The subcommittee is under the direction of, and acts in the name of the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development in advancing the social mission of the Church through the U.S. bishops anti-poverty campaign The Catholic Campaign for Human Development, in its mission of education, poverty awareness, capacity- and constituency-building, and in supporting and promoting its grants organizations of low-income communities.
This mandate includes the following areas of particular responsibility: On their own authority, approve grants in accordance with donor intent, and works collaboratively with the Committee on National Collections for the promotion and distribution of the annual appeal. Accountable to the standing committee for the use of funds related to the Appeal.
Key Mission Responsibilities
Assists the standing committee to develop national awareness of domestic poverty issues and the needs of those served by Catholic Campaign for Human Development.
Promotes and supports community-controlled, self-help anti-poverty organizations, especially supporting, through its programs and grants, a sense of ownership among the poor to take on the challenges of bettering their lives and opportunities.
In collaboration with Committee on National Collections, supports year-round promotion and outreach activities through established diocesan networks to realize an annual increase in collection revenues for the appeal.