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 local 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, food security.

Catholic Campaign for Human Development local grants average $1,500. Application materials are available from Catholic Charities of Chemung/Schuyler. Please call Kathy at 734-9784 x2135 to have one mailed to you. The deadline for submission of the application is August 15, 2020. Grants are NOT available for individuals.

The Catholic Campaign for Human Development was established more than thirty years ago by the United States 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.