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ISIS and HHS grants in Dakota County, MN, Hmmm…. (@March 2013)

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I thought I’d check up on the HHS grants to a certain Minnesota County (Dakota), after reading about more apparently AFCC style custody drama up there, on a Carver County, MN blog. What else is new: Children are being tossed around like a sack of flour, by court order. Have already identified at least one parental alienation promoting personality in the case, complete with the force-ordered “Reunification Therapy” policy (what else is such an experienced forensic psychologist to do but evaluate whether someone is sexually pathological enough to be committed, or helped to co-parent better, or not?

And of course a GAL is on the scene to stir things up some. Dr. Reitman assures viewers he’s neutral, while presenting to a Minnesota Conference of Judges about wrongful sexual abuse allegations, and training up other doctoral students in the proper way to handle them. (What else is new? in the true Richard Gardner, Ralph Underwager, Joan B. Kelly, etc. tradition vein? (see footnotes?)…

I don’t even know that this was an issue in the particular case… I think the real issue was that the courts realized there was some family money — “now HOW to get at it??”

I like to be helpful, and in the process of simply looking for the usual type of grant to this county, found something “amiss” and am now sounding the alarm. You won’t “get it” in full without running a few TAGGS database charts and looking at them, I believe.

Just Sounding Another HHS Alert

So my page here has nothing to do with PAS and Custody — but with “WHAT the HECK? is happening here?” at the grants level…

So, I was trying to make some sense of it, which led to looking at HHS and finding his, ah, “unusual” situation of federal HHS funding to this county.

About Us
​Dakota County is 593 square miles in area and has a population of approximately 400,000. Situated in the southeast corner of the Twin Cities Metropolitan area, it is the third most populous county in the state of Minnesota.

Dakota County maintains a land use mixture of 1/3 urban, 1/3 suburban, and 1/3 rural. This combination of land use and the confluence of two major rivers (the Mississippi and Minnesota) that form the county’s northern and eastern borders makes Dakota County a unique geographic area.

Founded in 1849, Dakota County was one of the original nine counties created by the Minnesota Territory Legislature. Thus, it was established before Minnesota was considered a state. The County seat moved to Hastings in 1857, where it has remained.

Between 1990 and 2000, Dakota County’s population grew by nearly 30 percent. In recent years, second and third ring communities in Dakota County (Burnsville, Eagan, Inver Grove Heights, Apple Valley, Farmington, Lakeville and Rosemount) have dramatically increased in population as development continues to move outwards from the urban core of Minneapolis and St. Paul, into suburban municipalities.
Last updated: 12/27/2012 9:51 AM

County as basically administrative arm of the state, nevertheless, expressed on the county site:

Role of County Government

The traditional role of county governments is to serve as the administrative arm of the state government.

In this model, the county is responsible for performing state mandated activities. This includes maintenance of records (vital statistics and property), property assessment, maintenance of rural roads, administration of electoral functions, and the administration of judicial functions.

The County is essentially a creature of the state. This means that it fills roles that the state gives to it. The basic language governing the relationship between local and state government can be found in Article XII of Minnesota’s Constitution.

Minnesota is unique in that it is one of the few states that maintains a county-administered program delivery system. This model means that the county becomes the access point to state and federal programs. It also means that the county government has a much larger role in the provision and creation of services.

Ideally, this would’ve shown some child support, welfare or fatherhood money and perhaps shed some additional light on why the courts are out of control in the area.

Dakota is the third most populous county in MN.

Throughout this post, access in another open window to http://TAGGS.HHS.GOV will help display charts more clearly. I started this page when I saw those charts. Anyone concerned with the family courts should become familiar with that database anyhow; it’s a way to look up grants; and the fact that it’s consistently inaccurate in certain kinds of ways (that look less than accidental) is also significant.

Imagine my suprise to find that the largest recipient was an International organization dedicated to global species list for animal preservation:

County = DAKOTA
State = MINNESOTA
Summary = Recipient
Showing: 1 – 10 of 10 Recipients

Recipient Number of Award Actions Number of
Awards Amount

ACERA BIOSCIENCES INC  6  6  $ 757,296 
ADVANCED PHOTODYNAMIC
TECHNOLOGIES, INC  12  6  $ 5,766,137 
BIOPOLYMER ENGINEERING INC  1  1  $ 139,136 
DAKOTA COUNTY HUMAN SERVICES  10  3  $ 1,600,000 
H V SETTY ENTERPRISES,INC  2  1  $ 740,184 
INTERNATIONAL SPECIES INFORMATION SYSTEM  9  3  $ 2,443,156 
INTERNATIONAL SPECIES INVENTORY SYSTEM (ISIS)  81  27  $ 25,329,461
 
LAI LABORATORIES, INC  5  3  $ 1,406,443 
SOFTFLOW INC  1  1  $ 100,000 
Sheriffs Youth Programs of Minnesota  3  2  $ 318,886 
Report Total:


(do search for clearer view). What’s happening — see that the largest recipient is ISIS? (under two different “recipients”) It looks as though “Dakota County Human Services” is only awarded $1,600,000 (that’s ALL years, not just one year). This represents only two grants, both of them homeless youth transitional living center.

In fact, HHS-type grants are going instead to this giant [relative to the other grants in the county] ISIS, a corporation which has an entirely different focus than one might expect in delivering health services to human beings.

So, What’s in a Name, besides the Name Itself?

In HHS la-la-land, the acronym ISIS has two forms, although one of them doesn’t show up incorporated in Minnesota, or as a nonprofit anywhere else:

International Species INFORMATION system,** and
International Species INVENTORY system.

**that link was to the Wikipedia definitions (please scan)…
The correct corporation name is “INFORMATION.” But the bulk of the HHS grants to this county under ISIS are under the fake corporate name (and associated DUNS#) “INVENTORY” …. Let’s find out why? Is it $25 million here, how much elsewhere, then?

The 990finder resource [where to look up some tax returns] shows the term “INVENTORY” is a misnomer. The active link is to the most recent tax return on that site:

ORGANIZATION NAME STATE YEAR FORM PAGES TOTAL ASSETS EIN
International Species Information System MN 2011 990 25 $12,064,587 41-1637575
International Species Information System MN 2010 990 29 $12,201,663 41-1637575
International Species Information System MN 2009 990 30 $9,979,066 41-1637575
International Species Information System MN 2008 990 22 $8,703,138 41-1637575
International Species Information System MN 2007 990 25 $9,617,666 41-1637575
International Species Information System MN 2006 990 23 $8,267,911 41-1637575
International Species Information System MN 2005 990 21 $6,456,916 41-1637575
International Species Information System MN 2004 990 19 $3,900,756 41-1637575
International Species Information System MN 2003 990 15 $1,937,311 41-1637575
International Species Information System MN 2002 990 29 $356,430 41-1637575

Using the “TAGGS” database and searching just by this EIN#, I can find only the small amount ($2+million) of grants, and to click on it, one will not see any of the ones that would normally be under “human services” — just ones regarding non-human animals, i.e., Chimps, etc.

This sounds like the genuine corporation — DUNS# and EIN#..I notice it’s listed in EAGAN, not in “Apple Valley”..

Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
INTERNATIONAL SPECIES INFORMATION SYSTEM 
EAGAN  MN  55121-1167  DAKOTA  837746841  $ 2,443,156 


Smelling (in short, “a rat,” no offence to rats meant), I searched on “Recipient Name” and only typed in the first two words (international species) allowing for the misnomer, and here’s quite a bit more money (and in a different city) under three different “DUNS#.” Welcome to the Shell Game of “Where’s Waldo” in HHS grants…. Game #1 — report it under the wrong company name. Who’s to know?)

RECIPIENT SEARCH RESULTS
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Recipient = international species {{That was the Search criteria}}
Showing: 1 – 4 of 4 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
INTERNATIONAL SPECIES INFORMATION SYSTEM 
EAGAN  MN  55121-1167  DAKOTA  837746841  $ 2,443,156 

INTERNATIONAL SPECIES INVENTORY SYSTEM (ISIS) 
APPLE VALLEY  MN  55124  DAKOTA  804886208  $ 500,000 

INTERNATIONAL SPECIES INVENTORY SYSTEM (ISIS) 
APPLE VALLEY  MN  55124  DAKOTA  804887321  $ 23,618,894 

INTERNATIONAL SPECIES INVENTORY SYSTEM (ISIS) 
APPLE VALLEY  MN  55124  DAKOTA  933561318  $ 1,210,567 
  Showing: 1 – 4 of 4 Recipients

OK, so I took the DUNS# with the largest grants here (804887321, $23,618,894 reported) over to USASPENDING.gov (for what it’s worth) and put in ONLY the DUNS#, Prime Award, and nothing else. The default sort is by dollar amount, which shows we are now over $1 billion of money under this particular number (scan results). Then I sorted by date, and as of 2010 backwards, the “fake name” ISIS was getting grants of all sorts. Try it — keeping in mind that this database goes back to only about the year 2000 (not 1995), and start asking questions. “Puh-leez!”

I can see some overlap between animal species and epidemiological (disease) control. I just think there ought to be more people paying attention. We already know that one DUNS# can apply to more than one entity (corporation). However, some of these are definitely to the “International Species INVENTORY System” and I’m wondering what this zoo-quarium database has to do with things like SNAP, lead abatement, or other things.. And what that money wouldn’t have gone to the local county instead, pro rated for what the local county was actually going to use.

