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February/March 2002Vol. 3, No. 2What Is Charitable Choice?

Charitable Choice is a legislative provision designed to improve access to certain Federal funds by faith based organizations. Within HHS, Charitable Choice applies to funding administered by the Administration for Children and Families and distributed through the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families and Community Services Block Grants programs and to certain programs administered through the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. For more information, visit the HHS Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (