Diocesan Grant Request Form

Black And Indian Mission Office
2021 H Street, NW
Washington, DC 20006-4207
(202) 331-8542
www.blackandindianmission.org

Board Of Directors
Timothy Cardinal Dolan, President
Archbishop Charles J. Chaput, O.F.M. Cap
Archbishop William E. Lori
Reverend Maurice H. Sands, Executive Director

 

 

 

Diocesan Grant Request Form

Application Submission Instructions

1. This form should be filled out and submitted online only. In order to continue working on this form and save the data as you are going along, please go to “file” and then click on “save this page as”, format should be "Web Page, Complete" (or click CTRL+S on PC or COMMAND+S on Mac) to save this form on your computer BEFORE you fill it out. Once the form has been completed, it can be submitted using the “SUBMIT” button at the bottom of the page. We recommend using the most up-to-date version of Firefox, which can be downloaded here.

2. Application must be electronically submitted between February 1st and May 30th of every year.

3. Grant Accountability Forms must be submitted within 20 days of the receipt of the first grant installment.

 

Authorized Ordinary Digital Signature & Date

Please note: If no grant is being requested, kindly click HERE to fill out a form so that we can update our office records. This information is used for daily correspondance as well as National Collection mailings so accuracy is important. Your cooperation is appreciated.

Arch/Diocese *
Name of Authorized Ordinary *
Date Signed*

 

Office Record Information

1. Arch/Diocese *
Ordinary *
Street Address/PO Box *
City *
State *
Zip/Postal Code *
Work Phone *
Fax
Email *

 

2. Auxilary Bishops
Name
Name

 

3. Chancellor (Please indicate title - i.e., Monsignor, Father, Brother, Mr., Mrs., etc.)
Name
Street Address
City
State
Zip/Postal Code
Phone number ext.
Email

 

4. Director/Person in charge of the Black and Indian Mission Collection at the Chancery:
Name *
Street Address *
City *
State *
Zip/Postal Code *
Phone number ext. *
Email *

 

5. Name of the Diocesan Newspaper: *
Editor *
Street Address *
City *
State *
Zip/Postal Code *
Phone Number Ext.*
Fax
Email *

 

6. Director/Coordinator of Black Ministry
Name *
Street Address *
City *
State *
Zip/Postal Code *
Phone Number ext. *
Fax
Email *
  Director/Coordinator of Native American Ministry
Name *
Street Address *
City *
State *
Zip/Postal Code *
Phone Number ext. *
Fax
Email *

 

7. Date of Black and Indian Mission Collection *

 

8. Type of Collection in your Arch/Diocese *
 Single Collection- (only for Black and Indian Mission Collection)
 Combined Collection - List other Collection(s) 1.
2.
3.
 Contribution

 

9. Grant Funding Request*
 Yes, we are requesting grant funding No, we are not requesting any grant funding

 

10. Promotional Materials *

The director/person in charge of the Black and Indian Mission Collection (listed in # 4 on this form) will be receiving an email from Kristin Brewer of Our Sunday Visitor concerning promotional materials and envelope orders and requesting them to update the list of parishes.

If you have any questions regarding the promotional materials please contact Kristin Brewer at Our Sunday Visitor by email at ncp@osv.com or by phone at (800) 348-2886 x12350. Promotional materials can also be found on www.blackandindianmission.org under the grants and resources tab.

Please check one of the following:

 Send promotional packets to our parishes. Do not send packets to the parishes.

 

 

Grant Guidelines

1. Application for a grant award is required each year that an appropriation is desired.

2. Request forms must be electronically filed at www.blackandindianmission.org between Feb 1st and May 30th every year. (If application is not submitted by the above date, it will be assumed that aid is not needed).

3. The Black and Indian Mission Office considers applications or funds only when they are submitted by the Most Reverend Ordinaries and will award to him the grants that are made for evangelization among Black and Native Americans under their jurisdiction. Funding Interests:

  1. Religious education programs and retreats for children and adults
  2. African and Native American evangelization outreach programs
  3. Stipends and salaries for priests, religious and lay persons running evangelization programs
  4. Catholic school assistance with religious education programs
  5. Assistance with participation in faith formation conferences and programs
  6. Rural Parish subsidies
  7. Please note that the above listing is not exhaustive and is meant to provide some guidance to those who complete the Grant Request Form.

4. Not Funded:

  1. Building projects (should be requested from the Diocese)
  2. Social service projects (should be requested from the CCHD collections)
  3. Communications projects (should be requested from the Communications Collection)
  4. Religious retirement expenses (should be requested from Retirement for Religious Collections)
  5. Grant monies are not to be used to reimburse Diocesan Debt.

5. Preference will be given to proposals that include multiple ministers, a proportionally high number of people served, multiple program offerings and Arch/Dioceses that have schools for African American and Native American students. Special consideration is given on a pro rata allocation formula to the Arch/Diocese that have a Single Collection each year for the National Black and Indian Mission Collection.

6. Important New Initiative: Project NewsFlash
Help Us Help You! As you know, ours is a "mission to the missions"; we help Catholic arch/dioceses like yours spread the Good News of Christ. We need your help to spread the good news about how Our Mission helps Your Mission do just that. We have instituted Project NewsFlash - a quick and easy way for you to submit news articles and photos directly to our offices website at www.blackandindianmission.org/Project-NewsFlash

We would appreciate recipients of Black and Indian Mission grants to appoint someone from your diocese to serve as our "Roving Reporter Coordinator” out in the field at your parishes, religious education programs, schools and diocese events supported by this grant. This person will coordinate “Roving Reporters” throughout your diocese and get them to electronically submit brief (1-2 paragraphs) news articles and photos about what is going on throughout your diocese. It could even be something particularly interesting from your existing newsletters or parish bulletins.

All submissions become property of The Black and Indian Mission Office. Many will be posted on our website, and some may be featured in our publications such as The Sentinel, Dream Catcher, or NIA newsletters.

Please specify someone from your staff or mission (if not you personally) who will serve as the Roving Reporter Coordinator.
Roving Reporter Coordinator Name *
Phone Number *
E-Mail Address *
Please type your initials here to indicate your understanding of this new requirement. *

 

 

Grant Accountability Report for Previous Year

Detail the specific use of the last grant received. Please use the following format for filling out each of your previous year's grant accountability reports with spaces between them in the text field below. Please specify the following census data, i.e. numbers: people served by the grant program, evangelization programs, ministers, attendance, etc.

Black American Evangelization*
 
Native American Evangelization*

Collection Request for Funding

Note # 4 of guidelines before completing. Please use the following format for filling out each of your grant requests with spaces between them in the text field below. Please specify the following census data, i.e. numbers: people to be served by the grant program, evangelization programs, ministers, attendance, etc. More than three may be entered. Use the same format for each.

Black American Evangelization*
Total Amount Requested for Black American Evangelization
 
Native American Evangelization*
Total Amount Requested for Native American Evangelization

 

 

 

Name of Person Completing Forms *
Title
Telephone Number *
Fax Number
Email (please make sure it's correct and list only 1 email)*