Raising a child on your own isn’t cheap, but you don’t need me to tell you that. You also don’t need me to tell you how ridiculously expensive college is. What you need me to tell you is where you, as a single mother, can find a grant to pay for your schooling. In that pursuit, I’m going to share the best resources I’ve come across.
Resource #1 – Grants.gov
Part of former president George H.W. Bush’s 2002 Fiscal Year Management Agenda called for the creation of this website. It exists solely to provide information on over 1,000 different federal grant programs, which have been earmarked for $500 billion collectively.
When you visit the site you can run a search specifically for single mother grants. Some may be school related, while others may be general assistance for struggling single moms. Either can be a help in paying for your education.
Resource #2 – Local Welfare Office
Every year local welfare offices are awarded federal money to fulfill what’s known as the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF). The TANF is a grant program specifically to help single mothers pay for housing. While it isn’t specific to education, the grant may still cover room and board if you are eligible.
Resource #3 – Google
You might be surprised at the sheer amount of information a simple Google search can pull up.