Role of State Faith Community Liaisons in Charitable Choice Implementation. Outreach and Education Activities for FBCOs


Respondents highlighted efforts to reach out, build relationships, and bring information and TA to the FBCO community. Events such as Floridas CCF roundtables and workshops; New Jerseys Expos, training institutes, and small grants programs; New Mexicos conference on federal discretionary grants; the Districts annual Public-Private Partnerships Conference and executive leadership courses; Alabamas quarterly workshops; and Texass CCF/TDP symposia, workshops, grants, and consulting assistance were cited by a range of sources. FBCO respondents also highlighted the importance of one-on-one education and training by several states FCLs.

Written materials distributed in training sessions and, in some cases, online were also cited as effective for providing funding information, capacity-building resources, and education about the parameters of Charitable Choice. Virginias technical assistance handbook was identified as particularly useful for all three purposes, as were Alabamas training materials. In several sites, FCLs and other respondents highlighted FCL listservs as effective tools, in particular for sharing information about funding, partnering, and training opportunities. Some FCLs also shared their contact lists with public agencies seeking to reach out to FBCOs.

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