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Worshiping Communites Grant Timeline

Dates for 2019 Grants
Dates for 2020 Grants

Proposals Due

January 10, 2019
January 10, 2020

Approved Grants Announced

No later than May 1, 2019
No later than May 1, 2020

One Page Summary Due for 1st Vital Worship Grants Event

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 20, 2019
May 20, 2020

1st half of Grant Funds Distributed

June 1, 2019
June 1, 2020

Attend 1st Vital Worship Grants Event

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 25–27, 2019
June 23–25, 2020

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, 2019
December 1, 2020

2nd half of Grant Funds Distributed

After Mid-Year Report is received
After Mid-Year Report is received

One Page Summary Due for 2nd Vital Worship Grants Event

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, 2020
May 8, 2021

Poster Due for 2nd Vital Worship Grants Event

Grant recipients will be required to design a poster which summarizes their grant year through photos and brief descriptions (templates are provided!)

May 22, 2020
May 22, 2021

Attend 2nd Vital Worship Grants Event

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 23–25, 2020
June 22-24, 2021

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, 2020
July 15, 2021