Monday, July 9, 2007

New Business Grant For Starts-Ups Has Been Announced!

A new bill has been signed into to law opening up a new grant program for business start-ups! If you are a woman, minority or someone who is disabled you may be eligible to apply for this state grant.

Why was this grant put in place? In the words of the organization awarding the grant - "to help people achieve the American Dream". This grant program was also started to help build up the state and its economical status. New businesses mean new and more jobs and new and more jobs help to build the economy.

The grant award is $50,000 per grant recipient. Would that be enough money for you to help start your own business?

The next time you come upon a grantwriter or "expert" who says that there are no grants to help start a business then I suggest that you tell them about this program!

As an interesting side note - This is a state grant. Guess how its being financed? With the (your) state's tax dollars! Yes this is money that is coming from the taxes paid to the state so I guess using this tax money to help enhance the state is a very good thing. It is clearly a very good example of how tax dollars can be put to good use to help to benefit the state as a whole.

PS - Here is another very good example of a grant that could be used to start a daycare. If you are a resident of the state and your daycare is going to be in that state and you are a minority, woman or disabled then you have already met some of the eligibility requirements.

Another very important thing to remember is that this is a NEW grant program that has just been signed into law this year! So that means that this is a new grant program!

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