On June 29, 2023, Bishop Provenzano sent an update regarding the Diocesan Ministry Plan that included the announcement that there was no more funding for new Congregational Development grants or Capital Works and Maintenance grants. Trustee-funded Small Loans are also paused for the remainder of the year.
Funding for Mission Grants supported by Episcopal Ministries of Long Island and Episcopal Church Building Fund Loans are still available. It is strongly suggested that interested individuals contact the designated contact person for each of these programs as a first step. This preliminary consultation will allow the staff of the bishops' office to offer concrete and supportive information and to be of greater assistance throughout the application and review process.
EMLI Mission Grants are designed to fund the launching of new ministries and programs, or the redevelopment of existing ones. Mission grants address the specific needs of local communities such as providing for basic needs such as food and clothing, nurturing our young people through after-school or camp programs, assisting seniors, advocating for the vulnerable or responding to other emerging needs. Contact EMLI at (516) 248-4800 or by email.
The Episcopal Church Building Fund (ECBF) makes non-mortgage loans to Episcopal congregations and organizations. Loans are made for building projects, renovations, repairs, improvements and or purchase of land or buildings. This includes church buildings, schools, rectories, diocesan camps and buildings. Loans must be reviewed, approved and secured by the Trustees of the Estate. The maximum amount for this loan is $750,000. Contact Anthony Natale at (516) 248-4800 ext. 170 or by email.