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Emergency Assistance Grants

An Emergency Assistance Grant may be awarded to help an active church worker with a one-time need when a mid council or employer is unable to participate in a Shared Grant because of insufficient funds. 


The applicant must satisfy the following requirements:

  • First applies for a Shared Grant, and the mid council or employer verifies, in writing, that no funds are available for its portion of the grant.
  • Commits some personal resources toward the expense and makes every effort to obtain any funds available in the community.

The Assistance Program will consult with the mid council or employer to confirm the need for assistance and ensure that other resources for a Shared Grant have been exhausted and no community resources are available.


Emergency Assistance grants may not exceed $5,000 each and $15,000 per year.

How to apply

To apply for an Emergency Assistance Grant, pastors should contact their mid councils; other workers should contact their employer.