American Baptist Churches of Pennsylvania and Delaware

Grant Application Information



Effective May 4, 2020 the American Baptist Home Mission Societies is launching the process to apply for COVID 19 related One Great Hour of Sharing (OGHS) grants. Our goal for the next 12 months, is to raise and disburse OGHS funds totaling one million dollars to American Baptists in the United States and Puerto Rico to provide emergency assistance relating to the Coronavirus pandemic. We anticipate that these grants will be awarded on a quarterly basis in amounts of one to five thousand dollars per recipient.

All American Baptist national and regional partners including regions, churches, American Baptist Related Organizations such as ABMen and AB Women, ABC related colleges, universities, seminaries, Community Outreach Ministries partners and the American Baptist national network of chaplains, pastoral counselors, spiritual counselors and specialized ministers’ are eligible to apply for these grants. Organizations may apply for a OGHS COVID 19 related grant in one or more of the quarterly cycles. However, priority for awarding grants will be given to organizations who are first time applicants.

In compliance with our accountability to coordinate US and Puerto Rico OGHS efforts on behalf of American Baptists, all OGHS COVID 19 grants will be processed by ABHMS. In keeping with all OGHS efforts, one hundred percent of the funds collected through the appeal will be disbursed to applicants who are awarded grants.

Please find the OGHS COVID Grant Application BELOW. You may also submit the application online on our website at this link:   The passcode is: COVID1920

We are encouraging all participants of the national roundtable as well as ABHMS national staff to disseminate the OGHS COVID 19 grant application along with information about this grant process to the networks and organizations with whom you co-labor.

The grant cycles are as follows:
First Quarter: April-June, 2020
Second Quarter: July – September, 2020
Third Quarter: October – December, 2020
Fourth Quarter: January – March, 2021

If you have any questions regarding the application form or process please do not hesitate to contact me at

Blessings and peace,
Rev. Rothangliani Chhangte
Senior Associate for Grants, Partnerships and Strategy Alignment
American Baptist Home Mission Societies