I see about 5 grants to the ISIS name (“inventory,” not “Information”), several to the Minnesota Veterans (under the same DUNS#), including some small, odd amounts under “Manufactured Home Dispute Resolution.” One of the founder of ISIS, Ulysses Seal, IV, was also active in MN Veterans, his obituary (below) says.


If I were local to this area, I’d probably know about this zoo, and its famous founder. On the other hand, I’m NOT from Minnesota, but I pay some attention to HHS grants…..

From the Star-Tribune, developer of ISIS, obituary:

Obituary: Ulysses Seal III, who helped zoos worldwide participate in animal conservation, dies at 73

By Trudi Hahn, Star Tribune
March 20, 2003

With a love of animals, a boundless curiosity and commanding charm, Ulysses Seal III helped persuade zoos worldwide to participate in animal conservation.

Seal also helped found the Minnesota Zoo, created “computer dating” for zoo animals to help save endangered species, and spread a conservation organization worldwide starting with only a box of letterhead stationery. He died of cancer Wednesday at home in Bloomington. He was 73.

He carried his childhood love of animals into his own children’s lives, said his daughter Pamela Sebesta of Minnesota. When he studied white-tail deer and wolves, he taught the kids to take animal measurements. They also cleaned up messes.

Seal’s academic training was in psychology and biochemistry. Though he held adjunct professorships at the University of Minnesota, the bulk of his career was as a scientist researching the human endocrine system and its influence on prostate cancer at what is now the Minneapolis Veterans Medical Center in Minneapolis.

“His grants never got turned down,” said Dr. Michael Levitt, director of research at the center. . . .


Still — reserve judgment — why are HHS grants with human study topics going to ISIS?


The product “ZIMS” (Zoological Inventory Management System) below was supported, it says, by these Government Sponsors
Contributors.aspx

Corporations, foundations and government sponsors
United States Congress
United States Institute of Museum & Library Services (IMLS) National Leadership Grant
United States National Science Foundation
The Boeing Company
Disney Corporation
Metcalf Federal Relations

ZIMS is only a project of ISIS, but I notice not agency is listed as supporting ZIMS — just ‘US Congress.’ THis means, US taxpayers. Congress votes appropriations, but it’s not their “personal” money.


Dakota County is not one of the largest, so I think over $25 million of health and HUMAN services grants dedicated to an organization itself dedicated to monitoring the populations of species in Zoos and Aquariums (internationally) might be handled by, say, an organization specializing in the human species.

ISIS board of trustees and purpose clearly shows this is about animal populations

ISIS — the International Species Information System — was founded in 1974 when Drs. Ulysses Seal and Dale Makey proposed the idea of an international database to help zoos and aquariums accomplish long-term conservation management goals. At that time, about 50 zoos in North America and Europe responded to the invitation to participate in this network.
 
The Association of Zoos and Aquariums (AZA), the American Association of Zoo Veterinarians (AAZV) and other zoological associations provided grants and endorsements for ISIS. In addition, the doctors raised development funding from private foundations and the United States Department of Interior. The Minnesota Zoological Garden hosted the program for 15 years.
 
Today, ISIS provides world-standard zoological data collection and sharing software to more than 800 member zoos, aquariums and related organizations in almost 80 countries. The ISIS global database for the zoological community contains information on 2.6 million animals — 10,000 species — and is constantly growing.
ISIS members use this information to:

  • manage their inventory
  • control the genetic and demographic makeup of their animal collections
  • find appropriate unrelated new animals
  • identify institutions seeking animals
  • discover facilities with experience in breeding and raising certain offspring
  • create reports for governments and other official accrediting bodies

These are only a few of the business-critical tasks that ISIS software delivers to members.​​​

Apparently so, judging from what’s granted by HHS to ISIS up in Minnesota…

If you printed out all the specimen records in the ISIS global database, it would take about 11,000 reams of paper — and the pile of papers would equal an 18-story building.


there’s an amazing software application for tracking the world’s species and sharing the information, first envisoned in the year 2000:

ZIMS Software created by ISIS

The ZIMS application was first imagined – a real-time Web-based institutional and pooled animal and veterinary knowledgebase – in the year 2000. Hundreds of zoo and aquarium professionals contributed ideas for the ZIMS software.
 

The ZIMS application represents a quantum leap forward in information management for more than 800 ISIS member institutions in more than 80 countries. The ZIMS database will be a unified, global repository of knowledge on animal health and well-being – the first such database in the world. ZIMS will provide a resource of pooled, uniform, consistent and comprehensive information to more than 20,000 zoological professional worldwide each day.

 


All this sounds fantastic (website looks great, too), and if I weren’t just more than a little concerned about whether this is either (a) going to be applied to “humans” as another member of the world zoo, internationally, for controlling the genetics and reproduction of our species, and us as members of this international database, and/or (b) simply a money-laundering operation latched under ISIS under the radar for stressed-out US taxpayers — I’d probably (after family court helped drive me out of an existing profession by “transferring” the young of my household, without due process, or legal or factual basis, or for in fact anything stated on the record as a valid cause of action, etc. I might want to start dealing more with animals than narcissistic and devious human beings also. People are messy and just too plain dishonest! Alternating with, not curious enough about their “handlers.”


After looking at the latest posted tax return on the (legitimate) ISIS (“information”) and looking up “Roger Stonecipher” (new CEO), I am beginning to wonder whether this “ISIS” is related to the Isis Innovations associated with Oxford University, and keeping some control over the investments and profits from this technology (as I understand it, see “spin-out companies, hover cursor” Spin out companies seem to include plenty of Pharmaceutical emphasis, including PowderJect Pharmaceuticals in 1993, bought by Chiron, which was later bought by Novartis. It’s a post on my ColdHardFacts blog, FYI) Anyhow….Next section comes from a press-release on a blog about ‘ZIMS’ — the software application:

[ZIMSblog.isis.org]
Eagan, Minnesota, USA (November  6, 2012) – Today, more than 400 zoos and aquariums across the globe are using an integrated, web-based application to assure the health and well-being of their animal collections. The ISIS Zoological Information Management System (ZIMS) application allows members of the International Species Information System (ISIS) to contribute to – and learn from – the largest online global database of zoological information ever assembled.

[[COMMENT: tax return shows the organization's main income [$3.9 million that year, $7-something the prior year) is from its 'Program services" Dues & Assessments [membership fees probably]; grants show as minimal. The over $1 million of salaries are deductible, as are various expensesm, including deployment of ZIMS software, payroll taxes for employees, travel, occupancy, etc. I also noticed “deferred revenue.” What I’m saying is, even the “legit” nonprofit here, is using typical nonprofit management for its status. I’m infavor of supporting zoos and sharing global information about all this. But we are going to have to look at how this has been utilized (or exploited) by the Minnesota Department of Human Services under a slightly different corporate name… ]]

Built over the last 40 years, the vast ZIMS knowledgebase will be used by the zoological community, researchers and others to ensure the survival of numerous species that are threatened with extinction. Zoos and aquariums have already become leaders in the effort to breed endangered animals, and to educate an estimated 700 million visitors each year about the magnificent and fragile interrelationships between humans, wildlife and environments.

Through zoos and aquariums the European bison (Bison bonasus), Arabian oryx (Oryx leucoryx) and Przewalski’s wild horse (Equus przewalski) have been rescued from extinction, and there are programs in place to help many more vulnerable species. See success stories…

“ISIS represents an unprecedented effort to unite the global wildlife conservation community,” said David Field, Zoological Director of the Zoological Society of London and ISIS Board Chair. “Brought together by common goals and needs, many ISIS members are among the world’s leaders in protecting and nurturing animals in human care, and in our natural environment.”

ISIS is a technology-based, conservation-focused organization that leverages available technology to help zoological organizations achieve sustainability and preservation goals. Today, more than 800 institutions in 83 countries are a part of ISIS. And the network is constantly growing.

“ISIS is one of the few non-profits in the world that develops software. We have chosen to do it for one simple reason: it’s the best tool we could create to help our members preserve endangered and threatened animal species worldwide,” said Roger Stonecipher, ISIS CEO.  “For almost 40 years, ISIS systems have evolved through the direct input of our members.”

Under HHS, this institution (wrong name) there are over 80 grants showing under three different DUNS#, and one of those DUNS# particularly either has a lot of nepotism (same last name, different first name principal investigators), or as I think I’ve noted before, some very “unusual” data entry practices.

According to this, at first glance, some Meyers, some Holtzes and a few other last names suddenly gain a new first name principal investigator after the first year of the grant. Then there were the years where no first name was entered. OR, where no last name was entered.

It’s full of, ah, “anomalies”

Under the GRANTEE (top of page) “ISIS”, there was a single “CCB” grant; the name of the grant (not ‘Grantee institution’) here fore year 1 of that grant (90YE0010) is Minnesota Child Care Policy Research Partnership.

CCB  90YE0010 MINNESOTA CHILD CARE POLICY RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP  1  09/13/2000  93647  Social Services Research and Demonstration  NEW  DEB SWENSON-KLATT  804887321  $ 300,000 

Click on it, and the other two years show up as this Child Care Policy Research as the Grantee Institution, and “ISIS” as the name of the grant, for a total of $700K in grants.

Apart from when someone in charge of an overpopulated, understaffed preschool classroom possibly feeling he/she has been entrusted with a “zoo,” I am very concerned about the crossover partnership. As a parent, even on most challenging days, I did not consider my kids “little animals,” and wouldn’t want them in the care of any organization which did.

