Last year in the United States there was over $100 billion dollars allotted to government grants. Of this amount ¼ was assigned for women grants. The grants vary in many ways. Some are educational, some provide funding for return to work, others for child care.
Women in the United States have fewer college diplomas then men. The workforce also is made up mostly of men the ratio of men to women is not even close. Business owners typically are men as well. For these reasons the government aims to assist women in achieving education, employment, and the ability to start up their own business by way of providing grants.
Depending on what you are looking for there likely is a grant for you. If you are returning to college, there are student grants to help you. The big question most women have is: How can I find them? The first thing most people do is head to the government website or state offices. These can be a lost cause as they are quite unorganized and difficult to find. Some of the information is outdated and inaccurate. It is surprising that the government would offer all this money for grants and then make it next to impossible to find the information but this is the way it is.
It will take some work and searching to find what is available. Calling your state offices and federal member can help. You can also hire the services of an agency that is in the business of helping people find what they need. Just be careful as there are some shady characters that are looking to scam the searchers.