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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.

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A Subtle but Powerful Way to Make Your Government Grant Proposal More Effective

It might seem as though grant proposals are pretty cut-and-dried, without much latitude for how you express your ideas. This may seem especially true in the case of government grants, which have pretty definite and no-nonsense guidelines. I’ve written in more than one previous article that it’s important and necessary to adhere to the guidelines, or else risk disqualification.

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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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Group Fails to Read Grant Instructions, May Lose Funding

Group Fails to Read Grant Instructions - May Lose Grants FundingThe West Virginia University Student Government Association tabled a vote for a grant request at its Wednesday meeting after a miscommunication.

The Indian Student Association applied for a SGA grant, it but failed to attend Wednesday’s meeting. According to the Student Body constitution, approved during February’s election, members of the organizations must be present at the meeting before grants can be approved.

SGA will vote on the grant request when the two groups meet.

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Get Motivated to Get Government Grant Funding

Who wouldn’t want to open their mailbox and find a government grant check, payable to you, waiting there? The bigger question is whether you can get sufficiently motivated to assess your situation, make plans, learn what you need to, and take steps to do what it takes to get that government grant. (If you’re already my student, you know that I get you a hand with many of those.)

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How Do You Apply for a Government Grant?

We’re all eager to get government grants. (Hey, I’m no exception–I’ve gotten plenty of free government money for myself and my business, and always am on the lookout for more.) One of the most common questions is how to apply for it. Well, the answer is, it depends. Let me explain. You may already know that there are many, many funding programs out there, and they have their own ways of matching their available funding with deserving recipients.

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You Can Benefit by Helping Others

This website provides you with plenty of information about how you can receive government grants for yourself or your organization. But here, we’re going to take a quick look at how you can provide for others and benefit yourself. You can donate cash, services, or useful items to charities that benefit communities, men, women, children, or animals.

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A Good Grant Proposal Tells a Story

Quite often, if you want to receive grants and funding, you will be asked to submit a grant proposal. How you structure it will depend upon what the grant funder requires and your own decisions on what’s best. Each request for proposals is unique, with varying degrees of how creative you can be. As usual, though, we’re going to follow our rule of doing exactly what the grant provider asks of you, to maximize your chances for grants and funding. To the extent you can, you should make your grant proposal tell a story.

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Winning Grants and Free Support for Your Business

Winning Grants and Free Support for Your BusinessLooking for money for your UK-based company? In this article, Phil Mitchell provides some tips for securing business funding in the UK and explains what he calls the RAPP process.

There are many opportunities for businesses to obtain free support and grants, both at start-up and during growth and development. However, keeping up to date with what is available is a task in itself, with schemes appearing and disappearing on a regular basis. Competition is high and success does not come easy. However, if you follow the RAPP process when applying for grants and support, you will improve your chance of success.

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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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Develop Your Funding Ideas First

I sometimes have students who are gung-ho to get a grant, any grant. They will inquire where to go to get the most money, the most quickly. I ask them what it is they are seeking to fund exactly, and they have no idea. This approach is not likely to succeed, for several reasons. First, grants exist for a purpose. The idea behind them is that the government wants to encourage positive social changes, such as job creation or home ownership,

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Top Time-Wasters in Searching for Government Grant Funding

Top Time-wasters in Searching for Government Grant Funding-Chris-JohnsonYou’ve probably heard the old adage “Work Smarter, Not Harder.” This idea also applies to seeking governments grants. It’s entirely possible to work diligently, but have no success. Here are a few of the ways all your hard work can be wasted.

First are you applying to the right funder? Funding organizations are usually clear about what their funding priorities are, but even when they’re not, there are ways to find out. Why waste your time applying to a funder that will not fund your type of project?

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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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What Do You Do If Someone Offers You a Government Grant that You Didn’t Ask For?

Jackpot! You received notice that you have already qualified for a grant, one that you didn’t even apply for. A company that you’re not familiar with is selflessly notifying people that the government wants to give them grants they didn’t even ask for. The reasons given that you qualify for this grant may vary from “because you’re a taxpayer” to “as a citizen, you’re entitled to….”

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One-time Grants and Renewable Grants

Congratulations–you got a grant! Now is it a one-time grant, or is it renewable? And if it’s renewable, what do you have to do to receive the next round of funding? Each allotment of grant money has its own set of conditions. One of these addresses what happens when the funding period has elapsed. One of the possibilities is that it may be one-time funding, and that you aren’t eligible to reapply in future funding cycles.

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Most Common Errors Made by Beginning Government Grant Writers

Grant writing is a special type of writing. Even if you’re already good at other types of writing, whether it’s academic, creative, or for entertainment, there are still a few things to keep in mind when you’re writing a government grant proposal. These are the top five mistakes made by otherwise good writers who are inexperienced with writing government grant proposals. Contributing to this list were ideas from grant writer Veronica Robbins.

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Should You Include Politics in Your Government Grant Proposals?

I get a lot of questions about government grant proposals, and I’ve reviewed a fair number of them. I’ve seen some instances where people want to make a grand political statement as part of their government grant request or making the basis of their funding request kind of a pushback against some public policy that they don’t agree with.

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Samsung Scholarships Support Careers in STEM

DG13_11_13_017.jpgSamsung announced that the company has awarded 63 scholarships to New Jersey high school students to serve as Samsung Scholars at the Rutgers Summer Science Program in July, which provides participants with week-long science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) immersion sessions. Further, two former Summer Science Program attendees received the first Samsung STEM College Scholarship which grants $2,500 to New Jersey students pursuing undergraduate degrees in STEM fields.

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