2013 Jack Hopkins social services funding schedule
City government has released the schedule for the Jack Hopkins social services funding program. Local social service agencies can apply for a grant from this program, and after a committee (made up of council members and a couple community members) whittles down the applications and eliminates some of them, the City Council votes on the funding package in June.
Since 1999, the process has been marred by the selfish requests of Planned Parenthood, which does not need money from local taxpayers but nonetheless seeks a grant nearly every year in order to get a political endorsement from city government. Shockingly, the city did not give PP a handout last summer, but I am sure they will be back with another request for corporate welfare. The schedule is below, along with a history of the grants to Planned Parenthood approved by the City Council.
Technical Assistance Meeting (optional)Tuesday, 19 March 2013
5:30pm, McCloskey Room Application DeadlineMonday, 01 April 2013
4:00pm Invited Agencies Present ApplicationsMonday, 13 May 2013
5:30pm, Council Chambers Committee Recommends Allocation of FundsThursday, 30 May 2013
5:30pm, Council Chambers Agencies to Sign Funding AgreementsEarly June 2013 Common Council Acts on the RecommendationsWednesday, 19 June 2013
1999Medical exam table$5,000 2000Teen education (Community Development Block Grants)$2,000 2001Equipment to test for anemia$1,394 2002Autoclave for the purpose of sterilizing instruments.$1,495 2003Four computers$3600 20046 sets of cervical biopsy equipment$2,923 2005Security cameras and equipment$1,500 2006Install cabinetry and purchase files and furniture$2,440 2007Friend to Friend Patient Pass program $5,000 2008Colposcopies for women with abnormal Pap test results$2,500 2010Distribute birth control to women & girls as young as 13$5,000 2011HIV test kits$4,200
Let's hope our city fathers continue with the wise decision they made in 2012.