The Mission and Social Justice Team of the Presbytery of East Iowa is excited to announce two distinct opportunities for you to receive financial support from the Presbytery with regard to the mission and social justice ministry of your PC(USA) church or PC(USA) affiliated ministry within the bounds of the Presbytery of East Iowa:
Need-Based Youth Mission Trip Grants
Grants up to $300 per youth are available to help subsidize the expenses of church youth participating in future mission trips. This is a need-based grant and is intended to support only those youth who otherwise could not afford to participate in the mission trip. This grant is not meant to just lower the cost for all youth participants or to cover the cost of adult leaders. (Adult mission trip participants may apply for support through the Mission/Social Justice Initiative Grant Application).
Churches must apply for the grant on behalf of the youth via this online application: PEIA Need Based Youth Mission Trip Scholarship. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
Mission/Social Justice Initiative Grants
Grants are available to help fund your mission/social justice initiative. Local PEIA churches and individual church members, PEIA minister members, and PC(USA) affiliated ministries may apply for support. Applicants will be asked to describe in detail the initiative and to demonstrate how their proposed initiative will further the overall mission of the PC(USA) locally, regionally, nationally, and/or internationally. In addition to traditional mission/service projects, social justice trainings, speakers, and other types of efforts to address injustice are envisioned. Please note that these grants are not available for personal sabbatical or recreational experiences.
Applicants must complete this online application: PEIA Mission/Social Justice Initiative Grant Application. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.
If you have any questions regarding the application process, please email Kristin Hutson, moderator of the Mission/Social Justice Team of the PEIA.