Grant Secrets for Communities

Georgia Woman Sentenced for Stealing Government Grants

Georgia Woman Sentenced for Stealing $600K of Government GrantsForeword from...

South Africa’s Social Grant Helps Children Grow

South Africa's Social Grant Helps Children GrowJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) - South...

Multiple Organizations Awarded Financial Literacy Grant Fund

Grants from TD Financial Literacy Grant FundProsper Canada has announced...

Government Grants Demanded Emergency Braking Systems

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Government Grants to Help Reduce Danger to Pedestrians

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Military Grants for Veterans from US Paralympics

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Government Grants Fund Acid Punk and Thrash Metal

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Community Development Block Grant

Community Development Block Grant-government-grants-chris-johnson-free-moneyThis year marks the 40th anniversary...

Canada and US Work Together for Canada’s Youth

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Celebrate Lemonade Day!

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$450,000 in Grants and Employer Programs for Persons on the Autism Spectrum

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Students Across the United States to Receive Grants

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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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Government Grant Money for Safe, Healthy Homes

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Help Improve Your Neighborhood with Community Grants

One type of government grant that local government like to make available are community grants. They are awarded to neighbourhood organizations for the purpose of making the local community safer, cleaner, and more pleasant. Sometimes, neighborhoods will compete for limited funds by describing how they plan to use the grant money to make an impact on the livability of their area.

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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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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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How Community Development Block Grants Can Improve Your Neighborhood

Do you know what happens to areas where there’s an economic decline? One bleak scenario is that without money, it starts to become dilapidated and possibly crime-ridden, so that just accelerates the pace of businesses and residents leaving the area. Revenues decline further because of the shrinking tax base, and the downward spiral continues. One way to prevent this is with an infusion of outside funding. One way a town or neighborhood can get a boost is with money from the federal government. One of the longest-running and most successful federal grant programs is the Community Development Block Grant. Here’s how it works. A sum of money in the form of a federal grant is provided

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Multiple Organizations Awarded Financial Literacy Grant Fund

Grants from TD Financial Literacy Grant FundProsper Canada has announced that 16 community organizations have been awarded a total of $1.1 million through the concluding round of its TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund.

The TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund is administered by Prosper Canada and supports organizations that deliver financial literacy programming to people living in low income and economically disadvantaged circumstances across the country. This is the final granting round of the Fund which will end, as scheduled, in December 2015.

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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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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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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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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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Grant for Your Pet’s Veterinary Bills

The Pet Fund is a registered 501(c) 3 nonprofit association that provides financial assistance to owners of domestic animals in the United States who need veterinary care. Find out how!

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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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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

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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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Should You Hire A Grant Writer?

If you are having difficulty deciding whether or not to hire a grant writer, below are some pros and cons that can help you decide what is right for you. One advantage of hiring a writer to assist you with putting together your proposal is that it can mean faster results. The basic job of a grant writer is to complete your work based on your financial strategy in a timely manner.

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Crank up the Tunes in Ontario

Woman dancing and listening to musicA $45 million government grant called the Ontario Music Fund has been allocated to help out the music industry in the province. As reported in the Toronto Star, the three-year government grant plan will help support the production, promotion, and distribution of Ontario-made music across the country and around the world. The proposal also aims to focus on promoting performance in the province. The project carries the slogan Music Makes Jobs.

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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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Government Grants for Disconnected Youth

A community issue that is common throughout many countries is the problem of disconnected youth. What “disconnected” means in this sense, is a sense of alienation from the family or community, or both. This creates challenges for the youth, the family, schools, neighborhoods, law enforcement, and more.
It’s an important issue, which is why government grant money is

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Grants to help young Vermonters find jobs

grants for vermont youthMore than 200 at-risk young Vermonters will find summer employment thanks to a federal grant program, with the focus on those who are no longer in school.

The Vermont Department of Labor has awarded grants totaling $100,000 to eight organizations from Burlington to Bennington. They will use the money to offer education and on-the-job training to Vermonters ages 16 to 24, with training in a broad array of fields ranging from early childhood development to forestry. One official said, “We’re trying to create independent citizens who have the skills needed to get a job and have a career and be a success at it.”

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