provision requires government agencies that accept funds
from certain federal funding streams to contract with
faith-based organizations on the same basis as other
non-profit service providers without discriminating
based on the religious character of the organization.
Choice is meant to protect faith-based service providers
from unfair discrimination while allowing them to maintain
their religious character, personnel and environment.
It is also designed to protect recipients of services
by prohibiting the use of government funds for religious
purposes and by requiring that secular alternatives
be available to those who do not want services from
a faith-based provider.
is not a separate pool of money reserved for faith-based
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