According to messy letters sent to needy, local nonprofits, last week, Governor Andrew Cuomo is back along with, maybe, retaliation. Written by RIOC Chief Counsel
On Thursday, RIOC’s April board meeting for this year includes agenda items of considerable public interest. The board looks at Public Purpose Fund grants for 2021, plus an amendment for their cloaked coronavirus testing site. The meeting streams on Zoom, live, at 5:30 p.m.
2021 PPF grants — Public Purpose Funds allocated by RIOC — disappeared after we exposed a deliriously bad distribution plan. Making matters worse, RIOC’s alleged Communications Department zipped its lip.
RIOC’s Public Purpose Funds mess is a natural outgrowth of profound laziness, official indifference to fairness and clinging to personal agendas. These 12 good reasons are those seeking grants. The nonprofits work hard and even harder at presenting their appeals, but the RIOC/Common Council pairing fails at living up to their efforts.