I click on grant 90YE0010 to see this: (for better visuals, run the report and click yourself):


AWARD INFORMATION
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Award Number: 90YE0010 
Award Title: MINNESOTA CHILD CARE POLICY RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP 
OPDIV: ADMINISTRATION FOR CHILDREN AND FAMILIES (ACF) 
Organization: CHILD CARE BUREAU (CCB) 
Award Class: DISCRETIONARY 

Showing: 1 – 3 of 3 Award Actions

FY Recipient City State CFDA Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2002 MN ST DEPT OF CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND LEARNING  ST PAUL  MN  93647 3  0  ACF  09-10-2002 $ 200,000 
Fiscal Year 2002 Total: $ 200,000

FY Recipient City State CFDA Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2001 MN ST DEPT OF CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND LEARNING  ST PAUL  MN  93647 2  0  ACF  08-08-2001 $ 200,000 
Fiscal Year 2001 Total: $ 200,000

FY Recipient City State CFDA Budget Year of Support Award Code Agency Action Issue Date Amount This Action
2000 INTERNATIONAL SPECIES INVENTORY SYSTEM (ISIS)  APPLE VALLEY  MN  93647 1  0  ACF  09-13-2000 $ 300,000 
Fiscal Year 2000 Total: $ 300,000 

Total of all award actions: $ 700,000 
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here’s a follow-up forum from the research policy; I notice the presence of Child Trends (Annie E. Casey-style project):
http://www.cehd.umn.edu/ceed/projects/ccrp/default.html

Ms. Swenson-Klatt works for the MN Dept. of Children, Families and Learning; here’s a description of 2000 grantees in various states (Maine, Nebraska, Wisconsin, Minnesota) of this “Child Care Research Policy

Follow up: I typed in the name of the Award (“Minnesota Child Care Policy Research Partnership”) under “Advanced Search” and got this result. This is a pop quiz — what’s unusual about the printout? (again, please try the search yourself at the database, it won’t display well on this page)


Results 1 to 6 of 6 matches.(Sorting by Program Office)

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Program Office Grantee Name Award Number Award Title Budget Year Action Issue Date CFDA Number CFDA Program Name Award Action Type Principal Investigator DUNS Number Sum of Actions

CCB  INTERNATIONAL SPECIES INVENTORY SYSTEM (ISIS) 90YE0010 MINNESOTA CHILD CARE POLICY RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP  1  09/13/2000  93647  Social Services Research and Demonstration  NEW  DEB SWENSON-KLATT  804887321  $ 300,000 

CCB  MN ST DEPT OF CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND LEARNING 90YE0010 MINNESOTA CHILD CARE POLICY RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP  2  08/08/2001  93647  Social Services Research and Demonstration  NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION  DEB SWENSON-KLATT  933553596  $ 200,000 

CCB  MN ST DEPT OF CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND LEARNING 90YE0010 MINNESOTA CHILD CARE POLICY RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP  3  09/10/2002  93647  Social Services Research and Demonstration  NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION  DEB SWENSON-KLATT  933553596  $ 200,000 


OPRE  MN ST DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES 90YE0080 MINNESOTA CHILD CARE POLICY RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP  1  12/03/2004  93647  Social Services Research and Demonstration  NEW  DAVID HANSON  059811666  $ 157,779 

OPRE  MN ST DEPT OF CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND LEARNING 90YE0010 MINNESOTA CHILD CARE POLICY RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP  3  08/13/2003  93647  Social Services Research and Demonstration  EXTENSION WITH OR WITHOUT FUNDS  DEB SWENSON-KLATT  933553596  $ 30,000 

OPRE  MN ST DEPT OF CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND LEARNING 90YE0010 MINNESOTA CHILD CARE POLICY RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP  3  12/13/2004  93647  Social Services Research and Demonstration  EXTENSION WITH OR WITHOUT FUNDS  DEB SWENSON-KLATT  933553596  $- 157,779 

Results 1 to 6 of 6 matches.

Or even more clear, sort by YEAR and see what got switched around, when (changes to: Grantee Institution & City, DUNS#, and finally, Principal Investigator. Notice two entries at the top, 12/3/2004 — $157K removed from Ms. Swenson-Klatt – -and 10 days later, the same amount put towards a “David Hanson” (Different grant#, and that’s the only award under that grant #!).


Fiscal Year Program Office Grantee Name City Award Number Award Title Budget Year Action Issue Date Award Action Type Principal Investigator DUNS Number Sum of Actions


2005  OPRE  MN ST DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES ST PAUL  90YE0080 MINNESOTA CHILD CARE POLICY RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP  1  12/03/2004  NEW  DAVID HANSON  059811666  $ 157,779
 

2005  OPRE  MN ST DEPT OF CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND LEARNING ST PAUL  90YE0010 MINNESOTA CHILD CARE POLICY RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP  3  12/13/2004  EXTENSION WITH OR WITHOUT FUNDS  DEB SWENSON-KLATT  933553596  $- 157,779

 

2003  OPRE  MN ST DEPT OF CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND LEARNING ST PAUL  90YE0010 MINNESOTA CHILD CARE POLICY RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP  3  08/13/2003  EXTENSION WITH OR WITHOUT FUNDS  DEB SWENSON-KLATT  933553596  $ 30,000 

2002  CCB  MN ST DEPT OF CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND LEARNING ST PAUL  90YE0010 MINNESOTA CHILD CARE POLICY RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP  3  09/10/2002  NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION  DEB SWENSON-KLATT  933553596  $ 200,000 

2001  CCB  MN ST DEPT OF CHILDREN, FAMILIES AND LEARNING ST PAUL  90YE0010 MINNESOTA CHILD CARE POLICY RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP  2  08/08/2001  NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION  DEB SWENSON-KLATT  933553596  $ 200,000 

2000  CCB  INTERNATIONAL SPECIES INVENTORY SYSTEM (ISIS) APPLE VALLEY  90YE0010 MINNESOTA CHILD CARE POLICY RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP  1  09/13/2000  NEW  DEB SWENSON-KLATT  804887321  $ 300,000 


Why would an early child-care grant have been started out of a zoological organization (or a bastardized name version of the same?). Possibly to avoid detection?

Sometimes when I catch one “anamoly” (such as switching from Deb Swenson-Klatt and DUNS#804887321 Grant 90YE0010 to — under the same GRANT TITLE (Minnesota Child Care Policy Researh Partnership), I’ll do a quick search on similar grant#s (not just within the state) to get a sense of what that series is about. This one appears to be about CHILD CARE RESEARCH SCHOLARS” and in the overall, I can see that the big awards were going to UNC, Columbia, and (the Universities) to study how better to keep our population at work, and the little ones in good, well-baby-producing child care situations. You can see this at a glance.

However, here’s from MN, 2005 only: It kept the investigator, switched the DUNS#. Then it switched the Investigator AND DUNS# AND Grant #, i.e. moved money to another grant in the same series, but who is “David Hanson” and who cares enough to notice and find out? And why was the FIRST year of this partnership started under a fake corporation name in the database? After all, that was “only” $157K….

State of MINNESOTA Corporations Search

One or more persons may form a Minnesota business corporation for any lawful purpose. Unless the articles of incorporation state otherwise, the corporation has general business purposes and the corporation has unlimited power to engage in any lawful act.

Filings for banks, savings banks, trust companies, building, loan and savings associations and insurance companies should contact the Minnesota Department of Commerce, 85 E. 7th Place, # 500, Saint Paul MN 55101.

An annual renewal is required once each calendar year.  There is no charge for filing the renewal unless the corporation is administratively dissolved, in which case there is a reinstatement fee.

And, for MN Nonprofits:

A nonprofit corporation files articles of incorporation with this office and is formed for a purpose not involving monetary gain and paying no dividends to its members.  It may form for any lawful purpose, including the conduct of commercial activities. 

If you intend to apply for IRS federal tax exemption as a charitable organization, your articles of incorporation must contain a required purpose clause and a dissolution of assets provision.  Valuable information on 501(c)(3) qualification is on the IRS website, http://www.irs.gov and then under “Information For…”, click on the Charities and Nonprofits link.  

There are also a number of helpful websites about nonprofits and their activities maintained by the Attorney General, the Minnesota Council of Nonprofits, the Minnesota Council of Foundations, and the Management Assistance Program for Nonprofits.

An annual renewal is required once each calendar year.  There is no charge for filing the renewal.

I looked this organization up. It DID register in Minnesota as a nonprofit — in 1988 (not 1974), shows Roger Stonecipher, and is currently “INACTIVE” — Involuntarily dissolved as of 2013! The database is hardly inactive, so the corporate registration either doesn’t exist, or has skipped the state. you should look it up. By the way, there is NO organization filed as ISISI (International Species INVENTORY System) showing in MN, so I presume the error was intentional and to enable the non-tracking (or make it harder to track) the over $25 million of public (that’s FEDERAL HHS) grants into the system, under in part a DUNS# that has over $1.053 Billion to its name. I hope someone decides to follow up on this….


Business Type Nonprofit Corporation (Domestic
)
MN Statute 317A File Number 1C-517
Home Jurisdiction Minnesota
Filing Date 08/10/1988
Status Inactive

Renewal Due Date: 12/31/2012
Registered Office Address 2600 Eagan Woods Drv #50
Eagan MN 55121 1170 USA
Registered Agent(s)
Roger Stonecipher President
Roger Stonecipher 2600 Eagan Woods Drv #50
Eagan MN 55121 1170 USA

{{Involuntarily Dissolved a few times (2007, 2009) and after being due in Dec. 2012, apparently have been again in 2013}}.

