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June 26, 2017   •   VOL. 55, NO. 12   •   Oakland, CA
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CCHD grant applications now available

East Bay nonprofit groups engaged in community organizing and/or economic development with low-income residents are invited to apply for local grants from the Catholic Campaign for Human Development.

Grants of up to $5,000 will be awarded in October.

Low-income people must be engaged in the organization's decision-making process and the funded project must empower people at or near the poverty level to work toward changing conditions that negatively impact their lives.

Six organizations — Congregations Organizing for Renewal; St. Columba Church Health Cabinet; Center for Faith and Justice; Vietnamese American Community Center of the East Bay; United Seniors of Oakland and Alameda County; and Urban Peace Movement — received local grants last year.

The grants are funded by the annual collection for the Catholic Campaign for Human Development, an initiative of the U.S. Catholic bishops. This year, that collection will be taken up in parishes Nov. 18-19.

Because this grant program is an initiative of the Catholic Church, the project may not be involved in activities that are contrary to the teachings of the Church. However, groups do not need to be Catholic to apply.

Request an application by email from Marc McKimmey, CCHD diocesan coordinator, at mmckimmey@cceb.org or download one at www.cchdeastbay.org. Completed applications may be returned by email or U.S. mail by July 31.

A workshop detailing CCHD criteria and the application process will be held at 10:30 a.m. July 18 at Catholic Charities of the East Bay, 433 Jefferson St., Oakland, 94607. For information and to RSVP for the workshop, contact McKimmey at 510-768-3176 or mmckimmey@cceb.org.

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