A portion of the Catholic Appeal funds will be set aside to assist parishes, missions, and schools with funding for critical maintenance needs. The amount that will be available in 2024 is $150,000. We are able to provide a direct line of assistance to our parishes and schools with this funding so that they may continue to minister and educate effectively.

The grant application must be fully completed, reviewed and signed by the pastor or parish administrator. The pastor must sign whether the application is on behalf of a parish, mission or school. All applications must include supporting documentation in the form of work estimates or paid receipts.

Please take a moment to review the EAF Guideline; it should help to answer most questions. The EAF Review Committee will carefully consider all applications and make recommendations to the vicars general. Final approval of awards will be made by the bishop.

There are two rounds available to submit applications. The deadlines for submission are as follows:

  • Round One – April 1 Deadline. Notification by May 15.
  • Round Two – Sept. 1 Deadline. Notification by Oct. 15.


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2024 Emergency Assistance Application
2024 Emergency Assistance Fund Guidelines

Submitting Applications

Please email the completed application with required documentation to Jamie Zbyrowski: jamie@charlestondiocese.org.

All questions should be directed to:

Kelly Bruce, Director
Office of Planning & Operations
kbruce@charlestondiocese.org | (843) 261-0526