All the government bailouts we've been hearing about have made lots of people wonder out loud "why can't I get some free government money?"
The truth is, you can!
Even if you are not a bank, insurance company or auto-maker, you could be eligible for government cash.
The government gives out millions every year, mostly in the form of grants. But you do have to fill out some forms and have a legitimate reason to get the cash.
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Government grants can help you go back to school or open your own business. The new stimulus package is expected to add some new categories to the grant program.