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Changes and Extended Deadline for Young Adult UTO Grants

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The United Thank Offering (UTO) is celebrating the 125th anniversary of its ministry as a part of The Episcopal Church.

This year, the UTO Board has created a special $1,250 grant for young adults as part of this celebration. UTO is asking each diocesan bishop to select one application for submission per diocese. Of those submitted, a total of nine (9) grants will be awarded. Each awardee will receive $1,250 to carry out the chosen ministry.

The purpose of this grant is to provide seed (start-up) money for a new project that focuses on any of the Five Marks of Mission: http://www.episcopalchurch.org/page/five-marks-mission. To tell the story of these grants, a video of highlights will be shown at the 2015 General Convention. The UTO Board will pay for travel and expenses for the top three ranked grants awardees to tell about their grants at the UTO Dinner.

 

Due to the special nature of this award, the board has created an application form and process for young adults (ages 21-30). Information on submitting a grant will be posted to the UTO website (see link below).

  • By March 17, 2015, submit your completed application to your diocesan bishop, carefully answering each
    question on the application form. NOTE: No video is required at this time.
  • The bishop will select one application per diocese. The diocesan office will submit its choice by March 27,
    2015, 5 p.m. Eastern Daylight Time, to the UTO Office. The bishop’s office will be provided a link for
    submission.
  • A bishop’s signature is required on the application. Applications without a bishop’s signature will not be
    accepted. UTO will notify the nine grant award winners in May 2015.
  • During the grant review process between submission and announcement, the grants will be ranked and the top
    three grant awardees will travel to Salt Lake City in late June to the UTO Dinner to present their projects at
    UTO Board’s expense.

Questions? Please contact the Rev. Heather Melton, UTO Coordinator, at hmelton@episcopalchurch.org

 

Here are links to the application documents

Young Adult Grant Application

Bishop’s Approval Form

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