Free grants & loans for pregnant women

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Free grants & loans for pregnant women
Grants and loans are available through the United States Federal Government to help pregnant women. (the flag of the united states of america image by Michael Shake from Fotolia.com)

There are a variety of grants and loans available for pregnant women through the federal government. Some are for government agencies only, but others trickle down and benefit pregnant women directly.

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Grants for Abstinence Education

The "Adolescent Family Life-Demonstration Projects" program is a grant for pregnant and parenting teens, especially those under the age of 17. The grant provides for care and prevention services, and particularly focuses on educating the youth to abstain from sexual activity.

Free grants & loans for pregnant women
An education grant was created to facilitate programs about abstinence for pregnant teens. (Education Sign image by sonya etchison from Fotolia.com)

Government Food Grant

Another grant is the "Commodity Supplemental Food Program". State agencies can apply to receive supplemental USDA foods to provide to low-income pregnant women and their children.

Free grants & loans for pregnant women
States can receive grants to help feed low-income pregnant owmen. (food image by Fashayan from Fotolia.com)

Health care Grant

The Department of Health and Human Services offers the "Maternal and Child Health Services Block Grant to the States", to provide better health care options to pregnant women, mothers and children, who do not have satisfactory health care.

Free grants & loans for pregnant women
There are health care grants for pregnant women without proper health care options. (pregnant woman image by Valentin Mosichev from Fotolia.com)

WIC Grant

The "Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children" (WIC), through the Department of Agriculture, provides supplemental foods and nutrition education, to pregnant women with financial challenges and their children.

Free grants & loans for pregnant women
WIC helps to supply women with supplemental foods,and eduction for pregnant mothers. (baby stuff image by Melking from Fotolia.com)

Federal Student Aid

Pregnant women are eligible to apply for federal student aid through the "Free Application for Federal Student Aid" (FAFSA), which is affiliated with the U.S. Department of Education.

Free grants & loans for pregnant women
Pregnant women can apply for college financial aid. (college, londres, uk image by Jerome Dancette from Fotolia.com)

Pregnant Women Support Act

A proposed House bill, the "Pregnant Women Support Act," provides agencies with grants to educate women,offer alternatives to abortion, allow clinics to purchase ultrasound equipment, and for colleges to receive funding to enable their pregnant students to stay in school while expecting.

Free grants & loans for pregnant women
Congress is working on the Pregnant Women Support Act, which features numerous grants. (capitol image by Andrew Breeden from Fotolia.com)

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