How to Get Free Stuff From the Government

By Linda Hansen
Much information about free items from the government is readily available to you.

The federal government is a source of many free items for people who know how to claim them. These range from college scholarships and grants to pet care books, vitamins, cold remedies, school supplies, stamps, sports items, coloring books, flower seeds, comic books, and much more. Free government grants for small business start-up, technical education, and to help pay your high home gas and electric bills also are available. All you really need is a computer or book to open the door to a wide variety of government freebies.

Free Stuff from the Government

Find information on free federal grants and scholarships that you may be eligible for at fedmoney.org or go to edu.searchbydegree.com and download the free booklet: "Federal Grants and School Guide." Find more information on the U.S. Department of Education website.

Look at the U.S. Department of the Interior's website for information on free Department of Interior Grants. You will find grants listed across the USA with links to lead you to apply.

Get free maps of the USA, Canada and Mexico from the federal Highway Administration.

Find a pouch of free stamps and a free Kenmore US and Canadian Stamps Catalog online at kenmorestamp.com. If you order it you will also get a free $5 gift certificate.

Get a free 14-page "Buddy Brush" coloring book from the National Institutes of Health website.

View the Small Business Association website for valuable free information for small businesses.

Consult a good free catalog site online like Cool Freebie Links. This is a compendium of free government items that will save you the time and trouble of looking them all up individually.

Another catalog, "Freebies from Uncle Sam," may be available free in your public library. But it costs $9.95 if you order it online from a select sites.

Things Needed

  • computer
  • library book

About the Author

Linda Hansen has been writing since 1966. She worked for Gannett Newspapers in Rochester, New York, for 16 years and was food editor and Sunday features editor of the Evening and Sunday "Binghamton Press" for two years. Hansen has also served as webmaster of the Executive Women International, Charlotte Chapter. She holds a Bachelor of Arts in Soviet studies from Elmira College.