January/February 2002

New Schedule for Grant Applications and Awards

On the recommendation of the Mission and Ministry Advisory Fund Committee, Catholic Health Initiatives will unify the cycles of the fund’s two existing grant tracks – planning grants and project grants – to align them with each other and with Catholic Health Initiatives’ fiscal year.

As a result, the next grant cycle for the Mission and Ministry Fund will begin in September 2002, with grant funds to be awarded on July 1, 2003. This means that no new Mission and Ministry Fund project or planning grants will be awarded during 2002. This change will also allow market-based organization and participating congregation representatives to attend educational workshops, scheduled for the first half of 2002, before applying for grants to be awarded in 2003.

Multi-year project grants previously awarded by the Mission and Ministry Fund will continue to receive funds as scheduled. Organizations that received Mission and Ministry Fund planning grants in October 2001 will be able to apply for abbreviated, nine-month grants to continue their efforts until the new funding cycle begins.