NEW: Diaconal Formation Grants from The Fund for the Diaconate

The Fund for the Diaconate of The Episcopal Church
Posted Mar 30, 2022

The Fund for the Diaconate, as part of its support of the diaconate, announces a new grant for eligible postulants and candidates in the formation process for ordination to the diaconate. The Diaconal Formation Grant will provide up to $1,500 each year for expenses directly related to participation in a diaconal formation program.

“This is a major expansion of our ministry. We are going beyond responding to the needs of deacons to helping expand the number of deacons. We are fortunate that we have the resources to do this,” said Deacon Keith McCoy, president of The Fund for the Diaconate.

Eligible expenses include Diaconal Formation program tuition, books, and fees for the required Psychological Exam, Clinical Pastoral Education, and Diaconal Formation Workshops. Grant funds may also be used for travel and lodging for Diaconal Formation Programs, related childcare, eldercare, or partner care expenses.

The application and eligibility information is available on the Fund for the Diaconate website.

Applications will be accepted at any time. An approved grantee will receive up to $1,500 each year, renewable while they are eligible. Grantees may request reimbursements, payments directly to the Formation program or Diocese, or both.