Executive Order 13397: Responsibilities of the Department of Homeland Security with Respect to Faith-Based and Community Initiatives [open pdf - 97KB]
Alternate Title: EO 13397: Responsibilities of the Department of Homeland Security with Respect to Faith-Based and Community Initiatives
"By the authority vested in me as President by the Constitution and the laws of the United States of America, and in order to help the Federal Government coordinate a national effort to expand opportunities for faith-based and other community organizations and to strengthen their capacity to better meet Americas social and community needs, it is hereby ordered as follows: The Secretary of Homeland Security (Secretary) shall establish within the Department of Homeland Security (Department) a Center for Faith-Based and Community Initiatives (Center)."
Executive Order 13397; EO 13397
Government Printing Office: http://www.gpoaccess.gov/fr/index.html
Federal Register (March 9, 2006), v.71 no.46, p.12275-12276