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Grants

The Black and Indian Mission Office awards grants to Diocese, Schools and Religious Education Programs to support the evangelization of African American and Native American/Alaska Native communities. Grant funds are used to  ‘shine the light of Christ’ in the communities by enlivening parish life and catechesis, helping educators reach students, empowering evangelizers and encouraging vocations.

Black and Indian Mission Office Diocesan Grant Application is open to all Diocese with African American and Native American/Alaska Native communities.

Bureau of Catholic Indian Mission School and Religious Education Program Application (BCIM) is open to all Schools and Religious Education Programs that support Native American/Alaska Native Catholic communities

Catholic Negro American Mission Board School and Religious Education Program Application (CNAMB)  is open to all Schools and Religious Education Programs that support Catholic African American communities

Please note that Schools and Religious Education Programs that apply for the BCIM and CNAMB grants cannot apply again through the Diocese. 

Please Note That The Grant Application Period For The 2019 - 2020 Grant Cycle Is February 1st To April 30th 2019. Please Ensure That Grant Requests Are Eligible For Funding In Accordance With The Grant Guidelines. 

To submit a Grant Application, please Log in here . If you need assistance logging in, please contact Elizabeth Njai, Director of Operations, at 202-331-8542

College Scholarship Funds

Thanks to a very generous benefactor, the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions has established sizable scholarship endowment funds at four universities around the country to help Native American students pursue an education.

Further information is available from the admissions offices of each school; please mention the scholarship funds established by the Bureau of Catholic Indian Missions.

The Catholic University of America (Washington, D.C.)
(800) 673-2772

Xavier University of New Orleans 
(877) XAVIER-U

Heritage University (Topennish, Washington)
(509) 865-8508

Wyoming Catholic College (Lander, Wyoming)
(877) 332-2930