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HHS’ Grants Database (TAGGS) isn’t “Close enough for Jazz.”

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[this post is about 9,000 words.  Like most of my posts,

that includes a lot of quotations… Showing how HHS,

the US agency in place to help Humans be Healthy,

isn’t Helping us Track its Grants well enough.

Data elements that the users should be able to sort on, aren’t even menu choices...and of the fields they CAN sort on, those aren’t always even entered.

I pick on a few examples, including an Abstinence/healthy marriage grantee, of course]



HHS Data Quality in the TAGGS Database.  ~ ~ Accessible Data for the Public

Business is Business — and some VERY sophisticated software is available to those doing business with the US Government, or those whose functional engineering projects, or fundraising, depends on excellent and relevant, reliable software.  At the bottom of the last post, I also clearly showed how fortunes are being made in the field of software platforms to government (and elsewhere), i.e., a prosperous Private Equity Firm in SF investing in several software companies (sometimes, at once) is doing VERY well; they also became the majority shareholder in BlackBaud, Inc. — which provides software Cloudfund raising to nonprofits, including our Minnesota TechnicalAssistance and Training provider to OVW Grantees (and if anyone else can afford to attend, like a battered woman), Duluth Abuse Intervention Programs.
Blackbaud is an international company whose founder was from the UK and answered an ad from a NYCity school for a software design.  Tony Bakker is majority owner of a Charleston South Carolina soccer team, a real estate investor and “restaurateur,” after buying and restoring a 1760 property in Charleston, sold it for $7.6 million, having found a $5 million property on the waterfront they just couldn’t turn down.
And think about it — HHS and DOJ funding to train people how to work with people that batter, people that are being battered, and how to provide supervised visitation services, and to an organization promoting that Community Collective Response will help stop evil behavior in a community.  In studying further how to do this, one of its sub-projects (BWJP) also chose to “collectively” associate with the Association of Family and Conciliation Courts, an organization of dubious origins in Southern Los Angeles (according to some), which has sought to UNdo the concept of criminal law and replace it with the language of behavioral science, and which promotes a psychological terminology as a legal technique to re-frame children saying “no” to abuse as parental alienation, and which believes that “CONFLICT,” if high, is bad.
They have no conflict, however, with centralized control if it includes them, or taking grants to expand their technical capacities, or web presence.
MEANWHILE — if the public is expecting representative government still, at this late date — this is what they get:  A database of HHS grants which is incomplete, inaccurate, whose entries are inconsistently entered below the level of what basic support staff would accept — and in which one CANNOT sort on the most relevant fields in Advanced Search format.   I have almost never run across someone even LOOKING at this database as a layperson because they were curious about the use of its funds (and I’ve talked and corresponded with hundreds of heads of household involved in the courts; funds to the courts are recorded in here! — who even looks at TAGGS.HHS.GOV unless they got this habit from my blog, or people who associate with Liz Richards’ “national association for family court justice” from which I got the idea to look it up (and just kept going….).
Some of these fields are below.  Fiscal Year is shown — but
 http://taggs.hhs.gov/HelpStatus/datadictionary.cfm
Appropriation Fiscal Year Fiscal Year of the appropriation used to fund this action. Note: An appropriation is a statute made available by Congress that provides the authority to incur financial obligations and to make payments associated with DHHS grant programs.
Appropriation Number Treasury account code identifying the appropriation used to fund this action. Note: An appropriation is a statute made available by Congress that provides the authority to incur financial obligations and to make payments associated with DHHS grant programs.
Appropriation Title Full title of an appropriation. Note: An appropriation is a statute made available by Congress that provides the authority to incur financial obligations and to make payments associated with DHHS grant programs.
Authorization Legal authority cited in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) upon which an HHS program is based (acts, amendments to acts, Public Law numbers, titles, sections, Statute Codes, citations to the US Code, Executive Orders, Presidential Reorganization Plans, and Memoranda from an agency head).

The matters in blue remind us that spending isn’t supposed to happen without authorization and appropriation.   Yet look at the “Advanced Search” page and see if you can find those fields.

There’s one link to “Advanced Search” (explore on your own time), and several shortcuts to other menu items, and some pre-planned reports.  Yet I found in a general search, there are plenty of grants missing codes — DUNS code, some missing a CFDA Code (plenty missing a principal investigator; do not yet know if these are specifically block grants only).  Of the principal investigator there really ought to be a first name, last name designation and no title unless there’s a title field.  that’s BASIC.

http://taggs.hhs.gov/AdvancedSearch.cfm

Any feedback on how someone may get to this data via the public access site — I see many fields described which do not show up on “Advanced Search” options — please let me know.  For example, nothing should be paid out which Congress, Executive Order, or some other authority has awarded, right?  But we cannot search on it.  You can do only these types of searches & run some pre-formatted reports.
TAGGS RECIPIENT SEARCH
Search By Recipient Name Keyword
Search By DUNS and EIN
Search By Type and ClassTAGGS AWARD SEARCH
Search By CFDA Program
Search By CFDA Program Numbers
Search By OPDIV
Search Keyword By Award TitleTAGGS LOCATION SEARCH
Search By Domestic Location
Search By Foreign Location

TAGGS ADVANCED SEARCH (the most sophisticated, but still problemmatic)

TAGGS REPORTS
TAGGS Summary Reports
HHS Grants By OPDIV
HHS Grants By Recipient Class
Grants By Major Activity Type
State Summary Reports

TAGGS Recovery Act Reports
Search By Location
Search By CFDA Programs
Search By Keyword

CFDA Program Summary Report
Search by CFDA Summary Report


For another, (one example) in the coding of “Categories of Federal Domestic Assistance” — in the press, in advertising, a big deal is made out of some money is for promoting Marriage, others for promoting Fatherhood.  While grant series numbers may differ, and the programs may (although they’re not really that different!  The marriage movement is primarily also a fatherhood movement as designed) — Readers cannot SORT on one CFDA for Marriage, or another for Fatherhood.

Also, in the “CFDA” field — which has many many listed numerically, with tiny print showing the program name — this is practically the most important field.  it is hard to read, and one cannot simply “CTRL-ALL” and copy & paste the CFDA titles for looking at it separately.  YET, this money comes from the US Treasury by way of the House Ways & Means Appropriation Committee, right? (or executive order, etc.) — and if We can’t look at it, then how can we talk to our legislators about its use, locally?

