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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! 

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Nicole is the owner and lead researcher for Low Income Relief. She has over 20 years of professional research and writing experience, and she has been solely dedicated to investigating low income topics for the last 10 years. 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, The Daily Herald, The Chronicle and more. Her work has also been featured by Google for Publishers and other leading industry publications.


Thursday 26th of January 2023

Seeking help to buy a battery for my car

Catherine Marucci

Saturday 28th of January 2023

Hi Daphne. Here are some resources that may be able to help:

stephen champ

Sunday 20th of November 2022

single dad needing help!

Catherine Marucci

Sunday 20th of November 2022

Hi Stephen. If you need any more resources, check out the Help Near Me section of our website:

Cindy Whetstone

Saturday 22nd of October 2022

Desperate I have no gas for my car now no insurance and my cellphone is delinquent. My family need laundry detergent so we can wash out clothes we have no basic needs. Please help. Thank you, Cindy

Catherine Marucci

Sunday 23rd of October 2022

Hi Cindy. Here are some more options for extra money:


Monday 17th of October 2022

Hi my name is Tasha and I'm needing help finding grants when I go back to school full time to help provide for me and my son during this time so I don't have to worry and I can actually focus on school and not on our needs if you can please help thank you and God bless

Catherine Marucci

Tuesday 18th of October 2022

Hi Tasha. Reach out to your local university or community college. Their financial aid department will be able to tell you what grants are available and if you qualify for them.


Tuesday 27th of September 2022

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