A Cautionary Tale about Misusing Government Grant Money

This story happened in Washington, DC, but the lesson to be learned from it can apply anywhere. It shows why government grant money needs to be used properly and there needs to be proper oversight to be sure that it is. Government grant money in the amount of $330,000 was awarded to an organization called “Miracle Hands”

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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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Help for Americans Who Are Having Trouble Repaying Student Loans

The issue of student loan debt and repayment is a gathering storm on the American horizon and political landscape. On an individual basis, you may be hobbled by big student loan debts that are making it difficult for you to buy a house or car, or even to make ends meet. Some have proposed that government money be allocated for student debt relief, but idea hasn’t gained much traction.

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The World is Your Marketplace: Government Grants for Exporting

One of the keys to succeeding in business is scaling your product or service optimally and tapping into new potential markets. Even if what you are selling is a niche offering (of potential appeal to just a particular segment of the market), this niche may exist outside of your own country. For example, if your primary product is sails for sailboats, that’s a select group

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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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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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Grants to Write Books, Plays, and Poems

Do you have dreams of penning the next great novel, play, or poem? Many of us think about it, but don’t get beyond the daydreaming stage. One of the things that might be holding us back is being too busy working and earning a living, to take time to get started. But what if there were government grants for you, available while you do your writing? Wouldn’t it be great if you didn’t have to be a starving artist?

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Help for Women’s Businesses in the United States

If you’re a woman in America who is in business (or plans to be), then you should know about the Office of Women’s Business Ownership that is operated by the Small Business Administration. Their mission, in their own words, is “to establish and oversee a network of Women’s Business Centers throughout the United States and its territories.”

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You Can Influence Where Your Government’s Money Goes

Each of us is just one person, and sometimes we can feel powerless against giant institutions, especially bodies of government. After all, they’re notorious for being bureaucratic and staffed by uncaring workers who take pleasure in thwarting citizens, right? The politicians are no better, promising everything to get elected, then forgetting about us little people once they’re in.

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What’s the Difference between Scholarships and Educational Grants?

There are numerous ways that you can beat the high cost of tuition. Two of the main ones are scholarships and educational grants. I sometimes get questions about what the difference is between them, as well as what all the other types of educational grants are, such as fellowships, subsidies, work study programs, and more. What they have in common is that any free money that

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