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Grants For Adoption – All You Need To Know

August 27, 2013 in government grants | Comments (0)

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Have you thought about adopting a child but never went through with it because it’s an expensive process? You should know that there is lots of support offered to assist with adoption.

The financial assistance can come from various channels like state governments, private foundations and even ministries or churches. These organizations support prospective parents with the adoption process by offering grants that help paying for the associated costs and legal expenses of adoption.

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Some of the most prominent channels of assistance are:

State Adoption Assistance

In general, every state offers adoption support, but each state handles it differently. The U.S. department of Health and Human Services administration for children and families provides all the information at their website. You can browse frequent questions or look for a certain state to get more data.

God’s Grace Adoption Ministry

This non-profit organization is based in California and they provide grants to help with adoption expenses. They prefer placing children into Christian households of two parent families. They offer grants for $2,500, and the recipients should raise an additional $2,500 to receive the grant.

Cade Foundation

The Cade foundation set their primary mission to overcome infertility. They offer grants up to $10,000 to be used for either payment for infertility treatments or for adoption expenses.

Help Us Adopt

This New-York based non-profit organization provides grants for people who wish to adopt a child. The grants are up to $15,000 and the applicants must live in the U.S., and can not be involved in infertility treatments while attempting to adopt. They tend to give priority to folks pursuing their first adoption and to those who had one failed adoption attempt.

There are countless of other organizations that help with adoption and provide grants and financial help, these are just a small selection, but you can get the general idea and figure out if you’re a suitable applicant for any of them.


Grants For Home Improvements – How Can You Get Them?

August 19, 2013 in government grants | Comments (0)

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In general, there are not many grants for home improvements, as the government prefers to allocate money for business, education and research. There are two main programs the government offers – a rural repair loan and grant program issued by the USDA, and a community development block grant issued by the HUD.

These grants are meant to help people who really need it, who live in houses that are becoming unsafe and they don’t have the funds to renovate. So just know that if you’re looking to remodel the living room or fixing the balcony, you probably won’t get a grant.

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One interesting grant is the “Rural Repair and Rehabilitation” from the USDA which provides loans and grants to low-income homeowners for house improvements, repair or safety issues. This program offers grants up to $7,500 and loans up to $20,000.

Another grant that could be very helpful is the “Home Depot Community Impact” grant. Home Depot offers $5,000 grants to non-profit organizations and charity groups that help low-income families to deal with renovations.

Also, the “Community Development Block” program, which is a federal grant program, provides an affordable housing opportunity for individuals. What’s great about this grant is that it also offers funding for disaster recovery assistance, so in case your home was damaged due to a natural disaster, you could receive financial help to repair the damage.


Catch The Amazing Opportunity Of Wetland Program Development Grant

May 13, 2013 in government grants | Comments (0)

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The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency has issued a grant to fund research of water pollution. The grant, named “Wetland Program Development Grant”, is aimed to provide eligible applicants the chance to conduct research, experiments and other studies relating to the causes, effects and reduction of water pollution.

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The total amount of this federal funding is close to $1,630,000, depending on agency funding levels, which may vary from year to year, plus other considerations. Each grant recipient is likely to get a fund from $50,000 to $350,000.

Eligible applicants can range from states, tribes, local government agencies, interstate agencies, and certain universities (if they are agencies of a state government). The applicants will have two separate tracks: eligible states and tribes could apply in both tracks one and two. Eligible local governments, interstate agencies and universities could only apply in track two. Applicants under each track will only compete for awards against other applicants in their track.

The proposals must be handed on a hard copy, and received by the agency contact by 5:00 P.M. PDT Tuesday, June 10, 2013.


Learn About The Conservation Innovative Grant

April 29, 2013 in government grants | Comments (0)

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leaves and recycling symbolThe “Conservation Innovative Grant” is a government grant created by the department of agriculture and the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS) – which is actually an agency under the US department of agriculture.

This grant’s purpose is to stimulate the development and adoption of innovative conservation approaches and technologies. The grant will be given for projects between 1 and 3 years in duration.

Eligible participants can be governmental or non-governmental organizations, institutions of higher education, non-profit organizations, small businesses and even individuals.

The grant’s estimated funding is currently $300,000 and the last date to deliver the application is 2013-06-03.


Discretionary Targeted Assistance Grant Program – What Is It?

April 11, 2013 in government grants | Comments (0)

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The government issues many grants over the year, some of them are very general, and some are more specific to assist a certain demographic group. The “Discretionary Targeted Assistance Grant Program” was created in order to help newly arrived refugees and specific refugee populations.

In a lot of cases, the refugees are having troubles in adjusting and making the transition to economic self-sufficiency. This grant program is funded by the Administration for Children and Families – Office of Refugee Resettlement, which allocates close to 5 million dollars for this program.

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The grant program is available for agencies of state governments that are responsible for the refugee program, or agencies that have responsibility for an alternative to the state-administered program.

Eligible applicants can submit applications for refugees to obtain self-sufficiency where there are no other alternative funding resources or services available to address the needs of the target population.

The program period is for three years, and awards will be based upon the outcome of the review process and the availability of funds. Last day for application is 2013-06-07.


