Renewable Energy Grants

Does your power bill make feel like fainting? Some homeowners who were in a similar situation have made the jump to converting their home power to renewable energy resources, either fully or partially. Aside from saving a lot of money, you can feel good about being responsible with your energy usage. No matter where you are on the political spectrum, you can probably see how conserving natural resources and money can benefit us all.

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One-time Grants and Renewable Grants

Congratulations–you got a grant! Now is it a one-time grant, or is it renewable? And if it’s renewable, what do you have to do to receive the next round of funding? Each allotment of grant money has its own set of conditions. One of these addresses what happens when the funding period has elapsed. One of the possibilities is that it may be one-time funding, and that you aren’t eligible to reapply in future funding cycles.

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How Do You Apply for a Government Grant?

We’re all eager to get government grants. (Hey, I’m no exception–I’ve gotten plenty of free government money for myself and my business, and always am on the lookout for more.) One of the most common questions is how to apply for it. Well, the answer is, it depends. Let me explain. You may already know that there are many, many funding programs out there, and they have their own ways of matching their available funding with deserving recipients.

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Help Improve Your Neighborhood with Community Grants

One type of government grant that local government like to make available are community grants. They are awarded to neighbourhood organizations for the purpose of making the local community safer, cleaner, and more pleasant. Sometimes, neighborhoods will compete for limited funds by describing how they plan to use the grant money to make an impact on the livability of their area.

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Grant Money for Pets

Most of us are animal lovers. According to polls, a little more than 70% of respondents describe themselves this way. We love our pets and want to see that they are well cared for. It’s no surprise, then, that there is a lot of grant money that is allocated for animal welfare. The majority of this comes from foundations and individuals and goes to animal organizations.

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Government Money to Help You Buy a New Car

Driving can be an expensive proposition, with fuel prices being so high. You may have thought about switching over to a more fuel-efficient vehicle, maybe even a hybrid or an electric car. The big question, though, is whether your gas savings will offset the cost of your new vehicle. Your decision may be made a little easier when there is a government grant that will help subsidize your new car.

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Government Grants Can Mean a Better Job for You

Whether you’re unemployed, underemployed, or just ready for a change, there may be programs that can help you improve your job situation in a variety of ways. First, you can typically access government grants for education to either begin your college career or go back to school, whether it’s academic learning or a trade school.

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Going Back to School Later in Life

Picture the typical college or university student. You probably envisioned a teenage or twenty-ish kid who’s living it up at college, Animal House-style. Well, it may be time to rethink that. The average age of the college students has been rising, mostly due to adults returning to school. What are called “non-traditional” or “mature” students are becoming more the norm now.

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Be an Urban Pioneer and Get Government Grants

Government grants are often used as a tool of social engineering for governments to encourage or accelerate some desired outcome. In the case of neighborhoods that are geared to undergo a renewal and renaissance, government grants are a way to encourage growth and rebuilding. The trick, though, can be to get the process started.

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