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To: Kaslin
MITCHELL: A lot of those jobs still remained here. There are jobs, when you do a grant, Governor, there are jobs here as well as overseas.

Amazing! Yes, when you award a grant that shouldn't be awarded you still create jobs for grant administrators. I worked for a company that administered some of the "Recovery..Act" money. They were embarrassed to say so.

24 posted on 07/10/2012 6:57:41 PM PDT by jimfree (In Nov 2012 my 12 y/o granddaughter will have more relevant executive experience than Barack Obama)
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To: jimfree

The *job* that just astonishes me is “grant facilitator”. There are “administrative grants” within nearly all of the grants I have seen that pay around $20k to the person who writes them, on top of whatever is requested for a specific purpose. I have seen these facilitators receive their money even when the grant itself is denied. The person applying is often told they must agree to this set-up or they will not ever again be able to even apply, since the facilitator controls the application. Usually, these facilitators have some inside track with the grant reviewers. They also know how to put the correct wording into the tiny boxes provided.

For the record, my experience comes from being asked to write the “community benefit” analysis for specific projects. No compensation accrues to that process.

It is a huge boondoggle.


65 posted on 07/11/2012 7:30:38 AM PDT by reformedliberal
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