This article looks at the “2013 Project Implementation Plan for the Government Financial Support of Social Organizations’ Participation in Social Services” issued by the Ministry of Civil Affairs on December 11. The Implementation Plan provides more information about the historic RMB 200 million fund provided by the central government to purchase services from social organizations. It details what kind of organizations can apply, the procedures, and the kinds of projects that the fund can support. It notes that the funds will support social services such as community services, elder care, health care, and disaster assistance. The funds cannot be used to support infrastructure, research or advocacy projects.