08/10/1988 Original Filing – Nonprofit Corporation (Domestic)
08/10/1988 Nonprofit Corporation (Domestic) Business Name
06/06/1990 Registered Office and/or Agent – Nonprofit Corporation (Domestic)
02/04/2005 Registered Office and/or Agent – Nonprofit Corporation (Domestic)
01/16/2007 Involuntary Dissolution – Nonprofit Corporation (Domestic)
04/18/2007 Annual Reinstatement – Nonprofit Corporation (Domestic)
01/21/2009 Involuntary Dissolution – Nonprofit Corporation (Domestic)
04/02/2009 Annual Reinstatement – Nonprofit Corporation (Domestic)
03/02/2010 Registered Office and/or Agent – Nonprofit Corporation (Domestic)
2/27/2013 Involuntary Dissolution – Nonprofit Corporation (Domestic)


ANYHOW, from TAGGS.hhs.gov, report run:

I sorted the column below by Program Office (one level lower than “OpDiv” Operating Division, in HHS terms). ALL of these are from an advanced search (all years, specified fields) on a single entity ISIS “International Species Inventory System” which is described on the web as dealing primarily with populations of animal species to protect them from extinction. All were from Dakota County, MN. I think the species about to become extinct are alert homo sapiens — to where their government is stowing its riches obtained originally from them.

ALSO interesting, apart from that ISIS is the name of a god, is that Oxford University also has an ISIS Innovations which helps transform technological advances into business enterprises. I reported on that over at From Oxford to Harvard to D.C. — Fueling, Feeding (and Vaccinating) the World.

My input device these days doesn’t allow for proper showing of charts and logos, at least not efficiently. I am filing this VERY strange printout on a separate Page on the blog for lack of a better place to stow it. Again, if you know what this is about (or can find out what this is about), assuming it’s real, bonafide projects and not just some very serious moneylaundering — or switching the original purpose of an established grant (in 1995 it was actually about Chimpanzees, then it moved to Refugees, and next thing you know, they’re into, you name it — but focusing on young children in particular. Preserving the young of the (human) species in case of future disasters, or what???

To run the report (for better on-line viewing), go to http://TAGGS.HHS.GOV and Advanced search on the institution, all years, pick some fields at the bottom (making SURE to include grant #, CFDA#, Principal Investigator, and DUNS#, plus whatever other fields you feel relevant.

Or, do a regular location search first on just Dakota County, by recipient, and see if you, also, come up with only one “recipient” — this one:

The search sorts automatically by left-most field. So these are sorted within Program OFFICE: ASH/OMH, BHP (?), CCB (Child Care Board), CMSH, and then one I hadn’t noticed before, but seems substantial, “CMSORD” — ORD standing for “Office of Research and Development.”

Again, this posting is an alert, and not edited for viewing. Do your own search and then browse the columns carefully. Maybe try a few different sorts….

Keeping in mind that this database only goes back to 1995, and the grant series clearly goes back further, in 1995 it was still about Chimpanzees:

NCRR  R24RR03576 MONITORING CHIMPANZEE RESEARCH USE  10  09/28/1995  93306  Comparative Medicine  NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION  FLESNESS, NATHAN S  804887321  $ 102,444 

Someone “oughter” check this out further, assuming we don’t think of ourselves and our children as members of a global databse (that we don’t have access to) of the details on our own lives, and geneaologies. Let’s not kid ourselves there are already enough people in power who think in these terms of those they are supposed to represent, politically.

Are those 80 grants all real grants, real programs, and investigated by real people? Or was the money transferred real, but the labeling, just a little “off”? And why can’t TAGGS HHS train the HHS agency employees how to enter first and last names? With ALL the wealth of the leader of the free world, one of their largest agencies can’t afford a First Name // Last Name // Title breakdown within their giant database of who’s being GIVEN federal fundings for public welfare-related grants??

Any office staff or clerk could be taught this in a day — so why can’t HHS set a standard, or doesn’t it want to, because how many of the public ever look at the database anyhow?

Think about it — why would anyone intentionally fudge the name field search on million-dollar grants?

Sorry about the visual appearance. Again, running a report isn’t rocket science — go to the site (http://TAGGS.hhs.gov) and familiarize yourself with choosing a SEARCH (several options), and eventually — to get more types of fields into play (more detailed information), choose ADVANCED SEARCH. Choose a year, years, or all years, and select on some criteria (I selected on the Grantee name, ISIS (written out)) and at the bottom, many checkable little boxes allow you to pick fields. Pick some fields, more than the default. If the printout doesn’t look or sort as you want, pick different ones. The fields I chose are in top row (bold, blue font). THe $$ amount will always show to the right, as “Sum of Actions.” Depending on how many fields are run, usually some of the results will also be active links (typically grant# or grantee). In this one, to cut down on fields (width), I omitted Institution name, although I sorted on it, and left column of geographic fields (as they were all in one MN County anyhow).

For example, taking just a segment of the information below, I searched on the Generic (two-words only: “International Species”) and got the following regarding who we know is a legitimate PI, Nathan Flessness.

This is a description & Abstract of what looks like a legitimate grant from 2005, to the legitimate institution, and how it relates to human health:


R01CI000317[[Notice: triple 000 in grant#) 
Award Title: ISIS ZOOLOGICAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT 
OPDIV: CENTERS FOR DISEASE CONTROL AND PREVENTION (CDC) 
Organization: NATIONAL CENTER FOR INFECTIOUS DISEASES (NCID) 
Award Class: DISCRETIONARY 

Award Abstract
Title ISIS Zoological Information Management System Development 
Project Start/End 01-AUG-2005 / 31-JUL-2006 

Abstract Our research objectives are to: 1. Establish data standards for zoological data (particularly those relevant to detecting and monitoring zoonotic diseases, including new and emerging). 2. Identify best practices for zoological information management and associated work processes. 3. Development of an integrated comprehensive new information system (ISIS1 ZIMS) to support zoological work processes. 4. Development of a centralized data repository to support and facilitate research and the sharing of information among zoological institutions worldwide. The relevance to human health is that the ISIS network of zoological institutions closely monitor the health of thousands of species of wildlife located in urban centers worldwide. Linked in real-time through ZIMS, this network becomes a powerful bio-sentinel system, with unusual capacity to detect disease threats affecting zoo animals, wildlife nearby, and potentially humans as well (some 50% of new and emerging diseases are zoonotic, affecting humans as well as wildlife, such as West Nile Virus). 
<strong<PI Name/Title FLESNESS, NATHAN R.   
Institution INTERNATIONAL SPECIES INFORMATION SYSTEM 2600 EAGAN WOODS DR, STE 50 EAGAN, MN 551211170 
Department  

the company name is correct. Hi sname is listed Lastname (comma) First Name, Middle Initial "R."

several in a row show me that in one of them, a grant number was minus a digit, his middle initial was changed, the order of FN/LN was changed, and along with that, the company name was changed: (grant# links would be active in a real-time search):

R01CI000317 ISIS ZOOLOGICAL INFORMATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM DEVELOPMENT  08/01/2005  NATHAN R FLESNESS  2  837746841  $ 496,000 

R24RR003576 MONITORING CHIMPANZEE RESEARCH USE  05/13/1998  NATHAN S FLESNESS  2  837746841  $ 58,394 

R24RR003576 MONITORING CHIMPANZEE RESEARCH USE  03/24/1999  NATHAN R FLESNESS  2  837746841  $ 58,394 

R24RR03576 MONITORING CHIMPANZEE RESEARCH USE  09/28/1995  FLESNESS, NATHAN S  2  804887321  $ 102,444 

R24RR03576 MONITORING CHIMPANZEE RESEARCH USE  09/03/1996  FLESNESS, NATHAN S  2  804887321  $ 118,213 

R24RR03576 MONITORING CHIMPANZEE RESEARCH USE  09/22/1997  FLESNESS, NATHAN S  2  804887321  $ 117,411 

{{the bottom three have different: middle initial, DUNS#, and similar -- but NOT identical -- Grant number, and are for larger amounts. Clicking on the grant#, they have the (wrong) corporation name as well, representing (it says), years 10, 11 and 12 of this grant.

Above that, grant series almost (but not quite) identical # R24RR003576 are for: the more correct corporation name, DUNS# 8377461, but still differences in the middle initial. }}

Similar (weird) data entry goes for the whole rest of the search.

