Millions in Public Funds
DEPART OF YOUTH REHABILITATION SERVICES PO249009 - $659,049.00
HOUSING PRODUCTION TRUST FUND PO266784 - $600,000.00
DEPART OF YOUTH REHABILITATION SERVICES PO205572 - $583,814.00
METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT PO231942 - $199,433.00
METROPOLITAN POLICE DEPARTMENT PO261004 - $100,000.00
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES PO163563 - $99,995.00
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES PO174329 - $83,333.30
DEPART OF YOUTH REHABILITATION SERVICES PO180444 - $74,877.00
DEPART OF YOUTH REHABILITATION SERVICES PO236656 - $68,897.30
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES PO206553-V2 - $62,575.90
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES PO236638 - $50,000.00
DEPART OF YOUTH REHABILITATION SERVICES PO194550-V2 - $36,666.70
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES PO200256 - $31,250.00
DEPUTY MAYOR FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT PO234771 - $15,000.00
DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS PO217774 - $10,000.00
DEPART OF YOUTH REHABILITATION SERVICES PO168587 - $9,420.00
DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN SERVICES PO159218 - $9,420.00
DEPART OF YOUTH REHABILITATION SERVICES PO200718 - $7,333.33
Grand total: $2,701,064.53.
Moten: No More Earmarks
When public funding for Peacoholics was at its apex in 2008-09, the organization had a 60-member staff. Since elimination of much of its city funding, particularly after the DC Council eliminated all earmarks last year, Peacoholics has significantly downsized. It is now examining sustainability issues and considering partnerships with other organizations and sources of private funding.
In what may have been a surprise to some, Peacoholics Founder Ron Moten declared, "I believe that earmark funding should be cut, eliminated" and that there should be a competitive process to obtain government funding. Moten had led a protest with youths at the Wilson Building, covered in bandages and fake blood, after the city council eliminated earmarks. Moten's comments were directed to Council Chairman and Mayoral Candidate Vince Gray, who attended the meeting for a candidate's forum later on the agenda. Moten's comments appeared to be fueled by his frustration that despite the elimination of most earmarks, Gray allowed groups friendly with Councilmember Harry Thomas (D-Ward 5) to obtain public funds for violence intervention programs on an noncompetitive basis.