Grant Secrets for America

Five Ways to Spot a Grant Scam

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Starting a New Business in the New Year in America

Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and...

Target These 5 Best Places to Find College Scholarships and Grants

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5 Answers for Teachers About Federal Grants for Grad School

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5 Signs You Have What It Takes to Be an Entrepreneur

Startups are always hard. But if you don't pursue your dreams, you'll...

How Startups Such as Dropbox, Airbnb, Groupon, and Others Acquired Their First Users

Do you wonder how startups start building their customer bases? Even companies...

32 Organizations Receive 2015 US Lacrosse Sportsmanship Grants

US Lacrosse is providing sportsmanship grants to 32 lacrosse organizations in 12...

Vets can continue to serve by starting a business

One of the most impactful ways veterans can keep serving their country...

Grants to help young Vermonters find jobs

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All about Pell Grants

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Charleston shooting: Donors give $3 million to church scholarship fund

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TYPros Foundation has grants for people with creative, innovative ideas geared toward Tulsa’s young adults

Do you have a great idea that you think would generate excitement and interest...

Stephen Colbert to Help Fund $800,000 in Grants for South Carolina Teachers

Comedian and talk show host Stephen Colbert on Thursday announced he is giving back...

Up to $35M in Grants Available to Assist Workers and Communities Affected by Changes in the Energy Sector

WASHINGTON — The U.S. Department of Labor announced the availability of up to $35.5...

Writing a Business Plan? 13 Challenges to Overcome

Starting a business? Entrepreneurs know that dreaming up a business idea is the easy...

Healing for Nurses’ Economic Hurt

It’s been well publicized in recent years that there has been a shortage of nurses in the United States. The number of students entering the nursing field has increased as a result. The pay and the job prospects are good, and those are big incentives in a time when jobs for new graduates are scarce and wages in general are stagnant. Add in the factor of many students carrying a large education debt load, and it’s easy to see the attraction of entering an in-demand profession.

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Top 10 Government Giveaways (Smart Investments) to Ohio Corporations

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The government gives away money for things it considers important. Here are the ten biggest federal grants to for-profit companies in Ohio in the last ten years. The Northeast Ohio Media Group downloaded and sorted the numbers from USASpending.gov, a government database.

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Future Value Home Financing

In real estate, it is said, the three most important factors are location, location, and location. What if you’ve found a home that is in a prime location, but the property itself is not in such good shape? This is going to become a more common phenomenon, as more and more foreclosures come onto the market. Many of these homes were once nice places in good locations, but as money problems increased, the mortgagee often neglected repairs

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TYPros Foundation has grants for people with creative, innovative ideas geared toward Tulsa’s young adults

Do you have a great idea that you think would generate excitement and interest among the community’s young professionals? Maybe it’s a festival, event, program or something novel and eye-catching that you’ve frequently envisioned. Whatever the idea, the TYPros Foundation wants to know and is seeking grant applicants. Launched last year, the foundation aims to develop the next generation of community and philanthropic leaders and provide financial support for projects, events or programs that advance the foundation’s mission.

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There’s Grant Money for Grandma Too!

Grants are often designated for specific groups of people, and one group that receives many different types of funding are the older members of our society. One of the most basic needs for a senior is having a safe, secure energy-efficient home. Government grants for real estate (also called government grants for properties in some places).

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Grant Money for Pets

Most of us are animal lovers. According to polls, a little more than 70% of respondents describe themselves this way. We love our pets and want to see that they are well cared for. It’s no surprise, then, that there is a lot of grant money that is allocated for animal welfare. The majority of this comes from foundations and individuals and goes to animal organizations.

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Students Across the United States to Receive Grants

GreenProjectMatchMaking-GrantsForty teams of graduate and undergraduate students from across the country are each receiving a $15,000 government grant for research proposals that develop solutions to real-world water and environmental challenges. The government grant funding, provided through the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) People, Prosperity and the Planet (P3) Phase I grants, was recently announced by the Agency.

