|State||Initiatives||Main Public Partners||Main FBCO or Other Private Partners|
|AL||Disaster relief and preparedness/Be Ready Alabama
|AL Dept of Homeland Security
AL Emergency Management Agency
AL Dept of Education
AL Dept of Corrections
AL Dept of Human Resources
Corporation for National and Community Service
|Interfaith Disaster Network
Long-term Recovery Councils
AL Voluntary Organizations Active in Disaster (VOAD)
Continua of Care (HUD Initiative)
Community Prisoner Reentry Initiative (CPR)
AmeriCorps host organizations
|DC||Effi Barry HIV/AIDS Initiative||DC Dept of Health||Varies each year (cohort system)|
Mentoring, Education, and Literacy
|Dept of Financial Services
Dept of Ed
|Small FBCOs and nonprofits|
|IL||Community Economic Development (Team Illinois)||All state social service agencies||Varies by community|
OFBCI direct service grants: youth, homelessness, seniors, substance abuse
|NJ Dept. of Human Services
NJ Dept. of Corrections
Intermediaries for capacity building
Direct service grantees with NJ Office of Faith Based Initiative
|NM||Plan to End Hunger
Civic Engagement Program (elderly focus)
|Taskforce on Hunger members from public agencies
Dept. of Aging and Long-term Services
Lutheran and Jewish organizations
State Conference of Churches
|TX||Nonprofit Organizational Excellence
Service and Volunteerism (including AmeriCorps State Program)
Research, Evaluation and Learning
Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship (under development)
Disaster preparedness and relief
|TX Dept of Family and Protective Services
Governors Division of Emergency Management.
Texas Workforce Commission
TX Health and Human Services Commission
Governors Criminal Justice Division
TX Association of Regional Councils of Government
|TX Interagency Interfaith Disaster Response
Management Support Organizations and other capacity-building providers
Private foundations (including Texas-based and national foundations)
Education and training for TANF-eligible parents
|County Departments of Social Service
State/local criminal justice agencies
Local Workforce Investment Boards
Community Action Agencies
VA Health Dept
Mental Health agencies
VA Education Dept
State colleges and universities
|Baptist General Convention
Virginia Council of Churches
New Canaan Baptist Church
Ministerial Associations, denomination judicatories
Chambers of Commerce
 68 Federal Register 56430, 56449, 56466 (September 30, 2003).
 This site, the District of Columbia, is treated as a state for many purposes. For this reason, and in the interests of simplicity, it is referred to in the report as a state along with the other seven sites.
 68 Federal Register 56430, 56449, 56466 (September 30, 2003).
 Charitable Choice applies to federal program funds administered by federal agencies or by state or local agencies. It also applies to state and local funds commingled with these federal funds.
 Because of the emphasis on a broad approach by 2007 when the FCL study was conducted, this report uses the phrase faith-based and community organization (FBCO) unless we are specifically differentiating between FBOs and secular community-based organizations (CBOs).
 From the White House OFBCI website link to its list of state FCLs, http://www.whitehouse.gov/government/fbci/contact-states.html.
 We explored the FCL function in a number of cities and ultimately selected the District of Columbia for a case study. For the sake of simplicity, we refer to the case study sites as states throughout the report.
 The study team did not independently verify the White House OFBCI or Sager data. We have data on establishment only for the FCLs included in Dr. Sagers study.
 It created an interagency Advisory Board on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, chaired by the FCL and comprised of the heads of eight major public agencies whose functions are most likely to be covered by Charitable Choice and equal treatment principles. The board is also mandated to cause the provisions of this order to be implemented by all appropriate agencies of state government, and all state agencies are directed to cooperate fully with the office and the board in implementing the faith-based and community initiative in the state, citing among other reasons PRWORAs Charitable Choice provisions.
 We did not systematically assess the accuracy of any respondents understanding of specific provisions of the Charitable Choice regulations or equal treatment principles. Based on our interviews, however, we have no reason to think the FCLs themselves or their staffs were unclear about the rules (many distributed a range of written materials explaining the rules and policies from a range of government and independent sources), although the office staff appeared to possess varying degrees of self-defined expertise.
 Section 2.2-4343.1 of the Code of Virginia.
 OneStar staff also noted that the foundations revised website, implemented in September 2008, has a new event registration system that will allow organizations to self-identify as FBOs to help in future tracking.
 In some cases, states may require organizations with grants or contracts to have such tax status. Federal Charitable Choice provisions allow religious organizations to segregate their TANFrelated accounts from their other funds, if they do not choose to establish a separate nonprofit 501(c)(3) entity. In these cases, only the segregated funds are subject to government audit.
 The board is composed of the heads of eight major public agencies: Human Resources, Mental Health/Mental Retardation, Education, Health, the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board/Childrens Trust Fund of Alabama, Economic and Community Affairs, Youth Services, and Corrections.
 Because of confidentiality agreements with state agency respondents, we cannot provide state-specific data.
 Changing guidance at the federal level was also said by several respondents to exacerbate this uncertainty.
 A 2002 study by John C. Green and Amy L. Sherman surveyed about 400 faith-based contractors in 15 states about their knowledge of Charitable Choice and their practices to meet its requirements (Green and Sherman 2002). Further study could update and expand on this work.
 The survey was conducted for the ASPE-funded study, State and Local Contracting for Social Services Under Charitable Choice, and national findings were released in 2005 (see Jacobson, Marsh, and Winston 2005). For site selection under this study, we drew on unpublished state-level responses. While the 2004 survey also included county-level respondents, we did not use these data.
 Human Resources, Mental Health/Mental Retardation, Education, Health, the Child Abuse and Neglect Prevention Board/Childrens Trust Fund of Alabama, Economic and Community Affairs, Youth Services, and Corrections.
 The Office of Community and Volunteer Services has the responsibility for volunteerism and the AmeriCorps Program and the Office of Community Partnerships works with family preservation activities funded by the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) program, the Healthy Marriage Stable Families Initiative, Fatherhood, Mentoring and Prisoner Reentry.
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