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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

There is a Similar-titled organization (different street address showing) in D.C.:

INSTITUTE FOR RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD 
& FAMILY REVITALIZATION 

“Turning the hearts of  fathers unto their children”
We are a 20 year old grass roots organization working with  fathers and mothers to enhance self-worth and communication skills to empower them a parent to take charge of their homes and families  

Services Offered:

  • Paternity establishment
  • Domestic violence Intervention
  • Father & mother parenting support sessions
  • Family Support Services
  • Job Readiness & Job Search Skills
  • Child Support Assistance

Population Served: Custodial and non-custodial fathers, TANF Recipients
Area Served: Primary target area is Ward 7 in DC; also serve those who are referred by our collaborative partners

{{That’s a Bible reference, and I’m going to make a wild-guesstimate that WHICH parent is supposed to take charge of “THEIR” homes and families.   Given what means many religious Dads employ to “take charge” of their families, it’s good they have also “Domestic Violence Intervention,” even though in this context it’s an oxymoron.  Also, in context, this was what the Lord said He’d do, not a social program!  But since when have men & women ever refrained from taking “the Lord’s work” into their own hands, i.e., playing God with others?}}  Found at “ROMROS. (hover cursor over URL for description)

This organization (address matches TAGGS grant, on Jay Street, WDC) actually managed to file a tax return for EIN# 521867708 — ONCE, in 2002.  and shows — $2.9 million government grants (and about 1/10th that amount, public support), it showed assets of “land and buildings” for $289K, and depreciated almost all of it, to value $37K (!!) and Management expenses were $350K.  With all this government help, it STILL managed to operate at a $84K DEFICIT.  There is almost no detail on the $2.8 million “program expenses” of “Assisting fathers to become loving, nurturing, productive fathers of children and members of society,” . .which includes “OTHER SALARIES & WAGES of $1.6 million, and taking out a $75K mortgage note… . but:

The Board of three were paid salaries totaling IT SAYS in one part $161K, but in the record of compensation for officers, $127,719 + $121,540 + $73,809, all three with addresses of 9500 Arena Drive #400, Largo, Maryland.  (Do the math and see if that comes up to about $161K.)  And I cannot express how disappointed I am to note that these magnificent salaries and this tax return, bears the Directorship of some of the founders of Fatherhood, USA, Today:  CHARLES BALLARD, FRANCES BALLARD (his wife, presently associated with WIFI, Women In Fatherhood, Inc. — which ALSO gets HHS grants or did) — and an Emmanuel K. Idowu (CPA?).

(the tax return has to be seen to be believed….) 

#ORGANIZATION NAME

STATE

YR

TOTAL

ASSETS

FORM

PP

EIN#

Institute for Responsible Fatherhood and Family Revitalization DC 2002 $321,600 990 15 52-1867708

This one was hard to find!  Finally found it, by this EIN#, under the IRS list of “automatically revoked” nonprofits!  (hover for description of revocation & street address of the firm per IRS) It shows receipt of TAGGs funding from 1995 through 2003, and I have only been able to locate the above tax return, so far….

EIN Sorted Ascending Legal Name (Doing Business As) Sorted Ascending City Sorted Ascending State Sorted Ascending ZIP Sorted Ascending Country Sorted Ascending Exemption
Type
 Sorted Ascending
Revocation
Date
 Sorted Ascending
Revocation
Posting Date
 Sorted Ascending
52-1867708 INSTITUTE FOR RESPONSIBLE WASHINGTON DC 20036 US 501(c)(3) 15-May-2010 09-Jun-2011

the IRS-listed street address seems to match a few gov’t authorities, like International Bridge, Tunnel & Turnpike Association, etc. (1146 19TH ST NW STE 800 WASHINGTON, DC 20036-3725), making so far the third address listing for the one organization.

The street address of the Board and/or founders is a very busy street address in Prince George County, MD, containing attorneys, a Golf Classic, a Shipping company? and this is probably the connection to our trusty nonprofit, above:  (the logo, if you click, is also a link):

Eastern West Africa Episcopal District

Described on the site as:

The Mid-Atlantic region of the African Methodist Episcopal Zion Church is a significant part of the historical development of this country. Many of its congregations were born out of the revolutionary struggles of the United States and now provide for the general welfare of hundreds of individuals and families in need of practical and spiritual direction. In this mid-Atlantic district covering three (3) states, a portion of a fourth state there’s a powerhouse of effective programming that his lifted the AME Zion Church to levels growth not seen before.

The Mid-Atlantic II Episcopal District covers jurisdictions in the states of Maryland, Virginia, Pennsylvania and the Eastern portion of Tennessee. Additionally, this district includes overseas jurisdictions in England, India and South Africa. It is organized into 6 annual conferences – Philadelphia-Baltimore, Virginia, East Tennessee-Virginia, India, London-Birmingham, Angola and 17 presiding elder districts. Its more than 300 local congregations and have a membership (as of 2000) of more than 100,000 persons. The successful litigation in the Washington, DC district {{??}} has added additional fiscal and qualitative value to the asset base of the Mid-Atlantic II Episcopal District.

Under the effective and powerful leadership of our presiding prelate, Bishop Warren M. Brown and Mrs. Aurelia S. Brown, this unit of the AME Zion Church has flourished. Want to be a part of a vibrant and Christ centered spiritual movement, then join in any of our local churches and get started with a wonderful change in your life.

Bishop Brown challenges us to hold fast to the founding principles of our mission. We are AMEZ! THE FREEDOM CHURCH! We are called to meet the needs of others and press forward to the high calling of Christ Jesus. This is not an option, it is who we are  and what we do.

This is Mid-Atlantic II, it is our heritage, it is our destiny

WELL, to look at this, it goes from politics to religion.  Sorry, folks, but since G. W. Bush became President in 2000, they’re not really separate anyhow, so might as well deal with the real… Don’t let it derail from the point — HHS doesn’t give a crap about the accuracy in its grants database…. and some of the pattern of inaccuracies looks less than accidental.  Language — like math — has an inherent logic system.  If both are dismantled and those wielding the power structures (where rhetoric meets large$$e), there is no logic in a system, and that system shouldn’t be endorsed.  By us.

