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7 Issues Congress Should Address in CARES 2.0

ECFA recommends Congress immediately address the following issues in its next COVID-19 bill, currently being dubbed CARES 2.0:

Churches Are Eligible for CARES Act Assistance, and More Faith-Based Concerns

A new Faith-Based Organizations FAQ posted by the Small Business Administration (SBA) clarifies that religious organizations, including churches, are eligible to participate in the financial assistance programs offered under the CARES Act.

New Rule on Paycheck Protection Program Promises to Include Nonprofits and Respect Religious Freedom

Late on Thursday, April 2, the U.S. Small Business Administration issued an interim final rule that offers some clarity and hope to churches and ministries considering their participation in the Paycheck Protection Program, which is scheduled to begin accepting applications on Friday, April 3.

CARES Act Stimulus Funds and Safeguarding Religious Freedom

ECFA is aware of concerns that are being raised by many churches and ministries related to religious freedom while seeking financial relief under the new CARES Act.

How the COVID-19 Economic Stimulus Bill Affects Churches and Nonprofits

While IRS Regulations are needed to provide implementation details for the CARES Act, the following represents our current understanding of the Act relating to the issues of the most interest to churches and nonprofits:

College-Aged Americans Trusting Nonprofits More and More During Pandemic

The majority of college-aged Americans say they trust nonprofits to “do what is right” during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a 24-hour online survey conducted by the Cause and Social Influence initiative.

Highpoint Church Becomes an ECFA Certified Church

NAPERVILLE, IL – The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the certification of Highpoint Church of Naperville, IL.

New IRS Webpage to Aid Those Affected by Coronavirus [COVID-19]

The Internal Revenue Service (IRS) recently set up a Coronavirus Tax Relief section on their website to give churches and nonprofits credible resources and tips. 

7 Reasons Staff May Be Providing a New W-4 in 2020: What Nonprofits and Churches Need to Know

Ministers, Officers, and Staff may need to provide their nonprofit or church employer with an updated W-4 in order to change their withholding elections this year.

Grace Chapel Becomes an ECFA Accredited Organization

CLIFTON PARK, NY – The ECFA (Evangelical Council for Financial Accountability) announced today the certification of Grace Chapel of Clifton Park, NY.