US Government Grants Nightmare!

Written by Robert Smethers

US government grants being centralized will really help all of us that are confused. Finding federal grants and getting our free grants should not have to be so hard. Sounds simple doesn't it?

We haverepparttar least amount of time for federal searches. We haverepparttar 143916 least amount of resources to hire a grant writer.

We need one stop shopping. We now have this with! Yea. Its about time. But, as a beginner just try and find federal grants or receive your free grants through them. What a nightmare!

If you have ever visited this official us government grants site you know that it is discouraging. Finding federal grants for beginners and receiving free grants from them is very difficult. Do they speak English? I said I want a grant!

Soon all of us beginners are going to have no choice. We are going to have to go through this official federal grants site to receive our free grants. Anyone have an aspirin? Well it is time to learn how to speak like bureaucrats. If Fed X, and all these large corporations are receiving federal grants then, where are mine?

We will start off withrepparttar 143917 first eight us government grants agencies.

Agency for international development-9 programs. The agency responsible for helping people overseas. Gives humanitarian aid to underdeveloped countries.

Corporation for National Service-created in 1993 to help those who provide community based service groups. Like Americorps and VISTA. Great John F. Kennedy stuff.

Department of Agriculture- They have 314 programs available. This is where I have always gotten my funding from. They are great for housing help. Small business help and community development.


Written by Gwynn Torres and Sid Berger

Two unique products from The Creativity Institute ( are helping to introduce more and more children torepparttar imaginative fun found in putting on puppet shows. By bundling puppet scripts with a companion cast of puppets, this online child-creativity resource offers an easy way to get children involved in creative pretend play.

The Creativity Institute's Old MacDonald Puppet Set comes with Farmer MacDonald, seven barnyard animal puppets and a scripted adaptation ofrepparttar 143840 familiar song. The song can be acted out with anyone (or everyone) inrepparttar 143841 room singingrepparttar 143842 song or withrepparttar 143843 puppets performing along with any prerecorded version. Up to eight children can performrepparttar 143844 skit at one time, though it can really add torepparttar 143845 fun whenrepparttar 143846 cast is smaller andrepparttar 143847 children take on double roles. (Imaginerepparttar 143848 giggles whenrepparttar 143849 pig quacks by accident.)

The Aesop's Fables Puppet Set packages together five animal hand puppets that frequently appear in Aesop's stories: a Lion, Mouse, Fox, Rabbit and Turtle. The set also includes, at no additional charge, Creativity Institute adaptations of four Aesop's Fables stories that have been modified and contemporized without losing their original story line or moral. The adapted scripts include “The Mouse andrepparttar 143850 Lion,” “The Hare andrepparttar 143851 Tortoise,” “The Fox andrepparttar 143852 Grapes” and “The Fox Who Had Lost His Tail.” also has a page devoted to helping parents and children develop their own script ideas. The page offers links to several sites onrepparttar 143853 Internet where visitors can find existing scripts of classic comedy routines, as well as children's stories that can be easily adapted torepparttar 143854 puppet stage. The Creativity Institute page also offers a list of “director tips” for staging puppet show productions. These include such basics as how to make a puppet walk and talk. For example, most people instinctively work a hand puppet's mouth by closing it on a syllable, which isrepparttar 143855 opposite of how someone talks. It makes for a better show if a puppeteer can learn to openrepparttar 143856 puppet's mouth on each syllable instead.

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