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Applications now accepted for New Opportunity Grants for Native American program assistance

June 15, 2015
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Samuel McDonald, Deputy Chief Operating Officer and Director of Mission for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, has announced that applications are now being accepted for New Opportunity Grants which support Indigenous people in developing new and innovative approaches to their ministries. 

McDonald invites communities of The Episcopal Church with Indigenous mission priorities to review the guidelines and submit an application.  Info and application are here  

“New Opportunity Grants serve as an important way for our larger church to support ministry opportunities in Indigenous communities,” noted Jasmine Bostock, chair of Executive Council Committee on Indigenous Ministries. “They provide funding for new ideas to be implemented in dioceses where there would otherwise not be enough to fund new programming. The expectation is that after three years this program becomes self-sustainable, thus allowing the grant monies to be used in new and evolving ways in each granting cycle. It is an honor to have served on this committee previously, and be in a position to show our church’s support for ministry as we continue to move forward and meet the changing needs of our communities.”

Sarah Eagle Heart, Missioner for Indigenous Ministries for the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society, noted that the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society’s Office of Indigenous Ministries invites the Executive Council Committee on Indigenous Ministries to review applications and make the recommendations for awards.

Deadline for applying is August 1. Proposals received after the deadline will not be considered.

For more info contact Eagle Heart or Angeline Cabanban.




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