Again: the board of the single-filing 2002 990 above, shows an address matching the AMEZ Mid-Atlantic District, above, led by Bishop Warren M. Brown. My looking up that name led to the church below, and considering the ramifications of this type of mentality in receiving federal grants… and setting FAMILY policies…

Is this where the same nonprofit with no DUNS# and one very strange tax return, has its offices? And is Charles Ballard Connected with Bishop Warren M. Brown, of the “Clinton AME Zion Church” of Rockville, Maryland (where the latter is presiding Bishop) and of course, Trinitarian — which obviously presents no conflict with the call to “One God.” If so, running a nonprofit with government support at an $80K deficit, no DUNS#, and nice fat salaries (probably not the only salaries received by the couple, at least) would also be no conflict in logic; look at this logic, the intergenerational transmission of guilt from both parents, and the dissociative nature of the key ingredients of belief…as mainstream as these are, it’s still a very dissociative reading of the Bible. How about the reading of laws, or numbers, when it comes to the IRS, from the same minds, assembled?…

Our Beliefs
We believe that The Lord, our God, is One Lord and the only True God. {{Notwithstanding that,…}} We speak of Him, correctly, as God the Father, Son and Holy Spirit.

We believe that The Son of God, Who is indeed God Himself, took on man’s nature in the Virgin Mary and was born in the person of Jesus of Nazareth.  He suffered, was crucified, died and was buried, in order to reconcile all humankind in general, and each person in particular, to God The Father; for we have all fallen from God by the Original Sin and guilt of our first parents, Adam and Eve, and the continued actual sin and guilt in each of us.

Although we are all by nature and continue in actual sin, guilt, don’t lose heart — because some can redeem themselves to FULL CONNECTED MEMBERSHIP, if, having received a “letter of transfer” from another recognized Christian church [[501(c)3 you mean??]] they pass probationary periods, and become full, voting church members here….

http://clintonamez.org/zionmembership.html

There are two (2) classes of Membership in ZION:

  1. Probationer – each new member is received on probation unless that person has a ‘letter of transfer’ from another recognized Christian Church. That person is not required to wait for the full six (6) months probationary period.The Probationer is admitted to the next step after spending a period of study with the pastor and when they have given satisfactory evidence of a saving faith in the Lord Jesus Christ.
  2. Member in Full Connection – a person who has completed the study for probation and is enrolled as a member of the Connection as well as the local Church.

We believe that this same Jesus, Whom we call Christ, did rise from the dead {{Bible declares in Acts 2, critical beginning of the “church” on the day of Pentecost, that God raised Jesus (not “Christ”)  from the dead — a little technically complex if the then-dead Jesus is God, but hey,***}}, in bodily form, on the third day after His death. This same Jesus ascended into heaven, where He lives eternally with, and in, The Father {{again, Acts 2 states it, . At the end of time, as we know time, He shall return to  judge all humankind.

even in the “touchy-feely” NIV (New International Version), this is a little hard to miss grammatically:

Men of Israel, listen to this: Jesus of Nazareth was a man accredited by God to you by miracles, wonders and signs, which God did among you through him, as you yourselves know. 23This man was handed over to you by God’s set purpose and foreknowledge; and you, with the help of wicked men,did put him to death by nailing him to the cross. 24But God raised him from the dead, freeing him from the agony [huh?] of death, because it was impossible for death to keep its hold on him.” and (a few verses later, not that the early Bibles had verses…)

32 God has raised this Jesus to life, and we are all witnesses of the fact. 33Exalted to the right hand of God, he has received from the Father the promised Holy Spirit and has poured out what you now see and hear. 34For David did not ascend to heaven, and yet he said,

“‘The Lord said to my Lord:
Sit at my right hand…”


God raised Jesus, Jesus rose; what’s the diff? Sit at my right hand, but that really means “eternally with and in,” what’s the diff? Well depending on what kind of throne is involved, it could be rather messy if more than one “persona” was sitting on it.

Let’s put it this way — if I issue you a paycheck, and I delete a few zeroes, or move the decimal point, is that good enough?  I mean, aren’t we all the children of God anyhow?  And so what, if HHS accidentally, or on purpose mis-spells grants to key fatherhood or marriage organizations meaning they’re unsearchable, or gives money (or says it gives money) to organizations that operate at a deficit and don’t file tax returns — but the ones that are filed show they can’t balance the books and have a very well-paid board, reputable in the “fatherhood” industry?  

Or suppose, I keep the zeroes in the same place, but deflate the value of the currency, having power to do so, or set up court systems that impoverish people, causing them to have to foreclose on their mortgages, and those mortgage debts are bundled and sold to my buddies, and/or simply invested in other countries, while taking this one down? WHAT DIFFEREnCE DOES IT MAKE?

I’m only bringing this up, because if it’s the products of our labor, and the wage-withholdings of our paychecks, which are going to nonprofit movements and religious leaders of charities which won’t read their own Book right (and who, over various centuries, sometimes tortured and killed their own prophets — and later, those who translated the book into a language that real people, in the current century, actually spoke (which is true of the Bible, incidentally) — that’s about how much accuracy is going to go into abiding by any other laws, or standards, or telling the truth in general.   And, we’re screwed.  Which, incidentally, goes with many of the girls and boys who show up at some of these houses of worship.  After all, it’s all in “The Family” right?  What’s the difference — no boundaries between God and his Son, what about personal boundaries between fathers and daughters & sons???

Guilt is a powerful motivator; that’s why one major religion centered in Rome has confessionals…if people are kept constantly guilty, they can be SOLD a lot of things.

Hebrews 10, whenever it was written (probably pre-Constantine, 300+AD,Council of Nicea, etc.) speaking of Jesus Christ as the high priest (priests stand before God, they aren’t “God,” right?) expressed it this way:    Somehow, that grammar is saying God is one, and “this man” is another..  But hey, whatever butters your toast….

11And every priest standeth daily ministering and offering oftentimes the same sacrifices, which can never take away sins: 12But this man, after he had offered one sacrifice for sins for ever, sat down on the right hand of God13From henceforth expecting till his enemies be made his footstool. 14For by one offering he hath perfected for ever them that are sanctified.

If atheists think this doesn’t matter, you’re asleep at the switch; at a minimum since 1996 (welfare reform, block grants to states) and REALLY since 2001 Executive Orders (Divine Right of Presidents?) strengthening this type of faith-based reasoning (and reporting) in the “let’s get some grants” world, it’s time perhaps to reconsider whether tolerating this level of dishonesty and blurred boundaries throughout government is a good idea — or a very bad idea!  Perhaps income tax withholding is a very bad idea.  I tend to think it is, and have said why — it creates a class system..   It was a very good idea if you’re one of the major wealth-holding foundations that came up with it and are running the place now! (Rockefeller, Ford, MacArthur, Carnegie, Pew, Annie E. Casey/Casey Families; Coors, Koch, etc. — how did these groups retain control of their wealth, HUH?)

Here (summarizing) are only the “NEW” grants for this one status-revoked organization. Notice that in 1999, Charles Ballard (who shows as board of directors in 2002) was Principal Investigator of a $180K project to evaluate the institute he himself was probably running at the time, being paid over $100K to do so..  Also notice how inconsistent use of Middle Initial (or none), period after middle initial (or none) and of course handing off the investigation to his wife at one point.

