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sr3499
Sep 10, 2007, 02:49 PM
I want to know if there are any grants for convicted felons ?:)

slowandeasy
Sep 10, 2007, 05:21 PM
Why in the world would the government give a convicted felon a grant??

donald8
Sep 30, 2007, 09:06 PM
Can felons get grants

katiecca
Oct 31, 2007, 09:57 PM
I know that the grants are out there for convicted felons my p.o has been talking to me about them so I know they exist but I am trying to find the same thing...

JBougie
Nov 25, 2007, 07:31 PM
I want to know if there are any grants for convicted felons ?:)
I would honestly call your local college and ask to speak with an advisor. I am currently doing that same thing for my husband :) Also -- do a Google search for "Felon Benefits" or "Felon Grants" I have a found a few things by doing that.

And Slowandeasy -- why wouldn't they? It is very sad that you would have that opinion - not all felons are as bad as you think, and there are more people out there that are felons than you think also -- you would be shocked to find out how many people that you know and deal with on a regular basis are felons. You don't have to be a rapist or a murderer to obtain a felony conviction.

TzAngels
Nov 25, 2007, 10:10 PM
MEAN and definitely not helpful

slowandeasy
Nov 26, 2007, 04:59 AM
Hello Jbougie

I understand what you are saying,I am just saying that grants are not easy to get, that's all I know that grants are out there but it can be a trying process, Yes I know not all convicted felons are murders and such, I quess what I was trying to say was in this day and time it may not be easy. Sorry if I offended anyone

Fr_Chuck
Nov 26, 2007, 05:21 AM
There are really no special grants for felons ( except for some programs on job training though various charities) they can apply to all of the regular grants and loans that everyone else can. The person needs to go to the school they planon attending and check with finicial aids

excon
Nov 26, 2007, 06:22 AM
Hello:

Exconvicts aren't real popular these days. The government is trying to do 'em bad - not good. That doesn't mean they're not WORTHY of help. They are, but that's not what's happening these days.

However, the tide is changing.

excon

Preid5
Nov 28, 2007, 04:18 PM
Why is it when people make a mistake and become a felon they are never forgiven. Do your time finish probation and then what? You can't vote, you can't live anywhere except with other felons, you must settle for a job. So we don't ever stop paying our debt to society. You all say rehabilitate yet you want to condemn. Think about it take a tiger out of the jungle cage him up and throw him back in the jungle & what happens... he goes back to being a tiger! You disgust me. Sometimes smart people make dumb mistakes and get caught. Like you are so perfect that you have not made a mistake or perhaps you just never got caught.
WALK A MILE IN Someone's SHOES BEFORE YOU JUDGE THEM for when you have you will not be so quick to be heartless!

slowandeasy
Nov 28, 2007, 05:31 PM
Whom are you referring to?

brianbrody818
Nov 30, 2007, 11:35 AM
why in the world would the goverment give a convicted felon a grant????????????
Why not?

cortez jackson
Nov 30, 2007, 11:39 PM
Is there grants to help pay for truck driving school

Financialaidguy
Jan 8, 2008, 08:30 PM
Not sure if this question is aimed at grants for college but nonetheless, I will answer it so.

At our college we used to process financial aid for individuals still incarcerated in the state correctional facility. The individuals could apply for financial aid, and receive grants to pay for their tuition. They would never of course see any of the extra money but their college was being paid for.

Individuals leaving the prison system are no different. They deserve to go to college just like anyone else.

biggyjcp
Jan 17, 2008, 12:59 PM
I think that some people do change,everyone makes mistakes and some people would like to move on and do better for themselves.

help4son
Jan 21, 2008, 11:00 AM
I am trying to assist my son who is in a Marine brig on a felony charge. He is due to be released in a few months and has taken it upon himself to begin furthering his education while incarcerated by taking correspondence courses. He would like to continue this towards a degree, but he knows that he will need financial assistance when he is released and is seeking information on grants that are available to felons. Can anyone give any information relative to the NC, SC or FL areas and/or grants or services/organizations to contact who may be able to help?

