6.5.4 Together in MissionThe Together in Mission Advisory Board approves the annual budget out of which funds to be used as subsidies are allocated.Parishes and elementary schools can apply for Together in Mission subsidies. A subsidy is assistance to a parish or school based on need or unforeseen special circumstances.Subsidies do not automatically renew; subsidized parishes and elementary schools must reapply on an annual basis. Requests for an emergency subsidy due to an unforeseen fiscal crisis may be made directly to the regional bishop or episcopal vicar.See Together in Mission (English website and Spanish website). And under "Other Archdiocesan Components," see the Together in Mission section.126.96.36.199 Qualifications To qualify for a subsidy a parish or school must demonstrate significant financial need. In general, the following guidelines determine eligibility for a subsidy:
The location has no surplus funds on deposit with the Investment Pool, has no surplus funds in its local bank account(s), or can demonstrate that its funds on deposit will not cover the projected expenses for that fiscal year.
The location provides budgets and financial statements showing that its projected expenses are greater than the projected income for that fiscal year (based on the previous year's figures).
188.8.131.52 Application Process Locations applying for a subsidy can obtain the application from the deacon assistant to their regional bishop and must complete, sign, and forward it to the regional bishop or the Office of Financial Services.184.108.40.206 Approval Process The subsidy application will be reviewed by the Office of Financial Services and the office of the regional bishop before implementation.