One of the items in the stimulus bill that has been overlooked is $100 million in grants for faith-based organizations. As I discussed this week in my column, Obama has pledged to not only continue but massively expand President Bush’s faith-based initiatives.
Page 141 of HR 1, The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 contains $100 million for grants to faith-based organization through the Compassion Capital Fund. The Compassion Capital Fund grants are “to expand and strengthen the role of faith-based and community organizations in their ability to provide social services to low-income communities.”
This was not enough for Rep. Susan Davis of California who wanted to increase the total appropriation to $500 million.
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