Grant Secrets for America

Top Time-Wasters in Searching for Government Grant Funding

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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

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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...

Hidden Grants

Did you know that many local governments have grants that are not publicized? Some communities have funding set aside, but they don’t publicize it. Often, the only way to find out about available funding is to call or visit your government offices, find the resident grant expert, and inquire about available programs. The best example of this is someone from my own office who wanted a grant to help her with a down payment on a new house.

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Foundation Grants Are Wide-Ranging and Well-Funded

One of your resources for grant funding is foundation grants, so knowing a little about how they work and what gets funded can unlock a vast resource of grant money. We’re going to look at a representative sample of foundation funding. These figures are for what was given out in the United States in a recent year, but many of the categories are similar to the types of foundation grants that

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Bankrate Guide: How to Consolidate Student Loans

Student loan consolidation is the process of taking multiple outstanding loans and reorganizing them into a single loan, sometimes with a longer repayment period and therefore a lower monthly payment. If you’re in serious debt and ineligible for student loan forgiveness, consolidation could offer the solution you need. Here’s what you need to know.

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School Loan Forgiveness for Rural or Urban Homesteading

There’s an emerging trend in the United States to reverse the brain drain from certain areas, and you may be able to pay off some of your outstanding school loans if you take part. All you have to do is relocate to an area that is experiencing a shortage of college-educated residents.Right now, the two places that are offering this program are parts of Kansas and Niagara Falls in New York.

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Be Nice to People on Your Way Up. You’ll Meet ‘Em On Your Way Down.

There’s a saying that originated in old Hollywood in the 1930s: “Be Nice to People on Your Way Up. You’ll Meet ‘Em On Your Way Down.” You know what? That’s great advice for business and real estate investing too, and when you’re looking to get a grant. From the very beginning, in every transaction, it’s to your benefit to treat others with kindness and respect. Of course, that’s just the right

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Using Grants Cumulatively

Everyone wants to get the really big grants. However, if you focus exclusively on these, you may miss out on funding your project. A different approach is to seek several smaller grants, which are more commonly found and may have less competition. An effective way to do this is to divide your project into parts that function independently.

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Five Ways to Spot a Grant Scam

You get a call, email, or letter from the federal government saying you are the winner of a free grant. All you have to do is pay a processing fee to receive the money. How do you know if the offer is legitimate or a scam? Follow these five tips to avoid falling prey to scammers posing as government grant-awarding agencies.

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The Pell Grant Is Still a Great Funding Source for Your Education

You probably know that a good strategy for maximizing your education funding and minimizing your student loan debt, is to pursue as many funding sources as possible. For American students, one very good source of government grants for education is an oldie, but a goodie: the Pell Grant.
The Pell Grant has been around since 1972 and has helped a huge number of students, from the Disco Era

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What’s the Difference between Scholarships and Educational Grants?

There are numerous ways that you can beat the high cost of tuition. Two of the main ones are scholarships and educational grants. I sometimes get questions about what the difference is between them, as well as what all the other types of educational grants are, such as fellowships, subsidies, work study programs, and more. What they have in common is that any free money that

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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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The Hidden Treasure of American Volunteerism

There are many great reasons to volunteer. If you’re in the United States, there’s a central resource where you can check for opportunities to serve others. It’s www.serve.gov, which is the United We Serve website. The idea is that Americans can individually help the economic recovery and do their part to restore unity in the country.

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The Four P’s of Real Estate Can Help You Profit

One of the popular uses of government funding is acquiring real estate. Many of my students have used government funding programs to buy their first home or upgrade their existing residence. Others still are real estate investors, either with some experience or just getting started. No matter whether you’re a novice or a seasoned investor, there are four basic principles of real estate that you can put to work to catapult your success

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Don’t Be a Beauty School Dropout–Scholarship and Grants

Don’t Be a Beauty School Dropout-Check Out This Scholarship Honoring Vidal Sassoon’s LegacyThe Fall 2014 Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship opened on Monday, August 4, with some new and interactive features for aspiring hairstylists and their fans. For the first time in its four years, both the “Basic” and “Advanced” scholarship competitions will allow the public to cast votes on applicants’ entries. Public votes will represent 25% of each applicant’s total score, with the remaining 75% of applicants’ scores determined by a judging panel comprised of esteemed professionals.

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Why Does the Government Give Grant Money?

Some people may be skeptical that government grants are real because they seem too good to be true. They do exist and are available, and I have countless happy students who can attest to that. Here’s what you need to know though. Grants exist for a purpose. The reason that the government gives money to individuals, organizations, and small businesses is that the grant funds fulfill a purpose.

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Grant Proposal Tip: The Needs Assessment Section Can Be a Balancing Act

The Needs Assessment is a crucial part of your grant proposal because that’s where you make the case that there’s a legitimate reason that you’re asking for grant money. As I often point out, grant money exists to bridge the gap between a need and a solution (or at least to lessen the need that exists). The job of the person writing the grant proposal is to explain that a need really does exist and provide evidence of it.

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Vets can continue to serve by starting a business

One of the most impactful ways veterans can keep serving their country is by starting a business. It allows them to channel their talents, support their families, build their communities, and put their fellow veterans to work. One out of every 10 American businesses today is owned by a veteran, and 5.8 million Americans owe their job to a veteran. Among the most patriotic things any American can do is hire a veteran.

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

petsmart-classromStudents can stand eye-to-eye with a bearded dragon or write about a hamster’s habitat with help from a Pets in the Classroom grant from PetSmart, available now for the 2013 school year in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico. Administered through the Pet Care Trust, the grant helps pre-kindergarten through eighth-grade teachers cover most of the cost of a classroom pet and start-up supplies.

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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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