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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...

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

Claim Your First-Home Buyer Government Grant in AustraliaFIRST-home buyers are rushing...

Crank up the Tunes in Ontario

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Community Energy Co-op Uses Government Grant to Help Neighbourhood

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Mission Australia and Government Grant Funding Provide a Safety Net

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Help for Homes with Hurricane Damage

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How Community Development Block Grants Can Improve Your Neighborhood

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Grants and Loans for Native Americans

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It Pays Not to Be Trashy

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55 or Older? Looking for Work? You’re in Luck!

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Market Conditions plus Home Grants Equal Golden Real Estate Opportunities

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Foundation Grants Are Wide-Ranging and Well-Funded

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Tip: What If Your Proposal Is Rejected?

It’s unquestionably a huge disappointment to work hard on your grant proposal, only to have it not be chosen. At this point you can either become discouraged and give up, or you can use the rejection as a learning experience. Most proposals are rejected. Given the large numbers of proposals that are submitted, that is a reality of the process. However, you can try to pinpoint the reason in several ways:

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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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32 Organizations Receive 2015 US Lacrosse Sportsmanship Grants

US Lacrosse is providing sportsmanship grants to 32 lacrosse organizations in 12 states to help subsidize educational workshops for athletes, parents and administrators conducted by US Lacrosse’s national partner, Positive Coaching Alliance (PCA). With a total value of $65,000, the grants are designed to support US Lacrosse’s commitment to make the game a positive, character-building experience for all participants.

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

Autism Spectrum - Grant Funding ExpertAutism Speaks, the world’s leading autism advocacy and science organization, today announced that it has awarded $450,000 in grants for two projects focused on developing independent functioning and increased participation in community life for individuals with autism spectrum disorders (ASD).

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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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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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Canada and US Work Together for Canada’s Youth

flag_american_canadian-grant funding expertYouth in Canada will now have more opportunity thanks to a new private sector alliance between a group of independent Canadian business owners and Pomeroy Equitable Solutions LLC (PES), a US-based company that created the youth funding movement Swipe4TheKids.

Swipe4TheKids is a sustainable funding source for youth enrichment programs. Made possible by partnerships between businesses, their customers, and merchant services partner Eclypse Solutions, Swipe4TheKids allows vital programs to flourish and provides long-term benefits.

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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 million to help communities and workers successfully adapt to changes in the coal industry and power sector. The grant is being made available as part of the Partnerships for Opportunity and Workforce and Economic Revitalization initiative — known as POWER — led by the Commerce Department’s Economic Development Agency.

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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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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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Grants to Improve Health in Under-served Communities

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

Recent research from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation suggests that sometimes our zip code can have a bigger impact on our health than our genetic code.

In other words, much of what influences our health happens outside the doctor’s office, in our communities. Community factors, such as safety, access to healthy foods and recreational spaces, and the support of families and social networks, undeniably contribute to our health. Where we are born and raised, plus where we live and work, matter to our health. Yet too many kids are growing up in communities that put barriers to good health in front of them.

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Military Grants for Veterans from US Paralympics

veterans-government-grants-chris-johnson-free-moneyU.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), has selected United States Sailing Association, Inc. (US Sailing) to receive grant funding in support of Paralympic sport and physical activity programs for disabled veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces. More than $7.5M in funds from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been awarded to 70 community organizations and National Governing Bodies around the country.

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Government Grants to Help Reduce Danger to Pedestrians

Pedestrian-Hit-By-Car-government-grants-chris-johnson-free-moneyIt’s been getting more dangerous to walk in the United States, but government grants may help ease the situation.

In 2012, the last year for which complete data are available, 4,743 pedestrians were killed in traffic crashes. That total represented 14% of all traffic deaths that year; a decade earlier, pedestrian deaths had been 11% of all road fatalities. The 2012 total was a 6% increase over the previous year.

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Government Grants Help Underperforming Schools

Every public school student should have an equal opportunity to learn as much as he or she is willing and able to. Unfortunately, not all schools offer the same level of potential learning experience. This can be due to a number of factors. There may be poor curriculum, lack of teacher support, a shortage of learning materials, difficult home circumstances among some students, or other issues that may lead to subpar outcomes. Government grant funding has been allocated to help improve some of these circumstances,

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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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Why Everyone Wants to Give You a Community Grant

Just about everywhere you go, you’ll find community grants being offered. Community grants are offered to neighborhood groups, businesses, organizations, and sometimes to individuals for the purpose of improving a community. The community grants are seen as having a twofold purpose; they not only improve some aspect of a neighborhood, they also help bring together you and your neighbors, who might otherwise never really

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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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High Hopes for Government Grants to Revive Detroit

A large "Opportunity Made In Detroit" banner is seen on the side of one of the buildings owned by Quicken Loans founder Gilbert in downtown Detroit$9 million in federal grants will soon be going toward Michigan advanced vehicle technology projects. The federal government is giving grant money to eight Michigan projects focused on developing advanced vehicle technologies, with a particular focus on better fuel efficiency, the office of U.S. Sen. Carl Levin (D – Mich.) announced Wednesday.

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