Disability Awareness Grants

The Committee on Disability Concerns has set aside funding to assist local churches working toward total accessibility and to assist any church or ministry group within the Illinois Great Rivers Conference wanting to establish new programs to reach and serve individuals with disabilities. These funds are limited and will not cover the entire cost of most projects. However, through the awarding of a grant, the Committee offers its support to efforts toward full inclusion of all persons in worship and Christian formation experiences and to advocacy for the needs of persons with challenging conditions. Funds are made available through contributions to the Disability Awareness Sunday Offering.

Grant Information (read this first!)

Cycle 1 Grant Application (Deadline: Jan. 31) - limited to "architectural accessibility" projects related to the church or parsonage structure or to mission projects to enable a person with disabilities to participate in a mission experience

Cycle 2 Grant Application (Deadline: July 31) - limited to "attitudinal accessibility" projects such as program ministry and direct service (such as respite or support programs) for families and/or individuals with disabilities