National Clergy Renewal Program – 2021

January 1, 2021 - December 31, 2025
1000 W 42nd St.
Indianapolis IN46208

Application materials (the “Request for Proposals” or “RFP” document) for the 2020 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. Activities funded by a 2020 grant in the clergy renewal programs may begin anytime in 2021.

PLEASE NOTE THE UPDATED TIMELINE: For those wishing to apply to the 2020 National Clergy Renewal Program, the deadline for that application has been extended. The application deadline is now June 5th, 2020 (rather than April 1st). Announcement of award decisions will now be going out by mid-October 2020 (rather than end of August). Those who have already submitted a 2020 application may submit an updated application by the new deadline if anything in their application needs to change.

Request for Proposals (RFP)

The “Request for Proposals” document outlines eligibility requirements as well as the process for submitting a proposal. The link below provides a sample “Request for Proposals” document from the grant cycle which has already passed. Watch here for the November announcement of future opportunities for eligible congregations to apply.

• 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 before entering your information.

To Apply Using the Online Application System

Click here to log in to the online system. (PLEASE NOTE that we advise against bookmarking this login page with a web browser. Log in directly from this link for best results.)

PLEASE NOTE that this system is best accessed using a desktop or laptop computer and latest versions of one of the following browsers: Microsoft® Internet Explorer®, Apple® Safari®, 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.