HHS recently announced a new proposed regulation. If finalized, this regulation would help protect the ability of faith-based organizations to continue to serve children and families in partnership with
government while remaining true to their deeply-held religious beliefs. (More information below).
HHS is committed to fully enforcing the civil rights laws passed by Congress. The proposed rule would
better align its grants regulations with federal statutes, eliminating regulatory burden, including burden on the free exercise of religion. HHS is affirming that it will comply with all applicable Supreme Court decisions in administering its grants programs.
Read the proposed rule.
Read the Notice of Nonenforcement.
Health and Human Services Grant Regulation.
The approval of these regulations will likely depend, in part, upon statements of support submitted by
child-serving organizations and families to HHS prior to midnight on December 19.
Consider submitting a story or letter that supports your beliefs on this proposed regulation before
December 19. Simple comments and stories can be meaningful and affirm policies that welcome and
accommodate faith-based organizations.
Project 1.27 is a member of CAFO (Christian Alliance for Orphans). CAFO has submitted the attached
letter to HHS which does a great job outlining the possible impacts on faith-based organizations focused on foster care and adoption.
Comments must be received by midnight on December 19, 2019.
Your voice can make a difference!