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THE NATION | IN BRIEF / WASHINGTON, D.C.

$2.2 Million Distributed Under Faith-Based Plan

January 03, 2003|From Times Wire Reports

As part of President Bush's faith-based initiative, the government sent money from child support programs to religious and nonprofit organizations to advance the nation's child support enforcement system.

Health and Human Services Secretary Tommy G. Thompson announced more than $2.2 million in grants to 12 states and a variety of religious, nonprofit and tribal organizations. Among them are groups that emphasize the importance of a good marriage to a child's well-being.

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