Since the South Worcester Neighborhood Center is a non-profit, they do not have to pay this grant back. After completion of the clean-up, however, South Worcester is to transfer the cleaned up property to City Builders LLC, a for profit entity, of which they are to be a 51% owner.
Senator Jahn, what do you think of this?? Lets assume you have a piece of property that needs to be cleaned up, just call a local non profit and offer then 10,000 if they:
- take title to the property for $100
- have the non profit apply for an EPA grant
- after they get the monies and do all the clean up
- take title back for $10,000
Think the legal term that comes to mind is referred to as "self-dealing".