A Shared Grant is intended to assist with an emergency or unexpected need for which a minister or employee does not have, or cannot access, the necessary funds.
“Your compassionate understanding of our stressful financial circumstances is testimony to God's mercy and grace.”
This one-time grant is initiated by a mid council, employer, or multiple bodies of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) willing to share equally with the Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions in the cost of providing the grant.
The Board considers applicants' financial and personal needs and resources when considering requests for assistance.
To qualify, you must have an emergency or unexpected financial need and
The need could result from extraordinary medical expenses, a family emergency, custodial care at home, or any number of special situations beyond Benefits Plan or other coverage.
The amount of assistance varies with the need and resources available. In certain circumstances, grants may be made for periods of up to one year, with monthly disbursements.
Ministers should contact their mid council to discuss their need and assistance possibilities; other employees should contact their employer. Then, you should do the following:
The Assistance Program of the Board of Pensions does not approve Shared/Emergency Grant applications that seek to
Call the Board at 800-773-7752 (800-PRESPLAN) and ask for the Assistance team.