"Question: I want to pursue
a government grant, but the organizations I've contacted charge
large up-front fees for their services. How can I find
government money without spending a lot of money?
-- Ike, New York City
Answer: When it comes to
looking for government grant money, you don't need an expensive
consultant, you need a database software program called the
Federal Money Retriever.
This user-friendly program lets
you point and click through the maze of government programs. It
provides descriptions, eligibility requirements, available funds
and contact information. ...It's a bargain compared to what most
consultants will charge you for the same information.
It's unusual to find a product
that the experts agree is the "best of the best." But
this one has the ringing endorsement of lots of nonprofit and
research institutions whose limited budgets require that they
seek out the most time- and cost-efficient ways to obtain grant
information and funding."
* Ms. Hirsch is a career
counselor and small-business adviser in Chicago, who has written
numerous books on these subjects, including, "Love Your
Work and Success Will Follow" (John Wiley & Sons Inc.).