Important Information for Grant Recipients
If your application for an Impact grant is approved, it is important to understand the mutual partnership and responsibilities we share in this process:
1.Quarterly Reports are MANDATORY - The award of an Impact Grant is a sacred trust. You will receive funds that have been given toward the advance of the Kingdom mission of Christ, and those who faithfully gave these gifts are anxious to hear of their impact for the Gospel. To that end, you are obligated to fully comply with these reporting requirements as well as to fully cooperate requests for information from the Regional Mission Council.
All quarterly reports shall be submitted electronically no later than the following dates:
•1st Quarter report due: March 15
•2nd Quarter report due: May 15
•3rd Quarter report due: August 15
•4th Quarter report due: November 15
2.Responsibilities Related to Employees - If funds are used to hire or retain personnel (whether called church workers or lay persons) these individuals will be and remain your mission’s employees, not the District’s or Synod’s. You are responsible for procuring and maintaining all necessary insurance coverage (including, but not limited to, worker’s compensation, disability and unemployment insurance) as well as any other benefits.
3.Grant Contingencies - Although we hope to carry out our mission pledge to you in full, please realize that the amount granted may be subject to budgetary or other exigent circumstances which may make it necessary to reduce, defer, or terminate this grant. Upon receiving your approved grant, you will acknowledge that the grant is “at will”, that the grant may reduced, deferred and/or discontinued at any time for any reason, at the Regional Mission Council’s sole discretion, and is not a promise of continued or future financial support. Additionally the grant is subject to termination and/or deferral should you fail to fulfill your reporting requirements and cooperation obligation to the District and/or to the Regional Mission Council. The recipient of the grant also agrees to provide the RMC with any information or additional reports that may be requested.
The Regional Mission Council and the Pacific Southwest District-LCMS thank you for your enthusiasm and passion for reaching the lost with the good news of Jesus Christ. You are in our prayers!