Solar Grants for This Australia State

solar-australiaThe first of the federal government’s Solar Towns Programme grants have been awarded to eight community groups across Tasmania.

The grants, capped at $20,000 each, provide for the purchase and installation of either rooftop solar PV, a solar hot water system, or a solar heat pump hot water system on existing buildings (one year or older) which provide support to the local community.

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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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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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Special Olympics BC Receives Government Grant

sobcSpecial Olympics BC – Ridge Meadows athletes will benefit from a $21,000 community gaming grant, Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows MLA Doug Bing announced Wednesday.

SOBC Ridge Meadows is a non-profit sport organization providing individuals living with intellectual disabilities the opportunity to enhance their lives and celebrate personal achievement through positive sport experiences.

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Bloomberg Offers to Help Cities with Grants for Innovation

smart-citiesAmerican cities looking to be more innovative in how they address local issues can now get a helping hand from former New York City Mayor Michael Bloomberg’s charitable foundation.

Bloomberg Philanthropies on Wednesday is announcing that it’s putting $45 million into Innovation Delivery grants. The grants are to help cities create teams that use data and other tools to come up with ideas for how to tackle problems.

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Georgia Woman Sentenced for Stealing Government Grants

Georgia Woman Sentenced for Stealing $600K of Government GrantsForeword from Chris Johnson: On a personal note, I want to mention that I have a student, Jonghun L. in Connecticut, who received this same grant and used it properly. He operates a martial arts school in Connecticut and has put his funding to good use, helping at-risk kids.

A Forsyth County, Georgia woman will spend time in federal prison after being convicted of submitting fake government grant applications worth $600,000.

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South Africa’s Social Grant Helps Children Grow

South Africa's Social Grant Helps Children GrowJOHANNESBURG (Reuters) – South Africa’s system of cash grants for children in poor households shows that a little money goes a long way, resulting in bigger, healthier kids who do better in school.

But it’s not all positive. The system, one of the most extensive of its kind in the developing world, now covers 11 million recipients – which means that more than half of South Africa’s children qualify because their parents’ annual income does not exceed 74,400 rand ($7,000) and they live in extreme poverty.

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Multiple Organizations Awarded Financial Literacy Grant Fund

Grants from TD Financial Literacy Grant FundProsper Canada has announced that 16 community organizations have been awarded a total of $1.1 million through the concluding round of its TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund.

The TD Financial Literacy Grant Fund is administered by Prosper Canada and supports organizations that deliver financial literacy programming to people living in low income and economically disadvantaged circumstances across the country. This is the final granting round of the Fund which will end, as scheduled, in December 2015.

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Government Grants Demanded Emergency Braking Systems

Autonomous Emergency Braking SystemsVehicle manufacturers and the motor insurance industry are appealing to the Government to introduce measures to increase the take-up of autonomous emergency braking systems (AEBs) in cars.

Insurance research body Thatcham has lobbied the Government to introduce a cash incentive, similar to the existing electric vehicle grant, to anyone who specifies the system (that automatically applies the brakes when an oncoming collision is identified) when buying a new vehicle.

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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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