(RNS) — On Nov. 1, the Trump administration proposed a new rule that could allow over $30 billion in Department of Health and Human Services grants to flow to organizations that openly refuse to serve people of faith, women and LGBTQ people.
The administration claims that this rule only applies to child welfare agencies.
And yet, the reality is far worse. Foster care accounts for only about 1% of all HHS grant funding. The proposed rule allocates over $30 billion to HHS grantees who run critical service programs like Meals on Wheels, Head Start, youth homelessness services, services for survivors of domestic violence, and more.
The above excerpt was originally published in Religion News Service.
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