Single Working Women's Week on August, 2024: I am a single working mother, 40 hrsweek. "Make too much $ for assistance" Which is bull
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You can try Benefits.gov which is the main government portal for knowing what benefits you can get from the government based on your situation (though I don't see anything specifically for single mothers.
But your problem will be that your income do not mostly qualify for assistance, even welfare. Grants, however, are not given for this type of purpose
The government is NOT in the business of giving away free money for the sake of giving away money. There are no grants for paying bills, no grants for paying off credit cards, no grants for getting out of debt.
Grants are free, but it means OBLIGATION. You will be obligated to do as the grant sets out to do. Grants have objectives, and your purpose must fit the objective of the grant.
For one, you have to write the grant application and the grant application is not a simple document - you have to explain how your purpose for applying for the grant fits well with the objectives set out by the grant.
There is a stringent review process through a committee. You will compete with other applicants for the grant money, and this grant review committee will evaluate the merits of each proposal. Only those that they feel exemplifies the objective of the grant will be approved.
You can go to the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) and Grants.gov - these are two sites created by the federal government to provide transparency and information on grants. Browse through the listings and see if you can find any grant that would support your purposes.
Even if you buy books on "how to get grants" or list that supposedly has information on grants -- all of them are mere rehash of what CFDA has, albeit packaged differently.
Note though that these grants generally support non-profit organizations, intermediary lending institutions, and state and local governments. Most of the federal grants are given to specific target groups with specific requirements (e.g. minority business owners involved in transportation related contracts emanating from DOT - Grant#20.905 Disadvantaged Business Enterprises Short Term Lending Program. Individuals especially for personal purposes are not eligible for federal grants.
Grants are also often given to non profit groups or organizations involved in training or other similar activities (grant 59.043 Women's Business Ownership Assistance that are given to those who will create women's business center that will train women entrepreneurs
Funding single women's pregnancies? (DCF question)?
Today's term for welfare or cash government assistance is TANF -- Temporary Assistance to Needy Families. They will pay up to 5 yrs of cash assistance to single parents with children, or families who are temporarily in need of some help. They don't pay indefinately, as welfare was in the past, and they do not pay support to those who do not comply with the responsibilities of the program. If you are receiving cash assistance, you must be employed part time, or in what they call an "approved activity" for at least 22 hours each week. Sometimes they will arrange for you to take a short term vocational program or they will send recipients to do some type of community service. So, unlike years past, folks who are receiving help MUST work or be occupied. They are not allowed to simply stay home, caring for their own children and receive assistance.
The amount which women receives varies in every county or state. I think the average is, for a women with two children, about $250-300. per month. In addition to the cash assistance, the woman can also receive food stamps and medical care, paid for by medicaid program. Some folks don't realize that food stamps will not buy anything but edible, cold food. They do not pay for soap, household cleaners or non-food personal care items like diapers and tiolet paper. So, that cash allotment doesn't go very far these days, consider the high cost of housing.
The WIC program you mentioned stands for Women, Infants and Children. It is a seperate nutritional supplemental program for pregnant women and women with young children. If they qualify, they can receive checks for specific food items to supplement their nutrional needs, like milk, eggs, cheese, cereal, peanut butter and baby cereal. If they are bottle feeding their babies, they can also receive checks for baby formula. They must specify which grocery store they shop at and the checks are made out to the store in the name of the recipient.
Food stamps today are different too. They no longer print actual stamps, as they used to. Everything: cash and food benefits are placed on a specific plastic card account. So, you use that card to shop and you can choose to use food stamps or cash with retailers who accept EBT cards. Some states also offer a direct deposit of benefits to recipient's bank accounts. They no longer cut and send checks.
Here's a link to a national website fact sheet about TANF:
Good luck with your report.
Hope this info helps.
M2F's why is it so had for me to train my voice?
how are you doing it? it takes work, but it *is* doable.
pre-transition my voice sounded like what you get if you record a woman's voice and shift it down in pitch...