“The P3 program offers a unique opportunity for students to develop and showcase innovative designs for environmental solutions,” said Lek Kadeli, principal deputy assistant administrator for EPA’s Office of Research and Development. “As we enter the 10th year of the government grant program, the ingenuity and passion of the students continue to provide solutions that protect health and the environment while spurring economic development.”

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Scholarship for Colorado Students Who Admit to Drinking and Driving

OP25DUIStudents who admit to their habit of driving buzzed or drunk — and are willing to write about it — could receive a $1,000 college scholarship this spring.

Christian Schwaner, a private defense attorney in Colorado Springs, launched the First Step Scholarship this fall in an effort to decrease the number of high school students driving under the influence of drugs or alcohol. The unique scholarship has stirred a mixed response from the community, with some enthused about the new approach and others urging caution.

Schwaner, who is also the father of a high school senior, has represented dozens of young drivers who made the mistake of driving after drinking, he said. The scholarship will help students admit their mistakes by researching the dangers of driving under the influence.

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LendEDU Guide: Personal Business Loans—How to Get One

When starting a business, it can feel like there are a million things to do. Most business owners are focused on the product or service they are providing to the world, but there are financial concerns around almost every corner. One of the most crucial aspects of running a business is having access to affordable financing. In some cases, it may make sense to turn to personal business loans. This handy guide will help you secure the funding that your business needs.

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Government Money to Help You Buy a New Car

Driving can be an expensive proposition, with fuel prices being so high. You may have thought about switching over to a more fuel-efficient vehicle, maybe even a hybrid or an electric car. The big question, though, is whether your gas savings will offset the cost of your new vehicle. Your decision may be made a little easier when there is a government grant that will help subsidize your new car.

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Military Grants for Veterans from US Paralympics

veterans-government-grants-chris-johnson-free-moneyU.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), has selected United States Sailing Association, Inc. (US Sailing) to receive grant funding in support of Paralympic sport and physical activity programs for disabled veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces. More than $7.5M in funds from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been awarded to 70 community organizations and National Governing Bodies around the country.

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Internet Resources For Students

” This guide is designed to help make your Internet research easier. They can seem intimidating at the beginning, but most students find them to be some of the more rewarding assignments they do. It’s a chance to take a deep dive into a topic that interests them and to find out something new that they might not have had the chance to learn in school.

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55 or Older? Looking for Work? You’re in Luck!

In the United States, there are laws against job discrimination based on age. Cases of discrimination can be difficult to prove, but there’s some anecdotal indication that older workers are finding themselves frozen out of an already tough job market. Career advisors are now even giving pointers on tweaking résumés to

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Help for Americans Who Are Having Trouble Repaying Student Loans

The issue of student loan debt and repayment is a gathering storm on the American horizon and political landscape. On an individual basis, you may be hobbled by big student loan debts that are making it difficult for you to buy a house or car, or even to make ends meet. Some have proposed that government money be allocated for student debt relief, but idea hasn’t gained much traction.

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Starting a New Business in the New Year in America

Starting a business involves planning, making key financial decisions and completing a series of legal activities. These 10 easy steps can help you plan, prepare and manage your business.

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Government Grants Can Mean a Better Job for You

Whether you’re unemployed, underemployed, or just ready for a change, there may be programs that can help you improve your job situation in a variety of ways. First, you can typically access government grants for education to either begin your college career or go back to school, whether it’s academic learning or a trade school.

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A Subtle but Powerful Way to Make Your Government Grant Proposal More Effective

It might seem as though grant proposals are pretty cut-and-dried, without much latitude for how you express your ideas. This may seem especially true in the case of government grants, which have pretty definite and no-nonsense guidelines. I’ve written in more than one previous article that it’s important and necessary to adhere to the guidelines, or else risk disqualification.

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With Grants, Timing May Be Everything

We all know the feeling of coming thisclose to getting something, then finding out that we just barely missed out. This can be true with grant funding. Many grant programs are funded at a particular time of year, then end when all the funds are allocated. Others have a pre-determined funding cycle. If you miss this funding cycle, you end up having to wait until the next one, or if the program isn’t renewed, then you miss out altogether.

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