Monday, December 29, 2008

State Grant Program For Businesses That Sell Heavy Equipement!

There is a state program that gives money to businesses that upgrade to cleaner-burning equipment! This state assistance program was started to help businesses that are heavy-equipment vendors and so far over $50 Million Dollars has been committed towards this goal! (So far over $700 Million Dollars has been committed since the program started over 5 years ago) The purpose of this grant program is to help provide more cleaner air. The program is funded through state tax receipts but also through higher fees levied on car title registrations in that state.

Examples of the types of businesses that can benefit from this state grant program include businesses involved with the selling and / or operation of oil tankers, buses and even tractor-trailors so that these businesses can retrofit or replace old machines that further pollute the air or cause additional smog conditions.

Any business owner or individual with a qualifying vehicle can apply for this state-only program! If the machine is old enough and spews enough pollution, the owner can get a new vehicle for free, although the grants usually go toward retrofits or upgrades.

One of the grant recipients is a firm that makes concrete and they were able to secure $350,000 in grant money to replace 12-year-old equipment as well as other equipment. When asked about the grant program itself the owner said, "We've done extremely well" and "Why more people don't take advantage of it is beyond me."

For information about this grant program and to see whether or not your business is eligible to apply for assistance you can reach them by calling their toll-free 800 number.

Here is a copy of a recent email I got:

Dear rose,

$50,000 for filling out a simple application?

Government and private Grants help people like yourself during these hard times. We've uncovered secret programs and they're available to you.

Click Here to learn more.

These little know programs to pay your mortgage, cover child care, and send your kids to private school.

Go back to school and have your tuition and living expenses covered. The business that you work on part time - get $15,000 to get it up and running.

We've done all the work for you. For less than a gallon of gas, you could get a check for $1,000 by sending in a form with your name on it.

Anyone can do that! You can take the next step.

Click Here to get your grant money!

I guess the people that sent me this email don't know that I do this kind of thing for a living and already know about these different kinds of grant programs because I have found many grant programs for my clients.

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Wednesday, December 3, 2008

Do You Consider This To Be A Legitmate Grant Program?

I'll let you decide! Do you consider the program mentioned below a legitimate grant program? Would you be interested in applying for this program? I only ask because when I see that a funding program requires an applicant to pay a fee - I really do not consider it a grant program!

A woman's non-profit, private organization has a funding program which gives business grants to women who have been dreaming of starting their own business! This funding program is also open to those women who have already started their own business but are seeking more funding to grow their business!

One of the past grant recipients won a $500 grant to start their own crafint business!

In order to apply you must:

  • be a woman a U.S. resident over the age of 18

  • have made at least a $15 donation/application fee to this organization

Each business grant is awarded on the quality of the business plan and application materials. Because the grants do not have to be repaid, your credit history is not taken into consideration.

The grants are awarded on the quality of your business plan, not your credit rating.