The purpose of this grant is to provide low-income households with the necessary funding to undertake basic repairs and upgrades which will enhance their living conditions. The Ministry will provide a non-refundable grant of $15,000 to successful applicants.

Am I eligible for this grant?


Do I need to be a resident of Trinidad & Tobago?

Yes, all applicants must be resident citizens of Trinidad and Tobago.

Are there income restrictions?

Yes, the total household income must not exceed TT$ 5,000 per month.

How old do I need to be, to be eligible?

The applicant must be at least 21 years old.

Can this grant be combined with others?

Applicant or other household member must not have previously benefited from the Ministry’s Grants or Subsidy Programs.

What else do I need?

The applicant must be able to show proof of land tenure.

For Proof of Land Tenure


Do I need a deed?

Yes, you need a Deed or Certificate of Title in the applicant’s name

What if the land is jointly owned?

You will need a signed letter of consent from co-owners, if land is jointly owned

What if the land is rented?

You will need rent receipts in the applicant’s name for a period of three consecutive years, if occupying rented land

What do I need if I am renting the land?

Written permission from legal owner, if applicant does not own or is renting the land, along with a copy of a Deed or Certificate of Title in the name of the owner(s), accompanied by a copy of the identification card of the owner(s)

If I am sqatting on the land, am eligible?

Yes, but you will a Certificate of Comfort, if applicant is squatting; or a Letter of Non-Objection from the Land Settlement Agency

Steps to Accessing a Home Improvement Grant


Where do I get an application?

Complete an application form via the Ministry’s website or at the Ministry’s office, located at 44-46 South Quay, Port of Spain.

What happens to my submitted application?

All applications are entered into the Ministry’s database and prospective applicants are selected via a modified random draw.

What's next for shortlisted applicants?

Shortlisted applicants are then invited to attend an assessment interview to determine the accuracy or truthfulness of their application.

What is reviewed in the application?

Supporting documents and a detailed estimate of the cost of repairs are reviewed.

If I am approved, what happens during the process?

A housing inspector from the Ministry will visit the applicant’s premises throughout the process to ensure that the approved work is being done in accordance with the legally signed agreement.

How are funds distributed?

Funds will be disbursed in two parts: 50% on commencement of project and the other 50% when half of the repairs have been satisfactorily completed.

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