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Program Office Award Number Award Title Budget Year Action Issue Date CFDA Number CFDA Program Name Award Action Type Principal Investigator DUNS Number Sum of Actions
ASH/OMH  STTMP051024 IMPROVING DATA QUALITY AND ANALYSIS OF HEALTH DISPARITIES AND HEALTH STATUS OF MINORITIES IN MINNESOTA; DIVERSIFYING THE HEALTH WORKFORCE  1  09/19/2005  93006  State and Territorial and Technical Assistance Capacity Development Minority HIV/AIDS Demonstration Program  NEW  GLORIA C LEWIS  804887321  $ 446,247 
ASH/OMH  STTMP051024 IMPROVING DATA QUALITY AND ANALYSIS OF HEALTH DISPARITIES AND HEALTH STATUS OF MINORITIES IN MINNESOTA; DIVERSIFYING THE HEALTH WORKFORCE  2  08/30/2006  93006  State and Territorial and Technical Assistance Capacity Development Minority HIV/AIDS Demonstration Program  NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION  MITCHELL DAVIS  804887321  $ 159,249 
ASH/OMH  STTMP051024 IMPROVING DATA QUALITY AND ANALYSIS OF HEALTH DISPARITIES AND HEALTH STATUS OF MINORITIES IN MINNESOTA; DIVERSIFYING THE HEALTH WORKFORCE  2  09/23/2006  93006  State and Territorial and Technical Assistance Capacity Development Minority HIV/AIDS Demonstration Program  ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR - ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS)  MITCHELL DAVIS  804887321  $ 4,750 
ASH/OMH  STTMP051024 IMPROVING DATA QUALITY AND ANALYSIS OF HEALTH DISPARITIES AND HEALTH STATUS OF MINORITIES IN MINNESOTA; DIVERSIFYING THE HEALTH WORKFORCE  3  09/23/2008  93006  State and Territorial and Technical Assistance Capacity Development Minority HIV/AIDS Demonstration Program  NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION  MITCHELL DAVIS  804887321  $ 95,727 
ASH/OMH  STTMP051024 IMPROVING DATA QUALITY AND ANALYSIS OF HEALTH DISPARITIES AND HEALTH STATUS OF MINORITIES IN MINNESOTA; DIVERSIFYING THE HEALTH WORKFORCE  3  04/22/2010  93006  State and Territorial and Technical Assistance Capacity Development Minority HIV/AIDS Demonstration Program  ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR - ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS)  DIANE RHYDRYCH  804887321  $- 95,727 
ASH/OMH  STTMP051024 IMPROVING DATA QUALITY AND ANALYSIS OF HEALTH DISPARITIES AND HEALTH STATUS OF MINORITIES IN MINNESOTA; DIVERSIFYING THE HEALTH WORKFORCE  4  09/04/2009  93006  State and Territorial and Technical Assistance Capacity Development Minority HIV/AIDS Demonstration Program  NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION  DIANE RHYDRYCH  804887321  $ 123,749 
ASH/OMH  STTMP051024 IMPROVING DATA QUALITY AND ANALYSIS OF HEALTH DISPARITIES AND HEALTH STATUS OF MINORITIES IN MINNESOTA; DIVERSIFYING THE HEALTH WORKFORCE  4  12/11/2009  93006  State and Territorial and Technical Assistance Capacity Development Minority HIV/AIDS Demonstration Program  ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR - ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS)  DIANE RHYDRYCH  804887321  $- 123,749 
BHP  A10HP00338 ADVANCED EDUCATION NURSING TRAINEESHIPS  1  03/02/2002  93358  Advanced Education Nursing Traineeships   NEW  MARILYN W LOEN  804887321  $ 12,890 
CCB  90YE0010 MINNESOTA CHILD CARE POLICY RESEARCH PARTNERSHIP  1  09/13/2000  93647  Social Services Research and Demonstration  NEW  DEB SWENSON-KLATT  804887321  $ 300,000 
CMHS  SM54113 EXPAND, BY TWO, AND MAINTAIN REGIONAL RESOURCE CENTERS  01  09/10/2001  93230  Consolidated Knowledge Development and Application (KD&A) Program   NEW  ERICA BUFFINGTON  804887321  $ 60,000 
CMHS  SM54113 EXPAND, BY TWO, AND MAINTAIN REGIONAL RESOURCE CENTERS  01  09/19/2002  93230  Consolidated Knowledge Development and Application (KD&A) Program   ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR - ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS)  ERICA BUFFINGTON  804887321  $ 0 
CMHS  SM54113 EXPAND, BY TWO, AND MAINTAIN REGIONAL RESOURCE CENTERS  02  05/28/2002  93230  Consolidated Knowledge Development and Application (KD&A) Program   NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION  ERICA BUFFINGTON  804887321  $ 60,000 
CMHS  SM54113 EXPAND, BY TWO, AND MAINTAIN REGIONAL RESOURCE CENTERS  03  07/10/2003  93230  Consolidated Knowledge Development and Application (KD&A) Program   NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION  ERICA BUFFINGTON  804887321  $ 60,000 
CMHS  SM56359 INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTAINING STATEWIDE NETWORK OF CONSUMER RUN RRC  01  09/02/2004  93243  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services: Projects of Regional and National Significance  NEW  ERICA BUFFINGTON  804887321  $ 70,000 
CMHS  SM56359 INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTAINING STATEWIDE NETWORK OF CONSUMER RUN RRC  02  05/12/2005  93243  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services: Projects of Regional and National Significance  NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION  ERICA BUFFINGTON  804887321  $ 70,000 
CMHS  SM56359 INFRASTRUCTURE DEVELOPMENT AND MAINTAINING STATEWIDE NETWORK OF CONSUMER RUN RRC  03  06/03/2006  93243  Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services: Projects of Regional and National Significance  NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION  ERICA BUFFINGTON  804887321  $ 70,000 
CMSORD  20197 STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM  09  02/13/2002  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  SUPPLEMENT FOR EXPANSION  JAMES GREINER  804887321  $ 0 
CMSORD  20197 STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM  10  03/21/2002  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  COMPETING CONTINUATION  JAMES GREINER  804887321  $ 213,062 
CMSORD  20197 STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM  10  04/05/2002  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  SUPPLEMENT FOR EXPANSION  JAMES GREINER  804887321  $ 0 
CMSORD  20197 STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM  11  04/02/2003  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  COMPETING CONTINUATION  JAMES GREINER  804887321  $ 213,062 
CMSORD  20197 STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM  12  03/20/2004  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  COMPETING CONTINUATION  JAMES G. GREINER  804887321  $ 246,719 
CMSORD  20197 STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM  12  06/19/2004  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  EXTENSION WITH OR WITHOUT FUNDS  JAMES G. GREINER  804887321  $ 97,978 
CMSORD  20197 STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM  12  09/17/2004  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  EXTENSION WITH OR WITHOUT FUNDS  JAMES G. GREINER  804887321  $ 29,634 
CMSORD  20197 STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM  13  03/22/2005  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION  JAMES G. GREINER  804887321  $ 489,683 
CMSORD  20197 STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM  8  09/28/1999  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  COMPETING CONTINUATION  JAMES VARPNESS  804887321  $ 417,450 
CMSORD  20197 STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM  8  09/30/2000  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR - ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS)  KRISTA BOSTON  804887321  $ 94,978 
CMSORD  20197 STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM  9  03/15/2001  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION  KRISTA BOSTON  804887321  $ 185,992 
CMSORD  20197 STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ASSISTANCE PROGRAM  9  09/28/2001  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR - ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS)  KRISTA BOSTON  804887321  $ 91,978 
CMSORD  90197 STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ADVISORY GRANTS PROGRAM  4  01/01/1996  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  OTHER REVISION  JAMES   804887321  $ 0 
CMSORD  90197 STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ADVISORY GRANTS PROGRAM  5  01/01/1996  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION  JAMES   804887321  $ 84,545 
CMSORD  90197 STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ADVISORY GRANTS PROGRAM  5  03/12/1997  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  OTHER REVISION  JAMES VARPNESS  804887321  $ 90,114 
CMSORD  90197 STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ADVISORY GRANTS PROGRAM  6  09/28/1997  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION  JAMES VARPNESS  804887321  $ 175,160 
CMSORD  90197 STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ADVISORY GRANTS PROGRAM  6  08/12/1998  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR - ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS)  JAMES VARPNESS  804887321  $ 30,000 
CMSORD  90197 STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ADVISORY GRANTS PROGRAM  6  09/03/1998  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR - ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS)  JAMES VARPNESS  804887321  $ 76,047 
CMSORD  90197 STATE HEALTH INSURANCE ADVISORY GRANTS PROGRAM  7  09/28/1998  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION  JAMES VARPNESS  804887321  $ 174,353 
CMSORD  90443 A PROJECT DEMONSTRATING AND EVALUATING ALTERNATIVE METHODS  2  01/01/1996  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION  ELAINE J.   804887321  $ 175,000 
CMSORD  90443 A PROJECT DEMONSTRATING AND EVALUATING ALTERNATIVE METHODS  3  01/28/1997  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION  ELAINE J. TIMMER  804887321  $ 87,500 
CMSORD  90443 A PROJECT DEMONSTRATING AND EVALUATING ALTERNATIVE METHODS  3  01/30/1998  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  OTHER REVISION  ELAINE J. TIMMER  804887321  $ 0 
