Brian Klotz of the Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives, USAID shares the agency's Journey to Self-Reliance and plans for working with faith-based organizations to reach people with care and services.
"I believe the purpose of foreign
assistance should be ending its need to
exist. Each of our programs should look
forward to the day when we can end it."
– Administrator Mark Green
JOURNEY TO SELF-RELIANCE
Sr. Partnership Liaison
Center for Faith & Opportunities Initiatives
Legal and Regulatory requirements for working
“The Rule” on Participation by Religious Organizations in USAID
Programs defines how, within the framework of Constitutional
guidelines, USAID may work with FBOs and/or in faith-related
● Religious organizations are eligible to compete for funding for
USAID programs on the same basis as any other organization.
● In the selection of service providers, neither USAID, nor entities
that make and administer sub-awards of USAID funds may
discriminate for, or against, an organization on the basis of the
organization’s religious character or affiliation.
● Organizations that participate in programs funded by USAID may
not, in providing services, discriminate against a program
beneficiary, or potential program beneficiary, on the basis of
religion or religious belief.
● USAID funds may not be used to support or engage in any
explicitly religious activities (including activities that involve overt
religious content such as worship, religious instruction, or