.- Only one week after Archbishop Charles Chaput announced a new, privately funded $3 million voucher program that would enable low-income children to attend Catholic Schools, all 250 of the available tuition vouchers have been issued.
The Archdiocese of Denver’s Office of Catholic Schools has since started a waiting list for the continuing wave of applicants.
The voucher program is privately funded by Seeds of Hope Charitable Trust. It allows the archdiocese to offer these vouchers to students whose families have found the cost of Catholic school tuition beyond their grasp.
To qualify for the vouchers, families must meet certain financial eligibility requirements. The vouchers are good for one year, but may be renewed for up to four years.
Thirty-three of the Archdiocese of Denver’s 39 schools had availability for the upcoming school year.