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Pastor's Personal COVID Grant

COVID Relief Grant



Applications for a Pastor's Personal COVID Grant (PPCG) will be accepted for a limited time, beginning January 10, 2022. This is a competitive grant for up to $5,000 USD to provide relief and assistance for pastor's personal financial challenges that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.

We are grateful to the Lilly Endowment for their generous support that makes these grants possible.



The COVID-19 pandemic has had a significant negative impact on 45% of our Nazarene pastors in the U.S. and Canada, according to our 2021 survey. The most common negative impacts on our pastors' personal finances were:

  1. Increased financial responsibility for others,
  2. Increased personal/family debt, and
  3. Decreased income for the pastor.

Additionally, 20% of our pastors expected their financial situation to be worse over the next 12-18 months.


The Pastor's Personal COVID Grant is open to district licensed and ordained ministers in the U.S. and Canada who have experienced these negative impacts on their personal/family finances.

As this is a competitive grant, preference will be given to our minority ministers and and ministers serving in churches of less than 100 in average worship attendance.



Ministers must apply online using the PPCG Application below. The application is available in English, Spanish, French, Haitian, and Korean.


Deadline for submissions: Monday, February 28, 2022 (by 11:59 pm CST)

At least 50 grants of up to $5,000 will be disbursed to grant recipients in April 2022.