By Scott Tibbs, October 15, 2013
Monroe County government has released the schedule for the 2013 social service grants process.
The schedule is as follows:
- October 21, 2013: Deadline for submitting applications.
- November 5, 2013: Invited agencies present their case to the council for a grant.
- November 12, 2013: Council votes on distributing the grants.
I have been lobbying city government to stop funding Planned Parenthood for 14 years. Now county government has joined city government in doling out corporate welfare to Planned Parenthood through their own social services fund, which is a disgrace. PP got a handout from county government in 2009, 2010 and 2012. They were not invited to present in 2011, much to my surprise.
Previous blog posts on this topic are here, here, here, here and here.
I assume that PP will be applying for a handout again this year, because their requests for funding have nothing to do with need and everything to do with getting a political endorsement from county government. It is a shameful show of disrespect to the other social service agencies that have a legitimate need for funding, and it is a show of disrespect to taxpayers who are forced to fund an organization we find abominable.
The application deadline is not for another week, so I will examine that when it becomes publicly available.