National Clergy Renewal Program

Application materials (the “Request for Proposals” or “RFP” document) for the 2019 Lilly Endowment Clergy Renewal Programs are available below and include a full description of program guidelines and eligibility. Applicants may apply using the print application (the "Request for Proposals" or "RFP" document that may be downloaded as a PDF) or the online application system. The deadline to apply is April 11, 2019. Congregations will be notified as to whether their proposals are to be funded or not by the end of August 2019. Activities funded by a 2019 grant in the clergy renewal programs may begin anytime in 2020.

Request for Proposals (RFP)

The “Request for Proposals” document outlines eligibility requirements as well as the process for submitting a proposal.

• Request for Proposals for the Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program
Fillable Paper Application Pages from the Request for Proposals for the Lilly Endowment National Clergy Renewal Program. Please note: download this form and save it to your computer first before entering your information.

To Apply Using the Online Application System

• Access available after November 1, 2018: click here to log in to the the online system

* PLEASE NOTE that this system is best accessed using a desktop or laptop computer and one of the following browsers: Microsoft® Internet Explorer® versions 9, 10, and 11, Apple® Safari® versions 5.x, 6.x, and 7.x on Mac OS X, and recent stable versions of Mozilla® Firefox® and Google Chrome™. This system may be logged into and out of while for multiple sessions while preparing an application. However only ONE (1) user at a time should log into a congregation’s application.

Additional Information

The following documents contain helpful information, tips and examples for preparing proposals for submission to this program. Anyone choosing to prepare and submit a proposal in this program should access and download this information by clicking on the links below.

• What makes a high-quality proposal?
• Grace notes