Info On State Systems Development Initiative Grant

April 7, 2013 in government grants | Comments (0)

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coins and cash billsState Systems Development Initiative (SSDI) grant program was created back in 93 to assist State MCH and CSHCN programs of care for all children and their families. Other partners in this grant program are – The Department of Health and Human Services (HHS), Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA), Maternal and Child Health Bureau (MCHB), and the Division of State and Community Health (DSCH).

This important grant program will support and facilitate State participation in a Collaborative Improvement and Innovation Network (CoIIN) to reduce infant mortality. The CoIIN engages participants in the full scale of change implementation from defining the problem and crafting an intervention, through implementing and evaluating the intervention and, finally, to the diffusing and adapting effective innovations in new settings.

Eligible participants are State governments, and the eligibility is limited to the SSDI programs that are currently funded under HRSA-12-003 within the 19 States that make up U. S. public health regions that are currently participating or will be participating in CoIIN during 2013, and that apply until 2013-05-06.


Target Offers Early Childhood Reading Grant

April 3, 2013 in government grants | Comments (0)

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An important part of learning and education depends on reading. One of the organizations that took this important aspect under their wing is Target, now offering an early childhood reading grant.

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This educational grant goes to schools, libraries and non-profit organizations that support programs like weekend book clubs or after-school reading events. The grant’s purpose is to encourage young children to read together with their families.

The amount Target offers for each grant is currently $2,000, and the application can be made from March 1 until April 30 each year. The programs should include activities such as family reading nights, or library story-times.


What You Need To Know About Grants For Felons

March 13, 2013 in government grants | Comments (0)

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Most felons that have been released from prison really want to turn their life around and start a clean slate. In order to do that, they usually need money, which probably is hard to come by. To help with whatever plans they have, either for education or starting a business, felons should explore the options of grants.

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Grants are financial aids offered by the government or by other public or non-profit organizations, and they are actually free money given to a certain purpose. There are grants for lots of fields and many people can be eligible – student with low economy backgrounds, minorities, senior citizens, etc…

For instance, getting a loan from the bank to start your small business is hard enough as it as, let alone if you are an ex-con. But grants are open for everyone, and they are specifically targeted for people who can’t get the funds in other ways. So, trying to apply for a business grant can be an excellent idea for a felon.

Another aspect that gets a lot of funding with grants is higher education. For a person just out of prison, this can really boost their confidence and help them to find a job. A diploma or degree will upgrade the persons’ resume, so getting a grant for college or for finishing high-school diploma would be great. It’s recommended to start with applying to the PELL grant, as this is the most popular grant.

As you can see, there are many options to start over and get the financial help you need to pursue your dreams. Good luck!

The Government Offers New Grants For Unemployed Individuals

February 5, 2013 in government grants | Comments (0)

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Anyone who was unemployed, even for a short period, knows how hard it is to get back on your feet and provide for yourself and your family. One option to enhance your chances of getting a good job is going to night school or community college and get a degree. The only problem is – where do you get the funds?

This is where the government gets in, allocating educational grants for unemployed people who wish to further their education. Grants are excellent in helping people getting back on their feet, and the best thing about them is that you would not need to repay the money later on, it’s yours.

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You should start with applying for a Pell grant, which is one of the most popular grants, so it’s not limited like other kinds of grants. This grant is specifically designed to help those who are financially unstable and have low income and cannot afford the expenses of quality education. The grant amount varies, but it should cover the tuition if you go to an in-state college.

Another use for a grant can be for starting your own business. If you are unemployed and always wanted to open your own flower shop or a motorcycle garage, small business grants might be perfect for you.

There are literally hundreds of different grants available for small businesses that are just starting out. The grants range from $25,000 up to $1,000,000 depending on the size of the business and projected success rates, according to – The government is well aware of the fact that small businesses contribute to the economy growth and is happy to grant funds to those who wish to start their own business.

As an unemployed person, your options are not limited, and with the help of grants you will be able to pursue your dreams. Start checking grants in your area and see if you are eligible.

Grants For Veterans Seeking Higher Education

January 31, 2013 in government grants | Comments (0)

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For many veterans, the option of applying to college is not within reach, financially speaking. They receive very small income from the government, and sometimes even no help at all. They need to find a job to support themselves and they don’t have the necessary resources to go to school.

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Fortunately, there is one way that can help veterans fulfill their academic aspirations: government grants. A wide variety of grant programs offer financial aid for advanced degrees. Here are a few grant examples:

The survivors’ and dependents’ educational assistance program (DEA)

This program is designed to help relatives of deceased or disabled veterans. Relatives can be either spouse or a son or daughter, of a veteran who is deceased, disabled, captured or MIA. The program helps with high education tuition and other expenses.

The tuition Top-up

The Top-up program provides 36 months of payment which can be used in a variety of ways. If you are eligible and your service branch does not pay full tuition fees, it can meet the balance. This program is also helpful for those who wish to take occasional courses during active duty. To be eligible for the program, you must get approved by a military department and you must be eligible for MGIB Active Duty benefits.

The veterans education assistance program (VEAP)

This fantastic program increases your educational savings two to one. It simply adds $2 for every $1 contribution you make, as mentioned in this article: Government Pays Your Education. If there are benefits left unclaimed after a ten year period, the remaining amount is automatically refunded. To be eligible, you must have voluntarily contributed from $25 to $2700, have not been dishonorably discharged or released from duty, and have completed your first period of service.