Financialaidguy
Jan 21, 2008, 11:06 AM
The best advice is always to go speak with the local financial aid office. Worst case scenario, they are going to tell you there is nothing available and your son has to pay for school out of pocket. The most probable scenario will be that they can help you find local scholarships and grants to pay for your sons college.

It's in the schools best interest to help your son, or it should be anyway. Be upfront and honest with them about the situation and what your sons goals are. They are there to help.

tammiewalters21
Feb 8, 2008, 09:42 AM
Hello:

Exconvicts aren't real popular these days. The government is trying to do 'em bad - not good. That doesn't mean they're not WORTHY of help. They are, but that's not what's happening these days.

However, the tide is changing.

excon
Does anyone know of anyone who is a convicted felon that has gotten a grant?

jjewell08
Apr 9, 2008, 08:33 PM
why in the world would the goverment give a convicted felon a grant????????????

Why in the world would your mama create such of a a**hole like you??

davelubis
Apr 16, 2008, 06:21 PM
why in the world would the goverment give a convicted felon a grant????????????
Yeah some people are felons because they makes mistakes in their lives. And like myself there are plenty of felons that lost a whole lot due to their mistakes. In my case I was with people who committed a felony and was then charged with complicity.. thuse making my life a little more complicated once getting out of prison. I think if people want to change and make something of themselves and continue schooling then the government should offer some kind of financial aide to these people.. we are simply trying to better ourselves and reenter society as hard working responsible citezens.. so take a long "slowandeasy" look at the world and answer your question honestly... there are some felons that wish everyday they could take back things that they have done in the past. And remember there really isn't a lot of opportunity for felons because of people like you.. thanks

lancesn
May 3, 2008, 11:25 AM
The only grants for convicted felons for education are through FSEOG Federal Eupplemental Education Opportunity Grant). You still have to go and fill out the FASFA form and see if the college participates in it.

zodiacs9th
Jun 18, 2008, 06:49 PM
why in the world would the goverment give a convicted felon a grant????????????
Ya know, life ain't all s and giggles for everybody. I was down 3 1/2 years but that doesn't mean I'm not a changed woman now. Being prejudice against people is obnoxious and tasteless but we're not out here trying to down you. Sometime you should try to leave your comfort zone and think outside the box. The world we all share is much bigger than the one you have revolving around you.

motivated
Oct 22, 2008, 12:30 PM
This is motivated and I'm referring to Slow and Easy: Sometimes people just get caught up. How can you say "why in the world would the the government give a convicted felon a grant?" That's where all the real crooks are anyway; look at what"s going on with people that have worked all their lives and only to find out that you may not be eligible to receive retirement pension. Must people that are convicted felons probably got the s*** beat out of them for a confession; but you know why this world will never change?? The big man is constantly stepping on the little man!!

slowandeasy
Oct 26, 2008, 04:32 PM
I did not mean to offend anyone with my question. I just on that day thinking Wow,
Here are veterans returning from a war they did not want{ Iraq} and are having trouble getting the help they need from the government and a felon wants a grant? That was just a statement made in the wrong context I did not mean to offend anyone. Everyone makes mistakes and a lot of times all they need is a helping hand.

LucasLongstaff
Nov 12, 2008, 05:14 AM
Actually the reoffense rate is less than twelve percent on all crimes. The ones who who you have to watch out for are the ones who have never been in trouble, or have yet to be caught.

LucasLongstaff
Nov 12, 2008, 05:22 AM
I am astounded by the negativity, that ex cons receive. Most are sent to classes that cost hundreds of dollars a month and are required to hold a job and pay there bills. These folks are also fighting to survive in every day life. There kids, wife's, husbands,etc. go with out and if it were not for health and welfare most of these folks would be reincarcerated, due to the fact of trying to survive. If there were more posativaty for these folks then the crime would go down. Just remember, POSSATIVE AFFERMATIONS ARE THE STEPPING STONES TO SUCCESS, OR KEEP TEASING THE DOG AND IT WILL BITE. Give them a chance you might just have the greatest friend you will ever know

josesoto
Nov 19, 2008, 12:23 PM
This site sucks I thought you were supposed to get an answer not a whole bunch of useless opinions thanks for nothing signed the 2 time convicted felon

