Application Information

The Subcommittee to Aid the Church in Central and Eastern Europe accepts applications for support of projects for the Church in the countries listed below:

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

View a complete list of grant allocations for November 2019.

Application forms may be obtained from the local bishop's office in the countries listed, requested from this office, or downloaded from this webpage. Completed applications should be submitted to this office by mail.

The form must be completed in English and the applicant must obtain the endorsement of the local bishop. No application will be considered without this endorsement.

An applicant may also submit supporting materials such as drawings, plans, photographs, or other documents that may be useful for the members of the United States bishops' committee in making their decision to commit funds in support of a particular project.

The Subcommittee meets twice yearly to review applications. The meetings are normally held in mid-June and mid-November. Applications must be submitted in accordance with the schedule below.

Applications for scholarships must be submitted by April 30th.

Meeting Date        Deadline Date
mid-November     September 30
mid-June               February 28

Mail applications to the following address:

The Church in Central and Eastern Europe
USCCB Office of National Collections
3211 Fourth Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017-1194
USA

The office will assign a project number to each application and will send the applicant a confirmation of receipt. Please refer to the project number in all subsequent correspondence.

Applicants whose requests are not approved by the Subcommittee will be notified shortly after the committee meets. Applicants whose requests are approved will be notified by letter, only when funds to support the project become available.
 

Application Form

All applications for grants must be submitted in English on a standard application form. There is a separate application form specifically for SCHOLARSHIP grant requests. You may obtain these forms by:

1. Downloading an application form from this web page.

OR

2. Sending your request by mail to:

The Church in Central and Eastern Europe
Office of National Collections
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
3211 Fourth Street, NE
Washington DC 20017-1194
USA
 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.: What kind of projects does CCEE fund?

A: Current CCEE funding priorities are: Formation for church leaders; Pastoral projects and Evangelization; Catholic Education and Catechesis; Social projects; and Scholarships. Please see our guidelines packet for more information.

Q: May I e-mail an application to the Office?

A.: Yes. However an application will not be considered complete until our Office has received a signed copy by mail.

Q.: Can I submit an application without the signature of the local bishop?

A.: No. All applications must have the original signature of the local bishop.

Q: Do I need to submit additional documents with my application?

A: Yes. Please submit a detailed budget and any other information you think would be helpful as we review the grant (additional reasoning, pictures, programs, etc.). Please see our guidelines packet for more information.

Q.: What if I miss the application deadline?

A.: Applications received after the deadline will be held for review during the next grant cycle. Please contact Staff if you have questions.

Q.: How do I confirm that you have received my mail documentation?

A.: Staff sends out confirmation emails once documents have been received and registered.

Q.: If I am awarded a grant, do I need to submit a report upon completion of the project?

A.: Yes. USCCB grants have a one-year term which begins on the date of disbursement of funds. The grant report should be submitted within three months after the term ends. In cases where the project runs longer than one year, please send Staff an interim letter of explanation, indicating the progress of the project, reason for the delay, expected date of completion and report submission. Please see our guidelines packet for more information.   

Should you have any further questions about the application process, please contact our Grant Program Specialist, Andrew Kirkpatrick, at akirkpatrick@usccb.org / 1-202-541-3402.