Sheriff Butler wants the public to know that the offer is false and is an invitation for trouble. There is no such grant available from the government.
Authorities say if you receive a call like this, contact the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office at (910) 323-1500 and report the crime.
They say residents should never give out personal information to anyone over the telephone offering deals that are too good to be true.
For more information and preventative tips about fraud visit ccsonc.org.