Corporations often change their names (or get dissolved).  TAGGS has no way to update these, so if a person has a corporation (local) in their area to check out its HHS grants history (through this database), this person would almost literally have to know the corporations’ name-change history!  And in the field I’m most interested in, and this blog (i.e., marriage promotion, abstinence, access/visitation, court improvement programs through child support enforcement, things that affect families in other words, including adoption & foster care incentives….) – — there are  LOT of shape-shifting organizations around.

In ADDITION to the shapeshifting organizations and HHS not updating their names (to spot-check, go search “Futures without Violence” (formerly Family Violence Prevention Fund) by the former name.  You won’t get anything.   COuld a person then search by DUNS# once they get it?  YEAH — BUT, some organizations have more than one DUNS# and too many database entries have NO DUNS#s.  Amazing what can be done with an electronic database.

Suppose you, the individual person, actually DID have the accurate name, and name history of a group?  TAGGS still doesn’t always enter it in right.

Recent example:

Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
CENTER FOR THE FAMILY IN TRANSITION  CORTE MADERA CA 94925 MARIN $ 90,993

This is actually the Judith Wallerstein Center for the Family In Transition.  People know this — it’s a nationally known author in a field that HHS funds:

homepage

Judith S. Wallerstein, Ph.D., is an internationally recognized authority on the effects of divorce on children and their parents, and on marriage. She is the founder in 1980 of the Judith Wallerstein Center for the Family in Transition, in Marin County, California, a major center for research, education and counseling for families in separation, divorce and marriage. Findings from her groundbreaking investigations have been widely published in numerous books, scientific journals, and lay publications. The acknowledged standard reference work on divorcing families is her book, written with Dr. Joan Kelly, Surviving the Breakup: How Children and Parents Cope with Divorce (Basic Books, New York, 1980), which grew out of the original California Children of Divorce Study begun in 1971, for which Dr. Wallerstein was the principal investigator. Second Chances: Men, Women and Children a Decade After Divorce (Ticknor & Fields, New York, 1989, co-authored with Sandra Blakeslee), comprises her 10- and 15-year follow-up reports on that study and is a compendium of clinical observations on the nature of the divorce process. It has won wide acclaim and has been translated into ten foreign languages

Is it too much to ask for TAGGS to get at least the first few words of the organization’s name right?  (Note, she has since died, but helped spearhead this field, practically).

Or,

Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
Abstinence and Relationship Training Center  ENGLEWOOD CO 80111 ARAPAHOE $ 175,000

(Compare its one grant with the first grant to WAIT training, below.  It is the same grant#):

Showing: 1 – 1 of 1 Award Actions

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2004 CCU823730  PROGRAMS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH, EDUCATION,AND WELL-BEING OF YOUNG PEOPLE. 1 0 CDC 05-13-2004 $ 175,000 
Fiscal Year 2004 Total: $ 175,000

aka:

Fiscal Year Program Office Grantee Name Award Number Action Issue Date Award Class Award Activity Type Award Action Type Principal Investigator Sum of Actions
2004  NCCDPHP Abstinence and Relationship Training Center CCU823730 05/13/2004 COOPERATIVE AGREEMENT DEMONSTRATION NEW SALLY GOSS $ 175,000

http://abstinencertc.homestead.com/***see description below, while I’m here:

Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
WAIT Training  DENVER CO 80237 DENVER 137401704 $ 11,539,537 

(this organization had to change its name after it was associated, alas, with Uganda’s “kill-the-gay” movement; along with other conservative evangelical types, it had to issue a statement of dissociation!  Google “Throckmorton” who covered some of this.  I THINK I have the right organization, it might have been, however, the Arizona-based “NAME” National Association for Marriage Education.

The Center for Relationship Training.

The last several grants shows about when it started getting grants, and of what sort.  FYI, STILL getting money in 2012.  I should go form a nonprofit, right?

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2012 90FM0054  THE COLORADO HEALTHY MARRIAGE PROJECT 2 00 ACF 09-18-2012 137401704 $ 1,605,705 
Fiscal Year 2012 Total: $ 1,605,705

. . .

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2006 90AE0161  COMMUNITY BASED ABSTINENCE EDUCATION PROGRAM 1 0 ACF 09-22-2006 137401704 $ 599,450 
2006 90FE0051  HEALTHY MARRIAGE DEMONSTRATION GRANT: PRIORITY AREA 2 1 0 ACF 09-24-2006 137401704 $ 1,010,330 
2006 U58DP000452  BUILDING CAPACITY FOR EFFECTIVE COORDINATION & SUPPORT FOR SCHOOL HEALTH PROGRAMS 1 000 CDC 05-11-2006 137401704 $ 185,840 
Fiscal Year 2006 Total: $ 1,795,620
FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2005 CCU823730  PROGRAMS TO IMPROVE THE HEALTH, EDUCATION,AND WELL-BEING OF YOUNG PEOPLE. 2 0 CDC 05-12-2005 137401704 $ 174,718 
Fiscal Year 2005 Total: $ 174,718
Total of all award actions: $ 11,539,537

Grantee “ARTC” in Colorado still has website up, and “About Us” shows a Denver University/ Oklahoma (Georgia) connection to the field:

Mike and Sarah Worley have been married seven years and have been active participants in the abstinence until marriage education movement. Sarah is a stay at home mom to their two daughters, Raeghan 3 and Rachel 1. They currently live in Fort Smith, AR.

Mike began speaking and training on abstinence education strategies as a graduate student at the University of Denver. His experience as a collegiate athlete and 1993 National Junior College Athletic Association ” Male Athlete of-the-Year” opens various doors for the abstinence message. In 1997 he joined Friends First and was elevated to Executive Director in 1998. In 2000, Mike joined Choosing the Best in Atlanta, Georgia as their Executive Director. He spent two years in that post before launching the Abstinence & Relationship Training Center (ARTC) in the Spring, 2002.

In 2003 and 2004 Sarah oversaw a state-wide effort to implement abstinence education strategies in Oklahoma’s public and private schools, health departments, churches, youth groups, crisis pregnancy centers and other governmental agencies. The highly successful Oklahoma Abstinence Training Conferences (OATC)garnered national publicity and resulted in over 80% of Oklahoma public schools receiving at least one hour of abstinence education training and one abstinence education curriculum for use in various grade levels across the state.

