Friday, August 17, 2007

Salt Lake Tribune - Funding faith-based charities

Salt Lake Tribune - Funding faith-based charities: "Funding faith-based charities The Salt Lake Tribune Article Last Updated: 08/17/2007 05:06:57 AM MDT

The way has been paved for faith-based organizations offering social services to tap into government dollars. In Utah, however, it seems many groups either can't find the on-ramp, assume there's a roadblock or simply prefer to take different roads. 'Charitable Choice,' the provision allowing such groups to seek federal funding to offer social services, was part of the 1996 Welfare Reform Act signed by President Bill Clinton. But it wasn't until 2001, when President George W. Bush set up the White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, that the concept gained significant momentum."

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