Fulton County Asks for Money Back from Local Nonprofit

Credit Fulton County, GA

Fulton County is asking a local nonprofit for money back from a grant the county awarded.

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Fulton says YouthPride — an organization that serves lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender youth — failed to provide the services outlined in the grant.

YouthPride was given $40,000 in fiscal year 2011- 2012. The money was for counselor and support staff salaries, and other administrative costs. 

But after the year was up, the county found that the agency owed the county more than $18,000 dollars, said Dedrick Muhammad, Division Manager for Grants and Community Partnerships at Fulton County. 

He says the county has asked for the reimbursement for more than a year. 

“Every date that they promised to reimburse the county came and went, and so once we realized from our end were having problems then we turned it over to the county attorney,” Muhammad says. 

This isn’t the first time financial problems have come to light for the organization. Last year, it was sued for not paying rent at the building they leased.

YouthPride could not be reached for comment by airtime.