Religious charities in 10 states got 40 percent of the $2 billion in taxpayer money available to groups deemed ‘faith-based’ by the White House in 2004, according to figures the White House provided Thursday to The Associated Press.
That’s only slightly more than the money awarded under President Bush’s initiative to international groups, which snared a third of the total funding. Organizations in the other 40 states and three U.S. territories shared the remaining funds.
I’ve got the day job to contend with at the moment, but I’ll try to track down some of the exact groups receiving this money. I’m predicting more than one surprise in there.