Google is in the process of developing a car that will drive itself. It’s currently driving around the roads of Mountain View, California. Experts predict autonomous vehicles will be on the road by 2030. In the meantime, well-established public transportation modes like rail, bus, and bicycles are still a focus for government entities and non-profit organizations alike. Below are some selected grants that can help fund these projects.
Low literacy is a huge concern across the United States for both children and adults. According to ProLiteracy, 14% of adults 16 or older read at or below a fifth grade level and 29% read at an eighth grade level. Among those with the lowest literacy rates, 43% live in poverty. Schools and other educational institutions, as well as non-profit community groups, are trying to help this epidemic by providing literacy programs for both children and adults. There are a number of grants available to help such programs, and below is a list of selected grant opportunities.
People aged 65 or older numbered 39.6 million in 2009 (the latest year for which data are available), according to the Administration on Aging. They (the elderly, not the AoA) represented 12.9% of the U.S. population, about one in every eight Americans. By 2030, there will be about 72.1 million older persons. With such a large influx in older Americans, there will be a greater demand for services ranging from education to basic necessities to social needs. Below is a list of grants that fund these areas, handpicked just for you.