The central goal of the Bush FBCI was to level the playing field for FBOs generally, and especially for smaller, new entrant FBCOs in ways that would enhance the participation of this class of organizations in federal funding.
The Religion Roundtable also found "modest and inconclusive" evidence of increased funding opportunities to FBCOs that were new grantees or truly new entrants (Monteil and Wright 2006).
The FBCI identified a very broad frame of social problems within which FBCOs could anchor their funded activities.
In effect, the composition of the Advisory Council suggested that the FBNP was tilting towards a more pluralistic definition of the faith community and a stronger embrace of large charitable organizations, and away from an earlier focus on congregations and small FBCOs.
This recommendation also called into question the prior implicit assumption that any and all FBCOs could be made ready for effective participation in federally funded partnerships.
Indeed, the roles of small FBCOs appear destined to be substantially diminished under the FBNP in comparison to the FBCI, though they will continue to derive benefits from the procurement policies established under the FBCI.