How'd you like some free government grant money to start that birdhouse business or to start your own "nonprofit" organization? Oh, never mind what impact these earmark cash grants and spending are having on the federal deficit problem. Well, Virginia's senior most Republican member of congress, Frank Rudolph Wolf, of the 10th district has a great website that gives all sorts of cool links to anyone who wants to rake in lots of free government cash all paid for by the taxpayer. Wolf will then add these free money grants to legislation as earmark spending proposals.
Here's some way cool information on getting free government money from the Republican's own website :"If you live in the 10th District of Virginia and wish to be added to my mailing list to receive grants information or notification of district grants workshops, please contact my Grants Coordinator, Ann Potocnak in my Herndon office.
Please visit the Grants and Federal Domestic Assistance Page for valuable information:
I have included links to several helpful web sites on this page.
TGCI - The Grantsmanship Center - TGCI offers a detailed listing of grant providing organizations in the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Catalog of Federal Domestic Assistance (CFDA) - The CFDA contains financial and non financial assistance programs administered by departments and establishments of the Federal government.
Weekly Federal Funding Report - Weekly compilation of items published in the Federal Register which affect Federal Domestic Assistance Programs.
Foundation Finder - Search by name for address and basic information about the more than 61,000 private and community foundations in the U.S. Includes links to IRS filings and foundation Web sites.
Developing and Writing Grant Proposals - This document describes major components of the written grant proposal and gives basic guidelines for developing, organizing and writing the proposal.
NonProfit Gateway - A network of links to Federal government information services.
Starting a Nonprofit - Links to sites with advice and information about starting a nonprofit organization.
Resources For Nonprofits - Internet-related tools and resources your nonprofit organization can use for day-to-day operations."
Yes, indeed there's plenty of cool links on Wolf's big government cash giveaway website to get free taxpayer money from a number or government agencies and even some private foundations as well a link on how to start your nonprofit organization so that Republican congressman Wolf can start sending earmark cash grant money rolling your way. It's almost as good as winning the lottery for Heaven's sake! Why work for living when Republican congressman Wolf can set up with free taxpayer paid cash grants?
Republican Wolf, also interestingly voted against the Obama supported economic stimulus legislation, although no doubt many grants Wolf proposed or supported were probably attached to this legislation. On paper, Wolf could claim that he opposed Obama and the Democrats, while his pet grant projects would still become law and receive their fair share of free cash government grants.
By the way, the cash grants to birdhouse businesses are no joke. There was once an ornithological government grant program that would give citizens a cash grant to open a birdhouse business that matched the first $7,500 invested.
It's like Christmas everyday with some members of congress like Republican Frank Wolf playing Santa Claus giving out lots of free taxpayer money to almost anyone who asks.
What did you bring me Santa Wolf?
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