General Commission on Religion and Race is offering $300,000 in new grants for work on racial diversity, inclusiveness and racial justice within the United Methodist Church. Applications will only be accepted through July 31, 2011. Awards will be offered in two categories: Racial Justice Grant for UM Seminaries of up to $80,000 for efforts by faculty, staff or students to improve racial, ethnic and cultural intergroup relationships and/or bringing about organizational, institutional and systemic changes in the church, seminary, and in society; and the Racial Justice Grant for Clergy leadership, of up to $20,000 for clergy and programs within districts and annual conferences that support efforts to dismantle racism by promoting the values of diversity, inclusiveness, multiculturalism and cross-racial/cross-cultural work. Full information and applications can be downloaded online at www.gcorr.org/corractionfund. Completed applications must be postmarked by July 31 submitted on the official application form and mailed in typed print, or e-mailed to: firstname.lastname@example.org (electronic submissions are strongly preferred.) The funds will be awarded before December 31.