Grants

Applications for ministry grants for local churches in the Louisiana Conference are being received April 1- 30, 2019. 

Grants range from $500 to $20,000 and applications are available on line under the administration of the Conference Mission and Mercy Team.  

The grants are available to address a variety of local church ministries and projects.   Specific purposes and criteria apply to each grant. 


The LaFon Home Grant

Up to $10000/20000 specifically for ministries with African American, urban and poverty contexts

Resources from a portion of the sale of the LaFon Home, a conference held property, are available to create, sustain, and grow ministry in the African-American context, ministry in urban settings, and ministry with people of poverty.  Priority will be given to, but not limited to, ministry in the New Orleans area.  Applicants for this grant will be received throughout 2019.   Basic project grants can be given up to $10,000.  Larger grants can be considered up to $20,000 with matching funds in hand.  

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Peace with Justice Grant

Up to $2000 available to support programs, projects and training addressing one or more of
the United Methodist Social Principals

Resources from the Conference Peace with Justice Offering can be used to support programs, projects, and training (workshops, conferences, and study tours) which engage one of more of the United Methodist Social Principles.  Grants up to $2,000 can be given for church wide projects.  Grants up to $800 can be given to individuals. 

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Support Action Ministry (SAM)

Up to $2000 available annually to assist establishment of a new mission project

This long established grant program is once again available.  These resources can be used to provide a portion of the initial funding necessary for a local church to establish a new mission project.  Grants up to $2,000 can be given and can be renewed by application for a total of three years.

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Vital Conversations Grants

$500 per event available to encourage and support vital conversations about systematic
inequalities between two churches

Create and resource a vital conversations about race, cultural diversity, xenophobia, privilege, and systematic equality between two churches, at least one of which is United Methodist.   $500 could be used to purchase materials and other resources to facilitate a conversation.

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Peacemaker Quick Action Grant

$500 per event available to equip a local church to act as a peacemaker during moments of social unrest

This is a quick turnaround for resources to equip the local church as a peacemaker in a time of social unrest or protest. Applications will be received year-round and can be approved in a 24hour period to allow churches to be immediate ministry with water, snacks, sunscreen, first aid supplies and symbols of peace.  

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