The Trustees of the Diocese, along with the Creation Care and Environmental Justice Commission, have created a grant opportunity for diocesan congregations to take advantage of energy efficiency measures. The Commission has been working over the past year to bring awareness to congregations of our need to be stewards of God’s creation. One opportunity we have is to utilize more energy efficient measures in our churches. This grant opportunity is open to all congregations to make their facilities more energy efficient and create less of a burden on creation.
Each congregation can apply for a $10,000 grant to improve the energy efficiency of their parish along with applying for a $10,000 loan at 3% interest payable monthly over five (5) years. The Trustees and the CCEJ Commission believe we can make an impact on our environment while at the same time saving our churches some money. Parishes are encouraged to find opportunities to improve their facilities by considering lighting, heating/cooling, water conservation and a variety of other opportunities to save money and assist creation.
Please fill out the application below and a member of the commission will be in touch to discuss your plans. You can also feel free to reach out to the CCEJ Commission and have them assist you with your project.
The grant application period runs until June 30, 2023.
The Creation Care and Environmental Justice Task Force held a webinar on June 25, 2021, to explain the new grant program and the application process. You can watch the recorded webinar here.