Personal grants

United States
October 4, 2007 12:25am CST
Has anyone here on MyLot ever received a grant for personal reasons? I ask because I am a struggling artist and need some cash for starting my career. I saw a commercial on television yesterday saying that the government gives people personal grants. I had never heard of anything like that before. If anyone knows of any organizations that either give grants or any philanthropists who donate to the arts, please let me know. I would ideally like to receive money to support me while I send out my novel and short stories in hopes of getting published. I figure that my work will eventually get published, but I need "every day" or at least a large lump sum of cash that will cover me for a stretch, particularly as I am in need of some for relocation to a "creative" American city.
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