CMSORD  91109 QMB/SLMB/QI/QDWI PROGRAM OUTREACH INITIATIVE  1  09/28/1999  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  NEW  JAMES G. VARPNESS  804887321  $ 47,630 
CMSORD  91109 QMB/SLMB/QI/QDWI PROGRAM OUTREACH INITIATIVE  1  08/25/2000  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  OTHER REVISION  JAMES G. VARPNESS  804887321  $ 0 
CMSORD  91161 MINNESOTA DUAL ELIGIBLE OUTREACH ENROLLMENT PROJECT:...  1  09/30/2000  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  NEW  JUDI SZYSZKA  804887321  $ 182,368 
CMSORD  91161 MINNESOTA DUAL ELIGIBLE OUTREACH ENROLLMENT PROJECT:...  1  08/02/2001  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  OTHER REVISION  JUDI SZYSZKA  804887321  $ 0 
CMSORD  91228 MEDICAID "TICKET TO WORK" INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS  02  01/24/2002  93768  Medicaid Infrastructure Grants To Support the Competitive Employment of People with Disabilities  COMPETING CONTINUATION  MARY MEYER  804887321  $ 1,500,000 
CMSORD  91228 MEDICAID "TICKET TO WORK" INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS  03  02/28/2003  93768  Medicaid Infrastructure Grants To Support the Competitive Employment of People with Disabilities  COMPETING CONTINUATION  MARY MEYER  804887321  $ 1,500,000 
CMSORD  91228 MEDICAID "TICKET TO WORK" INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS  04  03/08/2004  93768  Medicaid Infrastructure Grants To Support the Competitive Employment of People with Disabilities  COMPETING CONTINUATION  MARY MEYER  804887321  $ 566,293 
CMSORD  91228 MEDICAID "TICKET TO WORK" INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS  1  10/16/2000  93768  Medicaid Infrastructure Grants To Support the Competitive Employment of People with Disabilities  NEW  ROBERT MEYER  804887321  $ 625,000 
CMSORD  91228 MEDICAID "TICKET TO WORK" INFRASTRUCTURE GRANTS  1  04/11/2001  93768  Medicaid Infrastructure Grants To Support the Competitive Employment of People with Disabilities  ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR - ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS)  ROBERT MEYER  804887321  $ 625,000 
CMSORD  91417 REAL CHOICE SYSTEMS CHANGE "STARTER GRANT"  01  01/09/2002  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  SUPPLEMENT FOR EXPANSION  MARY MEYER  804887321  $ 0 
CMSORD  91417 REAL CHOICE SYSTEMS CHANGE "STARTER GRANT"  1  07/16/2001  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  NEW  ROBERT F. MEYER  804887321  $ 50,000 
CMSORD  91546 COMMUNITY-INTEGRATED PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES AND SUPPORTS  01  10/14/2003  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  SUPPLEMENT FOR EXPANSION  MARY HOLTZ  804887321  $- 1,150 
CMSORD  91546 COMMUNITY-INTEGRATED PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES AND SUPPORTS  01  10/21/2004  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  SUPPLEMENT FOR EXPANSION  MARY HOLTZ  804887321  $ 0 
CMSORD  91546 COMMUNITY-INTEGRATED PERSONAL ASSISTANCE SERVICES AND SUPPORTS  1  09/07/2001  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  NEW  DEB HOLTZ  804887321  $ 900,000 
CMSORD  91547 REAL CHOICE SYSTEMS CHANGE  01  10/21/2003  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  SUPPLEMENT FOR EXPANSION  MARY HOLTZ  804887321  $- 1,150 
CMSORD  91547 REAL CHOICE SYSTEMS CHANGE  01  11/29/2004  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  SUPPLEMENT FOR EXPANSION  MARY HOLTZ  804887321  $ 0 
CMSORD  91547 REAL CHOICE SYSTEMS CHANGE  1  09/21/2001  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  NEW  DEB HOLTZ  804887321  $ 2,300,000 
CMSORD  91685 MEDICAID PAYMENT ACCURACY MEASUREMENT PROJECT/PAYMENT ERROR RATE MEASUREMENT PROJECTS  01  12/18/2002  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  SUPPLEMENT FOR EXPANSION  MARY KISER  804887321  $ 0 
CMSORD  91685 MEDICAID PAYMENT ACCURACY MEASUREMENT PROJECT/PAYMENT ERROR RATE MEASUREMENT PROJECTS  02  09/30/2003  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION  MARY KISER  804887321  $ 264,250 
CMSORD  91685 MEDICAID PAYMENT ACCURACY MEASUREMENT PROJECT/PAYMENT ERROR RATE MEASUREMENT PROJECTS  02  10/04/2003  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  SUPPLEMENT FOR EXPANSION  MARY KISER  804887321  $ 0 
CMSORD  91685 MEDICAID PAYMENT ACCURACY MEASUREMENT PROJECT/PAYMENT ERROR RATE MEASUREMENT PROJECTS  1  09/24/2001  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  NEW  GINA KISER  804887321  $ 173,641 
CMSORD  91848 NATIONAL PEDIATRIC CARE EDUCATION INITIATIVE:  01  09/03/2004  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  SUPPLEMENT FOR EXPANSION  ALAN L. CHRASTEK  804887321  $ 0 
CMSORD  91848 NATIONAL PEDIATRIC CARE EDUCATION INITIATIVE:  01  01/18/2005  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  SUPPLEMENT FOR EXPANSION  JERRY L. BLUMBERG-ROMERO  804887321  $ 0 
CMSORD  91848 NATIONAL PEDIATRIC CARE EDUCATION INITIATIVE:  01  02/17/2005  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  SUPPLEMENT FOR EXPANSION  JERRY L. BLUMBERG-ROMERO  804887321  $ 0 
CMSORD  91848 NATIONAL PEDIATRIC CARE EDUCATION INITIATIVE:  01  04/13/2005  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  SUPPLEMENT FOR EXPANSION  JERRY L. BLUMBERG-ROMERO  804887321  $ 0 
CMSORD  91848 NATIONAL PEDIATRIC CARE EDUCATION INITIATIVE:  02  05/19/2005  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  COMPETING CONTINUATION  JERRY L. BLUMBERG-ROMERO  804887321  $ 297,600 
CMSORD  91940 AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER GRANT  01  09/12/2003  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  NEW  JAMES G. BOSTON  804887321  $ 391,742 
CMSORD  91940 AGING AND DISABILITY RESOURCE CENTER GRANT  01  06/27/2005  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  SUPPLEMENT FOR EXPANSION  JAMES G. BOSTON  804887321  $ 0 
CMSORD  92083 QUALITY ASSURANCE AND QUALITY IMPROVEMENT IN HOME AND COMMUNITY-BASED SERVICES  01  09/29/2003  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  NEW  MARY B. KOHN  804887321  $ 499,880 
CMSORD  92272 MEDICAID & SCHIP PAYMENT ACCURACY MEASUREMENT (PAM) PROJECT  01  09/09/2003  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  NEW  MARY KISER  804887321  $ 264,250 
CMSORD  92387 DEMONSTRATION TO MAINTAIN INDEPENDENCE AND EMPLOYMENT  01  11/05/2004  93769  Demonstration to Maintain Independence and Employment  NEW  MARY B. MOWRY  804887321  $ 5,000,000 
CMSORD  92405 MEDICAID INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT  01  12/20/2004  93768  Medicaid Infrastructure Grants To Support the Competitive Employment of People with Disabilities  NEW  MOWRY  804887321  $ 1,937,692 
CMSORD  92405 MEDICAID INFRASTRUCTURE GRANT  01  06/16/2005  93768  Medicaid Infrastructure Grants To Support the Competitive Employment of People with Disabilities  EXTENSION WITH OR WITHOUT FUNDS  MOWRY  804887321  $ 200,000 
CMSORD  92537 REAL CHOICE SYSTEMS CHANGE GRANT  01  09/21/2004  93779  Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Research, Demonstrations and Evaluations  NEW  GLENACE GOMEZ  804887321  $ 300,000 
FDA  U18FD003624 MINNESOTA DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE'S FOOD PROTECTION RAPID RESPONSE TEAM AND PRO  4  09/09/2011  93103  Food and Drug Administration_Research  COMPETING CONTINUATION  BENJAMIN D MILLER  804886208  $ 500,000 
HSB  90SC0003 ADVISORY COUNCIL ON EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE  1  05/20/2010  93708  ARRA - Head Start  NEW  DEBBIE HEWITT  933561318  $ 1,046,290 
HSB  90SC0003 ADVISORY COUNCIL ON EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION AND CARE  1  09/09/2010  93708  ARRA - Head Start  ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR - ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS)  DEBBIE HEWITT  933561318  $ 164,277 
NCID  U01CI000911 THE AFFORDABLE CARE ACT: EIP  1  09/24/2010  93521  ACA Building Epidemiol ogy, Laboratory, and Health Information Systems Capacity in the Epidemiology and Laboratory Capacity   NEW  RICHARD N DANILA  804887321  $ 546,389 
NCRR  R24RR03576 MONITORING CHIMPANZEE RESEARCH USE  10  09/28/1995  93306  Comparative Medicine  NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION  FLESNESS, NATHAN S  804887321  $ 102,444 
NCRR  R24RR03576 MONITORING CHIMPANZEE RESEARCH USE  11  09/03/1996  93306  Comparative Medicine  NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION  FLESNESS, NATHAN S  804887321  $ 118,213 
NCRR  R24RR03576 MONITORING CHIMPANZEE RESEARCH USE  12  09/22/1997  93306  Comparative Medicine  NON-COMPETING CONTINUATION  FLESNESS, NATHAN S  804887321  $ 117,411 
ORR  90ZE0103 REFUGEE SCHOOL IMPACT  1  08/15/2005  93576  Refugee and Entrant Assistance_Discretionary Grants  NEW  GUS AVENIDO  804887321  $ 825,000 
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To re=iterate: This isn't my project to follow-up. I'm posting it as a "favor" to Minnesota Residents who, it would look to me, are probably getting scammed somewhere in the usage of a fake corporation name as a front for far to many grants which ought to be searchable --and FOUND -- under the HHS agencies responsible for providing those service. When an amount gets that far up (and apparently hasn't been confronted yet), it's time to go get some contracts, and find evidence of actual services provided, and start matching the real Principal Investigator Names to real people, whiel weeding out any fake ones. Does HHS actually WANT us to know -- and be afraid -- of the power to lose federal funding? If the money collected from the Feds didn't actually go to real programs -- then the next obvious question is, where DID it go? To kickbacks, or just for some extra fun and games?

