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Grants for cars program: Get Government cash to buy a car!

Do you need a car to meet your family’s basic needs and are unable to provide for one yourself? Not owning reliable transportation can be a serious issue for struggling American families. This is why we have put together a list of grant programs for cars. These programs do not always provide free cars, sometimes merely making it possible to buy a car under market or at a highly reduced price. Those interested in applying for a grant should read the eligibility requirements carefully before filling out the application.

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Make $ with Arts and Crafts time for Adults

    We all know you can list household items on sites like e-bay, and possibly make some cash. But what if you don't have the time (or patience) to research each item and wait for someone to bid on it? We have put together a list of 9 household items that people are waiting to buy right now! Keep in mind you may not get as much as you might by listing it for sale and waiting for the right buyer, but you can clean house and end up with cash without the waiting or the extra work of an auction. Best of all you probably have several of these items laying around the house right now.

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Free Summer camp programs

    Education shouldn't stop just because the school year does! Some families believe summer camps won't fit their budget. But it doesn't have to mean spending thousands of dollars for your child to have the "camp experience."

"Don't assume you can't afford camp," says Peg Smith, CEO of the American Camp Association. "There is a camp for every child and a camp for every budget."

What to look for:

Both day camps and sleepaway camps (which are generally pricier) offer financial assistance (sometimes known as camperships), payment plans or sibling discounts -- check with each camp for options. Investigate eligibility for Title 20 subsidized funding (through your state social services office), child and dependent care tax credits (ask your accountant) or a dependent-care flexible spending account (through your job) for funds as well. Most camps have some sort of financial assistance...don't be afraid to call and ask.

Be flexible with your dates to find the best prices, advises Ann Sheets, senior vice president of administration and finance at Camp Fire First Texas, a child and youth development agency in Fort Worth, Texas. Ask about reduced rates to fill last-minute open spots and be ready to go if there's a cancellation.

And Sheets says some camps even offer free or reduced fees in exchange for parents bartering services like dishwashing or being a camp nurse. Or look at less expensive half-day options, where your child attends either in the morning or the afternoon.

Here are some sources for finding affordable or no cost camps. Summer camp slots -- especially at the more affordable camps -- fill up quickly, so if you're interested, sign up soon.

scholarshipsforsummercamp.info - Has scholarships for educational summer camps

roboticsummercamp.info - Has robotics and engineering camps

medicalsummercamps.info - Has camps focusing on the medical fields