Mike and Sarah are available to speak, train or help your organization with growth strategies.


~ ~ ~I’m sure they are.  “Mike” has a BA in communication and an MA in Management from Univ. of Denver.  Choosing the Best (CTB) is associated with WAIT training, etc. etc.  As it says...

In February 2000, Mike Worley, former Executive Director of Friends First, joined CTB as Executive Director. Also in 2000 CTB became the exclusive distributor of WAIT Training, a relationship-focused abstinence curriculum.Today CTB curricula, training and resources are being used in over 2,000 schools in 40 states.

Teen sex abstinence curriculum and training programs  How to get the Federal or a State Gov’t to pay someone to purchase the CtB training curriculum, per site under “funding & Grants”:

Overview

The following are potential sources of funding forChoosing the Bestabstinence-centered education programs. Please select a specific grant to obtain complete information about that grant, including application details and deadlines.

For assistance in preparing grant proposals which utilizeChoosing the Best,please reference our Grant Toolkitor call 1-800-774-BEST (2378).

http://www.choosingthebest.org/training/index.html

The cost of CTB Teacher Training Certification is $1,500 per day plus expenses. For more information and scheduling information contact our Training Coordinator, Roxanne Steely at 1-800-774-BEST (2378) or emailrsteely@ctbpublishing.com.

Choosing the Best:






CHOOSING THE BEST PUBLISHING, LLC 0130038 Limited Liability Company Admin. Dissolved 6/29/2001
CHOOSING THE BEST, INC. K604958 Non-Profit Corporation Active/Noncompliance 2/7/1996

the LLC was around 2001 through 2011: Coincidence? Smartmarriages.com conferences ran 2000 – 2010…

Entity Creation Date: 6/29/2001
Dissolve Date: 8/28/2011

Pretty well registered right around welfare reform, eh?   they last filed a return a year ago. It looks like a one-person outfit (not Mike Worley).

ANYHOW, Here’s an Andy Kopsa (also follows grants) article on the topic, including this group “WAIT.”  You should read it — I showed you, the year 2012, grant applications still around, public funding, etc.!  And really — $1,500/day training + expenses for “Choosing the Best?”

Girls’ brains are like spaghetti, boys’ brains are like waffles…boys tuck schoolbooks under their arms at the waist, girls cradle theirs like a baby…boys were made to pursue girls and girls were made to wait to be pursued by boys…we have an entire generation of girls looking for daddy love…you just have to get that viable sperm close to her vagina and she turns on the little Hoover vacuum, because girls are very, very fertile…”  — from a video of a 2009 WAIT Training assembly at Loveland High School

Maybe certain Joneen MacKenzie’s** brain is like spaghetti, based on the corporate history of this one organization, which I actually labored through a while back…

. . .abstinence-only programs come under fire for questionable instructional methods and curricula as well. The Sexuality Information and Education Council of the United States (SIECUS) periodically releases in-depth reviews of abstinence-only programs and regularly finds that they often rely on messages of fear and shame to encourage abstinence and promote biased views of gender, marriage and pregnancy options.

Yet Americans have spent more than $1.5 billion on abstinence-only programs over the past fifteen years through Title V of the Social Security Actand other federal legislation. The programs really flourished under President George W. Bush, who created an injection of funding with his Community Based Abstinence Education grantsPresident Barack Obama did away with this funding stream, but during the fight in Congress over health-care reform, Republicans put $250 million for abstinence-only programs into the Affordable Healthcare Act.

The funds — now being distributed throughout the country — were made available on a non-competitive, state-by-state basis through Title V. All a governor had to do was say that he or she wanted abstinence funding, and a scaled dollar amount was provided to the state. Ritter declined the reported $3.2 million in abstinence-only funding available to Colorado, electing instead to seek funding for comprehensive sex education through the federal Personal Responsibility Education Program. Colorado was awarded approximately $793,000 in PREP funds each year from 2010 through 2014.

But a member of the State Board of Education, operating without board approval, decided to make an end run around the governor and bring the Title V funding to Colorado anyway.  {{HOW, I wonder?}}

That money is now paying for abstinence programs to go to public school auditoriums, training conferences, churches and community centers throughout Colorado, spreading the message that abstinence-only-until-marriage is the only way to have disease-free, worthwhile sex.

(Comments on the 8/2011 article)

**the linked article deals with Ugandan Ssempa and shows MacKenzie as citing Brookings Institution Data from 2006.

“The Center for Relationship Education is funded by a pair of grants — one for $233,000 a year for three years from Title V of the Social Security Act and another for $1.6 million a year over the same period as part of the federal Healthy Marriage Initiative.

As with the message, the funding has also generated controversy. So have Mackenzie’s ties to a Ugandan pastor

The story also questions her connection to a number of controversial individuals, including Maggie Gallagher, the chairwoman of the National Organization for Marriage, regarded by some as an anti-gay group, and Ugandan pastor Martin Ssempa.

Ssempa came under fire in his country for his support of a bill that called for the death penalty in cases of “aggravated homosexuality.”

Mackenzie said she met Ssempa, who’s married to an American woman, at a number of conferences in the U.S.

Calling him a “flipping amazing” speaker, she said she felt compelled to help Ssempa by giving him money for letterhead and business cards. She also added him to the center’s website as an available guest speaker.

“Then I found out he went off the deep end regarding the legislation in Uganda,” Mackenzie said. “I had to disassociate with him.

Read more:Joneen Mackenzie of Denver builds career on advocating abstinence for young people – The Denver Posthttp://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_20046472#ixzz27yyQSp9f

Along the lines of “May the Circle . .  . Be Unbroken . . . . By an’ by, Lord, by an’ by* (*Click to Hear it, with Johnny Cash & Carter family, or at least a crowd in concert)..”  Marriage promoters, abstinence promoters, and etc – hang out together, drink from similar troughs (conferences) and peddle often not only similar — but identical curricula.  There’s always a FOR_PROFIT associated.  Some like it for religious reasons (evangelization); some for sociological (Human behavioral research – -and don’t kid yourself this ain’t part of why!), and I don’t see anyone having a problem with the profits:

Like other healthy marriage grantees, this one likes to hang out in conferences and form associations of grantees to better organize.  Most of this (as I keep pointing out) hooks into a “SmartMarketing.com” excuse me, “SmartMarriages.com”  “NARME” is such a nonprofit, formed in Florida, although as I recall it was formed by Dennis Stoica  who helped form the first California Healthy Marriages Coalition in San Diego Area.

