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The Episcopal Diocese
of New York

1047 Amsterdam Avenue
New York, NY 10025
Tel: (212) 316-7400
info@dioceseny.org
 

Director of Diocesan Property Services

Mr. Egbert Stolk
Director of Diocesan Property Services

Office: 212-316-7428
estolk@dioceseny.org

Source of the Fund

The Fund  for Repair and Restoration of Church Buildings in the Diocese, which was created by resolution of the Diocesan Trustees in October, 2019, has as its source the proceeds of sales and leases of air rights of congregations in the diocese.

The Fund for Repair and Restoration of Church Buildings in the Diocese

Annual Application Deadline ~ June 7

Purpose of the Fund – Additional to Existing Property Support Grants and Loans, Includes Carbon Footprint Reduction

The income from the Fund will be disbursed in support of

  1. Repair and restoration of church buildings in the Diocese in addition to the existing Property Support Grants and Loans issued by the Diocese.
  2. Initiatives to improve a building’s envelope and/or mechanical systems with the purpose to significantly reduce the building’s carbon footprint.

Eligibility

Congregations may apply for disbursement from the Fund for the repair and restoration work for their buildings, including, but not limited to:

  • foundation and structural work
  • façade restoration and roof work (including waterproofing)
  • window and door repairs or replacement
  • new HVAC systems that reduce a building’s carbon footprint
  • fire protection systems.
  • interior repairs

Maximum Grant Application: $10,000

The maximum grant for which an application may be made is $10,000.

Exclusions

Disbursements from the Fund are not available for properties that are solely used for income-producing purposes or for properties that house programs or organization that are not under the legal control of the congregation’s vestry; however, portions of the property used by the congregation will continue to be eligible for the Fund.

Limitations

For larger projects, disbursements from the Fund are not designed to underwrite the full cost of the project and congregations could expected to pay a proportionate share of the project cost through their own financial resources. When approved, the maximum disbursement of the Fund for each application is $10,000. The amount granted is at the discretion of the Fund for Repair & Restoration Committee.

Requests for work underway or already completed cannot be considered.  

How to Apply

Qualification

All requests must originate from the congregation’s vestry (or other ruling body recognized by the diocese.) The congregation must be in good standing with its diocesan financial and administrative commitments including but not limited to:

  • Apportioned share
  • Loan payments
  • Filing of the congregation’s parochial report
  • Submission of their annual audit
  • Current with the congregation’s property insurance premiums

Requests for work underway or already completed cannot be considered.
Grant applications greater than $10,000 will not be considered.

Procedure

Applications will be accepted once a year, no later than the end of the first business day of June.

 

Please ensure that you have all information and materials ready before you begin to fill out the form. You will not be able to return to complete it later. 

Requests must  originate from your congregation’s vestry (or other ruling body recognized by the diocese) and include or be accompanied by:

  • A statement of the nature of the request
  • Preferably, a minimum of two (2) contractor/vendor bids, although three (3) bids are highly recommended for certain work
  • Work specifications
  • Any necessary photo documentation that show current conditions
  • If applicable, any architectural or engineering conditions report
  • For improvements on the carbon footprint of the building, documentation of the existing heating systems and annual gas/oil/electrical usage.

 

PLEASE COMBINE ALL OF YOUR SUPPORTING DOCUMENTATION INTO A SINGLE PDF FILE FOR UPLOAD THROUGH THE FORM. THE FORM WILL NOT ACCEPT MORE THAN ONE FILE, AND IT WILL NOT ACCEPT A FILE OF ANY TYPE OTHER THAN PDF.

The approval of the request is at the discretion of the Fund Committee consisting of the Chief of Finance and Operations, the Treasurer, and the Director of Diocesan Property Services.

The maximum amount for which an application may be made is $10,000.

Application Form

Please note that the form will expand as you progress through it.

Questions? Please contact the Director of Diocesan Property Services (see top of left sidebar for contact details).
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2023 Fund for Repair and Restoration of Church Buildings Application
Is the work for which you are applying for a grant already underway or completed? *
We're sorry, but grants are not available for work that is already underway or has been completed.
Is the property for which you are applying for a grant used solely for income-producing purposes and/or to house programs or organizations that are not under the legal control of your congregation's vestry? *
We're sorry, but grants are not available for properties that are used solely for income-producing purposes and/or to house programs or organizations that are not under the legal control of your congregation's vestry
Is any the property for which you are applying for a grant used for income-producing purposes, or to house programs or organizations that are not under the legal control of your congregation's vestry? *
Please note that while the parts of the property used for income or to house programs or organizations not under your vestry's control are ineligible for a grant, the portion of the property that is used by your congregation continues to be eligible.
Are you intending to apply for a grant greater than $10,000? *

Please note that the maximum grant for which you may apply is $10,000. 

Your Congregation's Status

Is your congregation up to date on payment of its apportioned share? *
Is your congregation up to date on payments of any loans from the diocese? *
Is your congregation up to date on filing its parochial report? *
Is your congregation up to date on submission of its annual audit? *
Is your congregation current with its property insurance premium payments? *
We're sorry, but grants are only available to congregations that can answer "yes" to the previous 5 questions. If you have any questions about this, please contact the Director of Property Services (see right sidebar).

Details of Project

Building for which assistance is requested *
Are you applying for a grant for improvements on the carbon footprint of a building? *

Uploads

The following documents are required. Please check the boxes to indicate that you are uploading them with this form.

Bids
Specifications
Photos
Existing Systems (if making carbon footprint improvements)

Please combine all of your supporting documents into a single pdf file and upload that file below.

Upload Supporting pdf file (see note above).
Maximum upload size: 20MB
$
$
Maximum $10,000

Parish and Submitter Information

Church address
Church address
City
NY
Zip/Postal

Certification

I hereby submit this grant request on behalf of the congregation named and certify that i.) it is submitted with the agreement of the vestry or other approved governing body, and ii.) to the best of my knowledge the information provided in it is accurate.

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