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GRANT GUIDELINES

Applying for a Grant:  

  • Applications must be submitted by a government or private non-profit social service agency. ​The applicant must have a case manager and currently be receiving services from the agency submitting the request.   
  • Applications are not accepted from individuals.
  • The applicant must be on a path to self sufficiency.
  • The applicant must be a resident of Western North Carolina.
  • Individuals may receive only one New Start Grant.​

Please Note:

  • Client names are needed for our records; however, names are kept in confidence.
  • Grant checks are made payable directly to the appropriate vendor, not to the individual.
  • Grants are NOT provided for medical expenses, childcare, Pell Grant repayment, or fines.
  • Grants may be requested for such things as security deposits, rent, utilities, recovery housing, laptop computers for school, vehicle related expenses, and transportation, if such requests are essential needs for a new start.
  • Grants may also be requested for education, training courses, and licenses that help an individual become more employable. 
  • Vehicle repair applications must include an itemized estimate from a reputable automotive repair shop. The applicant must own the vehicle and provide a valid driver’s license, current registration, and proof of insurance. ​
  • The New Start Fund partners with Working Wheels for vehicle purchase.
  • Applications for vehicle repair or purchase are considered only when the vehicle is required for current employment or school.​​


If you have questions regarding your client’s specific needs, please email: womansongnewstartfund@gmail.com


GRANT APPLICATION

If you have not read the New Start Grant Guidelines and Application, please do so before completing the application.

Case Managers complete and submit the application on behalf of clients who are currently receiving services from the agency submitting the request.

Please complete each of the following questions in full prior to submitting the application!

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