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As a general consideration, most grants can now be found and applied for online. Check out some specific examples and tips for finding and applying for [[grants_online|grants online]]. You may also want to take a look at [[free_grants|Free Grants]] for a better understanding about what grants are. As a general consideration, most grants can now be found and applied for online. Check out some specific examples and tips for finding and applying for [[grants_online|grants online]]. You may also want to take a look at [[free_grants|Free Grants]] for a better understanding about what grants are.
-**Update April 2018**+**Grants: Where to Look:**
-Don't forget to check your state's website to look for grants. You might be surprised how many are available for business, for schooling, for non-profits and for other community agencies. And check out our articles about grants in specific states:  [[grants_in_florida|Grants in Florida]], [[grants_in_texas|Grants in Texas]], Grants in [[grants_in_california|California]], Grants in [[grants_in_illinois|Illinois]], Grants in [[grants_in_illinois|[[grants_in_tennessee|Tennessee]]]] and our newest, [[grants_in_new_mexico|Grants in New Mexico]].+Don't forget to check your state's website to find grants. You might be surprised how many are available for business, for schooling, for non-profits and for other community agencies. And check out our articles about grants in specific states:  [[grants_in_florida|Grants in Florida]], [[grants_in_texas|Grants in Texas]], Grants in [[grants_in_california|California]], Grants in [[grants_in_illinois|Illinois]], Grants in [[grants_in_illinois|[[grants_in_tennessee|Tennessee]]]] and our newest, [[grants_in_new_mexico|Grants in New Mexico]].
-**Update June 2017** +States receive grants from the federal government and distribute funds according to their intended use. As an example, a major announcement late in 2016 concerns new grants totaling almost $1 billion which will go to fight the opioid crisis in the U.S. This is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Opioid Initiative that started in 2015. States had to apply for the funds by a specific date so it’s clearly important -- whether you are an individual or a state -- to stay on top of government announcements about grant opportunities. Our [[domain_discuss:grants.gov|review of grants.gov]] provides clear instructions for using and searching that website.
-States receive grants from the federal government and distribute funds according to their intended use. As an example, a major announcement late in 2016 concerns new grants totaling almost $1 billion which will go to fight the opioid crisis in the U.S. This is part of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Opioid Initiative that started in 2015. States had to apply for the funds by February of 2017 so it’s clearly important whether you are an individual or a state to stay on top of government announcements about grant opportunities. Our [[domain_discuss:grants.gov|review of grants.gov]] provides clear instructions for using and searching that website.+
-**Update October 2017**: +**Travel Grants**:
-Interested in [[travel_grants|Travel Grants]] whether you're a student a teacher or other type of professional or someone just interested in learning and in improving human relations worldwide? Check out [[travel_grants|Travel Grants]].+Interested in [[travel_grants|Travel Grants]]? Whether you're a student, a teacher or other type of professional or someone just interested in learning and in improving human relations worldwide? Check out [[travel_grants|Travel Grants]] for some opportunities.
-For those who are disabled and for their caregivers, check out our article about [[disability_grants|Disability Grants]] and what your options are now that disability.gov has gone away...+For those who are disabled and for their caregivers, see our article about [[disability_grants|Disability Grants]] and what your options are now that disability.gov has gone away...
And for single moms:  there may not be a lot of grants for you but there are various programs and support services that should be of interest. Find out more in [[grants_for_single_moms|Grants for Single Moms]]. And for single moms:  there may not be a lot of grants for you but there are various programs and support services that should be of interest. Find out more in [[grants_for_single_moms|Grants for Single Moms]].
-**Update February 2017**+**More Grant Resources**
 We add new articles regularly based on requests and input from our readers. Some of the most recent include:  We add new articles regularly based on requests and input from our readers. Some of the most recent include:
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**For Job Seekers**:  Have you ever thought about working for the government? Federal and state governments are huge employers and you can easily search online for jobs from entry level to senior executive. Take a look at [[government_jobs|Government Jobs]]. **For Job Seekers**:  Have you ever thought about working for the government? Federal and state governments are huge employers and you can easily search online for jobs from entry level to senior executive. Take a look at [[government_jobs|Government Jobs]].
-**For Grants For Individuals**:  No they're not abundant but they do exist. See what's available and if you might be eligible for [[personal_grants|Personal Grants]]. +**Grants For Individuals**:  No they're not abundant but they do exist. See what's available and if you might be eligible for [[personal_grants|Personal Grants]].
-**Update August 2016** +**Students**:  If you're trying to figure out how to pay for college -- and who isn't?! -- take a look at our article about [[grants_for_college|Grants for College]]. And good luck!
