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OCP Parish Grants Program

Thank you to all who applied this year for an OCP Parish Grant! The 2024 application is now closed. All applicants will be notified and recipients will be announced this fall.

We will begin accepting applications in mid-January, 2025.



Find quick answers to common Parish Grants questions along with a list of past recipients.

FAQs     2023 Recipients

The OCP Parish Grants Program is a unique program of direct financial grants authorized by the OCP Board of Directors to provide assistance to parishes and campus ministries seeking to enhance the worship experience of their community.

Parish Grant applications are open to:

Any Roman Catholic parish in the United States or U.S. territories that did not receive an OCP Parish Grant the prior year may apply. Since 2021, college and university campus ministries such as Newman Centers (demonstrating a consistent Mass schedule throughout the liturgical year) can also apply. Awarded grants must be used for liturgical and/or musical purposes. Applicants do not have to use an OCP worship program to qualify.

We do not currently have a grants program in place to support the needs of youth or prison ministries, or for religious communities, such as monasteries, convents or seminaries.

Recipients of a Parish Grant must use the money for liturgical and/or musical purposes.

Parish Grants are commonly used for:

  • Improving multicultural ministries with additional training and purchasing of bilingual worship materials;
  • Providing online, digital or electronic resources to support liturgy preparation;
  • Upkeep, repair and replacement of musical instruments, equipment and facilities;
  • Purchasing music, hymnals and other worship materials;
  • Attending or hosting musical or liturgical conferences or workshops.

Pastors will be notified of the results of their application. Award decisions are at OCP’s sole discretion, and all decisions are final. Recipients of an OCP grant must comply with any and all applicable laws and regulations in connection with the grant and the funded project. In order to protect your privacy, any information shared with OCP in connection to the grants program will be used to process your application and will not be shared with anybody else, unless or except as authorized by you, the applicant. This grant program is void outside of the U.S., U.S. Territories, and where prohibited by law. Recipients must allow for public announcement of their award by OCP and be willing to share their experiences through OCP publications and other media.