Diocese of Joliet accepting applications for Catholic Campaign for Human Development grants

Updated 1/27/2022 10:47 PM

The Office for Human Dignity of the Diocese of Joliet is accepting applications for Catholic Campaign for Human Development grants, with a postmark deadline of March 1.

The campaign is the national anti-poverty initiative of the U.S. Catholic bishops, working to carry out the mission of Jesus Christ "... to bring glad tidings to the poor ... liberty to captives ... sight to the blind, and let the oppressed go free." (Luke 4:18).


The program is committed to supporting organizations led by low-income individuals as they work to break the cycle of poverty and improve their communities.

Catholics in the Diocese of Joliet and across the country make annual contributions to CCHD to fund the grants. Initiatives of applicant organizations must conform to the moral and social teachings of the Catholic Church.

Additional criteria and an application may be found at this webpage, www.dioceseofjoliet.org.

Applications should be mailed by March 1 to the following address: Roman Catholic Diocese of Joliet-Blanchette Catholic Center, Office for Human Dignity, 16555 Weber Road, Crest Hill, IL 60403-8719.

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A diocesan review team will examine the applications and notify organizations of their initial qualification. Eligible applicants will be invited to interview before the review team.

Organizations will be notified of their final status by June 1, with grants awarded in July.

For more information, email aquezada@dioceseofjoliet.org and include your phone number and mailing address.