882008
Jan 16, 2009, 06:27 PM
why in the world would the goverment give a convicted felon a grant????????????

Because as long as there are people who want to change and find out the resources available then we ex felons won't be out trying to make money by damaging others lives to get by. One of the problems is that people who are released from prison have a lot of good ideas for business but no way to start them. A lot of us are as intelligent as anyone else or in some cases more so.Would you rather us selling gooods next to you or selling drugs in your neighborhood.

rey48
Jan 17, 2009, 12:23 AM
Can people get hire to drive taxi with a felony?

excon
Jan 17, 2009, 04:15 AM
Hello rey:

Yes.

excon

motivated
Jan 21, 2009, 11:13 AM
why in the world would the goverment give a convicted felon a grant????????????

actually, getting a grant from the government is as easy as cutting a slice of pie; getting a job after wasting X amount of time going to school on that grant money is where the problem steps in.

diemincut
Apr 27, 2009, 05:42 PM
why in the world would the goverment give a convicted felon a grant????????????

The whloe reason the government does this is because of s like u. employers don't usually give felons a chance so the government gives it to us in hopes that we can become productive. If a your pet bit someone wouldn't u train it or "rehabilitate"to not do it again? Why can felons have that change to? Everyone s up at some point, some just worse than others. It doesn't mean that they are a bad person, people get driven to do crimes (most times) after that we don't catch job breaks so sometimes we are forced to commit crimes not by choice but by neccesity. The will to survive. Its people like slowandeasy that give us the true "bad reputation". I honestly feel that that is why the world is so ed up. If felons weren't pushed aside so quickly and give a chance by fellow man live could be better for all.

debbiedellinger
Apr 27, 2009, 06:00 PM
What kind of grant can I get bieng a convicted felon

Hustler
Apr 30, 2009, 03:16 PM
Pell Grants. Check out FAFSA - Free Application for Federal Student Aid (http://www.fafsa.gov/)... or Professional help filing the FAFSA - Federal Student Financial Aid Application (http://www.fafsa.com). One stipulation is that you stay out of trouble while collecting school funds.You can generally receive these grants repeatedly, provided , your income does not reach a certain level (this number fluctuates depending on your marital status , as well as , the dependents you may claim.

calebmckean123
May 13, 2009, 09:17 AM
Go to the college and fill out the fafsa forms. If you don't have a drug conviction you are in. I am a felon, but I have also been educated and I think if you learn a lot of hard, soft and technical skills you will have better opportunity than you would being an incumbent, disposable employee.
Although you will have restrictions;doors will open.

calebmckean123
May 13, 2009, 09:23 AM
One more suggestion from my expertise. Do not pay attention to negative people and do not tell students about your convictions.
Healthcare and medical training are not the way to go. Almost anything else will work because of the skills you receive.

calebmckean123
May 13, 2009, 09:35 AM
I did not mean to offend anyone with my question. I just on that day thinking Wow,
here are veterans returning from a war they did not want{ Iraq} and are having trouble getting the help they need from the goverment and a felon wants a grant? That was just a statement made in the wrong context I did not mean to offend anyone. everyone makes mistakes and a lot of times all they need is a helping hand.

We should see if we can get you a grant. We need you to get some form of functional literacy going on. It would be nice to have more thought out,clear, informative minds in our society. College reduces recidivism, thus reducing crime and cost associated with housing a criminal. A college education only cost about 14,000 dollars. Housing a criminal for a year cost 23,000 on average. Sending that man to school just saved the government 9,000 dollars the first year.

excon
May 13, 2009, 09:59 AM
Hello caleb:

Couple things. This is a very old thread, so the guy probably isn't much interested anymore.. Slow, the guy you're dissing, hasn't been around for ages, so I don't think he'll learn anything...

But, finally, I want to point out that the OP wasn't asking about a grant for an excon to go to college. He didn't mention college at all.

