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Tuesday May 22, 2018
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In keeping with our mission of supporting Catholic education in Central Washington and using funds raised at the Celebration of Faith 2012 Event, the Central Washington Catholic Foundation plans to fund 40-80 tuition assistance grants of $750 to $1500 each to new enrollees in the eight Catholic schools in Central Washington for the 2013-14 school year.  For this first year, the application window is open and the success of the program will depend upon principals, school staff and pastors recruiting new students for their schools and assisting them with the application process.  Here is a brief outline of the process:

Each school designates a TAP Coordinator who will be responsible to assist families with the application process and submit the application paperwork to CWCF by the August 15 deadline.  Each school designates and publishes an internal deadline for families to submit their paperwork to the TAP Coordinator so that there is adequate time to review and submit to CWCF by the August 15 deadline.

The application process begins March 1 through www.cwcatholicfoundation.org/tuition Each family must complete the online application, then print it off.  TAP Coordinators may assist the parents with this process.  Parents then take the printed application to the school that they are applying for enrollment in.  With the application, they take copies of all required documents (tax forms, letters, child support statements, etc.) to the TAP Coordinator who checks applications for accuracy and completeness and sends to CWCF by August 15 deadline.  If the family is claiming extraordinary circumstances, the application must be signed by the school principal.  The TAP Coordinator will ensure that only applications for new enrollees are sent to CWCF this first year.

All completed applications received by CWCF by the August 15 deadline are then ranked in order of Adjusted Available Income (AAI), lowest to highest.  Grants are awarded based on these rankings until the funds are expended.

Award letters are mailed no later than September 5th to the students along with a blank piece of paper and a stamped return envelope for a thank you note to be written by the student.  When the thank you letters are returned, they are distributed to the major donors.

In September, CWCF sends a spreadsheet to each school listing the students from their school who were awarded grants.  The TAP Coordinator verifies that each student is indeed enrolled in the school.

Then CWCF cuts the check to the school based on the number of verified enrollees.

Attached is the English and Spanish Applications.

Parish Religious Education Program:

In keeping with our mission of supporting Catholic education in Central Washington and using funds raised at the Celebration of Faith 2012 Event, the Central Washington Catholic Foundation plans to provide grants to assist parishes with their religious education programs.  The application process begins March 1 through www.cwcatholicfoundation.org/REgrants To apply for these grants, parishes must complete the grant application and submit it to CWCF with the pastor’s signature.

Parishes of the Diocese of Yakima are eligible to apply for funding to help send RE coordinators to the Los Angeles Religious Education Congress, held in February or March each year.  (maximum $750)

Parishes of the Diocese of Yakima are eligible to apply for funding to help purchase catechist certification training DVD sets at cost of $150 each and study guides to accompany certification training DVDs at cost of $25 each.   (maximum $250)

Parishes of the Diocese of Yakima are eligible to apply for funding for various needs of their RE/RCIA programs that they would not otherwise be able to fulfill.

The CWCF Grants Committee will review all applications and determine recipients and amounts.  Decisions of the committee are final.

Attached is the PREP Grant Application.

If you have any questions please contact Nancy Probst at 509-972-3732.

Central Washington Catholic Foundation

5301 Tieton Drive, Suite F, Yakima WA 98908

509-972-3732 office

509-972-2417 fax

Dan Fortier, Executive Director

509-952-5900 cell

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Nancy Probst, Administrative Assistant

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