Have you been tempted by one of those adds promising that they have a government grants book that will show you how to get free money from the government? There are quite literally dozens of sources out there claiming to have all the information that you need regarding government grants and how to get money – most will sell the information to you – for a price.
It can be a tempting offer, because everyone knows that there really is money available from the government for a number of things, so wouldn’t it make sense for there to be a book that contains all of this information? Wouldn’t it be easier to buy this book than to find out the information for yourself? In spite of how logical it may sound, the answer is a resounding NO.
Why You Should Not Buy a Government Grants Book
There are a number of reasons why you shouldn’t buy a book on government grants. The most important of these is that all the information is already provided to the public for free!
That’s right, the government has a website where you can go for all the information you could possibly want on government grants including information on the grants themselves, who is eligible for them and how to apply for them. Does that sound too easy? Well, that is just what those selling the books on government grants want you to think!
While it may be tempting to let someone else do all the research for you, it really is not as difficult as you may think to get money from the government IF you qualify for a grant, which is one of the problems with the information in these books to begin with and another reason not to buy a book on government grants is that the amount of money available directly to individuals from the Federal Government is very limited. Yes, there is money that is funneled from the Federal Government into a variety of state and local programs, but no matter what these books promise; there is no magical process that will enable the average American to get great chunks of money directly from the Federal Government.
And last but not least, almost every one of these books will promise that for an additional fee they can submit applications for these various Federal Government grants for you. This is just another way to get money from the public, for anyone who has actually been to the government grant website will be able to see that it costs absolutely nothing to apply for a government grant.
I was also able to find a free guide to apply for a government grants. It can be found at Free Government Grant Book
If you are curious as to exactly how much money is available for individual citizens directly from the Federal Government, you can find all the information that you need for free on: The Grants Main Site