Oh well, so what!!

Fiscal Year Progr Offic Grantee Name Award # Award Title Action Issue

Date

CFDA  Awd Actn Type Principal Investig Sum of Actions
2003 OPRE INST FOR RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD & FAM. REVITALIZATION 90XP0043 RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD AND STABLE FAMILY PROJECT (EARMARK) 06/30/2003 93647 NEW CHARLES A BALLARD $ 99,350
2001 OCS INST FOR RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD & FAM. REVITALIZATION 90EI0127 ASSETS FOR INDEPENDENCE DEMONSTRATION PROGRAM (IDA) 09/10/2001 93602 NEW FRANCES BALLARD $ 1,000,000
2001 OPRE INST FOR RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD & FAM. REVITALIZATION 90XP0024 UNSOLICITED/ CAPACITY BUILDING AND PROGRAM ENCHANCEMENT OF PHILADELPHIA MODEL 07/27/2001 93647 NEW FRANCES H BALLARD $ 500,000
1999 CB INST FOR RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD & FAM. REVITALIZATION 90XA0005 REPLICATION & REVITALIZATION FATHERHOOD MODEL 08/23/1999 93670 NEW ALAN INMAN $ 300,000
1999 OPRE INST FOR RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD & FAM. REVITALIZATION 90XP0014 EVALUATION OF THE INSTITUTE FOR RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD 09/15/1999 93647 NEW CHARLES A BALLARD $ 180,000
1995 OPRE INST FOR RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD & FAM. REVITALIZATION 90PR0003 RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROJECTS 09/30/1995 93647 NEW CHARLES A. BALLARD $ 85,000
1995 OPRE INST FOR RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD & FAM. REVITALIZATION 90PR0004 RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROJECTS 09/30/1995 93647 NEW CHARLES A. BALLARD $ 85,000
Results 1 to 7 of 7 matches.

YOUTH FAMILY ALLAINCE AND OTHER “YOUNG FATHERS’ GRANTEES…

Seriously

Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
YOUTH & FAMILY ALLAIANCE  Austin TX 78704-7046 TRAVIS 137614244 $ 16,366,871
FY Award Number Award Title Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date DUNS Number Amount This Action
2012 06CX0765  TRANSISTIONAL LIVING PROGRAM FOR RUNAWAY AND HOMELESS YOUTH (TLP) 5 00 ACF 02-22-2012 137614244 $ 200,000 

  (has been receiving grants since 1998)…

I looked up their nonprofit status (just to make sure there was one): (this is from 990finder site, keys into IRS I guess):

Youth & Family Alliance Inc. Dba Lifeworks TX 2003 $4,353,758 990 21 74-2137189
Youth and Family Alliance TX 2010 $11,852,667 990 38 74-2137189
Youth and Family Alliance TX 2009 $10,236,493 990 31 74-2137189
Youth and Family Alliance TX 2008 $9,375,513 990 33 74-2137189
Youth and Family Alliance TX 2007 $7,551,188 990 31 74-2137189
Youth and Family Alliance TX 2006 $0 990R 1 74-2137189
Youth and Family Alliance TX 2006 $8,094,614 990 26 74-2137189
Youth and Family Alliance Inc. Dba Lifeworks TX 2005 $0 990 23 74-2137189
Youth and Family Alliance Inc. Dba Lifeworks TX 2004 $5,113,347 990 23 74-2137189
Youth and Family Alliance Inc. Dba Lifeworks TX 2002 $3,866,914 990 20 74-2137189

Looking at the largest assets year (2010), I see their first program accomplishment is in essence, psycho-educational counseling for youth who have been violent towards their partners.  This is good for a future in attending “Batterers Intervention Programs,” which is another booming, grants-based, court-affiliated program — probably because it doesn’t actually work, and domestic violence isn’t a crime, it’s a malady needing treatment — unlikely to run out of customers.  For those batterers who do end up in prison for that, or other “crimes,” when it actually IS a crime, there are fatherhood and child-welfare-father-involvement movements to reconnect them with their victims or victim’s families, I guess.   ((??))  Here’s the language:

(Page 1 of return) Briefly describe the organization’s mission or most significant activities: YOUTH AND FAMILY ALLIANCE (DBA LIFEWORKS)TRANSITIONS YOUTH AND FAMILIES FROM CRISIS TO SAFETY AND SUCCESS THROUGH COUNSELING, EDUCATION, AND HOUSING ASSISTANCE.. (Page 2 – Program Accomplishments):

  • “Counseling Programs: Youth and Adult Counseling assists individuals, youth, and families in dealing with the stress of day-to-day living by improving and utilizing their existing coping skills and creating effective solutions. Focusing on strengths, the program helps identify goals for short-term therapy and works with each client to explore issues and create effective solutions Total served equals 1,248.
  • Resolution Counseling is dedicated to creating a safe community by ending domestic violence and advocating for relationships based on equality and respect It offers psycho-educational groups for adults(male/female) who have been abusive toward their partners. Group goals include taking responsibility for violent and abusive behavior, understanding power and control, learning adaptive communication and conflict resolution skills, and managing emotions Total served equals 1,167.”

{{I guess counseling and Resolution Counseling were the biggest earners, compared to their other program service accomplishments.}}
EXPENSES: $1,341,440; REVENUE: $426,063

On Part VIII, “Statement of Revenue,” we see that “government revenue” was $6.56 million, compared to $1.02 “other contributions” and $334K, federated campaigns. On Part IX “Functional Expenses” we see that Salaries was $4.397 million (+another $0.943mil [$943K] for benefits & payroll taxes), not including executive/key employees compensation, $0.219 mil [$219K:  ex-director Susan McDowell, $105K; CFO, Jay Scheumack, $79K, and a host of unpaid directors on the board also].  (The same guy in 1978?, toughing it after hours, Data Processing, FirstCityBank Austin?    🙂   and/or this one)

Jay ScheumackLifeworksAustin.org is a website well set up for donations, not much other detail.

Home

Being on this board helps Mr. Jesse (Jay) Scheumack also as board member of another one dealing with old people, “AGE of Central Texas” (incl. Adult Day Care centers)

“Jesse E. Scheumack, Jr. (Jay), Treasurer
Lifeworks, Chief financial Officer”

AGE bought a historic building formerly used to care for veterans of Confederate soldiers, in 1986; it’s also something of a nonprofit incubator (here’s the list)

{{Really, looking at 990s is an acquired taste.  However I find that a lot of their (increasing) assets is in land, that there are also some investments in public-traded securities (which had $43K profit this particular year), that they actually do provide some DIRECT assistance to youth in the form of housing, cash, and transportation (though smaller %) — and that under “Disregarded Entities” (re:  Part IV, Line 33 of tax returns, ”

Did the organization own 100% of an entity disregarded as separate from the organization under Regulations sections 301 7701-2 and 301 7701-3” If “Yes,”complete Schedule R, Part I “. . . . . . .

the DISREGARDED ENTITY [FOR PROFIT(?)] (at same street address) is LIFEWORKS ENTERPRISES, LLC — EIN# 73-1667320 – which primary activity is “WORK EXPERIENCE.”

