CAPITAL ASSISTANCE: MANSE ENERGY AUDIT AND CONSERVATION GRANTS
Financial Resources Handbook
CECM – August 2007
Capital Assistance: Manse Energy Audit and Conservation Grants
The Manse Energy Audit and Conservation Grant budget is a part of the Congregational Section
of the Capital Assistance Fund. New in 2006, these grants are to assist pastoral charges of
modest income and small membership in modifying their manses in order to make them more
energy-efficient. These Energy Audit and Conservation Grants are available in addition to Manse
Modernization Grants. It does not matter if a Manse Modernization grant has been given in
recent years or if you plan to apply for one in the future. This is a separate program.
Grants are made providing the regulations, as detailed in the application form, are met.
Presbytery and Conference approval are required.
• A one-time matching grant of up to $5,000 will be made available for energy and
conservation work. This includes replacement of doors, windows, insulation, and high-
• The grant will pay for the cost of the energy audit up to a maximum of $250 provided the
work is done. Funds will not be granted for the energy audit if the work is not done. No
match is required for the cost of the audit, although it is part of the maximum $5,000
• The work related to the application must be recommended in an energy audit or by a
home energy consultant.
• Grant applications must be approved by presbytery and Conference and forwarded to
CECM, where the Financial Support Group will make decisions at its monthly meeting.
• This one-time grant is separate from Manse Modernizations.
Where the cost of the project is considerably in excess of $10,000, separate application may be
made for a loan toward the balance from the Capital Assistance Fund.
Applications should include a brief proposal of the improvements and a list of estimated costs, as
well as a copy of the Energy Audit. The Conference is asked