Found at:

SmartMarriages

The National Association for Relationship & Marriage Education (NARME)

Julie Baumgardner, Chair

NARME exists to champion the wellbeing of children through [**] relationship and marriage education.  Our board directors are located across the United States with our corporate office in Tallahassee, FL.  Interested individuals or organizations can join NARME online at our website. Our 2012 “Champions for Children” Conference will be July 20-25, 2012 In Baltimore, MD.

 http://www.narmeconference.com

Contact/Organizer: Maggie Russell, 2012 Conference Chair

Phone: 832-434-5533

Program Types: Associations and Organizations Conferences Instructor TRAINING – in-person Training: become a Marriage, Relationship, or Parent Educator DVDs/CDs/Films

Under “about NARME” / Press Releases ” it has three (currently):

  • TANF Reauthorization
  • NARME Response to the PEW study
  • BSF comments from Dr. Stanley and Dr. Fincham

They know exactly what they are doing, which is springboarding off TANF block grants to states, which allow for the promotion of two-parent families.  “BSF” refers to “Building Strong Families” which means, logistically in these terms, running seminars, training trainers, and marketing the media that promote the seminars (i.e., DVD/print etc. curricula).   Setting up nationwide networks based on a FEW basic centralized ideas, with a downline where the top of the Pyramid (and profiting from it) is whoever designed the curriculum.

From top to bottom, this is supported by foundations (translation — foundation wealth comes from either personal family wealth, or business/corporate wealth or both. So let’s call it what it is — corporations, essentially) AND the US (etc.) Federal government.  WHo is supporting that?  The people feeding into the system, both work, and income (wage withholding), and to the extent they invest in pension funds for some part of government (i.e., federal workers, etc.) — investment dividends.

The members of NARME (Julie Baumgardner being a person running “First Things First” out of Tennessee) tend to be marriage educators, or the nonprofits they formed to get on this funding stream.

Dr. Stanley is out of University of Denver, and helped put together the  curriculum PREP, Inc.  and at “Frank Fincham” is at “the Family Institute” in Florida.  I.e., we are talking University Level Connections:

SCOTT M. STANLEY, PH.D. RESEARCH PROFESSOR

CO-DIRECTOR, CENTER FOR MARITAL AND FAMILY STUDIES

DEPARTMENT OF PSYCHOLOGY

FRONTIER HALL UNIVERSITY OF DENVER

DENVER, COLORADO 80208

PH:

FAX:

FRANK FINCHAM, PH.D.

EMINENT SCHOLAR, OXFORD UNIVERSITY, 1980

DIRECTOR OF THE FAMILY INSTITUTE

FLORIDA STATE UNIVERSITY

310 LONGMIRE

TALLAHASSEE, FL 32306-1491

PHONE: etc.


Who wants to know what the US is spending our tax and other of its wealth on,r e: HHS and spend daytimes (unpaid) looking this up with an inaccurate, incomplete, not that flexible, and not even really useable database that doesn’t ITSELF even show us how to look up its own Treasury Authorization codes to make sure the activities are authorized, the organizations are legit — and STAY legit if they keep getting funding?

Moreover these are simply centralizing indoctrination of the masses with the doctrines of the influential few — such as HHS personnel who then steered grants to their pet nonprofits (NFI, in 1994, etc.) and IMMEDIATELY set to technical assistance, training, mentoring, and in short, setting up distribution units — nationwide — for the same programs.

It doesn’t seem to matter when fraud is caught in one — or several.  For some reason, people (regular folk) are so distracted, stressed out, or perplexed in part from years in some of the same systems affected by these programs (I’m talking the courts!) no one is telling government exactly where to put their profit-making operations with a heavy dose of evangelism.

the other thin I personally believe after enough time looking at this particular grants system intensely over time — is that it was intentionally set up to be untraceable and as a series of slush fund operations — i.e., help set up the shell corporations with compassion capital funding, then shove money their way (by the millions, sometimes), and set up operations through church, welfare, community grants, you name it!

What used to be said of HUD (see “run as a criminal organization”) in my opinion — at least this part of it, including the OCSE (Child Support Enforcement), could just as well be said of HHS.     if it were clearly understood by MOST of the public that these programs are not there to HELP people — they are there to help the programmers and the social engineers, and then we have to answer the question WHY should anyone be given the tools, the power, and the funding — to ENGINEER a society, and accustom us to throwing our money away.

Just another reminder — This picked up serious pace when the faith-based outfits were let in.

I don’t know exactly where reform starts, but unless more people start showing an interest in this database, specifically — and then insisting to government officials it be run better — AND that the various Secretary of State websites (California’s is especially objectionable on the corporations side) start being more responsive AND free to the users — then we cannot take almost anything said by our own government seriously.

It’s not representative, it’s not accountable, it’s not transparent, and it IS basically accelerating the creation of an elite, and hordes of poor.

NOW — what, pray tell, lies ahead for the poor, the landless through all this, and the without legitimate means to hold “jobs”?

I am working on a way to demonstrate for others approximately what state the non-accountability is in.  After that, however, I am simply believing that the way to go is understanding our relationship to the Federal government (which is a matter of choice) as better explained by the fact that it’s a corporation – -not a representative government — and that as such, it sees us as shareholders, even though it may be called “Citizens.”  this has to do with Jurisdiction (Title 28) and again, with the matters of what, exactly IS money — (dollars are legal tender for corporate debt….).

And in that matter, we have to go to some rather patriot style sites (like afpn.org) and keep what makes sense, reject what doesn’t.

Being an adult means taking responsibility for one’s choices.  The push to MARRY is the push to get people to obtain a marriage LICENSE.  To get a marriage LICENSE (drivers’ license, EIN#, SS#, birth certificate, the whole nine yards) is to enter into a commercial relationship with The United States of America, meaning what’s centered in Washington, D.C. and which controls, Washington, D.C. — and the US Territories.

Citizenship can be stable despite geographic change, and it’s possible to (as I understand it so far), resign one’s status as free and having unalienable rights by entering into a CONtrACT (wise or unwise, informed or uninformed) with “the USA” in these various forms.

