's Moving Assistance Grants

Relocation costs add up. Want help paying for a big move? Apply for a moving grant for a chance to get financial aid for your moving services.

  • What is the moving grant? – The moving assistance grant is a $500 relocation package that offers to people planning to move.
  • Who can apply? – If you live in the United States and you’re moving in the next six months, you can apply for our grant. 
  • When would I know the result? – We’ll reach out within 30 days of your moving date to see if you’re a good fit for our grants.

What’s a moving grant?

A moving grant is a one-time relocation package offers to people preparing to move. With our moving assistance grants, we help people like you pay for moving services like full-service moves, moving container rentals, truck rentals, car shipping, and more.

Who should apply?

Anyone planning a move in the next six months can apply for our moving assistance grant. We currently have funding for the following types of moves with these moving companies:

Container movers

Full-Service movers

Moving Truck Rentals

Car Shipping Moving Grant Application

It’s easy and free to apply for one of our moving grants. All it takes is a few minutes of your time. We just need some details about you and your move:

Tell us more about your move!
Are you a legal resident of the United States?*
By clicking 'Submit' you agree to the Terms and Conditions of our Moving Grant program and our Privacy Policy.

And that’s it. After you apply, sit tight and we’ll contact you about a month before your move.

To learn more, check out the terms and conditions.

What’s in it for you?

We’ll reimburse you up to $500 of the cost of your moving expenses. This reimbursement will come in the form of a one-time payment (via direct deposit to your bank account) after you have finished your move.

What’s in it for us? ranks and reviews moving companies—and we need your input. As part of the grant process, we’ll ask about your moving experience in the following ways:

  • Pre-move survey
  • Photos of your move
  • Post-move survey
  • Correspondence between you and the moving company (emails and forms)
  • Follow-up phone calls

In the moving surveys and phone interview, we’ll ask you some questions like the ones below:

  • How much did your move cost?
  • What was your experience with the company's customer service?
  • Did the moving company safely deliver all of your furniture and belongings?

The information you share with us will add to our moving company reviews, which will help our readers know which moving companies they can trust. We’re doing this so we can so we can continue to be one of the most accurate and fair resources in the moving industry.

Past moving grant recipients

If you’re interested in a moving grant, but you want to learn a little more before applying, check out these reviews we wrote using information from past recipients:

Unloading U-Pack ReloCube
Recipient No.1 - Scott and Nadine

Who moved: Two adults, three children, a cat, and a dog

Moving miles: 960 miles (Kent, WA to Provo, UT)

Moving company: 

Parked U-Haul moving truck
Recipient No.2 - Chloe and Aaron

Who moved: Two adults

Moving miles: 600 miles (Bluffdale, UT to Rio Rancho, NM)

Moving company:

PODS moving container being opened
Recipient No.3 - Pete and Kathy

Who moved: Two adults

Moving miles: 2200 miles (Manchester Township, NJ to Salt Lake City, UT)

Moving company:

Packing a U-Haul Trailer
Recipient No.4 - Christen and Carlos

Who moved: Two adults

Moving miles: 2500 miles (Mohave Valley, AZ to Winston-Salem, NC)

Moving company:

A truck driving with a load of two orange U-Box moving containers
Recipient No.5 - Zig

Who moved: One adult and one cat

Moving miles: 520 miles (Astoria, NY to Durham, NC)

Moving company:

Penske moving truck
Recipient No.6 - Brian

Who moved: One adult

Moving miles: 553 miles (Nashville, TN to Kansas City, MO)

Moving company:


How do I receive my grant payment?

We'll send your relocation assistance grant via direct deposit to your bank account.

What is the process? How long does it take to pick the grant recipient?

If you’re eligible for a moving grant, we’ll email you within 30 days of your moving date. Then we’ll schedule a phone interview to confirm that you’re a good fit for our grant. 

After that, you’ll fill out a pre-move survey, a post-move survey, and send us photos and paperwork from your move. We aim to have the whole process wrapped up within two weeks of your move-in date, and then we send you the financial aid via direct deposit to your bank account—easy peasy.

How would I get notified if I was accepted as a grant recipient?

If we’re considering you for a moving grant, we’ll send you an email (from to arrange a phone interview and see if you’re a good fit for our moving grant.

Do I have to use a moving company on the list? What if I want to use something else?

To receive a moving grant, you must use one of the moving companies on our list. Someday we’ll add local movers to our moving grant program, but right now we’re focusing on moving companies that are available nationwide.

I’m moving to a city outside the United States. Can I apply?

Yes! We’re interested in international relocations as well as domestic moves. 

If I didn’t hear anything, can I apply again?

Yep! We review relocation assistance candidates each month and email potential winners within 30 days of their move date. If you haven’t heard from us, it’s probably because your relocation is more than 30 days away. That said, you can always reapply. 

If you need more info, read the terms and conditions.