Thursday, July 28, 2011

Ohio Planned Parenthood loses out on $5 million grant

An Ohio Planned Parenthood affiliate is out more than $5 million over 5 years after their grant application was determined to be incomplete. The story doesn't say which information was left out.
The loss of more than $1 million annually amounts to 12 percent of the organization's budget, said Laurie Housemeyer, director of public affairs for Planned Parenthood, which was notified of the loss of funding this month.

Planned Parenthood's grant application scored too low for funding because it was incomplete, said a spokeswoman for the state Department of Health, which administers the grant program. More details about why the application was incomplete weren't available Wednesday.

"That is hard to believe," Housemeyer said upon being told Wednesday why Planned Parenthood lost the funding, which it has received for at least 25 years. "We have a very thorough and qualified grant writer," Housemeyer said.

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