Many Services Exist to Link Faith-Based Services to Government Funding

July 7, 2001

Source: The Dallas Morning News

On July 7, 2001, The Dallas Morning News published a list of primers for faith groups that want to seek out government funding for their service programs. The Charitable Choice Handbook for Ministry Leaders and A Guide to Charitable Choice are published by the Center for Public Justice (, a "Christian outfit that promotes involvement." Ten Good Questions is issued by the Polis Center, a research center at Indiana-Purdue University ( The United Methodists publish Community Ministries and Government Funding ( The Welfare Information Network's "massive site" is at FirstGov at provides an overview of thousands of programs. At the American Public Human Services site,, social service groups can link to state-level departments. National freelance consultants include Polaris Services ( and Faith Works Consulting ( The Faith Service Forum ( is a coalition of consultants. The Baptist Joint Committee and the Interfaith Alliance have issued criticism of Bush' initiative: