find the right grant or benefit for you and your family situation, help is really only a short step away.

US State Government Grants and Assistance

The guidelines for the U.S states that no matter what the situation, all single parent families qualify for government assistance, they CAN NOT be turned down because of the children, especially people that are in dire straights. Now to apply for a single parent grant, the single parent first has to fill out a form that they can obtain from the city hall.

The information that is needed on these forms should be answered honestly and be completely filled out because the information that you submit on this form will determine whether you are eligible for the assistance that you need.

Finally, this assistance applies to all of the single parent families where the other parent has abandoned the family for approximately a year. This time frame has been stated because, by law, it is only after said year that abandonment can be legally and officially claimed.

Single Parent Grants by US State

Move Mouse to highlight State then click to see Grants Advice.

Washington Nevada Utah Montana Wyoming New Mexico Texas Colorado Arizona North Dakota South Dakota Iowa Missouri Illinois Indiana Michigan Minnesota Oklahoma Arkansas Tennessee West Virginia Maine Ohio Virginia Pennsylvania New York Washington, D.C. (District of Columbia Delaware donors. Maryland Wisconsin New Jersey Hawaii Vermont New Hampshire Connecticut Rhode Island Massachusetts Florida Nebraska Kansas Louisiana Mississippi Alabama Georgia South Carolina North Carolina Oregon Alaska Idaho California Kentucky

For information about education, housing, healthcare, childcare, transportation and other grants and financial assistance available to you, click on your state on the above map or select it from the list below.

Alabama Hawaii Massachusetts New Mexico South Dakota
Alaska Idaho Michigan New York Tennessee
Arizona Illinois Minnesota North Carolina Texas
Arkansas Indiana Mississippi North Dakota Utah
California Iowa Missouri Ohio Vermont
Colorado Kansas Montana Oklahoma Virginia
Connecticut Kentucky Nebraska Oregon Washington
Delaware Louisiana Nevada Pennsylvania West Virginia
Florida Maine New Hampshire Rhode Island Wisconsin
Georgia Maryland New Jersey South Carolina Wyoming

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  1. says:

    I would like to know what I can do to sign up for this grant to help pay for my continued education at the Joe Blasco Make Up School

  2. I was wondering is said parent has to have been married, because the definition of single parent according to me means that “said parent” is alone in caring for the child(ren).

  3. Leah Wanat says:

    I was wonder how to apply for this grant. Could you please send me a website or al least more information on this subject. Thanks

  4. Rona Lightford says:

    I would like assistance to enable me to finish education at University of Phoenix.

  5. larry matthews says:

    I am a single parent father an i would like to know about the free grants .

  6. I was wonder how to apply for this grant.
    Could you please send me a website Thank you

  7. Could you please send me a website as to where i can apply for a gratn Thank you

  8. Please send me the information to further the process. Thank you

  9. merle masson says:

    I would like to know more about the grant and how one applies for it thank you

  10. Dear Single Parent Center:

    I am a single parent by adoption. I have adopted a Latino son and later siblings, Latino / white sisters. Was laid off work 8 months ago and would like information to see if I would qualifiy for any type of assistance for financial needs and their school requirements.

    Kind regards.

  11. Aquina Evans says:

    I would like to get more info on this grant

  12. christina carman says:

    I have been separated for 5 years not divorced yet. Can i still apply for these types of grants.

  13. I am a single father. I notice all these postings asking for a website or more information. Is there any more info? At this point any help is great. thank you

  14. was wantin to no if i would get grants to start my own buisness i have two children and i just carnt afford to do this on my own

  15. Joshua Nelson says:

    I would like some info or websites where a single father may apply for these grants. Everything out there seems to be for the mother.

  16. I am a single parent of 4 children. I do not receive any child support and am currently unemployeed. I provide for my children with the help of my mother (she is on disability). Can you send me any information and links where I can apply for any grant that I will be eligible to receive?

  17. I would like to see support for single fathers! there is hardly any info out there for fathers who need support of an kind. I have three kids work 40+ hours a week and go to school, and all I’ve heard is just hang in there. Even the IRS audited me to prove that the kids live with me and that I’m head of house hold. The Kids mother, who they don’t live with got all her money that the IRS owed but they have been holding mine for two months now with not even an estamite of when I’ll get that money. the system is just so broken, and one sided. Is there any info you have for single dads that would help?

  18. I would like to see support for single fathers! there is hardly any info out there for fathers who need support of an kind. I have three kids work 40+ hours a week and go to school, and all I\’ve heard is just hang in there. Even the IRS audited me to prove that the kids live with me and that I\’m head of house hold. The Kids mother, who they don\’t live with got all her money that the IRS owed but they have been holding mine for two months now with not even an estamite of when I\’ll get that money. the system is just so broken, and one sided. Is there any info you have for single dads that would help?

  19. We have added some specific information concerning Government Grants to this page, and listed three websites which should hopefully assist you and any family members or friends in finding government assistance.

  20. I’m a single mother of 4 children and live in low income housing. I have no income at all. Is there any grants or anything that i can apply for that will help me pay for college???

  21. Lisa Borges says:

    could you please tell me how I can apply for a grant for single parents. I am in need of some financial help.

  22. Michael says:

    Hey, I’m a single dad in PA with two kids and I need to buy a house in the next 30 days. The landlord is turning this rental back into a home for his daughter and the kids and I have to move and move rather quickly. I need as much grant information for a home and loan information for low income single parents!!! I’ve read several of the other comments and agree there needs to be more information and programs for Single Dads!!! No offense ladies, but there is a lot more out there for the mom’s but not much of anything for the dad’s!!!! Yes, I’m one of those Dad’s that is here for my kids, being a single working parent!!!! But I NEED SOME HELP!!!!

  23. HUD is the best resource for finding public low income housing, subsidized housing and housing voucher programs for single mothers and single fathers. If you are looking for single parent housing assistance, HUD is the best place to start looking. After HUD, you will be able to locate any state and neighborhood agencies and programs in your town that will help single mothers and single fathers find affordable housing.

  24. Hi, I have been reading the other comments about financial help for single parents, I’m in need of some financial help as well and want to know where to go to apply for a free grant. I’ve been divorced for two years with two children and also I have a home to pay for and fix up and bills to pay the income I have right now is not enough to do so. PLEASE HELP!!!!!!!!!!! I’m looking for something that I can be eligible for.

    Thanks for your time

  25. Ms Jitsupak Harris says:

    Could you please tell me How i can apply for a Goverment grant for a single parent. I am in need of some financial help.
    Thanks for your time.
    Ms J Harris.

  26. Please help me and my son, we are in need of some assistance. We just got a some assistance from the state though its not enough, I can’t even bring him to school… please help me. If anyone can please call me personally, (808) 354 7800

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