The Emergency Grants Program evolved from the COVID-19 Emergency Grants Program initiated in April 2020. Any Episcopal deacon who is in good standing with their diocese and who has sustained a financial loss that limits their ministry is eligible to apply to the Fund for an Emergency Grant.
The Emergency Grants program can provide up to $5,000 to assist with consequential financial losses due to a Federal-, State-, or Local- declared emergency that results in loss of income or housing. Eligible declared emergencies include fire, weather, or fiscal impact (e.g. COVID-19).
Additional information is available in the FAQs.
To Apply for an Emergency Grant
Please complete the Emergency Grant Application. All submitted applications and documentation will be reviewed monthly.
The Rev. Theresa Lewallen, Grants Administrator, can answer questions or assist with your application.
"Thank you so much - The Fund for the Diaconate saw my need and contributed to me and my family during the time of lockdown.” Deacon E., Emergency Grant recipient