Catholic Coalition for Special Education
“Whoever receives one child such as this in my name receives me.” (Matthew 18:5)

For Schools

Friendly Reminder ~ Call for Funding Proposals

Deadline for Letter of Intent: None.
Deadline for Request for Funding Application: April 26, 2024.
Believe in Me! Seed Grants

CCSE is currently accepting Letters of Intent (LOI) from both elementary and high schools located within the Archdiocese of Washington and the Archdiocese of Baltimore for its Believe-in Me! Grants Program to support students with intellectual disabilities.

CCSE funding is limited to:

  1. special education program start-up funds,
  2. existing resource programs expanding their services to include students with intellectual disabilities, or
  3. schools which can document a significant expansion of their existing special education services to students with intellectual disabilities.

Funds can be applied toward hiring special education staff, professional development and to purchasing specialized materials necessary to provide appropriate adaptations to the curriculum.

CCSE does not provide long-term continuing program support and requests for renewed support are considered on the basis of reports received, site visits and CCSE priorities. A negative response does not reflect upon the merits of a proposal or the quality of an organization, but results from the fact that the number of proposals received far exceeds CCSE’s resources, or because a given project does not fall within CCSE priority areas of involvement.


Please note the two-step process

  1. Submit a Letter of Intent (LOI). There is no deadline to submit an LOI. Click here for format and detailed instructions. If, based on your LOI, it is determined that you are eligible for a Believe in Me! grant, you will receive a Request for Funding Application (RFA).
  2. Invited schools must submit the Request for Funding Application (RFA) by Friday, April 26, 2024. These deadlines are firm.

This is a competitive process. Every year funding applications far exceed CCSE's ability to award. Grantees are selected on the basis of the quality and completeness of their application and a demonstrated commitment to serve our brothers and sisters with disabilities. Please ensure all required attachments are included in your application.

Please do not hesitate to contact CCSE at: or (301) 933-8844 with any questions regarding the grant application process. CCSE exists to serve you!


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