How does someone get a home improvement grant in akron ohio??

Home improvement grants are not easy to get; home improvement loans are more feasible.

Home Improvements

The Housing and Urban Development in their Grants Available page makes it clear that they do not provide grants to individuals — hence no grants for a person to buy a home or improve their homes http://www.hud.gov/grants/index.cfm

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“While HUD does not offer direct grants or loans to individuals, we do work through local governments and non-profit organizations to make financial assistance and counseling available.”

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You can go to the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) http://www.cfda.gov and Grants.gov http://www.grants.gov – these are two FREE sites created by the federal government to provide transparency and information on grants. Browse through the listings and see if you can find any grant that would support your purposes.

Even if you buy books on “how to get grants” or list that supposedly has information on grants — all of them are mere rehash of what CFDA has, albeit packaged differently.

On CFDA you will find the list of home improvement grants but you will find that the grants are very restrictive — e.g. home improvement grants are available only to very low income senior citizens living in rural areas