The numbers are shocking. Over 10 million children are totally inactive and 33 million are not active to healthy standards. A former general surgeon stated that this could be the first generation of kids that will be less healthy and have a lower life expectancy than their parents. One important step to get kids playing is creating access to safe and fun playgrounds. However, money to pay for them does not always come easy. The grants below can help.
Having a roof over your head is a basic human need. Unfortunately, there are over 600,000 people experiencing homelessness on any given night in the United States. Furthermore, many people live in substandard housing, and there is a lack of affordable housing across the country. Individuals, municipalities, and non-profit organizations have many opportunities for home construction grants and grants for other housing issues. Both federal and state governments as well as private foundations offer funding to help with a wide array of needs.
There is hardly an initiative from any city, large or small, where the availability of grant funding isn't a factor. No matter the area—transportation, safe schools, energy, the environment, economic development, parks and recreation, culture and quality of life, and many more—being able to obtain grant support can determine whether or not a project happens.