Besides, the fafsa grant you mention isn't for exconvicts. It just doesn't exclude exconvicts, unless it's a drug conviction, which you mention. You do know, that about HALF of the excons out there were convicted for drugs... But, I digress.

This guy is looking for a grant FOR exconvicts... I told him correctly, that there are NO grants specifically FOR exconvicts.

Plus, given my experience here, MOST of these guys want grants to start a business, pay their bills, or buy a new car... I don't know where they get this nonsense.

That isn't to say that an education isn't the best way to avoid recidivism. It just wasn't what the question was about.

excon

inkspot364
May 18, 2009, 10:00 AM
Because as long as there are people who want to change and find out the resources available then we ex felons wont be out trying to make money by damaging others lives to get by. One of the problems is that people who are released from prison have alot of good ideas for busines but no way to start them. Alot of us are as intelligent as anyone else or in some cases more so.Would you rather us selling gooods next to you or selling drugs in your neighborhood.

I never thought I would be ever to change my life but I did I've learn to take all my negative enery and change it to a positive. And after reading some of the things I ve read about ex felons only goes to show me regardless of how much I change society will always see me as a problem but what is more impoirtant to me is to remember that I have paid my dept to society and stay focus on what I'm trying to archeive , I say let the haters hate... it won't be first time someone hated on me and it definitely won't be the last... my moto is haters just make greater! You heard.

inkspot364
May 18, 2009, 10:02 AM
I'm looking for any kind grant to start my silkscreening business I'm a ex con / minority from nyc please looking for answers

excon
May 18, 2009, 10:11 AM
Hello ink:

If you've been reading, you've found out that nobody wants to help YOU - NOBODY!!

They WILL, however, help the community... So, if you're silk screening business will do silk screening for the community, for FREE or at greatly discounted prices, AND your silk screening business hires otherwise NON employable people, then you might be eligible for a grant.

Make up a business plan, and take it to your city council.

excon

flabucki
Jun 15, 2009, 12:18 PM
I did 6 months for Tax fraud because of partial unreported income from 2001, 2002 and 2003. I was a pretty high level business person. Not only can't I get any job - but getting funding for a small business is nearly impossible these days - even for nonfelons.

parrishmckinney
Jul 5, 2009, 07:27 PM
Can convicted felons get grants for real estate investments

parrishmckinney
Jul 5, 2009, 07:28 PM
Can a convicted felon get a grant for real estate investments

angelblan
Jul 7, 2009, 07:41 AM
I am attempting to help my roommate who is an X-felon to find a grant and a few scholarships to help him get back on his feet. I want to help him pursue his dreams of studying oceanography. so if any one can help with a list of grants or scholarships to apply for please just email the list to me.... thanks!

excon
Jul 7, 2009, 08:04 AM
Hello parrish and angel:

There are NO grants FOR felons. There are only grants that felons may NOT be excluded FROM.

excon

Are_you_with_me
Jul 10, 2009, 12:50 AM
can convicted felons get grants for real estate investments

Hi My Friend,
I just wanted to let you know there are no grants for anyone except non profit organizations. All that stuff on TV and websites are scams. Here is a web link you can check out. Do you have the felon title on your back as well?

The Truth About Government Grants - Loans & Grants Advisor - Community Home (http://community2.business.gov/t5/Loans-Grants-Advisor/The-Truth-About-Government-Grants/ba-p/3620#A50?cm_mmc=GovDelivery-_-062609-_-grants-_-community)

parrishmckinney
Jul 10, 2009, 05:56 AM
Thank you for your honesty and sincerity in this matter I greatly appreciate this information do have a blessed day

Are_you_with_me
Jul 10, 2009, 08:45 AM
thank you for your honesty and sincerity in this matter i greatly appreciate this information do have a blessed day

I want things to be better for us but we got to stand together like others and express a voice. Everyone has a freedom of speech. I just think things should be different for people who want to change Do You Think so?

excon
Jul 10, 2009, 02:14 PM
Hello fellow excons:

We need a political action group. That ain't going to be easy to start. It takes money and organization. Felons usually don't have those things.

excon

C-O-P
Jul 11, 2009, 07:18 AM
If an ex-offender is looking to start a small business, he or she CAN qualify for several SBA programs. These are not grants, but loan guarantee programs. The idea you hear behind the fences that when you get out the government has money just for you is all wrong. But, that being said, there are programs that give preference to economically AND socially disadvantaged people with loans to start a business. Put together a good Business Plan, get help from SCORE if you need to, and follow the dream. Reply if you need further details. It does work, I am living proof!

