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7 Legit Grants for Single Moms and Dads

7 Legit Grants for Single Moms and Dads

We’ve found grants for single moms and dads! There are so many scams out there, but we’ve separated the facts from the fiction to help you get the help you need.

Like I said, finding legit grants for single moms and dads can be difficult… but it’s not impossible. One important thing you need to remember is that it’s easier to find real grants for specific needs than it is to find someone who will just give you cash with no strings attached. Most real grant programs provide financial assistance with specific needs. 

Legit Grants for Single Moms

Every month, Emma Johnson at Wealthy Single Mommy provides $500 to one single mom who needs it. This cash grant does not have any strings attached, and is just designed to help someone get through some tough times. Learn more on her website,, and then click “about” and then “grant.” 

Pell Grants & Scholarships

The Pell Grant is a federal grant that can help cover college expenses for single parents. In addition, many colleges and organizations offer scholarships specifically for single moms and dads. These education grants can help with tuition, school books, and sometimes even child care. For a list of over 50 scholarships for single parents, check out this list.

Down Payment Grants

Buying a home can be difficult, especially when you’re trying to do it with only one income. Fortunately, there are many low income homebuyer programs and down-payment assistance programs that help single moms and dads buy homes. Some of these programs provide $25,000 or more toward your down payment!

Home Repair Grants

Own your own home but can’t afford to fix it? Home repair grants can help low income homeowners with necessary repairs. For a list of home repair grants in every state, click here.

TANF and Diversion Cash Assistance 

TANF, or Temporary Assistance for Needy Families, is a government program that provides cash to low income families. You could receive a monthly grant for up to 60 months – that’s 5 years of assistance! 

Diversion Cash Assistance is another type of grant that is used to help support single moms and dads who are experiencing a short-term financial crisis. These grants are usually only available for 1-3 months, but they often offer higher amounts than traditional TANF services. 

Food Stamps

Food Stamps, also known as The Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program, provides monthly money that can be used to purchase groceries for your family. In 2021, a single mom with two kids could receive up to $535 per month! 

Oh, and if you get food stamps, don’t forget to check out our list of almost 1,000 freebies and deals you can get with your EBT card! Get the full list at!


LIHEAP can provide a cash grant directly to your utility provider on your behalf. You could receive hundreds of dollars of free money toward your utilities through this program! 

Get More Help!

Nicole leads the Low Income Relief team with over 20 years of professional research and writing experience. Nicole started Low Income Relief after a personal experience with poverty. When her husband was medically discharged from the US Army, their family experienced tremendous financial hardship. Nicole was able to gather help from multiple community agencies and move into a nearby low income housing unit in just two weeks! Since then, Nicole has been dedicated to helping low income families in crisis. She regularly spends hundreds of hours combing through countless resources to make sure that Low Income Relief has the most comprehensive and complete resource directories on the internet today. Prior to starting Low Income Relief, Nicole worked as a novelist, journalist, ghostwriter and content creator. Her work has been featured in various print and online publications, including USA Today, eHow, Livestrong, Legal Beagle, The Daily Herald, The Chronicle and more.


Tuesday 27th of September 2022

single mom that's trying to keep my bills paid and my car going.


Saturday 21st of May 2022

Payday Loans 4. Debt Consolidation 5. Personal Loans Email:

Melissa Lawson

Friday 25th of February 2022

My daughter was left homeless in california, long story short, she was scammed out of alot of money but managed to get back home to Iowa. After many many attempts to get her help, we were left with no help at all. NONE. I would be so greatful if she could get one of the grants as she needs it so badly. thanks for all you do!!!!! Melissa


Thursday 3rd of March 2022

Low Income Relief is an information service and does not provide cash or items directly. You will need to search our website for information about organizations that can help you meet those needs. Chat with Lira, she might be able to help!

Jason D Barry

Tuesday 25th of January 2022

Single father looking to start a business


Thursday 10th of February 2022

Information on this should be in the article above. Chat with Lira, she might be able to help!