Get a Government Grant for Your Rural Home

rural houseIf you’re an American who lives in a rural county, you may be eligible to get a government grant to help your housing situation. The Rural Housing Stability Assistance Program (RHSP) is designed to provide assistance for rural counties to re-house or improve the housing situations of individuals and families who are homeless, at risk of homelessness, or in the worst housing situations, stabilize the housing of individuals and families who are at risk of becoming homeless, and improve the ability of the lowest-income residents to afford stable housing.

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Educational Grants Help Ease US Veterans’ Student Loan Debt

studentveteranIt’s generally assumed that veterans have a sweet deal with all kinds of school benefits and educational grants. The reality, though, is that there are various programs and qualifying factors that mean that some can receive educational grants, while others struggle to pay off hefty student loans, just as civilians do.

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Help for Homes with Hurricane Damage

hurricane-damageThere’s been some severe weather in the United States in the past couple of months, and billions of dollars of damage has been one result. Even if you’re not in one of the hard-hit areas, it’s worthwhile for you to be prepared with the resources that you’ll need if a natural disaster happens close to home.

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Healing for Nurses’ Economic Hurt

It’s been well publicized in recent years that there has been a shortage of nurses in the United States. The number of students entering the nursing field has increased as a result. The pay and the job prospects are good, and those are big incentives in a time when jobs for new graduates are scarce and wages in general are stagnant. Add in the factor of many students carrying a large education debt load, and it’s easy to see the attraction of entering an in-demand profession.

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Trust, but Verify

Most of us want to live in the kind of world where other people have the same good character traits as we do. We expect honesty, mutual respect, and ethics. There are lots of people who live up to these standards, but some who will fall short. Especially in business and real estate dealings, it’s smart to have cordial, professional working relationships, but to also protect your own interests at the same time.

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Be Nice to People on Your Way Up. You’ll Meet ‘Em On Your Way Down.

There’s a saying that originated in old Hollywood in the 1930s: “Be Nice to People on Your Way Up. You’ll Meet ‘Em On Your Way Down.” You know what? That’s great advice for business and real estate investing too, and when you’re looking to get a grant. From the very beginning, in every transaction, it’s to your benefit to treat others with kindness and respect. Of course, that’s just the right

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How Community Development Block Grants Can Improve Your Neighborhood

Do you know what happens to areas where there’s an economic decline? One bleak scenario is that without money, it starts to become dilapidated and possibly crime-ridden, so that just accelerates the pace of businesses and residents leaving the area. Revenues decline further because of the shrinking tax base, and the downward spiral continues. One way to prevent this is with an infusion of outside funding. One way a town or neighborhood can get a boost is with money from the federal government. One of the longest-running and most successful federal grant programs is the Community Development Block Grant. Here’s how it works. A sum of money in the form of a federal grant is provided

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Grants and Loans for Native Americans

Native Americans historically have had lower rates of home ownership and business ownership than the overall population of the United States. Finding the funding to buy a house or start a business can be tough, especially in times of tighter lending standards. In response to this, the federal government has made government money available through various programs. To address the issue of low rates of home ownerships,

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It Pays Not to Be Trashy

In the United States, ever since the 1970s, there has been an effort to increase environmental awareness. Back then, it was called “the ecology movement.” Today, you’ll more often hear reminders to “reduce, reuse, and recycle.” Over the years, it has become more and more mainstream. Thanks to federal government grants, local and state governments and various organizations and foundations have programs and campaigns in place to advocate recycling and make it easier to do.

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Federal Grants Pave the Way from the Battlefield to the Classroom

Thanks to a federal grant, you can get up to $10,000 if you agree to make the transition from battle plans to lesson plans. As part of the Troops to Teachers program, special incentives are being offered to assist eligible members of the armed forces to obtain certification or licensing to become elementary school teachers, secondary school teachers, or vocational/technical instructors. You may also get placement in high-need local education agencies or charter schools. The idea behind this federal grant is to help solve several problems at once. First, during periods of high unemployment, returning soldiers can have some difficulty finding work to help the

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