THink about it — the state taxes are called the ‘FRANCHISE” TAX BOARD — ever think about what kind of franchise is it?  Why would the organization taxing the residents and businesses (“persons”) in the states — and granting or removing their license to do business — becalled a “FRANCHISE” board?

Also, do we believe, really, that the wealth taking from us in this business relationship, which is pooled and invested by those who control it — is not profiting the owners (or holders) thereof more than those who contributed to setting up the amassment of assets, real estate, businesses, and cash flow? . .  . Do these asset-holders (these government entities) play by the same rules — are they subject to the SEC (Securities and Exchange Commission?) and being taxed?  (Does government tax itself?  Or is that a silly question?).

So that’s where we go next.  To pay better attention to the language.

Is there, for example, any particular reason why the public face of TAGGS doesn’t display some of this information, for our use?

GMO PIC A Federal employee personal identification code (PIC) that uniquely identifies this grants management officer. The grants management officer (GMO) is responsible for all business management aspects associated with the negotiation, award, and administration of grants and cooperative agreements.
Grant Administrator Name of the Federal Grants Administrator. The Grant administrator is responsible for managing awards and interacting with the principal investigator to facilitate achievement of the project’s goals and to ensure adherence to all necessary policies and procedures.
Grant Administrator PIC Recipient employee personal identification code (PIC) that uniquely identifies this grants administrator.
Grant Management Officer Name of the Federal Grants Management Officer (GMO), as shown on the award document. The GMO is the person responsible for all business management aspects associated with the negotiation, award, and administration of grants and cooperative agreements.
Grant Specialist The name of the Federal grants management specialist. The grants management specialist (GMS), acting on behalf of the grants management officer, reviews the application budget, determines that all necessary assurances and reporting requirements have been met, and ensures that the applicant is in compliance with the appropriate rules and policies.
Grant Specialist PIC A Federal employee personal identification code (PIC) that uniquely identifies this grants management specialist. The grants management specialist (GMS), acting on behalf of the grants management officer, reviews the application budget, determines that all necessary assurances and reporting requirements have been met, and ensures that the applicant is in compliance with the appropriate rules and policies.
Grants Management Office Code The DHHS administrative code of the responsible grants management office within the awarding agency. This code links information in the AWARD Table to the ORGANIZATION Table.

Common Accounting Number info (“CAN”):

CAN Common Accounting Numbers (CANs) are financial accounting codes assigned for accounting purposes within a fiscal year by any operating division (OPDIV) or staff division (STAFFDIV). The CAN number is used with all Federal financial transactions to facilitate tracking through the accounting system. It may contain accounting, organizational, geographic, and other data elements. The CAN Fiscal Year is stated as a separate data element in TAGGS, and therefore is not part of the CAN data element in TAGGS.
CAN Award Amount Amount of Federal assistance awarded through a particular CAN for a single transaction.
CAN Fiscal Year Fiscal year associated with a specific CAN number. The CAN fiscal year must be specified as a four digit number such as 1987, 1997, etc.
CAN Unobligated Amount Amount of Federal assistance attributed to a particular CAN for a previous award and authorized for continued expenditure under the current action.
CAN Year of Support Identifies budget year of support from which unobligated funds have been authorized for continued expenditure. Values will be similar to Budget Year of Support, e.g., 1, 2, 3, etc.

or indicators which track who is responsible and what income is generated by the grantee through the award activity!

Program Income Amount The amount of income generated by the grantee through the award activity reported for a particular budget period.
Program Income Use Code Code used to indicate how program income, if any, generated by an award activity is authorized to be used for a budget period. The options available include: Addition Alternative, Deduction Alternative, Cost Sharing or Matching Alternative.
Program Name Descriptive name given to an HHS program, as listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA). The popular name (popular CFDA program name), which is less descriptive than the program title, is the name by which programs are commonly known or most often used by applicants and agencies.
Program Office Code Within the TAGGS ORGANIZATION Code Table, the code that uniquely identifies a Federal program office.
Program Officer The individual designated by the OPDIV who is responsible for the programmatic, scientific, and/or technical aspects of HHS programs. He/she serves as the counterpart to the Grants Management Officer, who is responsible for all business management aspects of a grant.
Program Official PIC A Federal employee personal identification code (PIC) that uniquely identifies this program official. A program official (PO) or program director is responsible for a certain programmatic and scientific approach to a defined problem.
Program Type A classification or type of program that is being funded.
Project Director Full name of the Project Director employed by the recipient, as shown on the award document. The project director is responsible and accountable to officials of the recipient organization for the proper conduct of the project, program, or activity. The organization is, in turn, legally responsible and accountable to DHHS for the performance and financial aspects of the award.

Or, the EIN (which can be searched on– but does not display during “Advanced Search” or in essentially ANY search result (that I can see) other than when one already has the DUNS# and can search on that under “DUNS & EIN search!”  this is a BIG DEAL, particularly when alleged nonprofits are not real nonprofits.  How much time on this post have I run around looking up the nonprofit forms on other databases?

Or:

Unobligated Amount of Prior Funds Cumulative sum of the amount of unobligated balance from prior year(s) that was used to offset the financial and direct assistance of the award. The amount relates to the whole budget year of support, and if changed from a prior award in the same budget year of support, the new total is shown.

 

Or ….in general things that would allow individuals, or groups of individuals freely assembling to look up certain projects — as local checks and balances on the programming — in general get as complete (or nearly as complete) a picture on WHERE and HOW certain appropriations are actually being used.

And to help reduce fraud — which certainly shouldn’t objectionable, now, should it?

