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Grant Information


Application Information

The Subcommittee to Aid the Church in Central and Eastern Europe accepts applications for support of projects for the Church in the countries listed below:

Albania, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, the Czech Republic, Estonia, Georgia, Hungary, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Latvia, Lithuania, Macedonia, Moldova, Montenegro, Poland, Romania, Russia, Serbia, Slovakia, Slovenia, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, Ukraine, and Uzbekistan.

View a complete list of grant allocations for November 2019.

Application forms may be obtained from the local bishop's office in the countries listed, requested from this office, or downloaded from this webpage. Completed applications should be submitted to this office by mail.

The form must be completed in English and the applicant must obtain the endorsement of the local bishop. No application will be considered without
this endorsement.

An applicant may also submit supporting materials such as drawings, plans, photographs, or other documents that may be useful for the members of the United States bishops' committee in making their decision to commit funds in support of a particular project.

The Subcommittee meets twice yearly to review applications. The meetings are normally held in mid-June and mid-November. Applications must be submitted in accordance with the schedule below.

Applications for scholarships must be submitted by April 30th.

Meeting Date        Deadline Date
mid-November     September 30
mid-June               February 28

Mail applications to the following address:

The Church in Central and Eastern Europe
USCCB Office of National Collections
3211 Fourth Street, NE
Washington, DC 20017-1194

The office will assign a project number to each application and will send the applicant a confirmation of receipt. Please refer to the project number in all
subsequent correspondence.

Applicants whose requests are not approved by the Subcommittee will be notified shortly after the committee meets. Applicants whose requests are approved will be notified by letter, only when funds to support the project become available.

Application Form

All applications for grants must be submitted in English on a standard application form. There is a separate application form specifically for SCHOLARSHIP grant requests. You may obtain these forms by:

1. Sending your request by mail to:

The Church in Central and Eastern Europe
Office of National Collections
United States Conference of Catholic Bishops
3211 Fourth Street, NE
Washington DC 20017-1194


2. Downloading an application form from this web page.

Frequently Asked Questions

Q.: May I e-mail an application to the Office?

A.: No. The Office does not accept applications by e-mail. All applications should be mailed by regular postal service.

Q.: If I have faxed an application to the Office, do I also need to send it by mail.

A.: Yes.

Q.: If I have the endorsement of my local bishop, do I need to have the endorsement of the appropriate bishops' conference official?

A.: No.

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