Greitens: Religious organizations can apply for state grants
April 14, 2017
JEFFERSON CITY, Mo. (AP) — Missouri Gov. Eric Greitens reversed a rule on Thursday that prevents religious organizations and schools from receiving grant money from the state Department of Natural Resources.
It's a move that advocacy groups say could "blur the line" between church and state and raises questions about a state constitutional amendment prohibiting public money from being used for religious causes.
Greitens' new rule would allow religious groups and schools to receive money from grant programs for playground surfaces, school field trip transportation and recycling efforts.