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MISSION, SCHOLARSHIPS AND GRANTS

Self-Development of People Grants

Self-Development of People Grants are annual grants that provide self-sufficiency funds to community-based groups seeking to address the root causes of poverty and injustice directly affecting the participants of the group.

Who can apply?  Community groups within the geographic bounds of the Presbytery who meet the eligibility requirements of the Self-Development of People program.

What programs qualify?  Projects where a community-based group is working toward self-sufficiency, promoting justice, building a stronger community, and seeking economic equity.

How large are the grants?  Approximately $10,000 but dependent on the prior year’s contributions to the annual One Great Hour of Sharing special offering.

How can you apply?  Contact the Chair of the Mission, Scholarship, and Grants Committee directly.

When can you apply?  Typically, the grant application period opens July 1st and Closes on September  1st.  The Self Development of People subcommittee of the Mission, Scholarship, and Grants Committee reports its grant award to the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) by November 1st.

Can you get assistance when applying?  The Self-Development of People subcommittee of the Mission, Scholarship, and Grants Committee will help any applicant determine what whether they are eligible and how to apply.