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If you need help, try searching locally for assistance to see what resources are available before launching into a full internet search. One place to start would be by dialing 211 on your phone or going to If this is not helpful, you can find a list nonprofits in your area to contact by going to this link.

Another source of information is the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance, which is a directory of over 15 types of federal assistance, including grants and loans. There are about 1,500 programs listed in the CFDA. Each program has a summary which explains program eligibility requirements, agency contact information, and application instructions.

You can try Modest Needs, a nonprofit organization reaching out to hard-working individuals and families who are suddenly faced with small emergency expenses that they cannot afford.

Similarly, MicroGiving connects those who have (Donors) with those who need (Recipients), while DonorsChoose connects classrooms in need with individuals who want to help.

Government Assistance: If you want to know exactly what you might qualify for then we would recommend you go to: This website is the official benefits website of the U.S. government, with information on over 1,000 benefit and assistance programs!

Financial Help for Single Mothers: This site contains information on over 30 financial grants & assistance for single moms including college aid, housing subsidies, food stamp benefits, childcare insurance & more.

Check out this article for free information on education loans, business loans and housing loans.

Also, the following are direct links to official information on grants, loans, financial aid, and other benefits from the U.S. government.

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