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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Military Grants for Veterans from US Paralympics

veterans-government-grants-chris-johnson-free-moneyU.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee (USOC), has selected United States Sailing Association, Inc. (US Sailing) to receive grant funding in support of Paralympic sport and physical activity programs for disabled veterans and disabled members of the Armed Forces. More than $7.5M in funds from the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has been awarded to 70 community organizations and National Governing Bodies around the country.

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Gratitude Fuels Graduates’ Fund Scholarships Creation Effort

doctorsWhen this year’s reunion rolls around at Vanderbilt University, alumni from Vanderbilt’s Schools of Nursing and Medicine will gather not only to renew enduring friendships, but also to celebrate the successful fundraising that many classes have undertaken to fund scholarships for deserving students who might not otherwise be able to attend the Schools of Medicine and Nursing.

Many members of the Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (VUSM) class of 1986, for example, are not only paying for their own children to attend college or graduate school, they are also contributing to a class scholarship to help future students attend VUSM — a cause that’s vastly important to them. So far, 34 class members have contributed more than $120,000 —contributions ranging from $50 to $25,000. The Class of 2001 recently became the youngest class to reach the $25,000 mark.

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Community Development Block Grant

Community Development Block Grant-government-grants-chris-johnson-free-moneyThis year marks the 40th anniversary of the Community Development Block Grant Program. The Community Development Block Grant program was enacted into law as part of the Housing and Community Development Act of 1974. The Community Development Block Grant Program’s main purpose is to provide decent, safe and sanitary housing, a suitable living environment, and economic opportunities to low- and moderate-income people. To this day, the Community Development Block Grant Program remains the principal source of revenue for localities to utilize in devising flexible solutions to prevent physical, economic, and social deterioration in lower-income neighborhoods and communities throughout the nation.

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African-American Student Wins Prestigious Science Scholarship

First African-American Win Science Scholarship-government-grants-chris-johnson-free-moneyBIRMINGHAM, Alabama — For the first time in its 67-year history, a black high school student has won top honors in the Gorgas Scholarship Competition.

The Gorgas Scholarship Committee announced this week that the winner of the first-place tuition grant of $4,000 was Arrix Ryce, a senior at Jefferson County International Baccalaureate School.

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Canada and US Work Together for Canada’s Youth

flag_american_canadian-grant funding expertYouth in Canada will now have more opportunity thanks to a new private sector alliance between a group of independent Canadian business owners and Pomeroy Equitable Solutions LLC (PES), a US-based company that created the youth funding movement Swipe4TheKids.

Swipe4TheKids is a sustainable funding source for youth enrichment programs. Made possible by partnerships between businesses, their customers, and merchant services partner Eclypse Solutions, Swipe4TheKids allows vital programs to flourish and provides long-term benefits.

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Can Home Schooled Students Get College Scholarships? – Part 2

homeschooling-your-kids Grant funding expertIn part 1 of this article, we looked at the special considerations homeschoolers need to take to find funding for college. We saw that some research and preparation are necessary, but that the funding is there.

Now, here is a sample of 10 high quality grants and scholarships that homeschoolers are eligible to apply for. There are many more, but this gives you a good idea of what is available.

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Can Home Schooled Students Get College Scholarships?

Can Home Schooled Students Get College Scholarships-Grant Fundiing ExpertSome parents make the decision that they want to homeschool their kids. If you decide to do so, you’ll want to check into how this will affect your child’s college scholarship opportunities. We’re going to look at some questions you need to ask and some research you should do. Then in the next article we’ll take a look at 10 sample scholarships that homeschoolers are eligible for.

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Celebrate Lemonade Day!

lemonade-dayGet ready to celebrate Lemonade Day! What’s that, you ask? Lemonade Day is a national movement that teaches youth how to start, own, and operate their own business through the real-world experience of a lemonade stand. Inspiring kids to set a goal, create a plan, work that plan and achieve success, they are also taught to spend some, save some, and share some of their profits.

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