Where’s that Summer youth thing?


Howard Friedman over at Religion Clause has noticed that the fiscal stimulus bill includes $100 million for what’s been known as the faith-based initiative, and also that Rep. Susan Davis (D-CA) has proposed an amendment to increase that to $500 million. The money’s slated for Health and Human Services’ Compassion Capital Fund, whose purpose is “to expand and strengthen the role of faith-based and community organizations in their ability to provide social services to low-income communities.” The grants are supposed to go for technical assistance and capacity-building for programs targeted at at-risk youth.
Now, recall that under a renamed Council on Faith-based and Neighborhood Partnerships (COFANP), Obama promised a $500 million program to provide summer opportunities to 1 million children. Is that what Rep. Davis’ amendment is all about? And if not, where’s the program? And where’s COFANP?