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Do the Charitable Choice laws mean that faith-based organizations can apply for funds only from the four Charitable Choice Federal programs specified in the law?


No. The Charitable Choice laws merely set out clear guidelines for government funding of faith-based organizations in four specific programs. However, all Federal programs that permit nonprofit organizations to apply for funds are also open to faith-based organizations. The Faith-Based and Community Initiative is designed to make sure that the playing field is level for all groups that apply for funding from any Federal program.

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Updated: 4/28/2008