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The CCC funds media projects – print, television, radio and Internet – that further the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' religious, charitable and educational purposes.
Proposals funded by the CCC must meet four criteria:
In its 2013-2016 strategic pastoral plan, the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops has designated four conference-wide priority initiatives in support of the New Evangelization. Proposals advancing these initiatives will have priority consideration:
Faith formation focused on sacramental practice
Strengthening marriage and family life
Life and dignity of the human person
Proposals must be national in scope. "National" means that the program's distribution has the realistic potential to reach at least 50 percent of homes in the United States.
Proposals must be unique and/or timely.
Proposals that have funding from other sources, indicating a broad support, are more likely to receive priority consideration.
Certain requests are not within the mandate of the Catholic Communication Campaign: funding to reduce debt or purchase office or production equipment; projects strictly for parish use; media efforts not directly associated with the activities of and expression of faith in the United States or the country from which it originates; and fictional or semi-fictional productions for theatrical release. CCC funds cannot be used for purchase of real estate, construction of buildings, support for education, equipment repairs or staff salaries that are not related to the funded project.
A current set of guidelines and application requirements are available by contacting the Secretary of Communications.
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