Ministerial Education Fund Grants for Licensing School

Certified candidates and certified lay ministers in the Minnesota Annual Conference may apply for a grant for reimbursement of the cost of licensing school registration and tuition fees. One half of the expenses for books will be reimbursed. Transportation expenses are not reimbursable. Applications for MEF grants for Licensing School may be made at the time costs will be incurred, such as at the time of registration, or following completion of the school.

Grant applications are normally reviewed monthly by the Board of Ordained Ministry. Once approved, payments are typically processed within one week.

Clergy may apply for grants up to $700 each quadrennium for continuing education courses or events. This support is intended to supplement, but not replace, local budgets supporting clergy continuing education.  For purposes of administration of Ministerial Education Fund grants, where applicable, a quadrennium shall run January 1 through December 31 consistent with the budgeting and reporting calendar for these funds.

Applications for MEF grants for a Continuing Education Course or Event may be made at the time costs are incurred, such as at the time of registration, or following completion of the course or event, but no later than three months following completion of the education course or event. 

Clergy may apply for (1) one Continuing Education grant in the amount of $700 during a quadrennium; or (2) more than one Continuing Education grant over the span of a quadrennium, each in an amount less than $700 until a total of $700 is reached.

Grants are assigned to the quadrennium in which the application is approved by the Board.  At the end of a quadrennium, in order to be included in the current quadrennium, applications for a Continuing Education Course of Event must be received by the Board no later than December 1.  Only one Continuing Education grant, up to a maximum of $700, will be approved for a single educational course or event.

Grant applications are normally reviewed monthly by the Board of Ordained Ministry.  Once approved, payments are typically processed within one week.

*First Name
*Last Name
*Address 1
Address 2
*City
*State
*Zip
*Phone
*Email
*Clergy Status (select one)
Certified Candidate
Full member
Licensed Local Pastor
Provisional Member
Associate Member
Diaconal Minister
*Appointment Status
Full-time
Part-time
Local Church
Extension
Current appointment and location
Minnesota Annual Conference District
Licensing School Name
School location
Course
Date of School
Amount Requested for Reimbursable Expenses
Half Cost of Books
Total Amount of this Application
Please attach evidence of reimbursable expenses (e.g. registration forms, receipts).

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