There are many foundations and institutions that provide personal grants to those people who need financial support. Normally, people who are unemployed, disabled, ill, students and those in dire situations are the ones that are being considered for these grants or government funding. There are also 2 kinds of personal grants that would be available for people who need help. First is the short-term grant and second is the long-term grant. In order to receive a grant, the applicant must demonstrate a need for the assistance. Student loan – the typical Student Loan services being offered are childcare / day care needs, tuition, school supplies, lesson payments and scholarships. This could be short term if the grant provides you with a one-time school expense but this could be a long term personal grant once the government assists you with on-going education. Homes – housing grants normally offer home purchase grants, home repair, rent, mortgage payments, housing assistance and a lot more based on need. Basically this grant offers help to homeless people or families. This could be short term for home repairs but could be considered long term once granted with mortgage payments or rent. Emergency Grants -people who need help with medical bills or hospitalization are most likely granted aid by foundations as long as there is proof of medical need. Business Grants – in the event your business needs assistance to do general good for others, the government may provides business assistance. How personal grants are being processed: First look for a foundation that can provide you with the type of grant you need. The foundations or the government will usually provide you a grant application form. Fill out the form and make sure to answer the questions honestly. Some require proof or documentation to support the grants. An individual must complete all the documentations needed. The government or the foundation will process your document and will provide you with the next steps. An individual needs to follow the required procedures and once you properly file the grant application, you will hear back the status of your approval. The government tries very hard to help those people with the most hardship. The amounts you can receive from the government vary from person to person and state to state. Once you are approved for a personal grant and are awarded the money, just make sure you allocate it properly.