-**Students**:  If you're trying to figure out how to pay for college -- and who isn't?! -- take a look at our new article about [[grants_for_college|Grants for College]]. And good luck!+
-**Update June 2016**+**Ex-Offenders:**
If you or someone you know has recently been released from prison -- or expects to leave prison soon --- you or they may have a tough go of it. Particularly if you've been in for a long time, the world has changed dramatically. And very little support is offered by the prison system to help you get back into society. There are some people that can help though and you need to look them up and get all the help you can get. Check out our review of [[grants_for_felons|Grants for Felons]] to find some options for assistance. If you or someone you know has recently been released from prison -- or expects to leave prison soon --- you or they may have a tough go of it. Particularly if you've been in for a long time, the world has changed dramatically. And very little support is offered by the prison system to help you get back into society. There are some people that can help though and you need to look them up and get all the help you can get. Check out our review of [[grants_for_felons|Grants for Felons]] to find some options for assistance.
-**Senior Benefits** If you are a senior you probably know about Medicare but did you know there are lots of programs available for Seniors? Whether you need help buying food, repairing your furnace, finding a job or even finding a creative arts project, get some great tips in [[grants_for_seniors|Grants for Seniors]]!+**Senior Benefits**  
 +If you are a senior you probably know about Medicare but did you know there are lots of programs available for Seniors? Whether you need help buying food, repairing your furnace, finding a job or even finding a creative arts project, get some great tips in [[grants_for_seniors|Grants for Seniors]]!
**Grants for Women** are far more numerous than you might think if you search the topic. The most frequent and attention-getting ads and articles are typically all about grants to help pay for school. But women's lives are about that and so much more -- and happily there are lots of grants out there to help. Lots more information is available at [[grants_for_women|Grants for Women]]. **Grants for Women** are far more numerous than you might think if you search the topic. The most frequent and attention-getting ads and articles are typically all about grants to help pay for school. But women's lives are about that and so much more -- and happily there are lots of grants out there to help. Lots more information is available at [[grants_for_women|Grants for Women]].
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**Other Grants:**  Identifying available grants from Foundations and Corporations is a bit more involved as there is not a single central listing agency. If you are a teacher - or know one who could use some financial support - definitely see our article about [[grants_for_teachers|grants for teachers]]. One worthwhile approach is to find the "Foundation Center Cooperating Collection nearest you." These collections, created by the Foundation Center (a nonprofit research and publishing group in New York), provide some of the Foundation Center’s publications and typically can provide print and online directories of national funders as well as additional useful resources. You can also learn valuable tips about finding and successfully competing for Foundation Grants in a system we recommend -- read about it in our [[newsletters:march_2013_newsletter|March 2103 Newsletter]]. **Other Grants:**  Identifying available grants from Foundations and Corporations is a bit more involved as there is not a single central listing agency. If you are a teacher - or know one who could use some financial support - definitely see our article about [[grants_for_teachers|grants for teachers]]. One worthwhile approach is to find the "Foundation Center Cooperating Collection nearest you." These collections, created by the Foundation Center (a nonprofit research and publishing group in New York), provide some of the Foundation Center’s publications and typically can provide print and online directories of national funders as well as additional useful resources. You can also learn valuable tips about finding and successfully competing for Foundation Grants in a system we recommend -- read about it in our [[newsletters:march_2013_newsletter|March 2103 Newsletter]].
-There are some corporations that are very active in support of their communities. They give grants to effective non-profits that are making a difference locally. For interest, Walmart isa great example. Last year their foundation gave out $1.4 billion in cash grants and "in kind" donations in the U.S. and around the world. Check out theurwebsite to see the grants they offer an ongoing basis.+Some corporations are very active in support of their communities. They give grants to effective non-profits that are making a difference locally. For interest, Walmart is a great example. Last year their foundation gave out $1.4 billion in cash grants and "in kind" donations in the U.S. and around the world. Check out their website to see grants they offer an ongoing basis.
A great way for non-profit organizations to find available grants is by learning more about the [[domain_discuss:commongrantapplication.com|Common Grant Application]] and its web site.  According to that site, grantseekers who can use their services include Non-profit organizations, Non-governmental organizations, Charities, Churches, Libraries, Schools, Government agencies, Individuals, Groups, and associations, coalitions, and alliances of grantseekers. Also see our latest article on [[grants_for_nonprofits|Grants for Nonprofits]]. A great way for non-profit organizations to find available grants is by learning more about the [[domain_discuss:commongrantapplication.com|Common Grant Application]] and its web site.  According to that site, grantseekers who can use their services include Non-profit organizations, Non-governmental organizations, Charities, Churches, Libraries, Schools, Government agencies, Individuals, Groups, and associations, coalitions, and alliances of grantseekers. Also see our latest article on [[grants_for_nonprofits|Grants for Nonprofits]].
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