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.