Apply now for Sustainable Development grants July 19, 2016 e-Connections, Mission, Resources The application for the 2017 SDG Grants approved at last year’s convention is now available on the diocesan website: http://diosohio.org/finance/grants-loans/ under Sustainable Development Grants. The 141st Convention of the Diocese of Southern Ohio passed a resolution to support the new Sustainable Development Goals adopted in 2015 by the United Nations. The diocese will continue to designate .07% of our mission share budget for annual grants to organizations and groups that are affiliated with The Episcopal Church or are working in partnership with a parish, organization or individual in the Diocese of Southern Ohio that is involved in mission that support the SDG’s and has been granted 501(c)(3) non-profit status by the Internal Revenue Service. The National & World Mission Commission has been tasked with managing the grant process. The application deadline is October 1, 2016. If you have any questions, contact NWM chair, the Rev. Tom Fehr, at firstname.lastname@example.org.