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CCHD: Catholic Charities of Salina Expands Microloan Project
8/28/2012
A woman arrived recently at the Catholic Charities of Salina, Kan., in a sticky situation.  She had accumulated high interest debt and owed money to three different payday lenders.  With no credit history, no bank relationship, and limited financial knowledge to begin with, this woman was in a tight spot.  Thankfully, the Catholic Charities was equipped to hel   >> Read On

Writing Your Proposal/Video Resources
3/26/2012
We have collected a variety of resources to help you write a strong and concise proposal.  At any point in the process, you are encouraged to contact NCRLC staff to review your application. James Ennis, Executive Director – James Ennis, phone: 651-962-5956 Beth Hyser, Development Coordinator - Beth Hyser, phone: 651-962-5955.   CCHD Applicatio   >> Read On

Successful CCHD Grants
3/26/2012
This is the place to read about successful rural CCHD grants!     CCHD Helps Kentucky Co. With Economic Development Grant   When the Owsley County Action Team (OCAT) formed back in 1992, it was thanks to the work of local citizens who wanted to make a difference in their community.   The member organization, wh   >> Read On

CCHD Funding Policies and Timeline
3/26/2012
The Catholic Campaign for Human Development fully upholds the Church's teaching on the sanctity of human life from conception through natural death. Organizations that receive CCHD funds must not participate in or promote activities that contradict the moral and social teachings of the Catholic Church. For example, organizations that support or promote same   >> Read On

CCHD Overview
3/26/2012
When the Catholic bishops of the United States established the Campaign for Human Development in 1970, they mandated the Campaign fund "such projects as voter registration, community organizations, community-run schools, minority-owned cooperatives and credit unions, capital for industrial development and job training programs, and setting up of rural cooperatives." Today, CCHD   >> Read On

Getting Started
3/26/2012
Step 1 – Review the Qualifying Guidelines to determine that your organization and project concept are eligible for CCHD funds.  Step 2 - Contact the staff of the National Catholic Rural Life Conference. James Ennis, Executive Director – James Ennis, phone: 651-962-5956 Beth Hyser, Development Coordinator - Beth Hyser,    >> Read On

Jim Ennis speaks in Appalachia
3/22/2012
Jim Ennis featured speaker at the 5th Bishop Begley Conference on Appalachia    On March 23rd, the conference in Cherokee, North Carolina offered a day of learning and celebrating to support and highlight best practices in sustainable farming and rural development.   In the keynote address, executive director Jim Ennis spoke about rural po   >> Read On

Wartburg Rural Ministry Conference, March 4-6
2/1/2012
The Wartburg Theological Seminary’s 31st Annual Rural Ministry Conference is being held on March 4th – 6th, 2012, in Dubuque, Iowa. The Rural Ministry Conference outreach is continuing to grow and has become an ecumenical conference for those working in small town and rural parishes throughout the Midwest.     NCRLC Director Jim Ennis will hold    >> Read On

CCHD Helps Kentucky Co. With Economic Development Grant
10/27/2011
When the Owsley County Action Team (OCAT) formed back in 1992, it was thanks to the work of local citizens who wanted to make a difference in their community. The member organization, which meets monthly, realized local officials didn't have the resources to better their community, and so they decided to do something about it. "The idea was that comm   >> Read On

Northwest Missouri Enterprise Facilitation
5/25/2011
It had been 20 years since a pharmacy opened in Worth County, the smallest county in Missouri with less than 3,000 people. So in December 2009, local citizen Sherri James made a leap and opened Sherri's Pharmacy Services in Grant City, Mo. A year and a half later, the pharmacy is doing better than James predicted. Soon it will have to expand or a new location needs to be   >> Read On

"Good Samaritan Home, Ohio"
2/18/2011
A feature story about a successful rural CCHD grant. When he was released from prison in September 2009, Jason Wildes had no home, no job and no transportation. In fact, he should have still been behind bars. A condition of his parole was that Wildes had a place to live, but without that, he would need to finish out the last five years of his sentence of convictions of theft   >> Read On