I WANT TO MAKE IT CLEAR -- that an organization's name can be used improperly without its knowledge. My page here doesn't implicate the real International Species INFORMATION System -- although if I were getting federal help, I'd like to at least check back over at the database and see how it was being reported (and such a check would've shown this up). It shouldn't be a stray, nosy, blogger Mom who runs across this size of information.

When this takes place, the name for it is typically "fraud." If there is another explanation for what I've pointed out here, there's a comments field, and here's a POLL for anyone to give me a better explanation:

The alternate is that citizens (MN residents) get serious about getting themselves educated to read the CAFRs, after locating each level of government that puts out one (school districts, water districts, utility districts, enterprise authorities, etc. in addition to regular government) and start connecting the dots. And where too many of the dots don’t connect, then demand the missing money — that it be found!

Written by Let's Get Honest

March 18, 2013 at 4:54 pm

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  1. This ISIS (in both forms) is the only “SPONSORED ORGANIZATION” “Other HEALTH Organization” in Minnesota. Nationwide (per taggs) only these states (since it’s hard to read, I”ll list: North Carolina, Alabama, Michigan, Alaska, Maryland, Massachusettes, and Mississippi (MS) have orgs. of this sort.

    I put more information up back at the Carver County Blog (see top of this post) on the same topic, after realizing that the OpDiv that was full of screwed-up principal investigator names (under the fake corporation name) was “CMSORD.” I then looked up some of the grantees who (for the record) may not be aware of fraud occurring under their names, or versions of their names…..) (for example, as with Nathan Flessness (R, or S middle initial?) we have a well-known name in MN, Mary Alice Mowry — under THIS grant system, showing up as Mary B. Mowry or just ‘Mowry.” Then a series of grants (speaking of MN other counties) with principle investigators named “Tim” or “James” or (other non-last name indicator). Made me feel “at home again,” just as was done with the healthy marriage, responsible fatherhood grantees as of about 2011 and never corrected yet.

    Searched March 20, 2013. Taggs site is now closing me out of “Advanced Search,” I guess they’ve had enough of THAT for one day….

    If I lived in any of the below states, I’d check out the organizations listed.
    _______________

    Recipient Name City State ZIP Code County DUNS Number Sum of Awards
    BLUE RIDGE COMMUNITY HEALTH SERVICE, INC 
    HENDERSONVILLE  NC  28793-5151  HENDERSON  623686045  $ 40,443,846 
    HEALTH SERVICES, INC 
    MONTGOMERY  AL  36104-4424  MONTGOMERY  040664161  $ 80,780,072 
    INTERNATIONAL SPECIES INFORMATION SYSTEM 
    EAGAN  MN  55121-1167  DAKOTA  837746841  $ 2,443,156 
    INTERNATIONAL SPECIES INVENTORY SYSTEM (ISIS) 
    APPLE VALLEY  MN  55124  DAKOTA  804886208  $ 500,000 
    INTERNATIONAL SPECIES INVENTORY SYSTEM (ISIS) 
    APPLE VALLEY  MN  55124  DAKOTA  804887321  $ 23,618,894 
    INTERNATIONAL SPECIES INVENTORY SYSTEM (ISIS) 
    APPLE VALLEY  MN  55124  DAKOTA  933561318  $ 1,210,567 
    MICHIGAN HEALTH COUNCIL 
    OKEMOS  MI  48864  INGHAM    $ 43,200 
    NORTON SOUND HEALTH CORPORATION 
    NOME  AK  99762-0966  NOME  010189223  $ 96,896,710 
    Partners For a Healthier Community 
    SPRINGFIELD  MA  01199  HAMPDEN    $ 500,000 
    WESTERN MARYLAND AREA HEALTH EDUCATION CENTER 
    CUMBERLAND  MD  21502-1617  ALLEGANY  805533122  $ 2,812,070 
    Warren-Yazoo Mental Health Services, Inc. 
    VICKSBURG  MS  39180-5331  WARREN  021027891  $ 623,258 

    Let's Get Honest

    March 20, 2013 at 5:55 pm

  2. EXAMPLE (again, look for yourself = better. Site: http://taggs.hhs.gov, choose “advanced search.”)
    ALL these are to “ISIS” (the fake name, DUNS 8084887321, the largest one above under this name).
    This is just one grant, # “91228″ and I skipped some fields to show the time frame: Fiscal years 2001 (twice), 2002, 2003, 2004. Budget years labeled “1″ “1″ then “02″ “03″ and “04.” Money granted (a differentt monthy every year. After 2001, and $625K X 2 to “Robert Meyer,” then it’s under “Mary Meyer” (who is …???) and you can see the pattern). Over a four-year period, no one can think of anything other than “OTHER” to describe the Award Activity.” and of course use is “Discretionary.”

    _________
    Fiscal Year Program Office Budget Year Action Issue Date CFDA Number CFDA Program Name Award Class Award Activity Type Award Action Type Principal Investigator Sum of Actions

    2004  CMSORD  04  03/08/2004  93768  Medicaid Infrastructure Grants To Support the Competitive Employment of People with Disabilities  DISCRETIONARY  OTHER  COMPETING CONTINUATION  MARY MEYER  $ 566,293 

    2003  CMSORD  03  02/28/2003  93768  Medicaid Infrastructure Grants To Support the Competitive Employment of People with Disabilities  DISCRETIONARY  OTHER  COMPETING CONTINUATION  MARY MEYER  $ 1,500,000 

    2002  CMSORD  02  01/24/2002  93768  Medicaid Infrastructure Grants To Support the Competitive Employment of People with Disabilities  DISCRETIONARY  OTHER  COMPETING CONTINUATION  MARY MEYER  $ 1,500,000 

    2001  CMSORD  1  10/16/2000  93768  Medicaid Infrastructure Grants To Support the Competitive Employment of People with Disabilities  DISCRETIONARY  OTHER  NEW  ROBERT MEYER  $ 625,000 

    2001  CMSORD  1  04/11/2001  93768  Medicaid Infrastructure Grants To Support the Competitive Employment of People with Disabilities  DISCRETIONARY  OTHER  ADMINISTRATIVE SUPPLEMENT ( + OR – ) (DISCRETIONARY OR BLOCK AWARDS)  ROBERT MEYER  $ 625,000 

    ==============================
    This is more fun “live” (with active links, on the site), but, I searched for example, another type of grant called “REAL CHOICE SYSTEMS CHANGE” (MINNESOTA ONLY) — all of them went to this (fake) org — but notice we got Both Robert & Mary Meyer, and Deb and Mary Holtz, plus (originally) a Glennace Gomez” on the same kinds of grants. SOmehow there were all “Budget Year 1″ (or “01″) over a five-year period, and the grant number changed a few times (92537, first, then 91417, 2001ff, and 91547, 2003-2004). But all the same grant title and grantee institution

    Fiscal Year State Award Number Award Title Budget Year Action Issue Date Award Activity Type Award Action Type Principal Investigator DUNS Number Sum of Actions
    2005  MN  91547 REAL CHOICE SYSTEMS CHANGE  01  11/29/2004  DEMONSTRATION  SUPPLEMENT FOR EXPANSION  MARY HOLTZ  804887321  $ 0 
    2004  MN  91547 REAL CHOICE SYSTEMS CHANGE  01  10/21/2003  DEMONSTRATION  SUPPLEMENT FOR EXPANSION  MARY HOLTZ  804887321  $- 1,150 
    2004  MN  92537 REAL CHOICE SYSTEMS CHANGE GRANT  01  09/21/2004  DEMONSTRATION  NEW  GLENACE GOMEZ  804887321  $ 300,000 
    2002  MN  91417 REAL CHOICE SYSTEMS CHANGE “STARTER GRANT”  01  01/09/2002  DEMONSTRATION  SUPPLEMENT FOR EXPANSION  MARY MEYER  804887321  $ 0 
    2001  MN  91417 REAL CHOICE SYSTEMS CHANGE “STARTER GRANT”  1  07/16/2001  DEMONSTRATION  NEW  ROBERT F. MEYER  804887321  $ 50,000 
    2001  MN  91547 REAL CHOICE SYSTEMS CHANGE  1  09/21/2001  DEMONSTRATION  NEW  DEB HOLTZ  804887321  $ 2,300,000 

    For a real “mind trip” remove the state designation and do the same (word search) on the grant title. You’ll see that ONLY two others got grants so high as $2.3 million here, that many went to the Governor’s Office, however some to school districts. I think the other $2.3 million was in New Hampshire, and South Carolina Governor’s office musta been a bad guy (or woman) because they got $2.3 million removed. There were a few “$2.0 millions dealt out, but the $1.385 million was being handed out like candy.

    Many (many) of these grants, “amazingly” had people with the same last names but different first names on different years of the grant. This must be either some serious nepotism, or poor data entry (or something else).

    Several for example, in California, had the “STATE” year missing, so I guess if you searched on “real choice systems change” grants by state, those might be missing. What fun and games are truly available on all this, showing what “fun and games” someone else is having with — real money– or at least the accounting for it!

    I think ISIS must be somewhere up in county and fake name of choice, given that they had that $2.3 million amount doled out. This again, is not to discredit the individuals whose names MAY have been used in error, without their knowledge (or, then again, may not have) by HHS. I mean, at positions of this much responsibility, who’s checking back at the ranch for the information the public gets on these matters?

    There has to be a better way than going nuts at TAGGS to figure these things out. As I have said frequently, it would seem that a “cadre” of committed and semi-literate (at a minimum) people to review their local CAFRs and identify fund names (REAL fund names) for various accounts — would be the best medicine for this type of madness. See Walter Burien, or CAFRman.com and simply go look it up.

