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.
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.
The “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.
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.
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.
State 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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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 – ebusinessgrant.com. 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.
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.
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.
Unfortunately, most senior citizens are living on a very limited income, and most of the times, their only source of income comes from social security. This generally means some financial troubles, as the living expenses could sometimes exceed their budget. Luckily, there are grants available that might help senior citizens in their financial issues.
The government issues hundreds of grants through federal agencies, non-profit organizations, charities, and other foundations. The grants help seniors in areas such as education, medicine, housing and nutrition.
For instance, seniors that want to complete their education and get a degree can try to apply for the “Pell grant”. This educational grant allows people with limited income to pursue their education.
Another type of grant is the “Home Repair Loan and Grant program”, which helps low income seniors make repairs and improvements to their homes. This covers repairs like roof leaking, electricity and plumbing problems, heating systems, water and waste disposal, windows installation and insulation.
Those who want to apply for a grant will need to fill an application form and attach a grant proposal explaining their need for the grant. The proposal needs to be very clear, and the person has to detail his or her plans for the grant, as explained in this post: Grants for Senior Citizens. After writing the proposal, it should be submitted on time for evaluation, and you’ll be on your way to get the grant.
A competitive grant program, the Distance Education Grants Program for Institutions of Higher Education in Insular Areas (DEG) is administered by NIFA. This program focuses on improving formal, postsecondary agricultural sciences education.
The main purpose of this grant program is to strengthen the capacity of higher education institutions in insular areas. It should help those institutes carry out resident instruction, curriculum and teaching programs in the food and agricultural sciences.
You have to be a known higher education institute to be eligible for this program. An eligible institution means an institution of higher education, as defined in section 101(a) of the Higher Education Act of 1995 (20 U.S.C. 1001(a)), that is located in an insular area and that has a demonstrable capacity to carry out teaching and extension programs in the food and agricultural sciences.
You can submit your application at NIFA, until the first of March, 2013.