Grants to Help With Roofs

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Grants to Help With Roofs
Federal grants are available to help with roofing projects. (roof image by Eldin Muratovic from

Several federal agencies sponsor grant programs for the replacement or repair of commercial and residential roofs. Such grants are intended to cover the costs of equipment, labour and supplies. Typically, federal grants don't have to be repaid by the recipient. However, some programs require recipients to use other resources to help fund a percentage of the roofing project.

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