Below here is the complete list of Data elements from TAGGS help page:

http://taggs.hhs.gov/HelpStatus/datadictionary.cfm

Data Element Name Data Element Description
ARRA Flag Flag to indicate whether the award is initiated by American Recovery and Reinvestment Act.
Action Issue Date Date of Grants Management Officer’s signature on the award notice.
Agency Activity Type Code Code used by feeder system to identify an activity funded by an award. This code is typically at a lower level than the TAGGS award activity type code. Agency codes kept to retain granularity.
Agency Code Code used to identify the highest-level parent organization (usually the Operating Division) for HHS components.
Agent Address 1 First line of a three (3) line office address of a person employed by the recipient shown on the award document. Note: This data element is part of the TAGGS database, but is not part of the Standard Interface File (SIF). TAGGS currently tracks one type of recipient agent: Project Director/Principal Investigator. Two other types may be tracked in the future. They are Grants Administrator and Recipient Point of Contact.
Agent Address 2 Second line of a three (3) line office address of a person employed by the recipient shown on the award document. This data element is part of the TAGGS database, but is not part of the Standard Interface File (SIF). TAGGS currently tracks one type of recipient agent: Project Director/Principal Investigator. Two other types may be tracked in the future. They are Grants Administrator and Recipient Point of Contact.
Amount Non Monetary Amount of assistance paid in non-monetary form.
Amount This Action Total amount of dollars awarded by this action.
Amount of Non Federal Share Amount of cash, or the value of property or other direct assistance, provided by non-Federal sources to support the federally assisted project. The non-Federal share consists of cash and the value of in-kind contributions, if any.
Announcement Date Date the formal announcement of the availability of Federal funding, through a DHHS grant program, was published in the Federal Register, HRSA Preview NIH Guide, or other approved publication.
Application Number The grant application number
Application Receipt Date Date the grant application was received by the DHHS awarding agency.
Appropriation Fiscal Year Fiscal Year of the appropriation used to fund this action. Note: An appropriation is a statute made available by Congress that provides the authority to incur financial obligations and to make payments associated with DHHS grant programs.
Appropriation Number Treasury account code identifying the appropriation used to fund this action. Note: An appropriation is a statute made available by Congress that provides the authority to incur financial obligations and to make payments associated with DHHS grant programs.
Appropriation Title Full title of an appropriation. Note: An appropriation is a statute made available by Congress that provides the authority to incur financial obligations and to make payments associated with DHHS grant programs.
Authorization Legal authority cited in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) upon which an HHS program is based (acts, amendments to acts, Public Law numbers, titles, sections, Statute Codes, citations to the US Code, Executive Orders, Presidential Reorganization Plans, and Memoranda from an agency head).
Award Action Type Code TAGGS indicator for the type of award/action document
Award Action Type Description Full description of an Award Action Type.
Award Activity Category Description TAGGS code identifying award activity’s category
Award Activity Major Category Code TAGGS code identifying the major grouping of the award activity type that is assigned to the award activity.
Award Activity Type Code Code used by TAGGS to identify the activity funded by an award.
Award Activity Type Description Full description of an award activity identified by an associated Award Activity Type Code.
Award Class Code Code used by TAGGS to identify a particular class of award.
Award Class Description Full description of an award identified by an associated Award Class Code, based on HHS Grants Policy Directive Part 1.02
Award Code Number identifying the award action within a particular budget year of support. Note: For each subsequent action within a budget year of support the code will be incremented by one.
Award Competition Type Indicator for the type of competition for a particular discretionary award.
Award Number Unique identifying number for a particular project award. It may contain the awarding organization code, part or all of the activity/type of program code, and the serial number (which may include number and letters). This is a free format element that differs across agencies. It should include only the identifying numbers that are constant across the life of the project.
Award Program Office Code Three digit code which uniquely identifies a program office. This code links to the ORGANIZATION table.
Award Title Name of a particular award, as it appears on the award document.
Awarded Amount This Action The aggregate value of Federal cash and direct assistance provided by the Federal government awarded in this action, excluding any unobligated balances and prior awarded amounts in this budget period.
Awarded Direct Costs Amount of Federal funds appearing on the award document as direct costs for a particular budget period. Direct costs are those that can be specifically allocated to a particular project, program, or activity. Note: See Grants Policy Directive Part 1.02, page 12.
Awarded Indirect Costs Amount of Federal funds appearing on the award document as indirect costs for a particular budget period. Indirect costs are those that are incurred by a grantee organization for common or joint objectives and therefore cannot be readily and specifically identified with a particular project, program, or activity. For example, the costs of operating and maintaining facilities, depreciation, and administrative salaries are generally treated as indirect costs. Note: See Grants Policy Directive Part 1.02.
Awarded Total Costs Total amount of Federal financial and/or direct assistance from DHHS, for both direct and indirect costs, obligated for the current budget year in support of the award activity. This amount does not include matching funds or other funds provided by other governmental agencies. This amount does not include any future year funding.
Budget Activity Code Financial accounting code assigned to a budget activity in a particular Departmental budget.
Budget Line Item Amount (Grantee) Amount associated with a particular budget line item within a particular budget period. Note: The budget in question is the grantee’s budget.
Budget Line Item Identifier (Grantee) Name associated with a particular budget line item within a particular budget period.
Budget Period End Date Expiration date of a budget period within the project period for a particular award. For a single-year award, this date is the same as the project period end date.
Budget Period Start Date Starting date of the budget period within the project period of a particular award. For single-year awards, this date is the same as the project period start date.
Budget Year of Support Identifies the budget period of support within the project period. Budget years of support can cross fiscal years. In a 3-year project period there would typically be three budget periods, 01, 02, and 03. Note: A budget year of support can be longer than 12 months.
CAN Common Accounting Numbers (CANs) are financial accounting codes assigned for accounting purposes within a fiscal year by any operating division (OPDIV) or staff division (STAFFDIV). The CAN number is used with all Federal financial transactions to facilitate tracking through the accounting system. It may contain accounting, organizational, geographic, and other data elements. The CAN Fiscal Year is stated as a separate data element in TAGGS, and therefore is not part of the CAN data element in TAGGS.
CAN Award Amount Amount of Federal assistance awarded through a particular CAN for a single transaction.
CAN Fiscal Year Fiscal year associated with a specific CAN number. The CAN fiscal year must be specified as a four digit number such as 1987, 1997, etc.
CAN Unobligated Amount Amount of Federal assistance attributed to a particular CAN for a previous award and authorized for continued expenditure under the current action.
CAN Year of Support Identifies budget year of support from which unobligated funds have been authorized for continued expenditure. Values will be similar to Budget Year of Support, e.g., 1, 2, 3, etc.
CFD CFDA Number Each program in the Catalog of Federal domestic Assistance (CFDA) is preceded by a five-digit program identification number. The first two digits identify the Federal department or agency that administers the program, and the last three numbers are assigned in numerical sequence. Thus, program number 10.500 is administered by the Department of Agriculture, 11.500 by the Department of Commerce, 12.500 by the Department of Defense, 93.500 by the Department of Health and Human Services, and so on.
CFDA Number Five-digit program identification number as listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA). The first two digits identify the Federal department or agency that administers the program, and the last three numbers identify a specific program.
Character Class Code Code used to identify a specific class of recipient.
Character Class Description Full description of a recipient class identified by associated code.
City Code Code, which combined with State code, uniquely identifies a recipient’s city location.
City Name Name of city that identifies a recipient’s location
City Population City population figure
City Size Indicator City Size Index. Generated by the Central Registry System (CRS).
Congressional District A congressional district is an electoral constituency that elects a single member of a congress. A congressional district is based on population, which, in the United States, is taken using a census every ten years.
Country Code FIPS code used to uniquely identify the recipient’s country location. Only used with recipients located outside the United States and its territories.
Country Name Full name of a country associated with a specific FIPS code, which identifies a recipient’s country location.
County Code Three digit numeric code that, when combined with State Code, uniquely identifies a recipient’s county location.
County Name Name of the county that identifies a recipient’s location.
DHHS Region Code DHHS region within which a recipient’s State is located.
DHHS Region Description Name of DHHS Region, within which a recipient’s State is located.
Data Fiscal Year Fiscal year for which the data being submitted to TAGGS originated, (i.e., the fiscal year against which associated data will be reported). Typically, this is the same as the fiscal year of the budget start date. However, in the case of forward-funded grant programs, the Data Fiscal Year may be different.
Data Submission Month in which the data was submitted to TAGGS.
Date of Closeout Entire Award Date recorded as the actual final closeout of an award for the entire project period, including all extensions. Closeout is the determination that all applicable administrative actions and all work required by the grant have been completed.
Date of Terminate Award Date recorded that defines when the agency terminated an award. Not to be confused with normal expiration of an award (Date of Closeout of Entire Award).
Date of This Payment Date that this payment was made.
