NEW BEDFORD — The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD) is the domestic anti-poverty, social justice program of the United States Catholic Bishops.  Its mission is to address the root causes of poverty through the promotion and support of community-controlled self-help organizations and through transformative education.  These efforts know no racial or religious boundaries. They aim to help all people find a way out of poverty for a lifetime.

Community Organizing and Economic Development grants are available from CCHD, with awards ranging from $25,000 to $75,000. Pre-applications and information about the grant process are now available online at

A Grant Application Tutorial is available online to assist applicants in completing their applications. Please visit this site:

Online pre-applications are due November 1, 2016.

For more information please contact Debora Berg at Catholic Social Services of the Fall River Diocese, 508-997-7337.

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