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The Diocesan Fund for Critical Clergy Needs


2019 Application Deadlines:

  • February 28

  • May 30

  • August 29

  • November 27

Please note: Educational Grants are only processed at the June meeting (deadline May 30).

The Diocesan Fund for Critical Clergy Needs Committee allocates grants in three areas to canonically resident priests, deacons or congregations of the Diocese of New York, as follows:

  1. To assist priests or deacons who have expenses related to severe illnesses or other household crises, lapsed medical insurance premiums, financial emergencies caused by unemployment and unusual medical or dental expenses.
  2. Educational grants: a.) to the children of priests or deacons with special needs or living in critical mission areas where public schooling is clearly inadequate; and b.) to aid undergraduate college tuition for children of priests or deacons. Undergraduate education grants, which are only processed during the June meeting each year, have in recent years been in the amount of $2,000 for each student.
  3. Grants to congregations which are unable to keep pension payments current.  At present, no congregation is able to make application for these funds more than once every ten (10) years.

In cases where there is a need that cannot be met under these criteria, please contact the Canon for Pastoral Care. Other funds are available that might be able to address the situation.

For more information or to obtain an application, please follow the link upper right.


Grant Request To Individuals
& for Medical or
Dental Expense

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Grant Request For
School Tuition

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    The Canon for Pastoral Care

    The Rev. Canon K. Jeanne Person
    Canon for Pastoral Care

    Office: 212-932-7355
    Fax: 212-932-7368

    Critical Clergy Needs Manager
    Ms. Zoraida Marte
    Payroll Manager

    Office: 212-316-7478
    Fax: 212-932-7328

    Completed applications should be sent to the Clergy Critical Needs Manager (see details above) at

    Episcopal Diocese of New York
    1047 Amsterdam Ave
    New York NY 10025

    for application submissions are one week prior to the Committee meetings in March, June, September, and December each year. For questions, contact the Clergy Critical Needs Manager.
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