Deadlines Indicates the deadlines for applications for funding from programs appearing in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA). Deadlines are stated in terms of the date(s) or between what dates the application should be received. Reference is made to new applications, continuations, renewals, and supplemental. Application deadline information is also indicated in the Deadlines Index, in the agency’s program guidelines, or announced in the Federal Register. Where not available, applicants should contact the funding agency for deadline information.
Deviation Approved Indicator that special approval has been given by the awarding agency to deviate from normal award processing procedures for funding a particular recipient.
EIS Code Financial accounting code assigned to a particular CAN which associates it with a particular type of management activity tracked with Departmental executive management systems. Note: An appropriation can have many budget activity codes. A budget activity code can have many EIS codes. An EIS code can have many CANs.
Eligibility Indicates who can apply to the Federal government for assistance and the criteria the applicant must satisfy, as stated in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA).
End Budget Period Valid values are “Y”, “N” or null.
End Budget Period Receipt Date The date the report for a particular budget period is received in the awarding agency for review and processing.
End Project Date The date, at the end of a particular budget period, when the report is due.
FSR Annual Due Date Date that the annual Financial Status Report is due for a particular budget period.
FSR Annual Receipt Date Date that a Financial Status Report for a particular budget period is received in the awarding agency for review and processing.
FSR Annual Unobligated Balance Amount of unobligated funds reported by the recipient in the annual Financial Status Report.
FSR Awarded Amount of Current FY Funds Sum of the financial assistance awarded from a current fiscal year associated with a particular CAN or CANs for a particular budget year of support reported in the Financial Status Report by the recipient.
FSR Awarded Amount to Date Total amount of Federal financial assistance, both direct and indirect, for a particular award. This amount could cover several years of assistance if the award was a multi-year grant. However, it does not include future year funding.
FSR Program Income Amount Amount of income generated by the grantee through the award activity for a particular award.
FSR Program Income Use Description indicating how program income, if any, generated by an award activity is to be used. Note: The three options available are matching, offset, and addition to the award.
Feeder System Office Code The code used by a feeder system to identify a Grant Management Office or Program Management Office. This will be utilized during data upload to find the TAGGS code for the office in question.
Formula Match Requirement Indicates the formula and matching requirements prescribed in the allocation of funds or maintenance of effort requirements, as stated in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA)
Frequency Frequency indicates how often the reporting occurs.
Funding Opportunity Announcement Number Unique number announcing a grant program published in the Federal Register, HRSA Preview, NIH Guide, or other approved publication. Funding Opportunity Announcement invites applications and provides information related to the funding opportunity, such as eligibility and evaluation criteria, funding preferences/priorities, how to obtain application materials (if needed in hard copy), and the submission deadline. This type of announcement also may be termed “program announcement” or “request for applications.”
Future Year Amount Recommended Amount of recommended future financial support for the budget year.
Future Year Recommended Budget year of support of an approved budget period beyond the current budget period.
GMO PIC A Federal employee personal identification code (PIC) that uniquely identifies this grants management officer. The grants management officer (GMO) is responsible for all business management aspects associated with the negotiation, award, and administration of grants and cooperative agreements.
Grant Administrator Name of the Federal Grants Administrator. The Grant administrator is responsible for managing awards and interacting with the principal investigator to facilitate achievement of the project’s goals and to ensure adherence to all necessary policies and procedures.
Grant Administrator PIC Recipient employee personal identification code (PIC) that uniquely identifies this grants administrator.
Grant Management Officer Name of the Federal Grants Management Officer (GMO), as shown on the award document. The GMO is the person responsible for all business management aspects associated with the negotiation, award, and administration of grants and cooperative agreements.
Grant Specialist The name of the Federal grants management specialist. The grants management specialist (GMS), acting on behalf of the grants management officer, reviews the application budget, determines that all necessary assurances and reporting requirements have been met, and ensures that the applicant is in compliance with the appropriate rules and policies.
Grant Specialist PIC A Federal employee personal identification code (PIC) that uniquely identifies this grants management specialist. The grants management specialist (GMS), acting on behalf of the grants management officer, reviews the application budget, determines that all necessary assurances and reporting requirements have been met, and ensures that the applicant is in compliance with the appropriate rules and policies.
Grants Management Office Code The DHHS administrative code of the responsible grants management office within the awarding agency. This code links information in the AWARD Table to the ORGANIZATION Table.
In Kind Matching In-kind Contributions and Matching Funds. Dollar value applied to goods and services proved by the Government. Example: Dollar value of vaccination drugs.
In-Kind Contribution In-kind contributions represent the value of non-Federal, non cash contributions provided by a third party and used by the grantee as a match to support the federally assisted project. In-kind contributions may consist of charges for real property and equipment, and value of goods and services directly benefiting and specifically identifiable to the grant program. When authorized by Federal legislation, property purchased with Federal funds may be considered as the grantee’s in-kind contribution. (See Grants Policy Directive Part 1.02).
Inventory Report Exist Indicator of whether or not inventory reporting exists in a particular grants management system.
Number of People Served Number of people (or clients) served by the award activity supported by a Formula/Block and Entitlement award program.
Object Class Number Financial accounting code assigned to designate a particular purpose for which awarded funds are to be used, and stated on the Notice of Grant Award.
Objectives Statement of specific objectives stated in terms of what the HHS program is intended to accomplish along with the goals toward which the program is directed.
Obligation Document Number Unique number identifying the initial obligation document to which all subsequent documents (payments, refunds, etc.) will be related by the accounting system. It is used by the accounting division’s operational system to obligate and track funds. For multi-year grants, the number may stay the same or may change each year, depending upon the granting agency. Obligation document number may be similar to the award number.
Obligation Document Number Format Type Format of an obligation document number used by the accounting operational division that indicates a particular type of Formula/Block and Entitlement grant program.
Organization Acronym Acronym of an organization within DHHS that is authorized to award and/or administer grants.
Organization Code TAGGS numeric code that uniquely identifies a program office. This code links to the ORGANIZATION Table.
Organization Name Name of an organization within DHHS that is authorized to award and/or administer grants.
Organization PHS Indicates if an organization was formerly part of the Public Health Service (PHS)
Organization Title Name of an organization within DHHS that is authorized to award and administer grants.
PPOP Address Address where the principal place of performance of the award will take place.
PPOP Area of Benefit Code Code of the area of benefit where the principal place of performance of the award will take place.
PPOP City City where the principal place of performance of the award will take place.
PPOP Congressional District Congressional district where the principal place of performance of the award will take place.
PPOP Country Code Code of the country where the principal place of performance of the award will take place.
PPOP County Code Code of the county where the principal place of performance of the award will take place.
PPOP Postal Code 5 digit zip code where the principal place of performance of the award will take place.
PPOP State Abbreviation State where the principal place of performance of the award will take place.
Parent Organization Code Within the TAGGS ORGANIZATION Table, the Parent Organization Code identifies the higher level organization of any sub-organization. If the organization does not have a parent, the column will state the Agency Code for the organization.
Parent Organization Title Name of the highest-level parent organization (usually the Operating Division) for HHS components.
Popular Name The popular name (popular CFDA program name), which is less descriptive than the program title, is the name by which programs are commonly known or most often used by applicants and agencies.
Postal Code Postal code address of the organization or recipient.
Primary Location Block Block address information of the award’s primary place of performance
Program Income Amount The amount of income generated by the grantee through the award activity reported for a particular budget period.
Program Income Use Code Code used to indicate how program income, if any, generated by an award activity is authorized to be used for a budget period. The options available include: Addition Alternative, Deduction Alternative, Cost Sharing or Matching Alternative.
Program Name Descriptive name given to an HHS program, as listed in the Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA). The popular name (popular CFDA program name), which is less descriptive than the program title, is the name by which programs are commonly known or most often used by applicants and agencies.
Program Office Code Within the TAGGS ORGANIZATION Code Table, the code that uniquely identifies a Federal program office.
Program Officer The individual designated by the OPDIV who is responsible for the programmatic, scientific, and/or technical aspects of HHS programs. He/she serves as the counterpart to the Grants Management Officer, who is responsible for all business management aspects of a grant.
Program Official PIC A Federal employee personal identification code (PIC) that uniquely identifies this program official. A program official (PO) or program director is responsible for a certain programmatic and scientific approach to a defined problem.
Program Type A classification or type of program that is being funded.
Project Director Full name of the Project Director employed by the recipient, as shown on the award document. The project director is responsible and accountable to officials of the recipient organization for the proper conduct of the project, program, or activity. The organization is, in turn, legally responsible and accountable to DHHS for the performance and financial aspects of the award.
Project Director PIC A personal identification code (PIC) that uniquely identifies the individual designated by the recipient to direct the technical aspects of a project or program supported by the award. This code points to a record in the AGENT table.