(Lifeworks Enterprises, LLC — under this EIN# per Guidestar, was founded in 2003, and, nine years later (2012),

LIFE WORKS ENTERPRISES LLC

Physical Address:
Austin, TX 78704 
EIN:
73-1667320
This organization is not required to file an annual return with the IRS.

OK, having found (Youth Alliance’s) the EIN, and being a little @nal-retentive anyhow, by nature, I went back to TAGGS and keyed in the EIN# to the TAGGS “Search by DUNS or EINS#) and look what popped up — an extra $350,000 — isn’t that interesting? (under a correctly spelled Recipient name, how cute) (format issue here; I’m referring to the next TAGGS chart, below the GuideStar Seal table..):


Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
YOUTH & FAMILY ALLAIANCE  Austin TX 78704-7046 TRAVIS 137614244 $ 16,366,871
YOUTH AND FAMILY ALLIANCE, DBA LIFEWORKS  $ 350,000

 

RECIPIENT INFORMATION

Recipient: YOUTH AND FAMILY ALLIANCE, DBA LIFEWORKS
Address: TGOPA.090220051441
,
Country Name:
County Name:
HHS Region:
Type: Unknown (For recipient loading purposes)
Class: Unknown (For recipient loading purposes)

AWARD ACTIONS

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
2005 APHPA006025  2005 ADOLESCENT FAMILY LIFE DEMONSTRATION PROJECTS, NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION APPLICATION FOR YEAR 3 1 00 DHHS/OS 08-23-2005 $ 350,000 
Fiscal Year 2005 Total: $ 350,000

If 2005 was “year 3” then 2003 — the year “lifeworks enterprises, LLC” became a nonprofit, was formed — would be Year 1.  So we have, perhaps, an organization by one EIN# which doesn’t have to file a return with the IRS because it’s not earning something, and a nonprofit with about $11 million of assets (by year 2010) which — under another EIN#, and with staff (Jeff Scheumack) in common — getting an unmarked (by DUNS# address, etc.) $350K grant.  This is public funding.  I’m no forensic accountant, but sometimes I wish more of the general public (NOT employed by the government)  would — and could figure these discrepancies out!  The only “Jeff Scheumack” that comes up readily on the web is from Plano Texas, and of “BioAutomation — “making DNA/RNA the MerMade Way” (a company with distributors in the UK, South Korea, Japan, and India):

MerMade 12 column DNA / RNA Synthesizer

MerMade DNA / RNA Oligonucleotide Synthesizers

Since their introduction, the MerMade family of DNA / RNA synthesizers have been used to synthesize millions of high quality oligonucleotides across a broad range of applications. Our oligonucleotide synthesizers are flexible enough to fit a wide variety of DNA synthesis and RNA synthesis applications including gene synthesis, PCR, RNAi, dual labeled probes, microarrays, sequencing, and antisense experiments. Whether your DNA or RNA synthesizer requirements are a few custom oligos a week or several thousand a day we have a MerMade that will fit your needs. The MerMade’s reliability, high throughput synthesis, cost efficient use of chemicals, scaleability and easy to use software combined with unparalleled customer service and technical support have made them the preferred choice for universities, national laboratories and pharmaceutical companies throughout the world. If you are looking for a synthesizer, then talk to us to see how we can help you find the ideal synthesizer to match your needs.

Well, I probably have the wrong Texan Scheumack, there are several (sorry!):

ANYHOW, Click on the APHPA006025 (Adolscent Family Life) award there, and give me your best speculation on why the first year, it was given to a correctly spelled grantee, after which it was switched to the older, mis-spelled one.  I need a little help with why…

This same group  YOUTH ALLAIANCE was alphabetically at the bottom of a simple CFDA 93086 search,  beginning with the letter “Y” for “Youth.”  So, they also had a “Young Fathers” award, 90FK0002.  So I did a search on (no year specified) on grant “90FK” (i.e., incomplete grant number to find the other ’90FK” awards.  There are only 25 such actions so far — and it only started in — either 2011 (some say budget year “2”) or possibly even 2012.

But if you look at the results carefully, see the “negative” award amounts — it seems that on a single date, 03/23/2012 — someone suddenly discovered that the WRONG RECIPIENT must have gotten the grant, so several amounts were made “negative” (coincidentally just a few weeks before April 15th, tax day?) and later reinserted elsewhere.  Or, in one case (Tarrant county texas) right back into the same grantee.  Perhaps they needed to delete the money just long enough for tax returns to be filed, after which everyone could relax again — who knows?  (I also see that there is a Principal Recipient with some odd numbers in her name):

Again, I attribute this to the Department of HHS, like the rest of U.S. simply being broke and unable to sort, label, and categorize things right the first time…  Strangely, this does seem to happen right before tax time, April 15th… after which it’s rectified.  

When you see a negative number on the right, scan leftward and notice the grantee change ….

(Viewing note: This chart may extend off right side.  One easy adjustment is to simply Adjust View/ZoomOut.  On some laptops, “CTRL-” (Control, hyphen) does this )

Column “AwdCde” = “Award Code” to save horizontal space.

Grantee Name St Award # Award Title Awd Cde Bd Yr Action

Issue Date

CFDA Principal Investigator DUNS Number Sum of Actions
AL ST CHILD ABUSE & NEGLECT PREVENTION BOARD AL 90FK

0042

PATHWAYS TO RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD ALABAMA 03 1 04/20/2012 93086 LESLIE T GETTYS 102034209 $ 2,500,000
AL ST OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR AL 90FK

0042

PATHWAYS TO RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD ALABAMA 02 1 03/23/2012 93086 LESLIE T GETTYS 102034209 $- 2,500,000
CHILDREN’S FRIEND AND SERVICE RI 90FK

0008

DADS MAKING A DIFFERENCE 00 2 09/18/2012 93086 NICOLE HEBERT 041711151 $ 735,527
CONFEDERATED SALISH & KOOTENAI TRIBES MT 90FK

0003

PASSAGES FATHERHOOD PROGRAM 00 2 09/18/2012 93086 CHARLENE2 PETET2 071409460 $ 2,440,131
COOK INLET TRIBAL COUNCIL, INC AK 90FK