MisterT
Jul 29, 2009, 05:25 PM
I've been wondering the same thing. Apparently if it's a drug related charge then NO. which sucks because I am a convicted felon from an old marijuana charge. But then I found this "http://www.jointogether.org/news/yourturn/announcements/2006/aid-to-students-with-drug.html" probably the only thing George Bush did good during his 8 yrs as president!

TRYING2LIVE
Aug 3, 2009, 04:27 PM
As someone who just spent 7 years in the federal prison system and was released 4 months ago i know first hand the difficulty in not only finding a grant but how about finding a job!! Society says they care but in reality they don't until it reaches someone in their family then they want to be an activist don't give me a handout or make me some type of rallying crie just give me a chance prison does not rehabilitate it warehouses we as prisoners rehabilitate ourselves and each other

convict99
Aug 15, 2009, 12:49 PM
why in the world would your mama create such of a a**hole like you?????

You would fit in really good in prison slowandeasy

convict99
Aug 15, 2009, 12:52 PM
yeah some people are felons because they makes mistakes in their lives. and like myself there are plenty of felons that lost a whole lot due to their mistakes. in my case i was with people who commited a felony and was then charged with complicity.. thuse making my life a little more complicated once getting out of prison. i think if people want to change and make something of themselves and continue schooling then the government should offer some kinda of finacial aide to these people.. we are simply trying to better ourselves and reenter society as hard working responsable citezens.. so take a long "slowandeasy" look at the world and answer your question honestly ... there are some felons that wish everyday they could take back things that they have done in the past. and remember there really isnt a lot of opportunity for felons b/c of people like you .. thanks

Very good answer.. no one is perfect except "slowandeasy"

convict99
Aug 15, 2009, 12:56 PM
Very Good answer... not all of us are perfect like "slowandeasy"

stevetcg
Aug 16, 2009, 05:10 AM
The thing that most felons don't consider is that there are hundreds of thousdands of people that Haven't spent 5+ years in prison that also need help.

I know that politicians preach rehab in prison... but face it... its punishment. As it should be. Rehab is just PC bull... and everyone knows it.

The bottom line is no one is going to give you a handout becase you are 'rehabbed'. Like excon said... there may be grants available that you are NOT excluded from. There are none specifically FOR you.

valerie777
Aug 20, 2009, 07:33 AM
why in the world would the goverment give a convicted felon a grant????????????

slowandeasy,

Your reply obviously lacks common sense and since you stated it in question form, I will answer you.

The government would give a convicted felon a grant to help him or her get their life back on track. The felon was punished and served their time incarcerated. It is bad enough that a felony is a life sentence in society and that they continue to be punished after their sentence is complete.

If a convicted felon can't get a job or a higher education the person would have to find some way to survive. Perhaps you would prefer supporting them through public assistance while they do nothing. Perhaps you would rather they turn to criminal activity to support themselves or their family.

Get off your high horse and realize everyone has made their share of mistakes and bad choices in life and if you had to be punished for all of them it could be worse than the felon.

Grow up and realize that people ask questions in a search for help, not ignorance. Didn't anyone ever teach you "If you can't say something nice, don't say anything at all."?

stevetcg
Aug 20, 2009, 07:55 AM
...Perhaps you would prefer supporting them through public assistance while they do nothing. ...

How would that be any different than giving them a grant?

excon
Aug 20, 2009, 08:15 AM
Hello again:

I'm all for supporting our recently released inmates... GIVING them money, however, is NOT support.

