Confidential Clergy Counseling Grants
Who may receive the grants?
The fund is to be used for the confidential, psychological therapy needs of the clergy under appointment, spouses and dependent children of the Louisiana Conference.
How much is the grant?
Grants are up to $300 per request. Maximum amount of $1200 will be offered per clergy (or clergy family) per calendar year.
How do I apply for the grant?
Write a letter of request to:
CBOM Care & Nurture Chair (CNC)
Rev. Dr. Elenora M. Cushenberry
3501 Champion Lake Blvd. Apt. 116
Shreveport, LA 71105
[[ include the name, address, phone number and credentials (the letters behind the name) of the licensed mental health professional for whom you are requesting payment. Payment is made directly to the provider, unless clearly noted otherwise that another entity (center, clinic, etc.) should be paid; in which case, the address should be included if different from the provider’s. Include the detailed address to which you, the applicant, want your letter of confirmation sent; i.e. to the church, home or other location. Please specify your address of choice in your letter to the CBOM Care & Nurture Chair to help the process go smoothly. ]] Only licensed psychotherapeutic providers qualify.
After consultation with the Chair of the Conference Board of Ordained Ministry, the Care and Nurture Chair has the discretion to authorize funding for alternative types of counseling such as life coaching, nutritional counseling, etc.
How my name is kept confidential?
A numerical code is arbitrarily assigned to each request by the Chair, which is used for processing.
How long does the process take?
The letter of request will be processed within a week from the date of receipt, and the conference office will prepare and send the payment usually within another week.
* Download the Confidential Counseling Grant Brochure