0006

FATHER’S JOURNEYS 00 2 09/18/2012 93086 GLORIA O’NEILL 826903221 $ 800,000
COUNCIL ON PREVENTION & EDUCATION SUBSTANCES, INC KY 90FK

0009

JEFFERSON COUNTY REENTRY FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE 00 2 09/18/2012 93086 T. STRADER 170118657 $ 549,673
EAST LOS ANGELES COMMUNITY UNION CA 90FK

0019

FUTURO NOW FAMILY STRENGTHENING INITIATIVE: FATHERHOOD PROJECT 00 2 09/18/2012 93086 LORRAINE GALLEGOS 010720597 $ 799,999
Employment Opportunity & Training Center of Northeaster PA 90FK

0018

PATHWAYS TO RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD, MARKETED IN LACKAWANNA COUNTY, PA AS “EOTC’S HEALTHY FATHERS AND FAMILIES INITIATIVE.” 00 2 09/18/2012 93086 NINA OLMEDO 187812987 $ 379,755
FRESNO COUNTY ECONOMIC OPPORTUNITY COMMISSION CA 90FK

0027

PROVING OUR PARENTING SKILLS PATHWAY TO RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD 00 2 09/18/2012 93086 BRIAN ANGUS 078788023 $ 782,002
GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF AUSTIN TX 90FK

0005

THE FATHERHOOD WORKS PROGRAM OFFERS A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD. 02 1 03/23/2012 93086 JENNY FRITZ 088475835 $- 623,965
GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF CENTRAL TEXAS, INC TX 90FK

0005

THE FATHERHOOD WORKS PROGRAM OFFERS A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD. 00 2 09/18/2012 93086 VANESSA ROWLEY 088475835 $ 623,965
GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF CENTRAL TEXAS, INC TX 90FK

0005

THE FATHERHOOD WORKS PROGRAM OFFERS A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO PROMOTING RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD. 03 1 04/20/2012 93086 JENNY FRITZ 088475835 $ 623,965
GOODWILL INDUSTRIES OF PITTSBURGH PA 90FK

0011

THE AFFECT PROJECT (ADVANCING FATHERS AND FAMILY ENRICHMENT COLLABORATIVE) 00 2 09/18/2012 93086 ERIC YENERALL 074981721 $ 799,952
MEMPHIS & SHELBY COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF HEALTH TN 90FK

0037

PROJECT MOTIVATED OFFENDERS SUCCEEDING TOMORROW (MOST) 02 1 03/23/2012 93086 DOROTHY D JONES 041174889 $- 797,809
MILWAUKEE COUNTY SCHOOL DISTRICT WI 90FK

0049

MILWAUKEE COUNTY PATHWAYS TO RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROJECT 02 1 03/23/2012 93086 JETAUNNE RICHARDSON 076130025 $- 1,806,892
Milwaukee County Dept. of Administration Fiscal Affairs WI 90FK

0049

MILWAUKEE COUNTY PATHWAYS TO RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD PROJECT 03 1 09/04/2012 93086 JIM SULLIVAN 076130025 $ 1,806,892
NASHVILLE METROPOLITAN HEALTH DEPARTMENT TN 90FK

0035

THE NEW LIFE PROJECT IS A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO IMPROVE THE LIFE OF HIGH RISK CHILDREN BY PROVIDING THE SKILLS, EDUCATION AND RESOURCES MEN NEED TO EFFECTIVELY PARENT THEIR CHILDREN. 03 1 04/20/2012 93086 KIMBERLEE WYCHE ETHERIDGE 078217668 $ 1,589,107
NASHVILLE METROPOLITIAN BORDEAUX HOSPITAL TN 90FK

0035

THE NEW LIFE PROJECT IS A COMPREHENSIVE APPROACH TO IMPROVE THE LIFE OF HIGH RISK CHILDREN BY PROVIDING THE SKILLS, EDUCATION AND RESOURCES MEN NEED TO EFFECTIVELY PARENT THEIR CHILDREN. 02 1 03/23/2012 93086 KIMBERLEE WYCHE ETHERIDGE 078217668 $- 1,589,107
SHELBY COUNTY GOVERNMENT TN 90FK

0037

PROJECT MOTIVATED OFFENDERS SUCCEEDING TOMORROW (MOST) 03 1 04/20/2012 93086 DOROTHY D JONES 041174889 $ 797,809
TARRANT COUNTY WORKFORCE BOARD TX 90FK

0032

PROJECT, “FATHERS AND CHILDREN TOGETHER.”: A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT TO PROMOTE AND FOSTER RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD, ECONOMIC STABILITY, AND HEALTHY MARRIAGES AND RELATIONSHIPS IN TARRANT COUNTY. 02 1 03/23/2012 93086 MERVIL JOHNSON 081406923 $- 2,106,804
TARRANT COUNTY WORKFORCE BOARD TX 90FK

0032

PROJECT, “FATHERS AND CHILDREN TOGETHER.”: A COLLABORATIVE PROJECT TO PROMOTE AND FOSTER RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD, ECONOMIC STABILITY, AND HEALTHY MARRIAGES AND RELATIONSHIPS IN TARRANT COUNTY. 03 1 06/21/2012 93086 MERVIL JOHNSON 081406923 $ 2,106,804
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation MN 90FK

0007

MINNEAPOLIS PROJECT PROMOTING FATHERHOOD 00 2 09/18/2012 93086 JOHN TURNIPSEED 944909035 $ 709,385
VISITING NURSE ASSOCIATION VT 90FK

0013

DAPPPER DADS — DADS AS PARENTS, PARTNERS AND PROVIDERS 00 2 09/18/2012 93086 J. C HINDES 099681306 $ 390,600
WSOS COMMUNITY ACTION COMMISSION, INC OH 90FK

0012

“FATHER CONNECTIONS” PATHWAY TO RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD GRANT 00 2 09/18/2012 93086 JACQUIE WELLS 077573533 $ 560,000
YOUTH & FAMILY ALLAIANCE TX 90FK

0002

YOUNG FATHERS PROGRAM 00 2 09/18/2012 93086 SUSAN MCDOWELL 137614244 $ 600,000

I also find the large gaps in the numbering system of the grants a little unusual, but I guess there’s some reason for it (this is the same list sorted so the grant# shows on the left, meaning, different column headings:

