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Grants

Fairfield County Grants Coordinator

The main duties of the Grants Coordinator are to develop, prepare, and submit grant proposals to federal and state agencies for the various departments of Fairfield County by working with department directors to develop and write proposals. The Grants Coordinator also has to manage and keep in compliance with the various grants including, quarterly reporting, writing, file maintenance, tracking of grant revenues and expenditures. The Grants Coordinator conducts research on various federal and state grant programs as well as providing technical assistance for other grant proposals.

Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)

You can request a copy of this catalog by mail or download a readable PDF version of the catalog at the government site for grants, www.grants.gov.

Federal Grants for Senior Citizens

Over the years, you may have heard that the United States government is continually offering different types of grants for different groups of people. But did you know that some of these grants are crafted for seniors? The types of grants that are available to senior citizens include housing assistance grants, debt assistance grants, educational grants, and grant money to help start a business, among others.

Grants and Funds for College

The best money is free money. The biggest sources of free money these days are federal and state grants. Grants make up about 40% of college funds with loans filling in the rest. Grants are a much better deal than loans, of course, because you don’t have to pay the money back. Grant money is usually based on need and is often given on a first-come, first served basis. Apply early!!! There are 4 major types of grants:

  • Federal Pell Grant
  • Federal Supplemental Education Opportunity Grants
  • State grants
  • Institutional grants

How can you improve your chances of getting a grant? The first step is filling out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid, or FAFSA, which you can submit online, find at schools’ financial-aid offices or have mailed to you by calling the U.S. Department of Education at (800) 433-3243.