Grant Secrets for Communities

Grant for Your Pet’s Veterinary Bills

The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit association that...

32 Organizations Receive 2015 US Lacrosse Sportsmanship Grants

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

Grants to help young Vermonters find jobs

grants for vermont youthMore than 200 at-risk young Vermonters will find...

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...

$5,000 Government Grant for Electric Car Buyers in BC

People who buy a clean energy vehicle — including some electric vehicles and hydrogen...

Outdoor-loving Couple Offers Parks Grant

When Tom and Janet Boyhan decided to ride...

YouthBuild Grants to Help At-risk Youth

_youth_volunteersYouthBuild grants totaling $76M available to help at-risk...

14-year-old Boy Wins Fire Truck Grant

_JoshheadshotJoshua Chilcote in many ways is just your typical...

Solar Grants for This Australia State

solar-australiaThe first of the federal government’s Solar Towns Programme grants...

Grants to Improve Health in Under-served Communities

under-served communityHow do you help make a healthy community even...

Government Grants for Your Registered Education Saving Plan

money-growDo you have a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) for...

Special Olympics BC Receives Government Grant

sobcSpecial Olympics BC – Ridge Meadows athletes will benefit from...

Bloomberg Offers to Help Cities with Grants for Innovation

smart-citiesAmerican cities looking to be more innovative in how they...

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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Free or Cheap Legal Aid for Canadians

What do you do if you find yourself in need of legal help in Canada, but are unable to afford legal services? This may apply to criminal charges, but also to housing issues, employment law, disability issues, and other civil issues. Although we like to think that we’ll never encounter any legal issues, it can happen to any of us. The Canadian government wants to help ensure that all Canadians have access to legal representation, regardless of

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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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Trust, but Verify

Most of us want to live in the kind of world where other people have the same good character traits as we do. We expect honesty, mutual respect, and ethics. There are lots of people who live up to these standards, but some who will fall short. Especially in business and real estate dealings, it’s smart to have cordial, professional working relationships, but to also protect your own interests at the same time.

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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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Celebrate Lemonade Day!

lemonade-dayGet ready to celebrate Lemonade Day! What’s that, you ask? Lemonade Day is a national movement that teaches youth how to start, own, and operate their own business through the real-world experience of a lemonade stand. Inspiring kids to set a goal, create a plan, work that plan and achieve success, they are also taught to spend some, save some, and share some of their profits.

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Hurry and Claim Your First-Home Buyer Government Grant in Australia!

Claim Your First-Home Buyer Government Grant in AustraliaFIRST-home buyers are rushing to beat changes in subsidies aimed at encouraging them into the market. Real estate agents, mortgage brokers and conveyancers are seeing increased interest since the State Government announced it would dump the $7000 first-home buyer government grant for established homes.

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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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$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

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Stay Cosy in Your Home

We’ve have some tough winters in England, and some of the housing can be a bit drafty. This not only makes it uncomfortable for you, but also means that your bills can be high. Luckily, there are government grants to the rescue. There are a number of programmes that provide financial assistance to you to upgrade the energy efficiency where you live.

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Market Conditions plus Home Grants Equal Golden Real Estate Opportunities

You may sometimes think that if you could just go back in time with what you know now, you could be rich from having taken advantage of what turned out to be great opportunities. Getting some Microsoft stock early on, buying a Jackson Pollack painting, purchasing a Brooklyn brownstone, and countless other opportunities could have had you sitting pretty today. Instead of playing the “what if” game, you may actually have the opportunity right now to get in on one of these purchases that will go up and up in value later on.

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YouthBuild Grants to Help At-risk Youth

_youth_volunteersYouthBuild grants totaling $76M available to help at-risk youth
complete education, develop job and leadership skills. The program helps young people who left school early to complete high school or state equivalency degree programs, and learn critical job skills in demand in the construction, health care, information technology and other industries.

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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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Government Grants Demanded Emergency Braking Systems

Autonomous Emergency Braking SystemsVehicle manufacturers and the motor insurance industry are appealing to the Government to introduce measures to increase the take-up of autonomous emergency braking systems (AEBs) in cars.

Insurance research body Thatcham has lobbied the Government to introduce a cash incentive, similar to the existing electric vehicle grant, to anyone who specifies the system (that automatically applies the brakes when an oncoming collision is identified) when buying a new vehicle.

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South Africa’s Social Grant Helps Children Grow

South Africa's Social Grant Helps Children GrowJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s system of cash grants for children in poor households shows that a little money goes a long way, resulting in bigger, healthier kids who do better in school.

But it’s not all positive. The system, one of the most extensive of its kind in the developing world, now covers 11 million recipients – which means that more than half of South Africa’s children qualify because their parents’ annual income does not exceed 74,400 rand ($7,000) and they live in extreme poverty.

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You Can Influence Where Your Government’s Money Goes

Each of us is just one person, and sometimes we can feel powerless against giant institutions, especially bodies of government. After all, they’re notorious for being bureaucratic and staffed by uncaring workers who take pleasure in thwarting citizens, right? The politicians are no better, promising everything to get elected, then forgetting about us little people once they’re in.

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Government Grants for Your Registered Education Saving Plan

money-growDo you have a Registered Education Savings Plan (RESP) for your child? Remember the age 15 deadline if you have not yet opened an RESP for your child. If your child was born in 1999, this is the year to open an RESP and deposit $2,000 before Dec. 31. You will be rewarded with a $500 matching federal government grant for 2014.

For a newly opened RESP with a 15-year-old beneficiary, you must deposit at least $2,000 in 2014 to qualify for grants in 2015 and 2016. By making optimum catch-up RESP deposits of $5,000 in each of the following two years, you can earn up to $2,000 of federal grants.

If you do nothing in 2014, then in 2015, when your child turns 16, you’d be too late for a government grant for a first-time RESP deposit.

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Arts Grants in Australia

Artists in Australia, you have reason to rejoice. You can focus on your artistic vision instead of worrying how you’ll fund your craft. Fortunately, in Australia, there are government grants at the state, territorial, and local level, in addition to private organisations and foundations supporting artists. There are some useful resources where you can get started to see which government grants and private grants there are for your particular medium.

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