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2021 MIV Grant Applications Now Available!

Dear Friends:

The Miami Valley District invites you to submit a Mission Site Grant Application in order to be considered for an organizational level MIV District Mission Site Grant. As a district, we are embracing the symbolism of a bridge and challenging ourselves to build bridges to those who need the love, grace, mercy, and justice of Jesus Christ. We want to hear how you see God guiding you into creative ways of reaching out in ministry and attracting others to follow Jesus Christ. As Jesus went about his work, he built bridges to those he encountered, meeting their countless needs and inviting them into a closer relationship with God. This is our vision for how the Church needs to work today.

Attached you will find the application for receiving grant resources from the Miami Valley District. To improve our stewardship of the grant resources available, we have added this yearly Mission Site Grant application, which will improve our ability to support mission sites across our geographic area. There is also included a page that outlines the entire process for 2021 grants. Please open the document in Microsoft Word and answer the questions in the boxes provided (the boxes expand as you type).

Funding for Mission Site Grants will now be awarded for a single calendar year; so this application is for the request of support for 2021. Funding is enabled by the generosity of local churches through paying their district apportionments. The process involves continuous quality assessment to maximize our financial resources, so those receiving funds are required to submit a progress report mid-year (due June 1).

We look forward to seeing the creative ideas that emerge as we begin this process again. We thank you for your faithful ministry and for your commitment to partnering with the Miami Valley District and the local United Methodist churches in the eight counties we serve. All grant requests must be received by October 1, 2020.