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Conferences of Bishops, Dioceses, Parishes, Religious Congregations, and Catholic institutions in Latin America and the Caribbean can apply to the Subcommittee of Bishops on the Church in Latin America for economic aid. Priority is given to pastoral programs and pilot projects approved by the local bishops in Latin America, and those which provide a permanent basis of planning in the Church in Latin America and the Caribbean. The objective of this fund is to initiate programs so that subsequently, the organization can maintain the programs with their own resources or those of other entities. The applicants should obtain from local sources approximately one third of the total cost of the project. The assignment of economic aid made by the Subcommittee cover programs that have concrete goals and objectives that can be realized in a maximum time frame of 12 months.
The following categories of projects are eligible:
The following categories are NOT eligible for this aid:
Programs not related to the local pastoral priorities
Construction, repairs, remodeling, and/or construction materials
Purchasing of land, lots, premises, or buildings
Purchasing of equipment (vehicles, office machinery, computers, sewing machines, benches, chairs, projectors, etc.)
Establishment of funds (scholarships, investments, etc.)
Funding for events, activities, debts, or expenses incurred before the meeting in which the petition for funds was evaluated.
Maintenance of buildings, churches.
Programs that are not capable of being economically self-sufficient.
General administrative expenses and/or operational expenses of previously established institutions.
Consecutive petitions for the same project or organization
Petitions to cover financing for more than twelve months/
Please keep in mind that this for informative purposes only and we can not guarantee that your petition will receive any form of economic aid.
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