Repair & Restoration Grant Application Process

The Fund recognizes that one important aspect of church ministry is the communal worship and fellowship of the congregation. Congregations need a place to gather. The Repair & Restoration program is designed to help congregations maintain their physical facilities and ensure that they are energy efficient.

Once every five years, eligible congregations may request a Repair & Restoration grant to repair existing buildings or retrofit their buildings for greater energy efficiency. Grants are not automatic and awarded through a competitive process.

Churches with annual incomes of $150,000 or more are eligible for a 2:1 matching grant up to a maximum of $50,000. Churches with smaller budgets are not required to contribute a matching dollar, although grants will not exceed $50,000.

Applying congregations must submit an energy audit with their Repair and Restoration grant application.

For projects whose total cost exceeds $75,000, the Fund also will offer up to $25,000 in interest-free loans. The congregation must provide a written plan to repay the loan within five years.

Before applying, eligible congregations should contact the Jessie Ball duPont Fund program staff about the project they wish to undertake.

Application Form