UCC Global H.O.P.E. Grants 2022

Domestic Grants 2022

MARCH 2022

The Briggs Center for Faith & Action, founded by the Westmoreland Congregational UCC and UCC Potomac Association – $7,000 to help offset one-year housing expenses for an Afghan refugee family of six. Funding sources: $3,500 Refugee Enabling/$3,500 Emergency USA

Trinity UCC, Gettysburg, Pa. – $7,000 Afghan Refugee Resettlement Seed Grant for education and job training. Current Afghan refugee family of 10 with eight children ages 4 to 20. Funding sources: $3,500 Refugee Enabling/$3,500 Emergency USA.

Inspiritus Disaster Relief Recovery and Repair – $20,000, with $15,000 to be used to assist in bridging the gap for a Disaster Relief Program Manager and $5,000 for costs for Lead Disaster Construction Manager and Leadership Team to travel to Waverly, Tenn. Goal: repair/rebuild of 100 homes over the next year. Funding: 2021 Severe Storms Appeal.

FEBRUARY 2022

One Stop Center for Micronesians in Hawaii – $7,000. Initial focus: helping immigrants get health insurance, then to build capacity for expanding services to help new Micronesian immigrants with languages other than English as their first language navigate all systems. Funding: Emergency USA

Disaster Preparedness and Response Ministry Team – $20,000 for recovery from devastating damage from tornadoes in western Kentucky in December 2021. Funds will subsidize both volunteer work crews and construction material. Funding source: 2021 Severe Storms Appeal.

First Church of Christ Congregational, Farmington, Conn. – $7,000 to subsidize administrative expenses, housing expenses and health care needs during first three months of Afghan refugee resettlements. Funding sources: $3,500 Refugee Enabling, $3,500 Emergency USA

Faith UCC, Iowa City, Iowa – $3,000 to subsidize six months of rent for an Afghan family in the church parsonage. Funding sources: $1,500 Refugee Enabling Fund/$1,500 Emergency USA

Ada Congregational Church, Ada, Mich. – $4,000 to subsidize housing and utility costs for an Afghan refugee family of two parents and five teenaged children for 12 months. Funding sources: $2,000 Refugee Enabling Fund/$2,000 Emergency USA

Eleventh Street Bridge Community LTRG, Wilmington, Del. – $5,000 for recovery efforts for 15–20 families affected by flooding from Hurricane Ida in September 2021, including administrative needs. Funding source: 2021 Severe Storms.

First Congregational Church, Boulder, Colo. – $3,000 to assist 13 low-income families connected to the church’s Family Learning Center who lost their housing in the December 30, 2021, wildfire.

JANUARY 2022

Church World Service – $4,000 for the funeral expense and burial plot for an Afghan refugee killed in an auto/bicycle accident in December 2021. Funding source: II Corinthians Fund

Jackson County (Oregon) Community Long-Term Recovery Group – $5,000 for training in support of the LTRG’s organizational restructure.

Carlton Complex Long-Term Wildfire Recovery for the Cold Springs and Pearl Hill Fires in Okanogan and Douglas counties, Wash. – $8,000 to rebuild eight homes and assist with LTRG operations expenses.

Disaster Leadership Team, Oregon – $10,000 to support the team and its three mentors for four wildfires recovery groups.

International Grants 2022

MARCH 2022

Christian Council of Mozambique – $3,000 toward food for 140 households containing the most vulnerable in the Chimbonde district-Tete in Mozambique who lost homes in flood waters from Cyclone Ana on January 25, 2022. Funding source: International Emergency. CCM is a UCC Disaster Ministries partner through Global Ministries.

Council of Churches in Zambia – $7,000 to provide clean and safe drinking water and food to vulnerable households that were impacted by heavy flooding in the Southern and Western Provinces of Zambia in early January 2022. Funding source: International Emergency. CCZ is a UCC Disaster Ministries partner through Global Ministries.

FEBRUARY 2022

Forum for Development, Culture and Dialogue, Lebanon – $5,000 to help prevent and contain the spread of COVID-19 with distribution of emergency food and hygiene items to Syrian refugees and vulnerable host communities for two months. Funding source: COVID Relief Fund. The Forum is a UCC Disaster Ministries partner through Global Ministries.

Forum for Development, Culture and Dialogue, Syria – $5,000 to help stabilize 540 displaced Syrian households to prevent and contain the spread of COVID-19 with distribution of emergency food and essential hygiene items for two months. Funding source: COVID Relief Fund. The Forum is a UCC Disaster Ministries partner through Global Ministries.