OPEN MINDS, The Behavioral Health & Social Service Industry Analyst Industry News The Bush administration acted September 22, 2003, to make it easier for religious organizations to receive federal financing for a variety of social welfare programs and, at the same time, announced the award of $30.5 million in grants to religious and community groups. The directive eliminated requirements that have kept faith-based charities from accepting funds from the federal government. Four new regulatory actions previously announced in Philadelphia in December 2002 were finalized, and six new regulatory or policy . . .