Grants for DC Residents

In the DC area, residents can get grants especially for education and housing. Students can apply for the programs intended for educations, the DCTAG and DCLEAP. Whereas, less privileged and low income families can have their own home through the help of non-profit and private organizations working for their cause.

The federal government in the DC area started the “Higher Education Financial Services and Preparatory Programs”. Under this program, they offer DC Tuition Assistance Grant or simply the DCTAG and the DC Leveraging Educational Assistance Partnership or simply the DCLEAP.


Under the DCTAG program, the choices for higher education in which DC residents can choose are increase and this program provides grants in the form of cash assistance worth up to $10,000 that is toward the difference among the in-state as well as the out-of-state tuition at any four years course in public colleges and universities all over US, Guam and Puerto Rico. Cash grant worth as much as $2,500 is awarded per academic year that is used for tuition expenses at any private colleges in the Washington Metropolitan area, private HBCUs or Historically Black Colleges and Universities all over the country and two-year technical colleges nationwide. Interested applicants must first complete an application form online at DC OneApp by going to After the completion of the first step, applicants must complete application as well to By visiting the website, applicants can know the needed documents that must be submitted through mail.

810 First St., NE – 3rd Flr
Washington, DC 20002

For more inquiries, call HEFS through phone at (202) 727 – 2824.


The DCLEAP is a grant program that is open to all students, both undergraduate and graduate. In order to apply to this grant program, applicants must complete it at However, those applying for the Virginia Tuition Assistance Grant or the VTAG need not to do that. The DCLEAP is a grant that is need-based and it needs separate application in which anyone can get from the government of DC.

State Education Office
DC LEAP Program
Suite 350 North
441 4th Street, NW
Washington, DC 20001

Visit for further details about the grant program or call the SEO through phone at (202) 727 – 6436.

HomeFree – USA

HomeFree-USA is program that assists DC homeowners in the Wards 5,7 to 8. The program gives chance to homeowners in saving their homes. The HomeSaver program is assisting eligible homeowners by giving cash grant worth as much as $32,000 that can be use for saving the homes. For more details about the program, call the President of HomeFree-USA through phone at (801) 891 – 8400.

HomeFree-USA Metro DC
3401A East West Highway
Hyattsville, MD 20782

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