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White House to Host Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives in Minneapolis, Minnesota

Contact: Alyssa J. McClenning, 202-456-7345

WASHINGTON, July 9 /Christian Newswire/ -- On Thursday, August 9th, the White House, in conjunction with the U.S. Departments of Justice, Agriculture, Commerce, Labor, Health and Human Services, Housing and Urban Development, Education, Veterans Affairs, Homeland Security, the Agency for International Development, and the Small Business Administration will host its thirty-first conference on President George W. Bush’s Faith-Based and Community Initiative. 

The Minneapolis event is the latest in a series of regional conferences designed to help social service providers better understand the President’s Initiative and the Federal funding process.  The conference will offer capacity building workshops to assist organizations with growing their ability to more effectively serve those in need and grant writing tutorials for Federal programs that present some of the best opportunities for faith-based and community organizations.  Attendees will also learn about the legal responsibilities that come with the receipt of Federal funds and tips for approaching corporate, foundation and other private sources of funding.  More than 25,000 faith-based and community leaders have attended these conferences since 2002.

White House Conference on Faith-Based and Community Initiatives


Hyatt Regency Minneapolis

1300 Nicollet Mall

Minneapolis, MN 55403


Thursday, August 9th

8:00 - a.m. – 5:00 p.m. CDT


*Members of the press can pick up conference credentials at the VIP Registration Booth located in the Nicollet Promenade starting at 7:30 a.m. CDT.

NOTE: Members of the press must fax his or her name (as it appears on his or her driver's license), Social Security number and date of birth on company letterhead to (202) 456-9720 no later than 12:00 p.m. EDT on Monday, August 6, 2007.  For additional credentialing or logistical questions, please call (202) 456-7345.