Grant Secrets for America

Would You Do Volunteer Work to Pay Off Your Student Loans?

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Deadline Is Approaching for $12,000 Education Grants

prestigious scholarship deadlineThe Margaret McNamara Memorial Fund (MMMF) is a $12,000...

Government Grants Department Perseveres To Shutdown

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Students Across the United States to Receive Grants

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Finding Scholarship Grants for Single Mothers

Mother and baby in home office with laptopIf you are a single mother,...

PetSmart’s “Pets in the Classroom” Grants Make Lessons Crawl, Chirp, and Swim

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High Hopes for Government Grants to Revive Detroit

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Grant Proposal Not Eloquent Enough to Qualify for Education Grants

Grant Not Eloquent EnoughThe federal government denied two northwestern North Dakota...

Government Grant Money for Safe, Healthy Homes

Government Grant Money for Safe and Healthy Homes-ChrisJohnson-GrantFundingExpertThe U.S. Department of...

Google Grants – An Introduction and Case Study

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Microfinance for the Entrepreneur

Microfinance for the Entrepreneur-jobs-act-increase-diversity-investorsWhat does microfinance lending have to do with...

Government Grants for Jobs in Rural America

Government Grants for Jobs in Rural AmericaAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today...

American Families Relying More on Government Grants

Families Relying More on Government Grants for EducationGovernment grants and scholarships...

10 Tips to Write Your Best Grant Application

Tips to write best grant applicationsMany people have a preconceived notion that grant...

Organic Farming Grants for Women

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Get Free or Cheap Legal Help in the US

You may find yourself one day needing a lawyer but are not sure how you’ll pay the expensive legal fees. You may be able to receive the help you need, courtesy of the government. You can get a volunteer or government-paid lawyer to provide legal assistance if you would otherwise have trouble paying for legal services. In other cases, though, you may qualify for help, regardless of your income level. In some circumstances, the

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Should You Include Politics in Your Government Grant Proposals?

I get a lot of questions about government grant proposals, and I’ve reviewed a fair number of them. I’ve seen some instances where people want to make a grand political statement as part of their government grant request or making the basis of their funding request kind of a pushback against some public policy that they don’t agree with.

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Google Grants – An Introduction and Case Study

google_grantsIn a past article, you learned about Google Grants. Now that there’s been time for the program to unfold and be utilized, data has been collected on how to best use it and become knowledgeable about its features.

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Government Grants for Jobs in Rural America

Government Grants for Jobs in Rural AmericaAgriculture Secretary Tom Vilsack today announced the selection of organizations in 11 states for loans and grants to support job creation efforts and business development, and to strengthen economic growth in rural communities.

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Get a Government Grant for Your Rural Home

rural houseIf you’re an American who lives in a rural county, you may be eligible to get a government grant to help your housing situation. The Rural Housing Stability Assistance Program (RHSP) is designed to provide assistance for rural counties to re-house or improve the housing situations of individuals and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or in the worst housing situations, stabilize the housing of individuals and families who are at risk of becoming homeless, and improve the ability of the lowest-income residents to afford stable housing.

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LendEDU Guide: Student Loan Forgiveness – A Complete Guide

If you’re like most students, you probably took out student loans to help pay for your education. For some students, their loan debt is a never-ending nightmare that they don’t think they’ll ever get out of. There is, however, an option available for some students called student loan forgiveness – which means you don’t have to pay your student loans back. For students who meet the criteria, it can be an excellent way to stop pouring money down the loan payment drain. Let’s take a look at some different types of student loan forgiveness.

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Michigan Students to Attend College for ‘Free’ Education fund

StudentLoanPhotoThe latest, greatest idea for making a college education affordable sounds simple enough — students can attend school for free.

But there’s a catch.

In return for free tuition, students have to agree to pay a fixed percentage of their future income for a specified number of years to a special fund that would pay other students’ college bills.

A version of the pay-it-forward tuition plan was introduced recently in the Michigan Legislature and is awaiting action. More than 20 states are looking at some version of the plan, although most are simply looking at studying it, while the Michigan bill would set up a pilot program.

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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 to schools in his home state of South Carolina — funding some 1,000 grants made by public school teachers on education crowdfunding site DonorsChoose.org. Colbert announced at a teacher’s panel in Greenville Thursday morning that he, along with organizations Share Fair Nation and ScanSource, are donating $800,000 to fund every one of the classroom projects listed by the site.

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Finding Scholarship Grants for Single Mothers

Mother and baby in home office with laptopIf you are a single mother, chances are that life is rather hectic and hurried for you. With looking after children, earning enough to support your family, running errands and doing household work, there is not much time or strength left for you to devote to attending college and furthering your educational qualification. However, it goes without saying that having at least a bachelor’s degree will help you immensely in landing a better job, giving you and your family a better quality of life. If you do want to study more but are at a loss when it comes to finding means to fund your education, you should turn to scholarships for single mothers.

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Grants and Loans for Native Americans

Native Americans historically have had lower rates of home ownership and business ownership than the overall population of the United States. Finding the funding to buy a house or start a business can be tough, especially in times of tighter lending standards. In response to this, the federal government has made government money available through various programs. To address the issue of low rates of home ownerships,

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Government Grants for Farming

You may have heard of agricultural government grants and figured that they are for the giant conglomerates and huge corporate farms. This is true in some cases, but sometimes there are also government grants for beginning farmers or for small farms to expand. This type of government grant is often available because it (like veterans’ benefits) is something that the lawmakers do not want to defund, due to public sentiment

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The Human Element in Government Grant Funding

Grant funding can sometimes seem like an impersonal process. You find the grant funding you’re interested in, read the guidelines, submit your proposal, then receive notification of whether you’ve gotten the grant funding. After you get the grant funding, you will possibly submit periodic reports on how you’re using the money. It’s entirely possible to do this on an impersonal, faceless basis, but not necessarily desirable.

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What Is a Guaranteed Loan and How Can Your Business Benefit from It?

One form of business funding is a guaranteed loan. Some people may misunderstand what the word “guaranteed” means in this context, though. It does not mean that there is a guarantee that the loan will be made, no matter what. What the word “guarantee” means here is that the loan is backed by government funding so that the lending institution will be fully or partially reimbursed if the loan is not repaid.

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Bloomberg Offers to Help Cities with Grants for Innovation

smart-citiesAmerican cities looking to be more innovative in how they address local issues can now get a helping hand from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charitable foundation.

Bloomberg Philanthropies on Wednesday is announcing that it’s putting $45 million into Innovation Delivery grants. The grants are to help cities create teams that use data and other tools to come up with ideas for how to tackle problems.

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LendEDU Guide: Income-Driven Repayment Plans for Federal Student Loans

An income-driven repayment plan is an option if you took out federal student loans to pay for your higher education, and are struggling to pay them back. Luckily, the government understands that some people may not be able to afford the high monthly payments that are often required of graduates. Whether you do not yet have a job, or have one that does not pay well enough to cover your payment, there are income-driven repayment plans that can ease the month to month burden of student loans.

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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 that are well-known today struggled to gain traction, and some employed clever ideas to build momentum.

You may be able to use some of these ideas for your own (for-now) small business.

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Scholarships for Veterans and Their Families

30 College Scholarships for Veterans and Their Families

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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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