Applications now accepted for Episcopal Church Constable Fund Grants

[Episcopal Church Office of Public Affairs press release] Applications are currently being accepted for the Constable Fund Grants for the 2013-2014 cycle.

The Constable Fund provides grants to fund mission initiatives that were not provided for within the budget of the Episcopal Church General Convention/Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society (DFMS).

Anne Watkins, an Executive Council member from the Diocese of Connecticut and chair of the Constable Fund Grant Review Committee, noted recent Constable Grants have ranged from $5,000 to $200,000

Applications can be submitted by: (1) a programmatic office of the DFMS, (2) one of the General Convention CCABs, (committee commission agency or board) or (3) one of the Provinces of the Episcopal Church.

Specific guidelines, suggestions, application form and timetable are available here.

Deadline for applications is November 15. Please note: November 15 marks an earlier deadline than for the previous cycle to allow for distribution of funding sooner in the calendar year.

Grants will be reviewed in January and recommendations forwarded to the Executive Council for action at its February 2014 meeting.  Recipients will be notified at the close of that meeting.

For more information contact Watkins at annemw630@gmail.com, or Sam McDonald, Episcopal Church Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission, smcdonald@episcopalchurch.org.

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