Grant Secrets for Canada
Find the Perfect Match for Yourself
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Grant Proposal Tip: The Needs Assessment Section Can Be a Balancing Act
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You Asked for It: More about Unexpected Government Grant Offers
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Why Everyone Wants to Give You a Community Grant
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What Do You Do If Someone Offers You a Government Grant that You Didn’t Ask For?
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Why Are Some Government Grant Applications So Long?
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Free Money for Higher Education
Post-secondary education can be one of the...
Using Grants Cumulatively
Everyone wants to get the really big grants. However, if...
Tips for the Budget Section of Your Grant Proposal
One of the key parts of a grant proposal is...
Develop Your Funding Ideas First
I sometimes have students who are gung-ho to get a...
Seeing through the Grant Reviewers’ Eyes
How do you think a grant reviewer will see your...
Tip: What If Your Proposal Is Rejected?
It’s unquestionably a huge disappointment to work hard on your...
Should You Hire A Grant Writer?
If you are having difficulty deciding whether or not to...
Did you know that many local governments have grants...
A Hidden Benefit of Higher Education
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$5,000 Government Grant for Electric Car Buyers in BC
People who buy a clean energy vehicle — including some electric vehicles and hydrogen fuel cell vehicles in British Columbia will be eligible for a rebate of up to $6,000, the B.C. government announced.
The incentive program will provide B.C. residents with up to $5,000 off the pre-tax sticker price for new battery electric, fuel-cell electric, and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles and up to $6,000 for a hydrogen fuel cell vehicle
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.
One Crucial Little Tip for Your Government Grant Applications
One popular misconception about getting grants is that they are awarded to those who are most in need. You may be familiar with an old television show called “Queen for a Day” that was broadcast in the US in the early 1960s. The premise of the show was that contestants would take turns telling their hard-luck stories, usually involving financial and emotional difficulties.
Increased Business Grant Funding Help Ontario
TORONTO – Premier Kathleen Wynne is promising $2.5 billion in grants to businesses over the next decade aimed at attracting and keeping companies in Ontario, a move the Progressive Conservatives denounced as corporate welfare.
PetSmart’s “Pets in the Classroom” Grants Make Lessons Crawl, Chirp, and Swim
Students 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.
The Truth about College Scholarships for Sports
College scholarships for sports are plentiful yet competitive. Talented athletes from all across the country pin their hopes on getting a full ride or least a generous scholarship to the school of their choice. This can happen, but a more common scenario is partial scholarships, at least in schools that don’t revolve around the athletic programs. You might be familiar with the stereotype of
Renewable Energy Grants
Does your power bill make feel like fainting? Some homeowners who were in a similar situation have made the jump to converting their home power to renewable energy resources, either fully or partially. Aside from saving a lot of money, you can feel good about being responsible with your energy usage. No matter where you are on the political spectrum, you can probably see how conserving natural resources and money can benefit us all.
Government Money for Aboriginal Businesses in Canada
Aboriginal Canadians is a term that encompasses members of First Nations tribes, Inuit, and Métis. These are distinct groups, but one thing they have is common is that there is government money available in Canada for business needs. In fact, the federal government has an online tool to search for government money.
Free Canadian Grants for Small Businesses in ADP®
ADP Canada announced that its popular Small Business Grant contest has returned for a third year, with six $10,000 grants available to small businesses in Canada. The contest has been extended this year to companies with up to 99 employees, and winning companies will also receive up to $3,500 in waived payroll services for one year.
Don’t Be a Beauty School Dropout–Scholarship and Grants
The 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.
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.
Canadian Government Funding for Your Small Business Innovations
If you have innovative ideas or plans for technological advances in your Canadian small business, you may qualify for government money and technical assistance. The National Research Council’s Industrial Research Assistance Program (NRC-IRAP) provides technology advice, assistance, and services to small and medium enterprises (SMEs) to help with building innovation
Are Grants Gifts?
Often, you’ll hear it said that a grant is a gift. I’ve phrased it that way myself. It’s a convenient, shorthand way to differentiate them from loans, to put the emphasis on the fact that they do not have to be repaid.
But in other, important ways, grants are different from gifts, as we like to think of the term.
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
Seeing through the Grant Reviewers’ Eyes
How do you think a grant reviewer will see your proposal? Try putting yourself mentally in the place of the reviewer, keeping in mind that he or she has no emotional attachment to your idea, nor any prior background knowledge of why your project would be a good one.Here, we get some hints and insights from professional grant reviewers about what their preferences and pet peeves are (adapted from research by Purdue University).
Start Funding Your Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP) Today!
Finishing grad school, buying that first home, and deciding to have children. They’re not the only life goals some Canadians put off. Add the words “saving for retirement” to the list.
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).
Assistive Technology through iPads and Android Tablets, and How Government Grants Can Help
For many of us, our smartphones and tablets are enjoyable diversions and even an integral part of our work and leisure lives. But they’re even more than that to some persons with disabilities. They’ve helped take the place of other forms of assistive technology. In case you’re not familiar with assistive technology, it consists of devices