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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Grants for Education Scholarship to Students Worldwide

Golden key in keyholeGolden Key encourages its members to dream big, and never, ever stop. The Society not only offers education-based scholarships to make those dreams a reality, but awards for service and leadership achievements, as well. Golden Key grants give advisors the opportunity to develop their skills professionally, while the fellowships offer graduate students a once-in-a-lifetime chance to further their knowledge through foundation-backed research. Some scholarships target specific fields of study, allowing members to study alongside those with similar interests. Others focus on countries or regions, affording members the luxury of studying abroad or participating in a faraway internship program.

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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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I Love New York… for Business Grants and Subsidies

I Love New York for Business Grants and SubsidiesNew Yorkers often gripe about the cost of doing business in the state. Not to take away from the pastime of complaining, but when it comes to government grants and subsidies, there are a lot of tax dollars flowing to businesses in the Empire State.

Data from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis, a unit of the Department of Commerce that also calculates gross domestic product data, shows that businesses in New York receive the second-largest amount of government subsidies in the country.

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Don’t Be a Beauty School Dropout–Scholarship and Grants

Don’t Be a Beauty School Dropout-Check Out This Scholarship Honoring Vidal Sassoon’s LegacyThe Fall 2014 Vidal Sassoon Professional Beauty Education Scholarship opened on Monday, August 4, with some new and interactive features for aspiring hairstylists and their fans. For the first time in its four years, both the “Basic” and “Advanced” scholarship competitions will allow the public to cast votes on applicants’ entries. Public votes will represent 25% of each applicant’s total score, with the remaining 75% of applicants’ scores determined by a judging panel comprised of esteemed professionals.

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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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Job-Training Grants to Help Homeless Veterans

100804_homeless_veteranU.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez announced grants totaling $36,710,368 awarded to 156 organizations nationwide to provide more than 12,000 veterans with training to help them succeed in civilian careers. The grants are being awarded under the department’s Homeless Veterans’ Reintegration Program, administered by the Veterans’ Employment and Training Service.

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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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High-Tech Tennessee Government Grants Can Make It

jacked-tennessee-government-grants-chris-johnson-free-moneyTennessee may not be the first place that comes to mind when you think of technology and innovation, but Charlie Brock of Launch Tennessee aims to change that. In this article, he outlines big plans for the state and discusses how government grants are instrumental to the process.

Grants from the Small Business Innovation Research and Small Business Technology Transfer programs give early stage startups — especially those based on academic research — another vehicle through which to seek funding. In today’s competitive financing environment, these grants can help entrepreneurs who wouldn’t otherwise receive the money they need to start their businesses.

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