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CCHD COMMUNITY ORGANIZING GRANTS CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES
All organizations that are interested in applying for a CCHD Community Organizing grant or an Economic Development implementation grant and who are not receiving that type of grant in the current grant year are required to submit an Eligibility Quiz.

Only organizations that are not now receiving an organizing grant are required to submit an Eligibility Quiz. Eligibility Quizzes are accepted on a rolling basis between September 1st and November 1st. CCHD recommends submitting your Eligibility Quiz well in advance of the November 1st deadline, to help with our processing and to give eligible applicants more time with the next step in application.

Current CCHD community organizing grantees, which are eligible for another year of funding, will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to access the online application and interim report by mid-October.

CCHD requires that community organizing initiatives take a three-year break in funding after receiving six years of support in the last nine years. Please contact your Grant Specialist to determine your eligibility for the 2008 - 2009 grant cycle.

Tutorial on Navigating through the Grant Application
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Application Help Guide (.pdf)

CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES FOR CCHD COMMUNITY ORGANIZER FUNDS

CCHD ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT GRANTS
Eligibility Quizzes are accepted on a rolling basis between September 1st and November 1st. Organizations are strongly encouraged to submit their quiz prior to the November 1st deadline. This will allow your organization more time for completion of the online application.

Only organizations that are not now receiving an Implementation Grant are required to submit an Eligibility Quiz.

Current CCHD funded organizations, which are eligible for another year of funding, will receive an e-mail with instructions on how to access the online application and Interim Report Form by October 15th.

CCHD's Economic Development Program (EDP) maintains a three-year eligibility limit. CCHD will grant a maximum of three years support to an Economic Development Institution (EDI). These years need not be sequential. For more on EDIs, refer to the CCHD Application Help Guide.

CCHD's Economic Development Program (EDP) is designed to create good jobs and just workplaces, and also develop assets for low-income people, their families and their communities.

GENERAL GRANT INFORMATION

CCHD's Economic Development Program (EDP) maintains a three-year eligibility limit. CCHD will grant a maximum of three years support to an Economic Development Institution (EDI). These years need not be sequential. EDIs are typically defined by their own leadership/board, staff, budget and corporate status. For more on EDIs, refer to the CCHD Application Help Guide and the EDP Web pages. The descriptions of vision, focus, goal, priorities, criteria and guidelines that follow have been established by CCHD for the economic development program.

Vision Statement:
The creation of a just society that ensures economic opportunity for all.

Focus Statement:
The program focus of CCHD's Economic Development Program concentrates on Economic Development Institutions (EDIs). EDIs typically are community-based organizations and businesses. They create good jobs and just workplaces, and they develop assets for low-income people that are owned by families and communities. EDIs coincide with the CCHD mission by their commitment to the development of low income people. All EDIs have structures that promote low income leadership and ownership.

Goals and Priorities
The economic development program of the Catholic Campaign for Human Development has two goals:

  • To support low-income people as they empower themselves through the creation and operation of economic development institutions.

  • To develop alternative economic structures that effect equitable access to income and a just balance of individual- and community-held assets.
In order to be considered for funding by CCHD, an applicant organization must demonstrate that it is committed to both goals. Priority will be given to eligible applicants that address one or more of the following four priorities:

  • To advance economic development models that enhance the scale of impact through replication or the transformation of an established model.

  • To encourage collaboration that generates cooperation and solidarity among diverse groups in the interest of a more integrated and mutually understanding society.

  • To link economic development with community organizing so that beneficiaries work together and with others on additional efforts to effect institutional change.

  • To facilitate the development of information systems in organizations that enhance planning, accountability and mutual learning by organizations and by CCHD

CRITERIA AND GUIDELINES FOR ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FUNDS


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