Frequently Asked Questions
Are organizations outside of New York State eligible to be considered
for grants and loans?
Yes. While we do not typically award grants or loans to
congregations outside of New York State, we do sometimes support
organizations that fulfill a wider mission.
Can you clarify what “brick and mortar” projects are, and if
they are ever eligible for grants?
Any project that involves construction or the purchase of physical
items (accessibility renovations, sound systems, building
repairs, etc.) will be considered for loans only.
Are congregations who are not members of NYSCU eligible for a grant
Can a congregation or organization submit multiple proposals for
grants and loans in the same year?
Can you consider our request “out of phase”—after
the January 31 deadline?
As a general rule, no.
On very rare occasions we have responded to a mid-year emergency, but we
generally commit our entire grant budget in response to requests
received in January.
September 13, 2021.
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