If you’re working but your lowly income doesn’t pay the bills, consider applying for a “Self-Sufficiency Grant” from Modest Needs.
These grants “assist individuals and families who, because they are working and live just above the poverty level, are ineligible for most types of conventional social assistance but who, all the same, are living one or two lost paychecks away from the kind of financial catastrophe that eventually leads to homelessness.”
At Modest Needs, we all know from experience how hard it is to ask for help, even when you really need it. We’re happy that you’ve found us, and we’ll do everything we can to find a way to help you. If you’re brand new to Modest Needs and would like to apply for a grant, just follow the three simple steps below.
Step 1: Read the Frequently Asked Questions for Applicants
We know that, sometimes, applying for help can be confusing. To make this process simpler, we’ve written a ‘Frequently Asked Questions’ page just for applicants. This page will tell you everything you need to know about how Modest Needs works, from the kinds of grants we can and can’t make to detailed information about our application process.
You can access our FAQ for applicants by following this link.
Step 2: Register with Modest Needs
(If you’ve already registered with Modest Needs, please skip to Step 3, below.)
Because we do all of our work online, you’ll need to register with Modest Needs before you apply for help. During the application process, we’ll be communicating with you primarily through your Modest Needs account.
Registering with Modest Needs is free, quick and easy. Just click the ‘Register’ link at the very top of this page and complete our simple registration process. Registering with us should take you less than five minutes.
IMPORTANT: You’ll need an active email account in order to register with us. If you don’t have an email account and need to create one so that you can register with Modest Needs, we highly recommend creating a Gmail Account.
As soon as you’ve registered with us, you’re ready to apply for help. Please note that we allow only one active applicant account per household.
Step 3: Complete Our Online Grant Application
Once you’ve read our FAQ for applicants and registered with us, you’re ready to apply for help.
To start your application, log in to your Modest Needs account and then click the button at the bottom of this page that says ‘Apply for Help Now.’ (If you see a button that says Register / Login, you’re not logged into our system. Logging in will fix that problem!).
From there, you’ll be redirected to our ‘Apply for Help’ page, where we’ll give you a few final tips and a link to our online application.
Here is the link to our website: ModestNeeds.org.