    I put more information back at the other blog, and hope someone picks up the lead and does more with it. I can’t, and that’s a fact!

    Let's Get Honest

    March 20, 2013 at 6:42 pm

  3. I just looked over the CMSORD “Real Choice Systems Change” grants, which are all of course “Discretionary” and no matter what year the grant was in, it was Budget Year #1 (or “01″) of the grant.

    I think the prize for the most namechanges in a short time goes to Pennsylvania (although Kentucky is a runner-up):

    PA ST DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE PA  91402 01  01/09/2002  DEMONSTRATION  FEATHER O. TYRRELL  17  796567790  $ 0 
    PA ST DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE PA  91402 01  04/18/2003  DEMONSTRATION  FEATHER O. TYRRELL  17  796567790  $ 0 
    PA ST DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE PA  91402 1  05/08/2001  DEMONSTRATION  CHARLES TYRRELL  17  796567790  $ 50,000 
    PA ST DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE PA  91561 01  09/17/2002  DEMONSTRATION  FEATHER O. ECKLEY  17  796567790  $ 1,385,000 
    PA ST DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WELFARE PA  91561 01  07/26/2005  DEMONSTRATION  FEATHER O. ECKLEY  17  796567790  $ 0 

    And the most money ($5,000,000 plus a runner-up extra $100K just for good measure) goes to Wisconsin, Kenneth Landsness.

    The strangest grant amount goes to Oregon, for $200,000,996 Julia Huddleston, a few years later, Bobby S. Huddleston.

    OR ST DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES OR  91670 01  11/18/2004  DEMONSTRATION  BOBBY S. HUDDLESTON  1    $ 0 
    OR ST DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES OR  91670 1  09/21/2001  DEMONSTRATION  JULIA HUDDLESTON  1    $ 2,000,996 
    OR ST DEPT HUM RES, MENTAL HEALTH DIVISION OR  91502 1  07/16/2001  DEMONSTRATION  KARL REER  5  623575339  $ 50,000 
    ~ ~ ~ ~

    In trying to find out whether poor Ms. Feather O. is an Eckley or a Tyrell, I found an indicator that possibly she is an amalgam between a very real Feather O. HOUSTOUN and a very real Pennsylvania DPW Director of Policy Marilyn ECKLEY. Which only leaves Mr. Charels Tyrell out in the cold (or someone, possibly him, if he’s real in receipt of $50,000 of public funds….). with the “$1.385 million” award going to the mysterious Feather O. Eckley.

    Here’s Mr. Tyrell in a short piece showing he’s describing a certain kind of C-PASS grants
    http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/ActiveProjectReports/Downloads/2006-APR-Theme-2-Booklet.pdf (2003).

    He is the Pennsylvania DPW Dept. of Policy. Helping people with disabilities get back to work:
    http://www.adrc-tae.acl.gov/tiki-download_file.php?fileId=26486
    About Medicaid Buy-In services availability:
    http://www.uiowa.edu/~lhpdc/work/States/Pa/PA_Summ_MedicaidBuyIn.doc

    As it turns, out — NEITHER. She’s Feather O. Houstoun, and pretty high up in the hierarchy — see the article here:
    http://www.philly.com/philly/blogs/school_files/Sources-Houstoun-a-lock-to-be-nominated-to-SRC-today.html
    *****
    “Houstoun is 65.  In addition to serving as president of the William Penn Foundation, she was secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare under Gov. Tom Ridge.  She’s also worked as the chief financial officer for SEPTA, treasurer of the state of New Jersey and a senior official in the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development.

    “Most of my career has been in programs for vulnerable populations,’’ Houston said in the release. “Working with committed professionals in affordable housing, transit, medical assistance, child welfare, and behavioral health and early childhood education has helped me to understand the challenges and complexity of Philadelphia’s families.”
    http://www.governing.com/authors/Feather-OConnor-Houstoun.html****

    This segment is a little long — it’s talking about PA ADAPT and how they met with the new Governor; the plan is to help people with disabilities not have to be automatically stuck in nursing homes. There’s a case of a woman who was beatn, robbed, left to die, and the medical experts convinced her husband to take her off life support (how nice). She obstinately continued breathing anyhow, and was taken home. But he couldn’t handle her full-time and job, and kids (who could?) so stuck her back in a nursing home and eventually moved to Kansas, probably where he had more family support?

    This tenacious (Victim of Crime — did any of that funding come her way?) managed to get her life together and move to Kansas to be closer to her children. Her husband sued for custody and won anyhow. Kansas is that state that I think it’s best for women to simply boycott (as in, vacate), given how they’re treating women. Apparently this woman didn’t know in advance, and so ended up there a noncustodial, but at least ALIVE, Mother. Hope she didn’t have to pay the creep child support and that she gets to see her kids!

    Finally, what about the ‘ECKLEY” in between Feather O. Houstoun/Houston (I’ve seen both spellings), and Charles Tyrell? The Eckley does seem to come from Marilyn Eckley: Her bio is here (and I can’t copy it) but if you read, it shows she spent a decade at Pennsylvania’s DPW and was Deputy Secretary to the Office of Children, Youth and Families, overseeing a $2.5 billion budget, and has since gone into what looks like managing health care corporations — big ones, that no doubt appreciate access to the Medicaid Population.
    http://www.amerihealthmercy.com/corporate/senior-leaders.aspx

    Regarding that $2.5 billion budget — we can apparently see from the above example where SOME of it is going!!!
    re-aligning MA (Medical Assistance) dollars from State & Local match to Federal/State match in re; child welfare and juvenile matters:
    http://www.pccyfs.org/practice_resources/MARQuestions_032005.pdf

    At a 13th Annual Permanency Conference:
    http://listserv.dpw.state.pa.us/Scripts/wa.exe?A3=ind04&L=SWAN-NETWORK-NEWS&E=base64&P=1925397&B=——_%3D_NextPart_001_01C49A65.79556D60&T=application%2Foctet-stream;%20name=%22Summer04_NetNews.pdf%22&N=Summer04_NetNews.pdf&attachment=q

    I’ll be people could go through EVERY one of those CMSORD grants I just listed and find “weird” anomalies. But who will go any further to do anything else about it is another matter. Perhaps there is a better way to re-group and stop the rampant stealing (it sure looks like) of public funds under public policy labels we have grown so used to, and trained to just keep on funding….

    I’m hoping that continuing to post ENOUGH of this baloney will wake some people up.

    http://www.dimenet.com/hotnews/archive.php?mode=P&id=1965
    PA ADAPT UPDATE
    November 26, 2001

    The Quest for an Olmstead Plan

    As the pasted article from the Harrisburg Patriot News states, PA ADAPT finally met with the Governor. Advocacy efforts for an Olmstead plan began under the gubernatorial leadership of Governor Tom Ridge.
    However, the services of Governor Ridge were needed elsewhere and Lt. Governor Mark Schweiker stepped into that position on October 5th. PA ADAPT faxed a letter requesting a meeting with the new leadership at midnight so that it would be on his desk the very first day he held
    office. Governor Schweiker’s office answered that request with a meeting
    scheduled for November 21, 2001.

    Originally, the Governor’s office stated only three people could
    attend, however, PA ADAPT pointed out that there are five areas of the
    state requiring representation and the Governor’s office agreed. So, on
    Wednesday, November 21, five members of PA ADAPT prepared to meet with the
    Governor and Secretary Feather Houstoun. Upon arrival at the Department
    of Public Welfare (DPW) conference room, no one stopped anyone from going
    into the room so all 25 PA ADAPT members that had come to support the five
    participants positioned themselves around the room.
    ______________________
    In attendance from DPW were Secretary Feather Houston and Director of Policy Marilyn Eckley. The
    Governor of course, arrived with several staff members and lots of security.
    ______________________
    As Secretary Houstoun attempted to begin a discussion regarding some of the imitative the Department had already undertaken, PA ADAPT quickly returned to the agenda they had prepared. The five individuals began by informing the Governor that many of us had served in advisory capacities and on several committees convened by DPW and in all of those discussions, people were casually throwing around numbers, dates and processes that were happening.

    What they were leaving out of the equation was the fact that this was really about human beings. Human beings who’s lives were being turned upside down and inside out because there is no way for the
    system to serve them in the community. There in the group of five, was Sue Traeger, who was one of those people.

    Sue Traeger of Philadelphia ADAPT told her story of how she was robbed, beaten and left to die. She did not die and was taken to a hospital where several days later, medical professionals convinced her
    husband to remove her from life supports. Fortunately for Sue, she began breathing on her own. After a very short rehab, her husband tried to bring her home and care for her and her two young children. He was not able to keep up the job, the house, the kids and care for his wife and her
    ongoing rehabilitation from the head injury. He placed her in a nursing home, and shortly thereafter, moved the two children to Kansas.
    ____________
    Sue eventually heard about independent living on television and finally was able to get supports in place so she could return to the community. She saved her money and moved to Kansas to be with her children, only to finally lose all rights to them when her ex-husband sued for custody and
    won. As she told her story tears streamed down her face and there was a notable difference in Governor Schweiker’s demeanor.

    http://www.cms.gov/Research-Statistics-Data-and-Systems/Statistics-Trends-and-Reports/ActiveProjectReports/Downloads/2006-APR-Theme-2-Booklet.pdf
    (just some more names for reference, mostly “Ticket to Work” stuff, if people are going to look up more of the grants; this might be a place to check legitimate program managers or coordinators. It’s in form of a brochure, lots of fine print).

    Let's Get Honest

    March 20, 2013 at 7:59 pm

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