Ok, let me rephrase... Instead of giving 'em $100 and dumping them off at the bus station, I think they should be given enough to start again. What's that? A thousand $$$'s?? Ok, I'll go for that. I certainly wouldn't call that a grant, though, anymore than I'd call the lousy $100 they get now a grant.

What?? They spend $50,000 a year to keep them IN the slam. What's another grand to help 'em get by the first month?

excon

stevetcg
Aug 20, 2009, 08:25 AM
I would advocate providing them with things that they need. I absolutely would not advocate giving them money.

I would be for allowing them to earn a fair wage while in prison for the last X% if their expected term, provided they meet certain requirements.

excon
Aug 20, 2009, 08:33 AM
I would be for allowing them to earn a fair wage while in prison for the last X% if their expected term, provided they meet certain requirements.Hello again, Steve:

I'd be for allowing them to earn a FAIR wage the ENTIRE time they're in prison, with the bulk of it going to support their family.

Moreover, I'd be for not imprisoning some people in the first place. There's a guy in California serving LIFE for stealing a $2.50 pair of socks. I don't think we can AFFORD to do that.

excon

stevetcg
Aug 20, 2009, 08:38 AM
Hello again, Steve:

I'd be for allowing them to earn a FAIR wage the ENTIRE time they're in prison, with the bulk of it going to support their family.

Moreover, I'd be for not imprisoning some people in the first place. There's a guy in California serving LIFE for stealing a $2.50 pair of socks. I don't think we can AFFORD to do that.

excon

I am with you on that. How many stories do you read about child support payments not being paid because the non-custodial parent being in prison...

I'd be interested to see that CA case... rings of urban legend to me...

excon
Aug 20, 2009, 08:49 AM
I'd be interested to see that CA case... rings of urban legend to me...Hello again, Steve:

Nahhh. You should know that I'm not a consumer of rumor and innuendo. If I say it, you can count on it. I read about Curtis Wilkerson's case this morning, here: http://www.nytimes.com/2009/08/20/opinion/20kristof.html?th&emc=th

excon

boricuaRafael
Oct 12, 2009, 01:24 PM
I don't know3

jhonbaez
Nov 29, 2009, 12:09 PM
The felon receive grant because the want them go out of the street and quit selling drugs, 80% of felon are just peoples that did not have a daddy or mommy like you have to pay for they school.
Because people like you felon sell drug for other people to die and they get money to live, after you get some amount of money them become a drugs dealer.
So the government need to help these people to quit selling and the only way to do it is by giving legal money to them to teach them and help them to see that there are other way to get money in these world with out selling drugs, and that is the only reason that the felon get money, y there are a felon that is a sociopath, or a killer, they do you or it hard for them to get these benefits if you want to now more about Good come to WWW.Boom.Co.nR

lizabeck
Dec 2, 2009, 08:04 AM
I was just released from state prison and am looking to turn my life around. I am living in a half-way house and am looking for a full-time job, yet I would still like to attend community coolege in order to attain my dietary technician certification. If anyone has any info regarding grants, etc. PLEASE HELP!!

jgerb09
Dec 12, 2009, 08:01 AM
I've been out for a year now and about to be homeless because I couldn't find the grants OR work. Its insane how they always talk about the residivism rate while we are locked up too... "3 out of 5 always returns" but why don't they focus on the real reason why they returned instead of just railroading us. We get free(?) and all of a sudden we are basically invisible (unless something goes wrong, then its we who get the first blame)... OH and I have to mention that I did a year in a state facility for a felony 5 RSP. I did my time, but now it really feels like I'm doing time.

greeting
Dec 21, 2009, 01:34 PM
why would we not want to help convicted felons become the person God intended them to be. As far as the person who said why you certainly are not perfect and have made mistakes in your life, but maybe did not get caught. For only one is perfect. He who is without sin may cast the first stone .

Clough
Jan 6, 2010, 02:22 AM
Just so everyone knows who continues to post on this thread...

It's now really old and archived, and so not generally visible unless someone happens to visit the forum topic area where it's located, or is notified that there's activity on it because they've already posted on it.

If you would like for your new question to get the most exposure on this site, please do start a new thread.

Thanks!