2017 UM Appalachian Ministry Network Grant Application

Attention New Albany, Tupelo, Starkville, Senatobia, Meridian and Greenwood Districts,

The United Methodist Appalachian Ministry Network (UMAMN) 2017 Hunger and Poverty Grant applications are now available twice a year. The upcoming UMAMN application deadline March 1, 2017. The second deadline is September 1, 2017. In order to receive conference level signatures, applications must be received in the conference office (320-C Briarwood DR, Jackson, MS 39206) no later than February 13, 2017 and for the second deadline for conference level signatures is August 1, 2017.

  • Application must be received by the cycle deadline to be considered for the current cycle.
  • Maximum grant amount is $2,500.
  • Grants cannot be used for agency/ministry operating expenses, but may be used for non-agency/ministry resource persons.
  • Grants must be used for projects within the geographic region of Appalachia and that serve a majority of Appalachian people.
  • Here are the counties in Mississippi that fall inside the Appalachian region:
  • Alcorn, Benton, Calhoun, Chickasaw, Choctaw, Clay, Itawamba, Kemper, Lee, Lowndes, Marshall, Monroe, Montgomery, Noxubee, Oktibbeha, Panola, Pontotoc, Prentiss, Tippah, Tishomingo, Union, Webster, Winston, and Yalobusha  (see map below)
  • Priority will be given to applications addressing causes and barriers related to hunger and poverty.
  • Project must be church-related—local, district, conference or ecumenical (must have active United Methodist involvement).

Click here to apply for the grant.