Life can be difficult as a mother, but there is hope. Here are some grants available for women with children that may help needy mothers on the road to success:
Federal Pell Grant
The Federal Pell Grant will provide a massive amount of assistance for mom’s to go back to school. This will allow mom’s to study in order to get better paying careers, and help to rid of the financial stress that comes from getting an education.
One can apply for the Federal Pell Grant by filling out the standard FAFSA form. For the most part, the form will ask for basic information regarding living situation, etc.. Mothers have a very high likelihood of getting the maximum amount available with this grant, because they have a dependent.
Families First/ Temporary Assistance for Needy Families
This program is designed to assist needy families and single mothers for up to five years. While this program won’t help to pay for school, it will provide financial assistance for basic needs. These needs may include childcare assistance, food, or bills.
Mothers may apply to this service via the Department of Health and Human Services, or Social Services. There are also state services that can provide the mother with an application, and guide her through the application process.
WIC (Women, Infants, and Children) Program
This program gives out coupons each month that are geared towards the care and feeding of children. The coupons change every month. This program is geared towards single mothers, and isn’t particularly picky. Most single mothers should apply, because it’s fairly easy to get accepted.
A mother may apply by contacting a WIC organization in their area. This can be done by calling a toll-free number.
CHIP (Children’s Health Insurance Program)
This program is for mothers who are incapable of affording a health insurance program for her and her children. Those who don’t have the funds to purchase insurance are provided with health, dental, and visual insurance. This program is available in every state in the U.S., and, depending on the financial situation of the applicant, may require small or zero payments.
Grants for Mature Woman
There are educational grants available for women 35 and older who wish to go back to college. The Newcombe Scholarships for Mature Women, and the Jeanette Rankin Women’s Scholarship are among these.