Grant Cycle Timeline

 
Dates for 
2016 Grants
Dates for 
2017
Grants
Dates for 
2018 Grants
Proposals Due
Postmarked by January 10 - firm deadline
January 10, 2016 January 10, 2017 January 10, 2018
Approved Grants Announced
No later than
May 1, 2016
No later than
May 1, 2017
No later than
May 1, 2018
One Page Summary Due for 1st Colloquium
Grant recipients will be required to provide brief answers to questions about their projects in preparation for three days of learning with other grant recipients.
May 18, 2016 May 18, 2017
May 18, 2018
First half of Grant Funds Distributed June 1, 2016 June 1, 2017 June 1, 2018
Attend 1st Vital Worship Grants Colloquium
Project directors of funded grant projects are required to come with one additional team member to Grand Rapids, Michigan, for a three-day learning event.
June 21-23, 2016 June 20-22, 2017 June 19-21, 2018
Mid-Year Report with Budget Due
Grant recipients will be required to provide a mid-year summary of their work and a budget report halfway through the implementation of their program. A complete report, including a financial report, will be submitted at the conclusion of the grant year.
December 1, 2016 December 1, 2017 December 1, 2018
2nd half of Grant Funds Distributed
After Mid-Year Report is received
After Mid-Year Report is received After Mid-Year Report is received
One Page Summary Due for 2nd Colloquium
Grant recipients will be required to provide brief answers to questions about their projects in preparation for three days of learning with other grant recipients.
May 8, 2017 May 6, 2018 May 10, 2019
Poster Due for 2nd Colloquium
Grant recipients will be required to design a poster which summarizes their grant year through photos and brief descriptions (templates are provided!)
May 22, 2017 May 20, 2018 May 24, 2019
Attend 2nd Vital Worship Grants Colloquium
Project directors of funded grant projects are required to come with one additional team member to Grand Rapids, Michigan, for a three-day learning event.
June 20-22, 2017 June 19-21, 2018


June 25-27, 2019

Final Report with Budget Due
Grant recipients are required to submit a final budget and a final report that summarizes the activities of the project, what was learned and how the project deepened habits of worship in their context, and how that learning could benefit other congregations or organizations.
July 15, 2017 July 15, 2018 July 15, 2019