The Grant Program was approved at the Council 4442 regular business meeting, held October 13, 2021.
Bishop Peterson Council 4442 of Salem is offering a financial grant program to encourage other New Hampshire Councils to undertake projects and programs that might not otherwise be undertaken because of limited financial resources. Our program is intended to provide financial assistance to councils that are willing to take the lead in developing projects or programs that will boost their council’s image within their community, raise awareness within their local parishes and create activities that promote the missions of the Knights of Columbus. The ultimate goal is to build enthusiasm within those councils and give enhanced visibility in the community.
Themoneytofundthis programcomesfromanaccountintheannuallyapprovedCouncil4442Budget.The fundsapproved for the 2022 budget year is $50,000.Subsequent re-furbishingof this account during any given fiscal year will be handled on a Notice of Motion basis and submitted totheentireCouncilforapproval.
(Update: As of July, 2022 we have granted three awards for about $20,000.)
COMMITTEE STRUCTURE and APPOINTMENTS
The Grand Knight shall appoint a Chairman for the Grant Committee. The Grant Committee Chairman shall enlist up to seven members of the council to serve on the Grant Committee. Their term shall run for one fraternal year, beginning on July 1.
The Chairman shall select three members from the Grant Committee to serve as the Screening Committee for each applilcation.
A Grant Committee member will be named to act as ad hoc liason to work with each grant seeking council. His task will be to assist that council in preparing the application; when ready, the liason will submit the application to the Screening Committee for further action, and if a grant is made, will facilitate the distribution of funds and will monitor the progress and conformance of the approved project or program.