The Catholic Campaign for Human Development-Diocese of Trenton is currently accepting grant applications throughout September from Catholic agencies and parish social service outreach programs located in Burlington, Mercer, Monmouth and Ocean Counties.
Grants are usually awarded in amounts ranging from $2,000 to $10,000, and priority will be given to new or continued initiatives taken up by parishes or agencies that enhance or provide a foundation of self-sufficiency for those persons served by the program, and have a mission that focuses on social services with an emphasis on basic human needs such as food, clothing, shelter and employment. Applications will only be accepted from recognized Catholic social service agencies and parish social service outreach programs within the Diocese of Trenton.
The 2023 CCHD awardees will be announced in early November, funded by the 2022 collection. The annual CCHD collection – sponsored by the U.S. Catholic Bishops and taken up each November before Thanksgiving – allocates 75 percent of the collected funds to the USCCB’s national CCHD office for programs across the country; 25 percent of the collection is retained by each Diocese to support local anti-poverty projects.
Interested organizations or parishes must submit the completed application with all requested information by Oct. 2. An end of the year report is due by grant recipients; grant monies must be used within a year of receiving the grant and grant recipients must publicize how the grant was used by the Diocese of Trenton.
Grants will be reviewed and awarded by Brenda L. Rascher, diocesan executive director for Catholic Social Services and acting diocesan director for CCHD-DOT, along with a grant review committee. Grant recipients must be willing to publicize how the grant was used and grant monies must be used within a year of reception.
For more information and to access the grant application form, visit: https://dioceseoftrenton.org/catholic-campaign-for-human-development.https://dioceseoftrenton.org/catholic-campaign-for-human-development