A total of $35,000 is available for New Initiative Grants in 2013. Each congregation and organization in the Diocese of Maine is eligible to apply for funding to support new ministries or expanding existing ministries in new directions. Applications will be evaluated on the how closely they meet the Seven Criteria for Mission, approved at Diocesan Convention in 2011.
The deadline for applications is 4 p.m. on Wednesday, February 6. Diocesan Council will make grant recommendations at its February 23 meeting (snow date: March 2). Awards will be announced by March 5. Click here for guidelines and an online application form.