Award Number Action Issue Date CFDA Number Award Action Type Principal Investigator DUNS Number Sum of Actions
90FK0002 09/18/2012 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION SUSAN MCDOWELL 137614244 $ 600,000
90FK0003 09/18/2012 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION CHARLENE2 PETET2 071409460 $ 2,440,131
90FK0005 03/23/2012 93086 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) JENNY FRITZ 088475835 $- 623,965
90FK0005 04/20/2012 93086 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) JENNY FRITZ 088475835 $ 623,965
90FK0005 09/18/2012 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION VANESSA ROWLEY 088475835 $ 623,965
90FK0006 09/18/2012 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION GLORIA O’NEILL 826903221 $ 800,000
90FK0007 09/18/2012 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION JOHN TURNIPSEED 944909035 $ 709,385
90FK0008 09/18/2012 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION NICOLE HEBERT 041711151 $ 735,527
90FK0009 09/18/2012 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION T. STRADER 170118657 $ 549,673
90FK0011 09/18/2012 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION ERIC YENERALL 074981721 $ 799,952
90FK0012 09/18/2012 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION JACQUIE WELLS 077573533 $ 560,000
90FK0013 09/18/2012 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION J. C HINDES 099681306 $ 390,600
90FK0018 09/18/2012 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION NINA OLMEDO 187812987 $ 379,755
90FK0019 09/18/2012 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION LORRAINE GALLEGOS 010720597 $ 799,999
90FK0027 09/18/2012 93086 NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION BRIAN ANGUS 078788023 $ 782,002
90FK0032 03/23/2012 93086 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) MERVIL JOHNSON 081406923 $- 2,106,804
90FK0032 06/21/2012 93086 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) MERVIL JOHNSON 081406923 $ 2,106,804
90FK0035 03/23/2012 93086 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) KIMBERLEE WYCHE ETHERIDGE 078217668 $- 1,589,107
90FK0035 04/20/2012 93086 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) KIMBERLEE WYCHE ETHERIDGE 078217668 $ 1,589,107
90FK0037 03/23/2012 93086 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) DOROTHY D JONES 041174889 $- 797,809
90FK0037 04/20/2012 93086 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) DOROTHY D JONES 041174889 $ 797,809
90FK0042 03/23/2012 93086 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) LESLIE T GETTYS 102034209 $- 2,500,000
90FK0042 04/20/2012 93086 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) LESLIE T GETTYS 102034209 $ 2,500,000
90FK0049 03/23/2012 93086 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) JETAUNNE RICHARDSON 076130025 $- 1,806,892
90FK0049 09/04/2012 93086 ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS) JIM SULLIVAN 076130025 $ 1,806,892

Or, in a certain year (like 2011), there appeared to be a lot of trouble entering a Principal Investigator’s last name in.  This printout (I searched grant “90F” only; this is a partial printout) the ‘SUZIE-SUZIE” entries appeared to have $0 award amounts, but this isn’t how I remembered it at the time. A database is a wonderfully changing marvel (except certain mis-spellings of grantee names), it appears….

Looking with some care, it appears that a certain grant or tow took multiple attempts to get that last name in place??   (The grants column begins “90F”.  The CFDA 93086 is responsible fatherhood/marriage; I forget what 93093 is — possibly guardianship assistance (it can be looked up at taggs.hhs.gov):  Notice the “Action” dates,5th column from right (the only date column)….

KENOSHA COUNTY SCHOOL OF VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL ADULT EDU WI 90FX0019 GATEWAY HEALTH PROFESSIONS OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM 1 12/01/2010 93093 DIANE DIANE 182845172 $ 0
KENOSHA COUNTY SCHOOL OF VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL ADULT EDU WI 90FX0019 GATEWAY HEALTH PROFESSIONS OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM 1 06/21/2011 93093 ABIGAIL ABIGAIL 182845172 $ 0
KENOSHA COUNTY SCHOOL OF VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL ADULT EDU WI 90FX0019 GATEWAY HEALTH PROFESSIONS OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM 1 09/19/2011 93093 ABIGAIL ABIGAIL 182845172 $ 0
KENOSHA COUNTY SCHOOL OF VOCATIONAL/TECHNICAL ADULT EDU WI 90FX0019 GATEWAY HEALTH PROFESSIONS OPPORTUNITIES PROGRAM 2 09/28/2011 93093 Abigail Amissah-Arthur 182845172 $ 1,865,011
KS ST OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR KS 90FX0021 COMMERCE IS SEEKING APPLICATION FOR CARRYOVER FUNDING TO CONTINUE PROGRAM SERVICES FOR THOSE ENROLLED IN KHPOP DURING YEAR ONE CONTINUING TO YEAR TWO. 1 03/10/2011 93093 STEVE STEVE 175950815 $ 0
KS ST OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR KS 90FX0021 COMMERCE IS SEEKING APPLICATION FOR CARRYOVER FUNDING TO CONTINUE PROGRAM SERVICES FOR THOSE ENROLLED IN KHPOP DURING YEAR ONE CONTINUING TO YEAR TWO. 1 04/20/2011 93093 STEVE STEVE 175950815 $ 0
KS ST OFFICE OF THE GOVERNOR KS 90FX0021 COMMERCE IS SEEKING APPLICATION FOR CARRYOVER FUNDING TO CONTINUE PROGRAM SERVICES FOR THOSE ENROLLED IN KHPOP DURING YEAR ONE CONTINUING TO YEAR TWO. 1 06/29/2011 93093 Steve Larrick 175950815 $- 2,796,046
Kanawha Institute for Social Research & Action, Inc. WV 90FK0029 WEST VIRGINIA PATHWAYS TO RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD INITIATIVE 1 09/27/2011 93086 MICHELLE FOSTER 123990447 $ 2,351,675
Kansas Department of Commerce KS 90FX0021 COMMERCE IS SEEKING APPLICATION FOR CARRYOVER FUNDING TO CONTINUE PROGRAM SERVICES FOR THOSE ENROLLED IN KHPOP DURING YEAR ONE CONTINUING TO YEAR TWO. 1 07/06/2011 93093 Steve Larrick 175950815 $ 2,796,046

I found the double-first name phenomenon very fascinating at the time. . . . . (2011).

(Youth Alliance (or “Allaiance” if you will) also seen here)

Unlike me, however, the HHS  — alone — has cash flow and employees.

From their new website:

Budget

ACF administers more than 60 programs with a budget of more than $51 billion, making it the second largest agency in the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.

Budget chart

On the TAGGS database.

And of course why no one can afford to actually track where the money went.  Although of course, it’s possible to prosecute and target anyone who DOES know where the money went, and wishes to report this…

Like Ms. Fitts.

But, they apparently (since I began avidly blogging this stuff and recommending we look at the Healthy Marriage Grantees) definitely have money for a total website facelift of HHS, meaning most if not all of my HHS links to the right will lead to “page error” messages.  Although welfare hasn’t yet been re-authorized; that’s not til March 2013 (remember?):  

So if you look for the link to THIS blog post (under my PAGES category, to bottom right of this blog):

In which I display THIS information from 2011 Press releases about the grantees:

(HHS) News and Media Releases:

How “appropriate” to issue this press release at the beginning of “Domestic Violence Awareness Month.”  I realize Fiscal Year Ends are involved, but it does remind me of another time President Obama did a major preparatory announcement for “Father’s Day”  – right around Mother’s Day Weekend (I think it was 2008).

