critique of Texas faith-based initiative

colist at colist at
Tue Sep 9 21:12:06 CDT 2003

[ed:  Michael offers some information from the Bush administration 
on their faith-based community organization policy.]

From: Michael Givel <mgivel at>

The following is the White House's most recent announcement on Faith Based Initiatives. Pay close attention to the section on maintaining religious identity when hiring.

The following is also a list of the programs that are funded. These include a number of community organizing grants related to education, prevention, and outreach. A few are block grants, which allow local discretion on how the program is funded and administered:

Rural Domestic Violence and Child Victimization Enforcement Grant Program 
Drug-Free Communities Support Program 
Alien Unaccompanied Minors Shelter Care Program 
Youth Opportunity Grants (YOG) 
Child Support Special Improvement Projects 
Basic Center Program 
Street Runaway and Homeless Youth Outreach 
Transitional Living Program for Homeless Youth (TLP) 
Head Start / Early Head Start 
Child Abuse and Neglect Discretionary Program 
Abandoned Infants Assistance 
Infant Adoption Awareness Training Project 
Adoption Opportunities Discretionary Grant Program 
Early Learning Opportunities Act (ELOA) Discretionary Grants 
Safe and Drug Free Schools b Mentoring Programs 
Early Reading First 
Migrant Education b Even Start 
Migrant Education High School Equivalency Program 
Migrant Education College Assistance Program 
Carol M. White Physical Education Program 
Parental Assistance Centers 
Community Technology Centers 
Supplemental Educational Services 
Part D: Gang-Free Schools and Communities: Community-Based Gang Intervention 
Reduction and Prevention of Children's Exposure to Violence 
Legal Assistance for Victims Grant Program 
Mentoring Children of Prisoners Program 

WIA Youth Programs 
Community-Based Family Resource and Support Program (CBFRS) 
Child Care and Development Fund (CCDF) 
Family Violence/ Grants for Battered Women's Shelters 
21st Century Community Learning Centers 
Even Start Family Literacy Program 
Adult Education and Family Literacy Act 
Juvenile Mentoring Formula Grant Program 
Community Correction Centers 

Going Home Initiative: Serious and Violent Ex-offender Reentry Initiative 

Community Food and Nutrition Program 
The Emergency Food Assistance Program 
Food Stamp Program Outreach and Nutrition Education 
Food Distribution 
School Breakfast Program 
School Lunch Program 
Special Milk Program for Children 
Special Supplemental Nutrition Program for Women, Infants and Children 
Summer Food Service Program for Children 
Drug-Free Communities Support Program 
Substance Abuse and Mental Health Programs of Regional and National Significance 

Block Grants for Prevention and Treatment of Substance Abuse 

Healthy Tomorrows Partnership for Children Program 
Health Professions Recruitment Program for Native American Grants 
Telehealth Grant Program 
Delta State Rural Development Network Grant Program 
Developmental Disabilities Projects of National Significance 

Administration for Native Americans 
Veterans Workforce Investment Programs (VWIP) 
Homeless Veterans Reintegration Program (HVRP) 
Women in Apprenticeship and Nontraditional Occupations (WANTO) 
Job Opportunities for Low Income Individuals 
Individual Development Accounts 

Workforce Investment Act:Adult Programs 
Workforce Investment Act:Dislocated Worker Programs 
WIA Youth Programs 
Employment Service 
Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) 

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