Indiana Resource Grant - Center for Congregations

06-21-2018
MinistryPlatform

Are you an Indiana Church who could use an extra $15,000 for tech upgrades?

 

(Note: MinistryPlatform is not affiliated with The Center for Congregations. We are just dedicated to helping churches.)

The Center for Congregations offers Indiana Congregations services to help them find and use the best resources.

They primarily offer 3 services to Indiana congregations:

  1. Educational Programs
  2. Resource Consulting
  3. Resource Grants

 

Resource Grants

The Center for Congregations FAQ Page offers a lot of information about the grant and how to apply for it. 

The grant is a dollar for dollar matching grant of up to $15,000. A congregation can receive one Resource Grant per year.

 

You may already have an idea for how you would want to use your Resource Grant, but if you choose to use your Resource Grant toward implementing MinistryPlatform at your church, this grant can go toward: 

  • A new Software Application
  • Custom Coding
  • Onboarding Costs
  • Training
  • Any Integrations

 

Am I Eligible for a Resource Grant?

For more information, visit the Center for Congregations FAQ Page

 

The Application Process:

For more information, visit the Center for Congregations FAQ Page

  1. Contact the Center for Congregations (or call 866-307-2381) and speak with a Resource Consultant to arrange an appointment. If, after conversation, your idea appears to fit the Resource Grant criteria, you would continue to the next step of the process.
  2. The Resource Consultant will give you an electronic copy of the application form and discuss it with you. 
  3. You submit an electronic draft of the application to your Resource Consultant.
  4. He or she reviews your draft and offers suggestions for strengthening the proposal. Steps 3 and 4 may be repeated a number of times. We encourage you to stay in touch with your resource consultant throughout this process. She or he will be happy to work with you to ensure a strong application.
  5. When your Resource Consultant deems the application ready for submission, you will be asked to submit a final hard copy with signatures and all supporting documents. For planning purposes, please note that the material must be received by the last day of the month before you wish to have your grant application formally considered. Decisions on grants are made the third Tuesday of each month, except December.
  6. You will be informed of your grant status within two days of the grants committee meeting. An official letter of agreement will be issued.
  7. When the Center receives fully signed copies of that letter, the grant funds will be released to your congregation in the form of a check. The Center provides its portion in one lump sum at the beginning of the project's year timeline. The congregation has one year to raise its portion and complete the project.


 


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