Waiver application process
Resolved, That the Executive Council approves the waiver application process as follows:
Applications for 2020 waivers are due to Executive Council through the Treasurer’s office by August 31st of 2020 so they may be considered at its October 2020 meeting.
For every year thereafter, beginning in 2021, waiver applications are due to Executive Council through the Treasurer’s office by January 31st of that calendar year, so they may be taken up at its next meeting.
In the case of unforeseeable financial hardship, waiver applications may be submitted at any time. Notification of financial hardship should be made to the Treasurer’s office as soon as possible to ensure that a waiver can be applied for after the annual deadline.
Failure to make full payment or to receive a waiver in one year shall render the diocese ineligible to receive grants, including scholarships, or loans from the DFMS in the following year. Any grant, including scholarship or loan application, which requires the signature of a bishop or ecclesiastical authority, falls under this policy.
As of January 1, 2019, full payment of diocesan assessment is required by Canon. Executive Council is pleased to report that as of February 14, 2020, 104 of the 109 dioceses have fully complied or received a waiver for 2019.
* Canon I.4.6
(f) Full payment of the diocesan assessment shall be required of all Dioceses, effective January 1, 2019.
(g)Effective January 1, 2016 Council shall have the power to grant waivers from the full annual assessments of Dioceses within the limit established by the General Convention. Any diocese may appeal to Executive Council for a waiver of the assessment, in full or in part, on the basis of financial hardship, a stated plan for working toward full payment, or other reasons as agreed with the Executive Council. Effective January 1, 2019, failure to make full payment or to receive a waiver shall render the diocese ineligible to receive grants or loans from the Domestic and Foreign Missionary Society unless approved by Executive Council.