Government Funding of Teen Challenge in Florida
Teen Challenge of Florida Inc. is not licensed or regulated by the Florida Department of Eduction. Florida Statue 409.176 is the legislation that gives religious residential child-care facilities licensing exemption if they DO NOT receive state or federal funds. But Teen Challenge Florida is receiving government grant money.
2007 They reported $74, 455.00 in government grants
2008 They reported $409,470 in government grants
2009 They reported $839,816 in government grants
2010 Information in not yet available from public records
Teen Challenge of Florida Inc. 24 West 10th Street, Columbus, Georgia 31901 IRS Employer ID # 59-2479228
According to the FACCCA's website it is FL Statue 409.176 which allows a religious organization exemption from licensing and regulation by the state. This was instituted in 1984. FACCCA does not accredit Teen Challenge of Florida Inc.
The Florida Association of Christian Child Caring Agencies is the accrediting authority in the state of Florida for children’s homes, and certain other ministries involved in the care and nurturing of children in a Christian environment. FACCCA operates under the provision of Florida Statute 409.176 which was instituted in 1984. This provision allows faith-based childcare providers to elect FACCCA accreditation as an alternative to state licensing. All organizations seeking FACCCA accreditation must comply with the regulations set forth by Florida Statute as well as the standards established by FACCCA. Currently there are 29 accredited member organizations and 6 associate members.