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Grant Information

 

Applications for 2017 Catholic Communication Campaign funding are not yet being accepted. An announcement will be posted here when applications are opened.

THE CATHOLIC COMMUNICATION CAMPAIGN (CCC)  offers grants for communications projects that use media to spread the Gospel message and advance the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops' general mission goals. Logo for the Catholic Communication Campaign.

The CCC's funds are raised through a national diocesan collection taken up in most U.S. parishes in May. One-half of each diocese's CCC collection proceeds are retained by the diocese to support communications projects and goals of the local Church. The remaining half of each diocese's CCC collection proceeds support domestic Catholic communications projects that are national in scope.

CCC grants are available for domestic communications projects that have a strong potential to achieve high visibility and have national impact.  The CCC also offers grants for Catholic communications projects in developing areas of the world where the Church is young and growing

Criteria for projects submitted for domestic CCC grant consideration:

  • Proposals that are unique and/or timely will receive priority consideration.
  • There is a preference not to provide ongoing funding of projects.
  • The CCC is disinclined to support development of media products that are only available through subscriptions or other methods of payment.
  • Proposals that have funding from other sources, indicating a broad support, are more likely to receive priority consideration.
  • Projects that specifically address the current priorities of the USCCB Strategic Plan (hyperlink to: http://www.usccb.org/about/strategic-plan.cfm) will also receive priority consideration

Certain requests are not within the mandate of the Catholic Communication Campaign:

  1. Projects that are of an arch/diocesan or more local scope within the United States will not be considered by the national CCC; these projects can approach the local arch/diocese for funding consideration.
  2. Projects that have a realistic potential impact for markets beyond a single arch/diocese (either a particular geographical region or with a particular population), whether within the United States or elsewhere, may apply to the national CCC for funding.
  3. Funding to reduce debt or purchase equipment needed for communications projects;
  4. Media efforts not directly associated with evangelization and the expression of faith in the United States
  5. 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.

Criteria for projects submitted for CCC grant consideration from developing nations:

Except for the reduction of debt (see item #3 above), the restrictions above do not apply to projects submitted for CCC grant consideration from Catholic communications entities in developing areas of the world.

However, proposals for projects from outside the United States should include a letter of recommendation or endorsement from an appropriate episcopal authority, or, if developed by a religious order or other international Catholic organization, from the appropriate authority within the order or organization.

Proposals from areas of the developing world that are not eligible for grants from other USCCB grant programs will receive priority consideration. The other grant programs are:

The Church in Latin America
The Church in Central and Eastern Europe
Solidarity Fund for the Church in Africa

All proposals for CCC grant consideration must be submitted in English.

For more information, contact CCC staff.



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