Government Grant Blog for Businesses

My Name is David Kincade. I worked as a finance researcher at the Alberta Legislative Assembly for years. Now I am writing a weekly blog to help you with applying and WINNING government grant funding!

 

GOVERNMENT GRANTS IN ALBERTA BY CATEGORY

  • Best industries for grants
  • Worst industries for grants
  • All the grants by category: from toilets grants to frat house grants, we got a lot

CHRISTMAS GRANT STRATEGY

  • From the hockey rink to a million bucks
  • Secrets from a million-dollar grant meeting
  • Why Christmas is a great time to get started in grants

10 LESSONS FROM THE BEST BUSINESS LEADERS

  • A rare glimpse how the best of the best lead
  • Copy them to become greater
  • Why grants and everything else seems to be attracted to the best

RELATIONSHIP WIN GRANTS

  • How you start
  • Be Great
  • Give

12 LESSONS FROM SPARK

o   Enormous grant opportunities

o   Politicians are kings in grants

o   Accurate over brilliant

STATE OF GRANTS ADDRESS

  • Can’t miss conference: SPARK Nov -6-8
  • The grant mystery explained
  • Growing Forward 3

WRITING TIPS FOR BUSINESS

This grant blog addresses the following topics:

  • Review previous writing tips
  • New writing tips
  • Character growth leads to business growth

SHARK TANK AND GRANT AGENCIES BOTH BITE: ONE LEAVES A MARK. THE OTHER DOESN'T.

  • Prepare for your grant meeting and get funded
  • Secret stories about getting “eaten alive” in the grant tank
  • Gift for you to win grants

HOW TO WIN MILLIONS IN GRANTS

  • Fries with that?
  • The ultimate grant boss: the tax payer
  • The million-dollar meeting

SIMPLE WRITING TECHNIQUES CAN WIN BIG GRANTS

  • Lessons from my sister’s email
  • How to explain a complex subject matter in a simple way
  • How we won the $149,000 technology developer grant

500 SOURCES OF FREE MONEY

  • Why All politicians LOVE grants
  • Grant categories
  • Grants are EVERYWHERE 

WHO QUALIFIES FOR GOVERNMENT GRANTS?

  • Just about every business qualifies
  • Where the big and small grant money is for Alberta businesses
  • A couple grant golden rules

GRANTS FOR WOMEN

This grant blog addresses grants for women:

o   Surprisingly not many grants for female entrepreneurs

o   Grants for woman are presented

o   Status of Women Ministries and Call for Proposals

ALBERTA’S START UP GRANTS ARE HERE

This grant blog addresses the following topics:

o   Why few start-up grants exist

o   Start-up grants presented in the following categories: agriculture, Aboriginal, and technology

o   A couple secret gems

 

 

THE MOST IMPORTANT STAKEHOLDER IN GRANTS: THE MINISTER.

This grant blog addresses the following topics:

o   Government 101

o   The most important grant stakeholder: the Minister

o   Who you should meet next: your MLA

BE PERCEIVED AS LOW RISK TO WIN A GRANT           

Here is this week’s topic:

This grant blog addresses the following topics:

  • Why you should be perceived as low risk to the grant agency
  • Learn to speak governmentese
  • Grants and Universal Challenge Lines (UCLs)

NEW TO GRANTS? TIPS FOR YOU

This grant blog addresses the following topics:

  • Shrinking the grant learning curve
  • Addressing the “grant commission” issue
  • Maximizing your return

FIVE PLACES YOU WILL NEVER EXPECT TO FIND A GRANT

This grant blog addresses the following topics:

  • Unusual places you can find grants
  • My grant mentor
  • Current grant opportunities for non-profits, agri-food businesses, and oil and gas

SIX QUESTIONS TO ASK A GRANT AGENCY BEFORE YOU WRITE

This grant blog addresses the following topics:

  • Dramatically improving your chances of winning your government grant application
  • The most important step in writing a winning grant application takes place BEFORE you start writing
  • Asking the right questions before you start writing