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The World’s Largest Owner of Global Infrastructure is Broke Like Me, which must Explain the Lousy Data Entry ….

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Sort of a fun post.  Only the material isn’t really that funny because it’s real money — well, real US$$ — involved.

But as I’ve pointed out before, the “Bentley 500” does indeed state that the USA IS the world’s largest owner of global infrastructure,

Bentley Systems has compiled the Bentley Infrastructure 500 to help global constituents appreciate and explore the magnitude of investment in infrastructure and the potential to continually increase the return on that investment. The infrastructure value represented is over US$14 trillion, which is close to the U.S. annual GDP and to the combined annual GDPs of China, Japan, and Germany. Bentley itself is committed to enhancing ROIs through leveraging information modeling in integrated projects to create more intelligent infrastructure on behalf of owner organizations.

Data Results for 2011

Top 10 [INFRASTRUCTURE] Owners in the Bentley Infrastructure 500

Rank Organization Headquarters Country Infrastructure Value*
(millions USD)
1 UNITED STATES GOVERNMENT United States 308,800
2 STATE GRID CORPORATION OF CHINA China 209,727
3 EXXON MOBIL CORP United States 199,548
4 OPEN JOINT STOCK COMPANY GAZPROM Russia 180,019
5 PETROLEO BRASILEIRO S.A. – PETROBRAS Brazil 167,777
6 ELECTRICITE DE FRANCE SA – EDF France 143,241
7 NIPPON TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE CORPORATION Japan 119,098
8 KINGDOM OF THE NETHERLANDS Netherlands 117,060
9 ROYAL DUTCH SHELL PLC Netherlands 116,851
10 WAL MART STORES INC United States 107,878

which would seem obvious — it’s the world’s largest per-capita jailor, right? and housing them requires a little real estate and infrastructure, right?   — but how does this fit with also being hugely in debt if we own (well, the US owns) all that STUFF (dams, public projects real estate, utilities, etc.)….

And how can I explain for such a major investor, the not very intelligent infrastructure of the HHS database, TAGGS? Can’t they afford proofreaders or spellcheck software?  Or maybe whoever does data entry needs regular lunch breaks.  Or maybe things like this happen right after a too-long, too-liquid lunch break….  a LOT….

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2001 90XP0023  THE RESPONSIBILE FATHERHOOD PUABLIC EDUCATION PROGRAM 1 0 ACF 04-09-2001 879885986 $ 500,000 
Fiscal Year 2001 Total: $ 500,000
Total of all award actions: $ 5,497,670

By the way, here is another grant award, same recipient, and these are the ONLY two direct HHS grants showing here for this recipient.  Both had grant title mis-spelled..  TAGGS database goes back, FYI, to 1995.  The National Fatherhood Initiative was formed in 1994 in part with (news says) an HHS grant steered towards it by then-HHS employee, Wade Horn, and the website at least at one time boasted it was formed by “A Few Prominent Thinkers;” to this day it has Congressional Task Force members (as  in, U.S. Congress)….

ORGANIZATION NAME

STATE

YEAR

TOTAL ASSETS

FORM

PAGES

EIN

National Fatherhood Initiative MD 2011 $2,092,626 990 26 23-2745763

Showing: 1 – 7 of 7 Award Actions

Recipient: NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE
Recipient ZIP Code: 20877

FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support CFDA Number Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2010 90FB0001 NATIONAL FATERHOOD CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE 5 93.086 ACF 09-27-2010   $ 999,534 
2010 90FB0001 NATIONAL FATERHOOD CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE 3 93.086 ACF 11-02-2009   $ 0 
2009 90FB0001 NATIONAL FATERHOOD CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE 4 93.086 ACF 08-21-2009   $ 999,534 
2009 90FB0001 NATIONAL FATERHOOD CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE 3 93.086 ACF 04-30-2009   $ 0 
2008 90FB0001 NATIONAL FATERHOOD CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE 3 93.086 ACF 09-25-2008   $ 999,534 
2007 90FB0001 NATIONAL FATERHOOD CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE 2 93.086 ACF 09-21-2007   $ 999,534 
2006 90FB0001 NATIONAL FATERHOOD CAPACITY BUILDING INITIATIVE 1 93.086 ACF 09-25-2006   $ 999,534 
Award Actions Count: 7 Award Actions Subtotal: $ 4,997,670
Page Award Actions Count: 7 Award Actions Amount for this Page: $ 4,997,670
Total of 7 Award Actions for 1 Awards Total Amount for all Award Actions: $ 4,997,670

  Or, after three years of attempting to spell the name “Christopher” they gave up and switched Principal Investigator to someone whose name was within range of the 90FB (Faith-based?) community’s spelling

Grantee Name State Award Number Action Issue Date CFDA  Award Action Type Principal Investigator Sum of Actions
NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE MD 90FB0001 09/25/2006 93086 NEW CHRISTHOPHER BROWN $ 999,534
NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE MD 90FB0001 09/21/2007 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION CHRISTHOPHER BROWN $ 999,534
NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE MD 90FB0001 09/25/2008 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION CHRISTHOPHER BEARD $ 999,534
NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE MD 90FB0001 04/30/2009 93086 EXTENSION WITH OR WITHOUT FUNDS CHRISTHOPHER BEARD $ 0
NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE MD 90FB0001 08/21/2009 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION CHRISTHOPHER BEARD $ 999,534
NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE MD 90FB0001 11/02/2009 93086 EXTENSION WITH OR WITHOUT FUNDS CHRISTHOPHER BEARD $ 0
NATIONAL FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE MD 90FB0001 09/27/2010 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION AVE MULHERN  $ 999,534
Results 1 to 7 of 7 matches.

NEXT:  SECTION ON NONPROFIT “INST FOR RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD….”

 Here’s a spinoff? group with grants which bear the word “replication” and “evaluation” in them, but over an eight-year period, never got a DUNS# entered.  I enclosed a few of its grants underneath the “Dun & Bradstreet Disclaimer” here.  This group shows a total of $2.5 million grants — but got its nonprofit status revoked in 2010 for failure to file for more than three years in a row.  And the board of directors on this one includes the “Who’s Who” among the field of fatherhood promotion, too!

Recipient EIN = 521867708

Showing: 1 – 1 of 1 Recipients

Note: One EIN can be associated with several different organizations. Also, one DUNS number can be associated with multiple EINs. This occurs in cases where Dun and Bradstreet (D&B) has assigned more than one EIN to a recipient organization.

Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
INST FOR RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD & FAM. REVITALIZATION  WASHINGTON DC 20019 DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA $ 2,549,350
FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2001 90EI0127  ASSETS FOR INDEPENDENCE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM (IDA) 1 0 ACF 09-10-2001 $ 1,000,000 
2001 90XP0024  UNSOLICITED/CAPACITY BUILDING AND PROGRAM ENCHANCEMENT OF PHILADELPHIA MODEL 1 0 ACF 07-27-2001 $ 500,000 
Fiscal Year 2001 Total: $ 1,500,000
FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2000 90XA0005  REPLICATION & REVITALIZATION FATHERHOOD MODEL  2 0 ACF 09-15-2000 $ 300,000 
Fiscal Year 2000 Total: $ 300,000

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