GreenFaith Certification Program for ELCA congregations: Time and Cost

Greenfaith Certification Program for ELCA congregations

 

Length of time: The GreenFaith Certification Program is designed to be a two-year program with schedules and guidelines for achieving goals and measuring results. The program may take some congregations longer to complete.

 

Cost of the program: GreenFaith will give a 50% tuition subsidy to the first 20 ELCA congregations who apply for the program.

·         Congregations with budgets under $500,000 pay $600. With subsidy $300.

·         Congregations with budgets $500,000 - $1 million pay $1,000. With subsidy $500.

·         Congregations with budgets $1 million - $2.5 million pay $1,500. With subsidy $750.

·         Congregations with budgets over $2.5 million are determined in consultation

Financial assistance can be considered for congregations unable to pay the basic fee.

The tuition fee is a one-time fee that lasts the 2 years and beyond.

Based on GF experiences, the expectation is that each participating congregation will save at least this much money and potentially much more by following the GreenFaith guidelines for lowering energy costs.

 

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