COMPARE with the Link attached to this page, which is a horizontal TAGGS grantee list printout.  This printout shows more fields from the grantees I posted recently.

HEALTHY MARRIAGE GRANTEES

(Fatherhood Grantees — section 2 — at bottom of this page)

Legal Name Organization City
State
Award Amount
Auburn University Auburn
AL
$2,489,548
Healthy You, Inc. Dothan
AL
$681,956
John Brown University Siloam Springs
AR
$724,428
Arizona Youth Partnerships Tucson
AZ
$634,536
Creciendo Unidos Phoenix
AZ
$359,796
Cambodian Association of America Long Beach
CA
$570,000
The Dibble Institute for Marriage Education Kensington
CA
$794,846
Sacramento Healthy Marriage Project Sacramento
CA
$798,825
Office of Samoan Affairs of California Los Angeles
CA
$685,308
Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program El Centro
CA
$799,000
Healthy Relationships California Leucadia
CA
$2,500,000
The Center for Relationship Education Denver
CO
$1,605,705
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Sarasota-Manatee Sarasota
FL
$799,993
University of Central Florida Orlando
FL
$2,184,508
Recapturing the Vision Miami
FL
$799,230
Project S.O.S., Inc. Jacksonville
FL
$672,703
Bethany Christian Services of Georgia, Inc. Atlanta
GA
$799,996
More Than Conquerors, Inc. Lithonia
GA
$798,798
Future Foundation, Inc. East Point
GA
$685,000
Keiki O Ka Ana Preschool, Inc. Honolulu
HI
$798,752
SGA Youth & Family Services Chicago
IL
$794,180
Meier Clinics Foundation Wheaton
IL
$2,500,000
Community Marriage Builders Evansville
IN
$799,999
Fathers and Families Resource/Research Center, Inc. Indianapolis
IN
$1,780,000
Catholic Charities, Inc. Witchita
KS
$1,445,587
Kentucky River Foothills Development Council Richmond
KY
$799,999
Multi-Purpose Community Action Agency Shelbyville
KY
$344,904
Starkville School District Starkville
MS
$699,874
Family Resource Center of Raleigh, Inc. Raleigh
NC
$725,000
Catholic Charities, Diocese of Trenton Trenton
NJ
$555,300
Regents of New Mexico State University Las Cruces
NM
$799,999
Shalom Taskforce New York
NY
$541,633
University Behavioral Associates Bronx
NY
$799,999
Phoenix Houses of New York, Inc. New York
NY
$618,768
Marriage Resource Center of Miami Valley Springfield
OH
$798,380
Toledo Area Ministries Toledo
OH
$799,999
Elizabeth’s New Life Center Dayton
OH
$2,500,000
Beech Acres Parenting Center Cincinnati
OH
$799,999
Operation Keepsake, Inc. Twinsburg
OH
$798,054
Oklahoma Department of Human Services Oklahoma City
OK
$776,304
Youth & Family Services El Reno
OK
$338,367
Public Strategies, Inc. Oklahoma City
OK
$2,500,000
Northwest Family Services Portland
OR
$1,395,000
Immigrant and Refugee Community Organization Portland
OR
$492,000
Family Guidance, Inc. Sweickley
PA
$1,163,684
Community Prevention Partnership of Berks County Reading
PA
$787,665
Children’s Aid Society of Clearfield County Clearfield
PA
$354,714
First Things First Chattanooga
TN
$1,070,834
The University of Tennessee Knoxville
TN
$723,508
Alliance for N. Texas Healthy and Effective Marriages (ANTHEM) Dallas
TX
$723,508
Texas State University San Marcos
TX
$617,280
Family Servcie Center of Houston and Harris County Houston
TX
$698,102
El Paso Center for Children, Inc. El Paso
TX
$799,945
Avance – Houston, Inc. Houston
TX
$799,999
The Parenting Center Ft. Worth
TX
$797,093
Utah State University Logan
UT
$785,612
Granato Counseling Services, Inc. Vienna
VA
$799,599
ICF Incorporated, LLC (NRCSPHM) Fairfax
VA
$1,500,000
Center for Self-Sufficiency Shorewood
WI
$1,779,393
Mission West Virginia Hurricane
WV
$683,935
High Country Consulting, LLC dba Faith Initiatives of Wyoming Cheyenne
WY
$535,082
Total Award Amount
$59,997,077

And (from further down on my blog PAGE, the other segment of grantees — 2011):

