Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives

Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives

Welcome to the U.S. Department of Education’s Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives, one of the 13 federal agency offices under the White House Faith and Opportunity Initiative. We work to promote student-driven education through engagement with faith leaders and organizations, both faith-based and community-focused.

Our primary goals are to:

• Provide resources, information, and collaboration opportunities for faith leaders and organizations, both faith-based and/or community-focused.

• Engage community-focused organizations, both secular and faith‐based, in building a culture that champions additional public and private school choices for all America’s children, multiple pathways to successful careers, innovation and expansion in STEM Education, and support for opioid abuse prevention.

• Develop and support initiatives within the federal government to help maximize the education contributions of community-based organizations, including faith and interfaith organizations.

Please note: The Center does not make funding decisions, which are made through procedures established by each departmental grant program – typically involving a competitive process. All applicants compete on an equal basis for department funds.