Search Like An Expert For Reliable Disability Info Including Grants And Benefits
This custom search facility helps you find reliable information about disabilities, including grants and benefits you're entitled to.
If we published your story here on Ability-Mission.org, but you lost the link to it, just enter your name into the search box and you'll be reading your story in seconds.
Effective Search Tips
Many visitors using this search facility are looking for disability grants or other government funding for the disabled.
With this in mind, we offer search tips, which can be effective for searches on anything having to do with benefits for disabled people.
You can use the search box below to find stories similar to yours. Just enter the name of your official disability. Try searching with other disability names if you have more than one. Search now!
To make the search specific to you, add your own personal keywords, such as geographical location, visible minority, disabled, veteran, etc.
You can also use combinations of words like: disability insurance, grants, disability lawyer, disability attorney, government grants, federal government grants, starting a business and so on. Try it!
What NOT to Do
There's a lot of misleading advertising out there. (And there'll probably be some in your Google search results.)
Search Well And
You Will Find
As a result, many inexperienced funding seekers think that money grows on trees everywhere and that all they have to do is go and pluck it off the branches.
Although there is a lot of money out there, and you can access it under certain conditions, here are some simple things you should NOT do:
- Do NOT think you can get a grant with only a couple hours of work. Just finding a source of funding may take anywhere from 4-20 hours.
- Do NOT limit yourself to this Google search facility. Once you've found a few likely sources, get on the phone with them and make sure that your needs meet THEIR objectives.
- Do NOT seek one source of funding to fulfill several needs. If you tell funding sources that you want $50,000 to start a business and that you'll use most of the money to pay off your debts, they'll slam the door in your face.
The key thing to remember is that all granting agencies have to meet THEIR objectives, not yours. You have to show them that fulfilling your need will help them do that.
Some More Tips
Here are some more tips to help you in your disability grants search. Read each one carefully to get the most out of it.
- A source of funding is not always a government grant or subsidy. It could also be a bank loan or venture capital. It could also simply be the free advice offered by organizations like Industry Canada or the US Small Business Administration.
- Sources of funding may be geography-specific. What's offered in one part of the country may NOT be available elsewhere, so use your location as one of the keywords in your Google search.
- Funding may be federal, state, county, municipal or private. Your Google search will reveal this information.
- More funding may be available for certain groups of people – minorities, women, handicapped, etc. Using related keywords in your Google search will help identify such special sources.
- Once your search has identified some potential sources of funding, phone them up to be sure a particular program is still operating and funds are still available. Find out what the application procedure is and what the proposal evaluation criteria are.
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