Enhancement Grant funds are awarded on a 4-to-1 ratio. ACT will grant $4 (up to $4,000 maximum) for every $1 raised by the applicant church. For example, if the church raises $1,000 and is approved, ACT will grant $4,000. The contributing portion of the congregation can include in-kind support in addition to financial support. Examples of acceptable in-kind support are costs of meals and volunteer hours given by members of the congregation provided in relationship to the proposed project. We encourage congregations to seek support from partners to generate the applicant’s portion.
NOTE: Grants are awarded on a one-year basis. Churches are eligible to receive Enhancement Grants for two consecutive years but must reapply annually. (Grant applications for the next year are usually available on the presbytery website by the end of January of the preceding grant year.) Churches may apply for an exception to this rule with an explanation of how this money is critical to the ongoing work of reaching people for Christ in their community.
A grant of money to assist a congregation or group of congregations to take a step
forward in the service of Christ and share in ministry and mission.
- Completed Enhancement Grant application form
- Willingness of Session to meet with a liaison of the Administrative Transformation Commission to
discuss the grant proposal
- Establishment of an ongoing Prayer Team Ministry
- A commitment by the Session to: faithful stewardship including prayerful consideration of
being current in Per Capita; vibrant worship; active participation in mission including support of the general
mission giving of Pittsburgh Presbytery
- Complete an evaluation report of how the grant was used