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The Catholic Campaign for Human Development (CCHD), established by the Catholic bishops of the United States, is committed to supporting organizations led by low-income individuals as they work to break the cycle of poverty and improve their communities. CCHD offers the following two grant programs: Community Development grants support efforts that demonstrate a commitment to the dignity of the human person. Funded groups, led by people living in poverty, work to address the root causes of poverty by nurturing solidarity between the poor and non-poor and facilitating the participation of people in decisions that perpetuate poverty in their lives. Economic Development grants support initiatives that include the voice of the poor and marginalized in developing new businesses that offer good jobs and/or develop assets that will be owned and enjoyed by local communities. Pre-applications for both programs may be submitted between September 1 and November 1, 2012. (Organizations are encouraged to submit their pre-application prior to the November 1 deadline.) Visit the CCHD website for more information.