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How can I find and get the process started for applying for a homeless grant?

How can I find and get the process started for applying for a homeless grant? Topic: Case systems catalog
June 16, 2019 / By Jazmine
Question: My office is looking to obtain a grant that will enable us to fund a facility for homeless individuals, veterans in particular, but anyone in need of long term transitional housing. Our veterans past and present experience alot of post-war issues; social, emotional, traumatic, etc. They should be getting the BEST treatment from our government, but unfortunately that's not always the case for those who have and as we share the use of the internet right now, risk their lives for our country. This IS the greatest country in the world, but here are a few FACTS: Todays vast population of "homeless" are relatively young & include a large number of women & children. The average age of homeless today is 35. 25% are under the age of 18. 30% have experienced domestic violence. 20-25% suffer from mental illnes, and about one-fifth of the homeless are U.S. military veterans. 40% of homeless men have served in the armed forces as compared to 34% of the general adult male population. again, FACTS...
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Faith Faith | 7 days ago
To apply for grants, go to Grants.gov http://www.grants.gov . They have everything you need to apply for grants. The first step is to register with Grants.gov and their registration process can be accessed from http://www.grants.gov/assets/ebizregchec... 1. Get a Data Universal Number System (DUNS) Number 2. Register with Central Contractor Registry (CCR) 3. Authorize your Organization's Representatives 4. Login as an E-Business Point of Contact (POC) You will first be asked to find the grant number of the grant that you wish to apply for. You can get this from the Catalog of Domestic Assistant http://www.cfda.gov which is the federal database of all grants. For private foundation grants, the best resource for this is Foundation Center http://www.fdncenter.org . They have a very good database covering all organizations giving grants and you can find foundations that are interested in supporting your type of cause. However, it's a subscription based website ($19.95 per month I think is the cheapest subscription price). But it certainly is worth the fee. You can subscribe one month, and make sure you get all the info you need and then stop the subscription. However, to be able to get grant awards, you need to be 501C(3) certified from the IRS http://www.irs.gov/charities/charitable/index.html
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Faith Originally Answered: I received a weird letter from a grant company saying i won a $9,000 grant. could it be a scam?
I suggest you delete that email as that is a scam. Any company offering you grants for any reason you can think of is peddling you LIES -- and will scam you because that is not how government grants work First off, be warned that there are too many grant scams out there from companies promising to give you grants or write grants for you. Read the warning from the FTC http://www.ftc.gov/opa/2004/03/grantreso... http://www.ftc.gov/bcp/edu/pubs/consumer... Here is also one of the warnings issued by the Better Business Bureau http://www.concord.bbb.org/tips_timeshar... You can go to the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) http://www.cfda.gov and Grants.gov http://www.grants.gov - these are two FREE 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 The government is NOT in the business of giving away free money for the sake of giving away money. 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. Grants have objectives, and the grant applications that best captures the grant's objectives are approved. There is a stringent review process through a committee composed of federal employees and selected experts in the field. 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.
Faith Originally Answered: I received a weird letter from a grant company saying i won a $9,000 grant. could it be a scam?
Yes! I just spent 2 hours at the bank, and police station filing a report, the creep didn't get any money from me, i was just sitting down to send him his payment when the bank called to let me know it had bounced, this after paying 3500 dollars in bills from that money.......I have reported this company to the Fed. Trade, and Us postal service......at least make them aware, I am however besides being in shock and feeling really dumb, disappointed in the bank, I am being punished for a check someone else bounces, if that's not two burns on one match then i don't know what is.

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I am an officer of Upward Vets, Inc. in Boise, Idaho and we are dedicated to the same homeless Veterans and citizens issues. The processes you inquire about are very intricate with many hurdles to overcome. It is an intentionally difficult process. First, if your "office" is not a state agency or a recognized 501(c) non-profit you can not gain state or federal grants for your program(s). The only legal source of funding would be private donations. So (assuming you are a non-government organization) your steps to success begin with official registration and recognition from your state - probably your secretary of state - and then a formal application to the IRS to be recognized as a non-profit organization/corporation. Then begins the extremely difficult work, applying for grants from applicable federal agencies and recognized foundations. It very often takes several years of applications before any one effort nets a grant. You can only apply when a NOFA (notice of funds availability) has been issued by the federal agency to which you intend to apply. Many foundations also have restricted times or methods through which to apply for grants. For homeless Veterans and citizens housing the two main agencies are the VA (for Veterans) and HUD (for Veterans and/or citizens). Depending on the programs, ect, your organization intends to create, other federal agancies might have NOFA's that would allow them to grant funding. You are talking about an effort that will take much more funding than you might think. A family size home coverted to a small domiciliary, transitional housing, or temporary shelter housing for just a half dozen to a dozen individuals can easily cost between $500,000 and a million dollars to establish and open for use. A larger facility can run upwards of three million dollars, just to get to the point where the doors open for use. With the increasing demands of war and the damages to both US and world economies, funding is fast getting very tight. The officers of UVI wish your enterprise the very best of luck. Gary Kendall, Upward Vets, Inc. http://upwardveterans.tripod.com [email protected]
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Berta Berta
check out CNN and Larry Kings recent shows, they did a whole hour on this very subject, you might find some good leads there.
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Berta Originally Answered: I need to find a second job, but how do I go about the application process?
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