Like many people with felony convictions, we often need assurance that there are financial support networks in place to help us find our way through the challenges of getting back on our feet. One area we really need assistance with – beyond job hunting – is transportation support. In the coming year, there are some issues that will not work in a felons favor and finding government grants for cars is just one of them.
In prior years, there were government grant programs that helped people buy new cars or there were options to secure tax breaks when you make a new car purchase. These types of grants were used to help stimulate the economy and were not, necessarily, used to promote new car purchases for people with felonies.
So, with the new year upon us, where may we find help with transportation issues?
If you have a felony conviction, I often recommend working with local charitable organizations as they often have the best resource connections with charities in your area. Relying on the federal government for any type of financial support is just not an option in this economy. While I realize we are all in need of some assistance, our country simply can’t provide these benefits anymore.
Car loans and finding other felon grants for transportation will be hard. It may be necessary to keep it at a local level for the most help. From education grants to transportation, there are few federal options for felon grants and this, unfortunately, is a fact we must face. Relying on the civil and local service of others will be your best option for finding a car in the new year.
Are you a single Mom with a felony, looking to return to school? Are you working toward a graduate degree but unsure how you will pay for advanced education programs? If so, we may have an opportunity for you to consider.
Through the Nancy Foster Scholarship program, single mothers returning to school,for an advanced degree, may be eligible for scholarship funding ranging from $1.00 to $42,000.00 To determine if you are eligible for this scholarship, it is important to apply right away as the opportunity to apply closes in early December.
If you find that this scholarship program is not suitable for your needs, always remember that there are many other opportunities through your financial aid office. While this seems to be a great opportunity for women with felonies – who need funding for school – it is not the only option available to you. Keep looking through your financial aid office, keep checking Grants.gov, and also contact local public county and city offices in your area for other grants and scholarship programs. Also, ask other students what scholarships, grants, and loans they are using to attend school.
Financing an education is challenging. But, if you are a single mother, there are benefits available to you that you may not find otherwise. Just keep searching and consider these scholarships, including the Nancy Foster Scholarship program.