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    EMI Residential Education Program

    *Program Description* The Emergency Management Institute Residential Education Program improves emergency management practices among state, local and tribal government managers, and Federal officials, in response to emergencies and disasters. Programs embody the Comprehensive Emergency Management System by unifying the elements of management common to all emergencies: planning, preparedness, mitigation, response, and recovery. *General Program Requirements* In order to qualify for this ...
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    Early Childhood Educator Professional Development

    *Program Description* The Early Childhood Educator Professional Development Program provides high-quality professional development to improve the knowledge and skills of early childhood educators who work in urban or rural high-poverty communities, and who serve primarily children from low-income families. This professional development must primarily provide training that will improve early childhood teaching strategy and will further children's language and literacy skills ...
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    Education Exchange - Teachers from Secondary and Postsecondary Levels - Fulbright Teacher Exchange Program

    *Program Description* Teachers and administrators participating in the program have the opportunity to live and work abroad by exchanging positions with educators from similar institutions in approximately 30 countries. US and foreign teachers usually exchange positions, direct exchange, for a full academic year. Administrators go on a reciprocal exchange, observing and shadowing, for a period of six weeks. Teachers and school ...
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    Education Exchange-Teaching Excellence Awards Program

    *Program Description* The purpose of this program is to provide outstanding teachers with training in the teaching of English and American studies in 10 Eurasian countries. Also, supports educational reform in Eurasia as well as engages outstanding American teachers in a dialogue with Eurasian teachers. *General Program Requirements* In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be or have ...
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    Employment and Training Assistance

    *Program Description* Services are available to individuals seeking a job or developing work skills. Services include job search assistance, referral and placement assistance, reemployment services to unemployment insurance claimants, labor market information, and individual skills assessments. If you are 18 or older and authorized to work in the United States, you may also be eligible to receive counseling, help in developing ...
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    Exchange: English Language Specialist/Speaker Program

    *Program Description* The English Language Specialist/Speaker Program recruits professionally trained American academicians for short-term assignments of two to six weeks to support U.S. embassy goals. English language specialists are recruited to work on short-term projects in curriculum design, materials development, English for specific purposes (ESP), program evaluation, or teacher training. Specialists are also recruited as plenary speakers for local, national, or ...
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    Valentine's Day (Remix)

    Hundreds of years of unoriginal cards, flowers, and bad chocolate has left Valentine's Day a bit stale. It's cliché to "tell that special someone," and just as cliché to be bitter, as the whole world turns a cheeky shade of Pepto-Bismol. Two days before we're all depressed and panicked, realizing how unexciting, unromantic, and boring we are the rest of the ...
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    10 Tax Tips for After January 1st, 2008

    10 Tax Tips for After January 1st, 2008
    If you think your tax bill is chiseled in stone at the end of the year, think again. It's true that most money-saving options evaporate after December 31; on New Year's Day your options to defer income or accelerate deductions become much more limited. But there is a lot you can do to make the tax-filing season cheaper and easier. Some ...
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    Home Ownership Tax Deductions

    Home Ownership Tax Deductions
    You know you can get a deduction for your mortgage interest, but what else can you deduct for your primary or secondary home? At tax time, your house is not simply a home: it's a giant tax deduction. You get to deduct: * -Your property taxes. * -The mortgage interest on your primary residence, as well as any secondary residence you ...
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    Child Tax Credit

    Child Tax Credit
    If you have children who are under age 17 as of the end of the tax year, you can get a $1,000 tax credit per child on your tax return. A tax credit reduces your tax bill dollar for dollar, so three qualifying children, for example, can cut what you owe Uncle Sam by $3,000. The credit may be limited if ...
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    Tax Implications After a Death in the Family

    Tax Implications After a Death in the Family
    Death and taxes may be equally inevitable, but the taxman demands the last word. Death does not excuse a final accounting with the IRS. In fact, taxes can further complicate the lives of survivors. Federal estate taxes could be due, and state inheritance taxes could come into play, too. Here, though, our focus is federal income taxes. The final tax return ...
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    Filing Your Taxes: Overview

    Where Can I Get the Form? Traditionally, you can go to the IRS website "Form and Publications" section: http://www.irs.gov/formspubs/index.html There you must download and print off the specific forms you need. (*Hint: Print off two copies in case you make a calculation mistake or a misprint!*) Where Do I Mail It In? Fill out the forms and mail to it to ...
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    First Step: Learning to File

    Tax season is here and if you haven't filed your taxes yet it's time to get your paperwork in order. But are you unsure of what paperwork is needed to file taxes? Do you even know what a 1099 form is? Not to worry, here’s a quick and basic rundown of the forms military servicemembers will need to file 2007 taxes. ...
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    State Tax Information

    Below is information on state income tax rules, organized alphabetically by state. Information on U.S. territories and possessions is included at the bottom of the list. ALABAMA Alabama Department of Revenue Individual and Corporate Tax Division P.O. Box 327465 Montgomery, AL 36132-7465 (334) 242-1170 Forms: (334) 242-9681 Electronic filing: (334) 242-2117 Refund: (334) 353-2540 Website: http://www.ador.state.al.us Military income exemptions: Follows federal ...
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    Filing Your Taxes: Using a Tax Preparer

    The decision to use a professional tax preparer is a matter of personal choice. People use tax preparers for a variety of reasons: -They have a complicated tax situation -They get frustrated or stressed out doing their taxes -They don't have time Selecting a tax preparer is no different from choosing say, a mechanic or a dentist. There are a few ...
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    Filing Your Taxes: Taxpayer Bill of Rights

    As a taxpayer, you are entitled to a number of important rights. Read the "Declaration of Taxpayer Rights" below to inform yourself of your rights: I. Protection of Your Rights IRS employees will explain and protect your rights as a taxpayer throughout your contact with the agency. II. Privacy and Confidentiality The IRS will not disclose to anyone the information you ...
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    First Responder Counter-Terrorism Training Assistance

    *Program Description* The First Responder Counter-Terrorism Training Assistance Program provides training to enhance the capabilities of first responders in managing the consequences of terrorist acts. *General Program Requirements* In order to qualify for this benefit program, you must be or have been either a firefighter or an emergency response worker. *Application Process* For more information, see the Program Contact Information below. ...
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    Five Ways to Make Your Taxes Less Taxing

    Five Ways to Make Your Taxes Less Taxing
    Let’s face it: Doing your taxes is about as exciting as mowing your lawn. But, we all have to do it. And Uncle Sam doesn’t make it easy. The U.S. tax code literally fills thousands of pages. Thankfully, you don’t need to read them all to stay on top of your taxes. Here are five things that can make doing your ...
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    Fulbright Educational Exchange Program: University Lecturers (Professors) and Research Scholars

    *Program Description* Grants for professors (university lecturers) and research scholars are usually, although not always, for a full academic year, and generally tenable in one country. The lectureships permit the grantees to lecture, usually serving as visiting professors in institutions of higher learning. The research grants offer opportunities for U.S. citizens to undertake postdoctoral research at overseas universities, colleges, and certain ...
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    Recruitment Incentives

    An agency may pay a recruitment incentive to a newly-appointed employee if the agency has determined that the position is likely to be difficult to fill in the absence of an incentive. Covered Positions A recruitment incentive may be paid to an eligible individual who is appointed to a General Schedule (GS), senior-level (SL), scientific or professional (ST), Senior Executive Service ...
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