By Val Harlynn, Associate for Communications

The passage of the CARES act last week has many implications for congregations and nonprofits. For more information on any of this, or financial matters you may have questions about contact Kathy Smith, Associate for Administration, [email protected]

Paycheck Protection Program (applications open April 3)

One part of the act the Paycheck Protection Program includes a loan that small businesses, including churches, can apply for. Applications open for this program tomorrow, Friday, April 3rd. There is an anticipated high volume of applications so early application is recommended. See a summary of this program and links to apply

Financial and Administrative Resources 

ELCA Summary of CARES Act Provisions (Mar.30)

Lutheran Services in America about the CARES act and other new regulations (Apr. 1)

Update and Resources on COVID-19-related Benefits for ELCA Congregations, Synods, Other Ministries and their Employees (Mar. 30)

For information about financial practices, and tips during this time check out this week’s blog post from Kathy Smith, Associate from Administration, with information and many resources. (Mar. 30)

Stewardship Resources

TONIGHT! Stewardship in Unprecedented Times (Zoom meeting)

Join Pastor Erika Uthe for a Zoom conversation where she will share information and resources about the ins and outs of stewardship in this unprecedented time. You will have the opportunity to respond and ask questions or concerns about what you are experiencing in your local congregation. While there is a lot that we don’t know, one thing for certain is that we are #inthistogether.
Thursday, April 2, 6:30 pm
Join via Zoom  (link will not be live until the meeting time)
Call in by phone: 1-312-626-6799
Meeting ID: 224 884 160
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Disclaimer: links, articles, tools and blog posts shared are not necessarily an endorsement from the Office of Bishop. They are merely a sharing of resources and news. 

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