Groups working to address the causes of poverty in Chemung, Schuyler and Tioga Counties (New York) are invited to apply for a Catholic Campaign for Human Development Small Grant. Proposals are sought for projects benefiting and led by low-income people working together to bring about positive economic and/or social change in their communities. These projects should address the root causes of poverty and powerlessness and can focus on areas such as environmental justice, a living wage, affordable housing, and food security.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development small grants average $1,500. Grant decisions are made by a local grants committee. Application materials are available at Catholic Charities. Instructions and Guidelines are below. Deadline for submission of the application is August 1, 2019. Grants are NOT available for individuals.

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development was established more than thirty years ago by the U.S. Roman Catholic Bishops as an education-empowerment-action program to combat poverty and powerlessness in the United States. Funds for grants are generated through an annual collection in Catholic Parishes across the country.

If you are interested in more information, please call Kathy Dubel at 607-734-9784, ext. 2135 or send her an email.

Grant Instructions and Guidelines – please review and then contact Kathy for the application