Grant Secrets for Communities

School Loan Forgiveness for Rural or Urban Homesteading

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Government Grants Help Underperforming Schools

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Know Your Government Grant Proposal

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Government Grants for Disconnected Youth

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Assistive Technology through iPads and Android Tablets, and How Government Grants Can Help

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Free or Cheap Legal Aid for Canadians

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Should You Include Politics in Your Government Grant Proposals?

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Google Grants Can Help Your Non-profit or Charitable Organization

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You Can Influence Where Your Government’s Money Goes

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Why Everyone Wants to Give You a Community Grant

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Tip: What If Your Proposal Is Rejected?

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Should You Hire A Grant Writer?

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Hidden Grants

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Stay Cosy in Your Home

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Arts Grants in Australia

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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).

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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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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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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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Outdoor-loving Couple Offers Parks Grant

When Tom and Janet Boyhan decided to ride the Tour de Whatcom, a 105-mile community bike ride around the county, they sent letters to their friends seeking donations to the Helping Hand grant program. The program is run by the Whatcom County Parks and Recreation Foundation (WCPRF) and funds parks and recreation projects in Whatcom County. Nearly everyone responded to the request, raising a total of $2,600. The money is now available in the form of grants of up to $1,000 for organizations working on recreation, parks and trail projects in Whatcom County.

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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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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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Google Grants Can Help Your Non-profit or Charitable Organization

If you’re involved with a non-profit or charity, then you should be aware of Google Grants, an in-kind grant worth up to $10,000 USD monthly. An in-kind grant is a good or service that is donated, that you would otherwise have to pay money to get. Although it is not cash, it is still a free grant of something that is valuable to your organization.

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Community Energy Co-op Uses Government Grant to Help Neighbourhood

renewable_energyCOMMUNITY groups have benefited from a £13,000 cash windfall that was generated by renewable energy installations. Low Carbon Ladock is a local community energy co-operative set up to help reduce locals’ electricity bills. They use renewable energy sources that generate power, which is fed into the National Grid. They got their start with seed money from a government grant.

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Be an Urban Pioneer and Get Government Grants

Government grants are often used as a tool of social engineering for governments to encourage or accelerate some desired outcome. In the case of neighborhoods that are geared to undergo a renewal and renaissance, government grants are a way to encourage growth and rebuilding. The trick, though, can be to get the process started.

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