Funding Guidelines

Specific Guidelines

  • If your parish/organization is not in a position to purchase the items or pay for the programs in the grant allocation, then contact the Office for Evangelization for advance payment.
  • Reimbursements will only be made based on paid invoices, not based on proposals or quotes.
  • If additional money is needed above the allocated amount for the particular item indicated in the grant allocation, contact the Office for Evangelization¬†prior to spending these funds. If pre-authorization is not obtained, monies spent in excess of the allocation may not be reimbursed.
  • Parishes must claim funds within one calendar year from the Grant Application deadline for the cycle in which they were awarded. Funds not claimed during that time¬†will be forfeited and reallocated to other parishes and organizations through the New Evangelization Grant Fund review process for the following fiscal year.
  • Reimbursements can be processed all at once or at any interval that is convenient for the parish/organization (i.e. if an organization is allocated $1,000 and spends $100 immediately, they are able to request reimbursement for the $100 immediately and do not have to wait until the full $1,000 is spent)
  • As a general policy, grant funds will not be allocated for normal functions of the parish such as RCIA, Youth Ministry, or Religious Education.