Sunday, July 31, 2011
Nu Cloud; The Benefits of Virtual Tours for Student Recruitment; May 2011
Sunday, July 24, 2011
Those who sell unlicensed weed killers violate federal regulations and could be fined and/or charged with both civil or criminal penalties.
- Environmental Protection Agency; Agriculture: eCommerce Pesticides; July 2010
- Environmental Protection Agency; What is a Pesticide?; April 2011
- National Pesticide Information Center: State Pesticide Regulatory Agencies
- Agro Pages; DuPont Fined $15,000 by EPA for Repackaging Herbicide; December 2010
- Purdue University: Herbicide Formulations
- Purdue University: Association of American Pesticide Control Officials: Home
- State of Texas Department of Agriculture: Pesticide Programs: Frequently Asked Questions
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency: Summary of the Federal Insecticide, Fungicide...
- U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; Protect Your Business: Avoid Selling Illegal Pesticides; December 2010
Tuesday, July 19, 2011
Trend-following tools along with forex news can help you to locate current trading trends as quickly as possible. Although there is something about selling when other people are purchasing, in most cases investors are dropping a currency for a good reason. There are also major trends. Once a currency begins to become popular or not, most of the time it remains that way. However, a trend-confirmation tool is a useful companion to your trend-following tools. These super easy forex tools can tell you if your trend-following tool is actually giving you accurate results or if you should consider other options.
Kindergarten teachers turn to local and national businesses, foundations and special interest organizations who support them with grant funding. Some funding may be found local to you while other funding may come from state or nationwide resources. By taking the time to request grant funding for your classroom or special project, you can improve the qualify of education in your classroom.
State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grant
Joyce Hembree, a kindergarten instructor at Mark Twain Elementary School in Oklahoma, applied for and received a $1,000 grant from the State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning grant program. State Farm offers these service-learning grants for youth-led service-learning projects each year. The projects run from Martin Luther King Jr. Service Day in mid-January through Global Youth
NBEF Innovative Teacher Grants
Wells Fargo Teachers Partner Program
International Reading Association Grant
- My Grant Wrangler: Joyce Hembree, Kindergarten Teacher and Grant Recipient; Catrina Brewton; February 2009
- State Farm: State Farm Good Neighbor Service-Learning Grants Announced; 2011
- New Brunswick Education Foundation: NBEF Innovative Teacher Grants for Excellence Program; 2011
- Wells Fargo Arizona: Teacher’s Partner Program Application; May 2004
- International Reading Association: IRA Regie Routman Teacher Recognition Grant
Monday, July 18, 2011
Because states distribute the federal stimulus funding, small-business home improvement contractors interested in obtaining grant funding should contact their own state officials. Details vary from state-to-state, but take Wyoming, for example. Its goals include boosting economic and work force development by expanding the state's number of certified contractors by the year 2013. Wyoming offers building analyst training courses for contracting companies and workforce development workshops with part of the stimulus grant funding.
Grants, typically available on a competitive basis, encourage energy efficiency and renewable energy technologies such as photovoltaic systems, nuclear, wind or geothermal, for instance. According to Ambassador Energy, a solar energy solutions company, grants primarily go to the commercial, education, government, industrial and utility sectors. They help pay the cost of systems or equipment approved within the program. Other aspects of the grants focus on research and development funding or support small-business contractor start-ups or expansions.
Projected Growth in the Weatherization Industry
The weatherization industry is expected to grow by 2,000 percent over the next 10 years, according the Lesko, due to the increase in funds for this program. In 2009, 3,000 home inspectors were needed. In total, 125,000 jobs were needed to staff the small-business weatherization contractors working within this program. For every $1 million invested in the program, 73 green jobs are created.
Increased Household Income Limits
The existence of the new funding for households creates a viable boost to the industry by allowing families who did not qualify for grants in the past to qualify under the new guidelines. Without expanding the income limits, contractors have a very narrow market. From 2008 to 2009, the amount of family income allowed for participation in the weatherization program increased from $33,000 to $44,000. Homeowners get the work done on their home and have lower utility bills after completion of the project. Contractors have customers, thanks to these income limit adjustments.
Solar Power Wind Energy; Government Grants for Alternative Energy; April 2011
Garfield Clean Energy; Garfield New Energy Communities Initiative Solar Installations Nearing...
M. Lesko; Green Grants; Matthew Lesko
Ambassador Energy; Renewable Regulations: Grant Programs
Wyoming Home Performance: The Wyoming Home Energy Makeover And Local Government Energy Efficiency And Renewable Energy and Installation Project
Saturday, July 16, 2011
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Saturday, July 9, 2011
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Six City Gang Initiative
The U.S. Department of Justice's Six City Gang Initiative focuses on gang-involved offenders. It began with six pilot sites and was expanded in 2007 with an additional four cities. These grant funds address three aspects. One of the three aspects involves ex-offender reentry assistance programs. These provide preparation to assure job readiness, placement assistance, transitional housing, and treatment for substance abuse and mental health issues for gang-involved offenders returning to their communities. Faith- and community-based institutions are encouraged to apply.
Juvenile Offender Reentry Program
Juvenile offenders have issues when reentering the community -- just like adult prisoners. In June of 2011, funding from the Second Chance Act of 2007 was announced in the form of grants for the Juvenile Offender Reentry Program. Administered by the Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency Prevention, it offers awards of up to $750,000. Grant proposals must come from local, state or county governments or from a federally recognized Native American tribal government. A cost-sharing or matching requirement does exist for these grants.
Adult Offender Reentry Program
Also funded by grants of the Second Chance Act of 2007, in May 2011, a new grant opportunity was announced for the Adult Offender Reentry Program. Like the Juvenile Offender Reentry Program, these grants provide up to $750,000 grants to local, state or county governments or from a federally recognized Native American tribal government. Administered by the Bureau of Justice Assistance, these grants have a cost-sharing or matching requirement.
U.S. Department of Labor Employment and Training Administration; Notice of Availability of Funds and Solicitation for Grant Applications for Reintegration of Ex-Offenders – Adult Program Grants; February 2011
U.S. Office of Justice: Office of Justice Programs: Learn About Reentry: Attorney General's Six City Gang Initiative
Grants; Second Chance Act Juvenile Offender Reentry Program for Planning and Demonstration Projects; June 2011
Grants; Second Chance Act Adult Offender Reentry Program for Planning and Demonstration Projects; May 2011
Tax Clearance Certificate from the Director of the New Jersey Division of Taxation prior to the issuance of the grant
- Camden police veteran runs prisoner reentry program (philly.com)
- Are You Safe? (tmohouston.com)
Sunday, July 3, 2011
Taipan Publishing Group: General Investment Glossary: Forex Market, June 2011