Scholarship & Grants

Funding for Innovative CPE Projects

The 2021 Foundation for ACPE Grants Cycle is now open! 

 

Interested applicants are invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry for an Innovative Program Award or MAP Fund Award. Below are the details: 

 

Step 1) Interested applicants should complete the Letter of Inquiry form for either an Innovative Program Award or MAP Fund Award.  Funding requests should not exceed $15,000.  The deadline is September 15, 2021. 

 

 Step 2) After review of the LOIs, the grants review committees will invite the most compelling projects to submit a full proposal for funding that does not exceed $15,000.  The deadline to submit the full proposal will be November 1, 2021. 

 

At its November 2021 meeting, the Foundation for ACPE Board will approve funding based on the grants review committee’s recommendations. Award recipient(s) will be notified no later than December 15, 2021, and funds will be disbursed by December 31, 2021. 

 

Innovative Program Awards (Funding of Innovative CPE Projects) 

Funded by a portion of funds raised through the Sowing Seeds for our Holy Work Annual Campaign, Innovative Program Awards support ACPE members and/or centers in the achievement of  ACPE's mission/vision/values and  ACPE's Strategic Initiatives. Specifically, these innovative projects allow ACPE to develop new and experimental programs extending CPE into atypical settings, test and disseminate new pastoral/spiritual care theology and education, and/or develop new research concepts and methodologies. 

In 2021, applicants are invited to submit a Letter of Inquiry to fund all or significant parts of innovative projects that expand access to CPE and that do not exceed $15,000. Projects that demonstrate  ACPE's commitment to be an actively anti-racist organization are especially encouraged to apply. The most compelling projects will be invited to submit a full proposal. The deadline to submit the LOI is September 15, 2021

 

Guidelines for Funding of Innovative CPE Projects 

 

  1. Funded projects will have goals demonstrably consistent with the mission/vision/values and strategic initiatives of ACPE. LOIs should include a careful statement of the relevance of the project to this mission.  

  1. Preference will be given to projects that extend the efforts of ACPE to develop innovative, experimental and prophetic programs extending CPE into new and atypical settings. Projects that test new pastoral theology, education or spiritual care concepts and methodologies will also be considered.  Projects that demonstrate  ACPE's commitment to be an actively anti-racist organization are especially encouraged to apply. 

  1. Strong consideration will be given to projects that demonstrate a funding commitment from multiple sources (i.e. the Foundation for ACPE is not the only entity from which you are requesting funding). 

  1. Funding requests should not exceed $15,000, and should be for "seed money," not ongoing operating funds. Grant funds are awarded for one year. Projects may apply for and potentially receive funds annually for no more than three consecutive years. Proposals should indicate the specific uses for which the funds are sought and how the funds are to be administratively managed.   

  1. Funds will not be authorized for construction or durable hardware (such as computers) 

 

Click Here to learn more about previously funded Innovative CPE Projects!  

 

Click Here to submit a LOI for an Innovative Program Award by September 15, 2021! 

 

 

Mission Advance Program (MAP) Fund Award (Funding for Innovative Pastoral Counselling/Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy Projects) 

 

Funded by disbursements of the MAP Endowment Fund as in accordance with the Foundation for ACPE’s financial policy, MAP funding supports ACPE Psychotherapist and Practitioner members in the fulfillment of ACPE’s mission. Specifically, these projects help to advance and raise awareness of Pastoral Counselling/Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy.   

 

Guidelines for MAP Fund Projects 

  1. Funded projects will have goals demonstrably consistent with the  mission/vision/values of ACPE.  

  1. The project should lead to an advance in awareness and open new avenues of development for Pastoral Counseling/Spiritually Integrated Psychotherapy (PC/SIP).  Examples include: 

  • Increased awareness by religious bodies of the mission, social concern, scope, and insights of PC/SIP, 

  • Increased awareness across the spectrum of service/helping professions of the nature, capability, and availability of PC/SIP, 

  • Increased awareness by the general public of PC/SIP. 

  1. The project should contribute to the recruitment and/or development of pastoral counselors, spiritually integrated psychotherapists, and/or other psychotherapists and mental health professionals. 

  1. The project should address how it is functionally and operationally sustainable and/or leads to a plan that is financially sustainable.  Proposals should indicate the specific uses for which the funds are sought and how the funds are to be administratively managed.  

  1. Strong consideration will be given to projects that are cost-effective, and demonstrate a funding commitment from multiple sources (i.e. the Foundation for ACPE MAP Fund is not the only entity from which you are requesting funding). 

  1. Funding requests should not exceed $15,000, and should be for "seed money," not ongoing operating funds. Grant funds are awarded for one year. Projects may apply for and potentially receive funds annually for no more than three consecutive years. Proposals should indicate the specific uses for which the funds are sought and how the funds are to be administratively managed.  

  1. Funds will not be authorized for construction or durable hardware (such as computers).  

  1. MAP Grantee Responsibility.  If awarded a MAP grant, the grantee agrees to abide by the following responsibilities: 

  1. Provide the MAP Fund Advisory Committee with interim and annual reports on the project.  

  1. Provide financial information that reflects actual disbursements against the proposed grant budget, including reporting any other sources of revenue. 

  1. Provide evaluation of the project following the provided grant report form, and including the sustainability of replicating the project in other settings. 

 

Click Here to submit a LOI for a MAP Fund Award by September 15, 2021!

 


Contact Jasmine Okafor for more information about these funding opportunities.