Friday, October 2, 2009

Free Airline Travel Grant For Businesses!

A major airline will be awarding 100 small-to-medium size U.S. businesses free travel to anywhere in the world where their airline flies plus valuable products and services to help support their businesses and maximize their travel experiences.

This grant program is part of an endeavor that aims to drive forward small and medium sized enterprises by focusing on tangible, human connections as a crucial driver of business growth. The program will offer these companies a variety of support including the opportunity to travel overseas and conduct face-to-face business meetings that will result in new and/or deeper partnerships, new projects, and revenue for U.S. cities.

Starting today, businesses with a demonstrable need should visit the website for their chance apply!

The award will include 10 round trip transatlantic business class tickets to be used at their business' discretion in 2010. Also included will be five priviledged cards offering access to business lounges worldwide! Also each grant winner will be provided with $1,000 toward business accommodations. Another company will provide each grant winner with an All-In-One Printer, specifically designed for small businesses, including printer, copier, scan, fax and photo lab capabilities. Another company will offer each winning company five free global shipments of up to 500 kilos, including fuel and security fees, shipped from any applicable gateway!

So far the sponsors of this program have given away close to 1,000 airline seats to help U.S. entrepreneurs grow their businesses! According to a spokesperson for the program, "Our hope is that these business grants help businesses increase their revenues and reach important milestones in their strategic growth plans."

U.S. businesses are invited to "make their case" for those business travel endeavors that they need but haven't yet been able to meet. If their case is eligible and meets the criteria then the business may win free travel for one year to anywhere in the world that the airline flies.

Businesses interested in entering the competition should complete the entry form online telling the airline about their business objectives in 2010 and how a grant would benefit their business.

Entries will be reviewed by a group of the airline's executives and its communications and business partners. Winners will be notified by late November. Entries must represent companies with 500 employees or less and have a Federal Tax ID Number.

For more information you can visit the airline's website.

Grant Programs For Single Mothers!

"Helllo, I am a mother of three and I am working and trying to finish school. I do not qualify for any aid or grants or anything but my job is no longer working out for us."

I find it hard to believe that you don't qualify for any aid or grant programs. Here are some excerpts from my pages:

"Grants for single mother assistance take many forms. Many grants are small, especially grants for single mother education assistance. However, these small grants can be combined with other forms of assistance and aid. By combining several grant and assistance packages, the single mother can often finance tuition, books, transportation and, even, daycare.

The most common type of federal education grant can pay from $400 to $4,050 per year, depending on the cost of the school, the need of the student and the student s enrollment status. The financial aid office at all participating schools will have all information necessary to apply for these grants.

There are numerous foundations offering grants for single mother assistance. These foundations generally only require that the applicant be a single mother or the child of a single mother in order to be eligible for the grant. Some foundations offer grants to assist in paying off student loans. The applicant is often expect to perform community service or do volunteer work in order to qualify for the grant. Professional women who are willing to volunteer their professional services to the community are especially eligible for grants to repay student loan debt. Teachers who are also single mothers may qualify for these grants without doing additional volunteer service, as teaching is considered to be a contribution to the community in and of itself.

Grants for single mother housing assistance are available through HUD. In addition to HUD grants, many states offer housing grants to single mothers. These grants may take the form of special loan packages and they may also pay all or a portion of the closing costs for home purchases. There are also grants available to help single mothers with the down payment on a home. These grants are generally State sponsored. The local Housing Authority will have information on the State s availability of grants for single mother housing assistance.

Here is another program for single mothers:

This granting program has true stories from amazing moms. Stories that they live every day & inspired by other Moms not to give up. Please read their stories & cast your vote. Congratulations to winners who have won $125 in CASH

The purpose of this program is to serve as support assistance to single mothers nationwide. The more donations they, the larger the gifting fund becomes, making more gifting available to single mothers. The grants will be limited for applicants to one award for assistance every 18 months.

The program is looking for amazing mothers with a real life stories. Are you an amazing mom? Do you know an amazing mom who has overcome one of life's obstacles and has gone on to inspire others? The program is looking for amazing moms with needy inspiring or an amazing story to tell. Amazing moms maybe raising children while going to school and / or working at the same time. Hardships and challenges are important obstacles to overcome. Tell them your story.

How to apply? Send them an essay telling them your amazing story via email. The essay may contain up to two pages of text formatted in a MS WORD document, text style Arial, and size 10.

All submitted stories will be reviewed by the program's Committee. The top 3 to 8 stories will be selected, and then posted to the website for other single moms to review and cast their vote. The top 1 to 3 stories with most votes from voters will go through a final review and approval process by the committee. Upon final approval, the winners will be notified by email.

Winners must be able to provide proof of eligibility which may include, but is not limited to personal identification verification, proof of citizenship, income verification, school registration verification, and other criteria which may apply to their hardship letter as provided. Once these criteria have been satisfied, the winner will be sent the award in the form of a check by the 15th of the following month. (For example: if your story was selected is for the month of August 2005, your check will be issued by September 15, 2005 & send out a few days later).

Application & Review

The program committee will review your application. This program provides financial gifts to single mothers. The amount can range from $50 to $200-gifting depends on how much money the program raises each month.

This program was set up to help single mothers in need when they are faced with life's unexpected challenges such as educational expenses, child care, medical expenses and work related.

A check will be sent directly to you or if you request a voucher or gift certificate it will be sent directly to you by mail.

The program is available to single mothers with hardships and challenges in life.

Who is eligible?

  • You must be a single mother with children under the age of 18 living in the household.

  • U.S. legal resident

  • Over the age of 18

  • Must be currently working at least 10 hours per week or recently unemployed (3 months or longer) or have completed at least 1 semester/quarter of the required program at a post secondary school.

Income Requirements

  • Single Mother-1 Child -Monthly Income=$1,000.00 or Less

  • 2 Children =Monthly Income=$1,500.00 or Less

  • 3 Children -Monthly Income= $2,400.00 or Less

  • 4 Children or more=Monthly Income=$3,000.00 or Less

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