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Catholic Diocese of Little Rock
“Human life is sacred and inviolable at every stage and in every situation.” — The Gospel of Life, no.87
The Respect Life Office of the Diocese of Little Rock provides a limited number of grants specifically to fund pro-life ministry, outreach, direct services or advocacy in Arkansas. Grants between $100 and $1,000 are awarded at the discretion of the bishop and are dependent on the availability of funds. Applications must be received electronically (preferred) or postmarked by Aug. 31. Grants are awarded during Respect Life Month (October). All grant recipients must provide a follow-up report before May 31, of the following year, to show progress and provide documentation regarding the expenditure of funds.
Grants are awarded to groups and organizations that promote a consistent ethic of life. The Pastoral Plan for Pro-Life Activities from the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops divides pro-life ministry into four categories: education and public information; pastoral care; public policy; and prayer and worship.
Applicants are asked to identify the type of pro-life ministry for which grant funds will be used based on these categories. BEFORE applying, please read the Respect Life Grant Application Guidelines, which defines "consistent life ethic" as well as the four types of pro-life work listed above. If you have questions or need more information, please call the Respect Life Office at (501) 664-0340, ext. 326.
To apply, please complete and submit the form below. You may also download the application (PDF format) and mail it to: Diocese of Little, Respect Life Office, 2500 N. Tyler St., Little Rock, AR 72207.