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.

  1. 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.
  2. Acts in the name of the standing committee to coordinate, administer and approve the grant process for Catholic Campaign for Human Development appeal.
  3. 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.
  4. Ensures accountability to the Committee on Domestic Justice and Human Development in the use of funds.
  5. Reviews grantee reports to ensure that they fulfill requirements and develops annual report to donors and to the standing committee.
  6. Assists the Committee on National Collections to explore and support the development of other non-collection sources of revenue.
  7. Assists the Committee on National Collection develop best practices for promotion and use of funds.

Key Mission Relationships

  1. With the Committees on Domestic Justice and Human Development, National Collections and other USCCB Committees at the request of the standing committee.
  2. With bishops and diocesan offices for the Appeal.
  3. With grantee dioceses, parishes, and local organizations.
  4. With national and international organizations at the request of the committee.