Source: Sikh Council on Religion and Education
On June 20, 2005 the Sikh Council on Religion and Education reported, "20 Sikhs from all across America met with Senior officials at the White House to explore the possibility of receiving federal funding to support programs run by various Sikh organizations. The Sikh group led by Dr. Rajwant Singh, Chairman of Sikh Council on Religion and Education (SCORE) met with Jim Towey, Director, White House Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives and Jennifer Sullivan, Deputy Associate Director working at the same office. Accompanying Dr. Rajwant Singh were Sikh community leaders, businesspeople and professionals, from all over the United States including as far away as Los Angeles, Yuba City, Sacramento, and Dallas, Texas. Discussions focused on the ways that the Sikh community can access Federal grants to support the various programs to fulfill the needs of the Sikh community and the wider American population. These programs can range from Youth Development and mentoring programs, after school care, family and child services, vocational training programs, and health and legal clinics for new immigrants."