President Obama’s Executive Order: Few Significant Changes to Faith-Based Partnerships with Government


Since President Obama took office in 2009, many faith-based organizations that have partnered with the government through federally funded programs have been on alert for any policy changes to the government’s handling of grants to faith-based service providers. The President’s Advisory Council on Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships was put together early in the Obama administration to identify ways the White House Office of Faith-Based and Neighborhood Partnerships could address church-state challenges and increase cooperation with participating organizations going forward. In March 2010, the Council submitted sixty recommendations to the President.

Last week, President Obama signed an Executive Order implementing a number of the Council’s recommendations. To the relief of many faith-based organizations, the Executive Order contained few changes from a previous Executive Order signed by President Bush in 2002 (EO13279) and primarily provided some clarifications.

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