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  1. OK, this is me (blog author), showing a prior (2011) and Very detailed lookup of the Abstinence and Relaitionship group, WAIT training, Center for Relationship (etc.) in combination with its state of Colorado Corporate filings. There’s also more info there on NARME.

    However, as I now see this pattern in other ongoing grantees (that continue to get HHS grants) I find it REAL odd how they feel it necessary to keep the chameleon incorporation filings hopping.

    https://familycourtmatters.wordpress.com/2011-healthy-marriageresponsible-fatherhood-grantees-why-we-need-to-speed-date-all-the-grantee-sessions/

    (scroll down some). Oh, by the way, you’ll see in there a neat little AFCC corproation filing showing Jessica Pearson (of CPR) and margaret Little (street address the Los Angeles County Courthouse!) and in 1981 they dissolved the corporation. More of this history is available on a family court report of 2002 (put out by California NOW, I believe) which has a chapter attempting to track the various corporation status of AFCC.

    Looking at Joneen’s group — no matter how colorful her personality may or may not be over the topic of abstiencne — the corporate filing history is downright erratic, strange, and possibly not accidentally so. I don’t know — check out the link and see what you think.

    think about this — Why put three different EIN#s for, say, the Judith Wallerstein Center for the Family in Transition (all in California) — they are all modeled after her work, they have groups who publish and conference together. Is the multiple EIN# there or the multiple incorporations HERE (WAIT, etc.) — simply a neat way of tax evasion and concealing money?

    Just posing the question. And posting the link where I was looking this up. Seriously — agroup receiving millions of federal funding — should be able to stay incorporated. it’s not HARD to stay incorporated — just a filing. One doesn’t have to actually be profitable — just to file!

    Let's Get Honest

    September 30, 2012 at 9:38 pm


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