RESPONSIBLE FATHERHOOD 2011 HHS GRANTEES

RESPSONSIBLE FATHERHOOD GRANTEES

Legal Name Organization City
State
Award Amount
Cook Inlet Tribal Council Anchorage
AK
$800,000
Alabama Department of Finance Montgomery
AL
$2,500,000
Children’s Institute Inc. Los Angeles
CA
$2,500,000
Fresno County Economic Oppt Commission Fresno
CA
$782,002
Imperial Valley Regional Occupational Program El Centro
CA
$798,928
The East Los Angeles Community Union (TELACU) Los Angeles
CA
$799,999
Social Advocates for Youth San Diego San Diego
CA
$790,927
Friends Outside in Los Angeles County Pasedena
CA
$518,067
Children’s Hospital Los Angeles Los Angeles
CA
$784,521
Archuleta County Department of Human Services Pagosa Spring
CO
$442,291
County of Montrose Montrose
CO
$574,524
Catholic Charities, Inc. Arch. Of Hartford Hartford
CT
$800,000
National Organization of Concerned Black Men Washington
DC
$799,999
Healthy Families/Thriving Communities Washington
DC
$1,533,518
Jewish Family & Children’s Service of Sarasota-Manatee Sarasota
FL
$799,984
Mid-Iowa Community Action, Inc. Marshalltown
IA
$765,433
McDermott Center dba Haymarket Center Chicago
IL
$796,393
Springfield Urban League, Inc. Springfield
IL
$1,387,327
Gateway Community Services Organization West Liberty
KY
$799,999
Council on Prevention & Eductaion (COPES) Louisville
KY
$549,673
Lexington Leadership Foundation Lexington
KY
$449,113
Supportive Integrated Services Shreveport
LA
$537,537
Oakland Livingston Human Services Agency Pontiac
MI
$432,251
Urban Ventures Leadership Foundation Minneapolis
MN
$709,385
Goodwill Industries, Inc. Saint Paul
MN
$1,772,546
Father’s Support Center St. Louis, Inc. St. Louis
MO
$1,530,190
Connection to Success Kansas City
MO
$702,553
Confederated Salish and Kootenai Tribes Pablo
MT
$2,440,131
New Jersey Department of Corrections (Re-Entry) Trenton
NJ
$1,039,049
PB&J Family Services, Inc (Re-Entry) Albequrque
NM
$1,476,500
Structured Employment Economic Dev. Corp New York
NY
$2,500,000
EAC, Inc. Hempstead
NY
$533,040
Retreat, Inc. East Hampton
NY
$786,000
Chautauqua Opportunities, Inc. Dunkirk
NY
$618,031
Family Services of Westchester, Inc. Port Chester
NY
$543,906
The Fortune Society, Inc. Long Island
NY
$725,000
WSOS Community Action Commission, Inc. Fremont
OH
$560,000
The RIDGE Project, Inc. (Re-Entry) Defiance
OH
$1,500,000
The RIDGE Project, Inc. Defiance
OH
$2,500,000
Employment Opportunity Training Center Scranton
PA
$379,755
People for People, Inc. Philadelphia
PA
$648,273
Goodwill Industries of Southwestern PA Pittsburgh
PA
$799,952
Children’s Friend and Service Providence
RI
$735,527
Lutheran Social Service of South Dakota (Re-Entry) Sioux Falls
SD
$1,229,141
Douglas-Cherokee Economic Authority Morristown
TN
$416,063
Shelby County Government Memphis
TN
$797,809
Metro Nashville Public Health Department Nashville
TN
$1,589,107
Goodwill Industries of Central Texas Austin
TX
$623,965
Southwest Key Programs, Inc. Austin
TX
$799,594
Horizon Outreach Spring
TX
$480,732
Tarrant County Workforce Dev. Brd Ft.Worth
TX
$2,106,804
Youth and Family Alliance dba LifeWorks Austin
TX
$600,000
Child & Family Services of Eastern VA Norfolk
VA
$471,156
Total Action Against Poverty/Roanoke Valley Roanoke
VA
$766,515
Visiting Nurse Association of Chittendon Colchester
VT
$390,600
Northwest Marriage Institute Vancouver
WA
$747,281
Milwaukee County Dept. of Child Support Milwaukee
WI
$1,806,892
ADVOCAP, Inc. Fund du Lac
WI
$776,994
Kanawha Institute for Social Research (KISRA) Dunbar
WV
$2,351,675
Total Award Amount
$59,396,652
Of course in 2011, they were ALSo too broke to (for user convenience) to actually link the grantees mentioned to their TAGGS database usernames (which, were different names).  I did that work myself by separate printouts and a little diligent followup, again, as a volunteer.
Again, for THIS HHS site link to their press release (check URL, you’ll see):
You will get something like THIS message (instead of a redirect to wherever that list just went!):

Page not found

Our apologies. The ACF website has been recently redesigned, and the link or location you used does not exist or has been moved.

Please visit the ACF homepage to explore our new site and find the page you are looking for.

_ _ _ _ _ _ _ _ _OF COURSE IT’S NOT IN THE BEST INTEREST OF THE ADHD EPIDEMIC (AND RELATED Rx to treat it) TO HIRE A WEB DESIGNER TO CONNECT LAST YEAR’S MULTI-MILLION GRANTS LIST TO ANY PRIOR YEARS’, LIKE THIS YEAR’S LIST!  RATHER, JUST GO EXPLORE THE SITE.
MAYBE HHS COULDN’T AFFORD TO HELP ITS READERSHIP PAY ATTENTION TO WHO’S GETTING THEM GRANTS — AFTER ALL, OUR COUNTRY IS BROKE AND NEEDS TO CUT SERVICES, AND CONSOLIDATE THINGS, RIGHT?  STREAMLINE, CENTRALIZE, UNIFY COURTS, AND  ETC. . . . .
Essentially, they are saying “come fly with us — forget about last year!”
The new website of course is basically an advertisement for HHS services.  Under “Grants,” there’s not a link to the TAGGS database (at all) — but this forward looking information:

Grants

Welcome to ACF’s Grants page! ACF offers funding for a variety of competitive and mandatory grant programs serving families, children, individuals and communities.

In Fiscal Year 2013, ACF hopes to award around $16 billion in competitive, discretionary grants designed to promote the economic and social well-being of families, children, individuals, and communities. Though we do not provide personal financial assistance, we have a variety of funding opportunities available to support social service programs at the state, local and tribal levels. Our grantees include both non-profit and for-profit organizations as well as government, educational, and public housing groups. ACF’s wide breadth of programming funds an array of activities that support the economic and social well-being of people throughout the country.

Yep, they expecting to award $16 billion of grants, and just got a facelift, but they can’t afford to proofread the Principal Investigator Field of their Healthy Marriage Grantees, or correlate THEIR names with the CORPORATION’s Names.  Or fill in missing DUNS#, missing EIN#s, or track missing corporations that received, like $1.5 million — or was it $1 million (who knows?  either TAGGS was right, or USASpending.gov was right, depending on the situation; I’m thinking of a certain faith-based grantee….)….
Under INITIATIVES AND PRIORITIES, (url http://www.acf.hhs.gov/initiatives-priorities) THE TOP OF THE PAGE IS AFRICAN-AMERICAN HEALTHY MARRIAGE.  THAT’S FOR, THE ENTIRE HHS (300 PROGRAMS) AS A WHOLE.  WHY WOULD THIS INITIATIVE (WHICH MARKETS A VERSION OF PREP, designed in the very “african-american” metropolitan AREA OF  THE UNIVERSITY OF DENVER,  COLORADO) IN MANY CASES) TAKE TOP PRIORITY?

Initiatives & Priorities

African American Healthy Marriage Initiative logo

African American Healthy Marriage Initiative

The African American Healthy Marriage Initiative is a component of the ACF Healthy Marriage Initiative. Specifically, this initiative promotes culturally competent strategies for:

  • Fostering healthy marriage and responsible fatherhood
  • Improving child well-being
  • Strengthening families

These targeted strategies empower families within the African American Community to maintain strong family units.

This is from ZoomInfo, and  just for a general concept of how broke is the US, specifically the Dept of HHS?

U.S. Department of Health and Human Services

5600 Fishers Lane
Rockville, Maryland 20857
United States 
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Company Background & Description
Industry:  Government
Company Description: The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services is the principal federal agency responsible for protecting the health of all Americans and providing essential human services, especially for those who are least able to help themselves.
The HHS is responsible for more than 300 programs and is the nation’s largest health insurer and the federal government’s largest grant-making agency. The department’s budget of more than half a trillion dollars in resources is one of the largest in the federal government.

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Written by Let's Get Honest

October 3, 2012 at 11:30 pm

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